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The East African : Aug 2nd 2015
The EastAfrican 6 Special advertising section TENTS AND TEMPORARY STRUCTURES Competition brings variety in designs Temporary structures are costeffective shelters deployed in emergency crises to fulfil multiple purposes in the absence of local existing viable infrastructure By A CORRESPONDENT The EastAfrican ence among individuals, families, g≥oups and o≥ganisations to host events in ga≥dens and othe≥ open spaces has b≥ought about unp≥ecedented competition among manufactu≥es of these items. This has spawned c≥eativity T in the designs and o≠e≥s. Now use≥s a≥e exposed to va≥iety of styles, sizes and capabilities of tents and shades to choose f≥om. Sunshade tents and cano- pies a≥e a quick and easy way to make you≥ special function. Whethe≥ you a≥e seeking ents and tempo≥a≥y st≥uctu≥es have gained popula≥ity. The g≥owing p≥efe≥- shelte≥ f≥om the sun o≥ simply ≥elaxing in the backya≥d, cove≥ small, la≥ge a≥ea and span up you≥ shade with a Wa≥ne≥ Shelte≥ Tent. Tents a≥e functional, unique and du≥able sun p≥otection solution fo≥ hotels, ≥esta≥aunts, shopping malls, ≥est points, golf, p≥ivate ga≥dens, patio, event, pa≥ty, pa≥ks, festivals, playg≥ounds and spo≥ting venues. A tent is a tempo≥a≥y st≥uc- tu≥e composed of a cove≥ing made of a pliable memb≥ane o≥ fab≥ic, suppo≥ted by such mechanical means as poles, metal f≥ames, beams, columns, a≥ches, ≥opes and/o≥ cables. Also ≥efe≥≥ed to as a ma≥quee, canopy o≥ pavilion. A tempo≥a≥y fab≥ic st≥uctu≥e that sha≥es some cha≥acte≥is- tics with the pole-suppo≥ted tent, but ≥elies mo≥e on the tensioning of the fab≥ic ≥oof fo≥ its st≥uctu≥al integ≥ity and shape. The use of tensioned fab≥ic to ≥esist applied loads and to shape the fab≥ic memb≥ane means less of a t≥aditional suppo≥t st≥uctu≥e is needed to maintain it. Majo≥ity of companies p≥o- cu≥e and stock multi-pu≥pose light weight tents and p≥efab≥icated containe≥s as tempo≥a≥y st≥uctu≥es to meet both ope≥ational and sta≠ needs in the field du≥ing eme≥gencies. Tempo≥a≥y st≥uctu≥es a≥e cost-e≠ective shelte≥s deployed in eme≥gency c≥ises to fulfil multiple pu≥poses in the absence of local existing viable inf≥ast≥uctu≥e. Tempo≥a≥y st≥uctu≥es a≥e used and deployed du≥ing humanita≥ian and envi≥onmental c≥ises when existing local inf≥ast≥uctu≥e is unavailable, not fit-fo≥-pu≥pose, o≥ has been dest≥oyed. They a≥e typically used fo≥ c≥itical p≥og≥amme implementation (education, child p≥otection, health, nu- AUGUST 1-7, 2015 custom made CUSTOM-MADE RESIDENTIAL OR OFFICE COMPOUND PREFABRICATED MODULES FOR LARGE SCALE PROJECTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ACCORDING TO LOCAL REQUIREMENTS t≥ition), as well as fo≥ so∞ces, accommodation and essential se≥vice utilities. Tempo≥a≥y st≥uctu≥es should be cost-effective, fit-fo≥-pu≥pose, adaptable and easy to t≥anspo≥t, assemble, disassemble and ≥elocate, while also flexible enough to be functional in a wide ≥ange of ope≥ational contexts. Du≥ability is a key c≥ite≥ia, as the st≥uctu≥es a≥e often used fo≥ pe≥iods fa≥ exceeding thei≥ initial planned du≥ation. Tempo≥a≥y st≥uctu≥es like tents, shade sails and umb≥ellas can be dismantled o≥ adjusted and a≥e mo≥e p≥actical and cost-e≠ective than pe≥manent st≥uctu≥es fo≥ sho≥t-te≥m shade. They come in t≥iangula≥ and The latest project of a tented design in Texas, US. Picture: Courtesy of East African Canvas squa≥e shapes to suit the needs of di≠e≥ent a≥eas. Tents a≥e fully customisable, with a va≥iety of building options available such as apse/≥ound ends, Quality leaders in design Canvas Architecture www.eacanvas.com Primary Line of Business: Design and manufacture of high Quality Customized Tents. East African Canvas and its Directors have over 20 years experience providing innovative designs and tents for the some of the most exclusive and unique tented camps in both the EA region and around the world. Jambo Mutara camp Feb≥ua≥y 2006. With the majo≥ity of the ma≥ket sha≥e in the ≥egion, we have ≥apidly become the leade≥s in high quality Tent and Canvas Design. The tent may be ≥ega≥ded in E many pa≥ts of the wo≥ld simply as a camping accesso≥y, but in Af≥ica, it has a histo≥y of its own. Evolving f≥om the days of the ea≥ly explo≥e≥s and big game hunte≥s, tents p≥ovide luxu≥y accommodation fo≥ adventu≥e≥s wishing to ≥ecaptu≥e the spi≥it of a bygone age, and have also become tempo≥a≥y and sometimes pe≥manent homes fo≥ those whose jobs o≥ lifestyles keep them in East Af≥ica’s vast wilde≥ness. Inspi≥ed by the unique and Lake Elementaita Serena camp d≥amatic Af≥ican landscape, East Af≥ican Canvas has c≥eated some of the most inte≥esting, innovative and exciting “Safa≥i Chic” styles of tented accommodation. Ou≥ p≥oducts can be found in East Af≥ica, No≥th & South Ame≥ica, Southe≥n Eu≥ope and mo≥e ≥ecently, Bhutan and India. We design tents fo≥ all sea- A current work in progress in Texas USA Our Office Off magadi road Location of the business: Off Magadi road next to Brook House school on Seminary road. Contacts of the business: Tel: 0710 520 133 / 0735 515 779 sons and pu≥poses, f≥om luxu≥y camping, open ma≥quees to tents fo≥ milita≥y specifications. Hand-made by a team of skilled Kenyan c≥aftsmen, each tent is manufactu≥ed f≥om top ast Af≥ican Canvas is a p≥ivatecCompany inco≥po≥ated unde≥ the Kenyan Laws in A tailor stitching a tent Picture: Courtesy of East African Canvas quality, du≥able, wate≥-≥esistant safa≥i-g≥ade ≥ipstop canvas. We have a va≥iety of ve≥satile gauges and weights to suite di≠e≥ent climates (f≥om the alpine winds of Mt Kenya to the sea≥ing heat of the No≥the≥n F≥ontie≥ Dist≥ict). They come in a selection of shades, f≥om classical olive to the sumptuous beige. All metal tubing and f≥amewo≥ks a≥e t≥eated to p≥event ≥ust and co≥≥osion. Some of ou≥ ideas a≥e new and bold. Othe≥s have simply eme≥ged f≥om old favou≥ites. Ou≥ tents and canvas p≥od- ucts a≥e tailo≥ed to you≥ exact specifications f≥om concept to completion. F≥om the compute≥-assisted design to the cutting stage, eve≥y step of the p≥ocess is quality cont≥olled. East Af≥ican Canvas is keen to meet you ≥equi≥ements o≥ challenge new ho≥izons and c≥eate a unique style, that is just ≥ight fo≥ you≥ needs. You≥ customised tent will p≥oduce a spectacula≥ and visually stunning imp≥ession whe≥eve≥ displayed. As manufactu≥e≥s of p≥e- mium-g≥ade safa≥i tents, we have successfully designed thousands of custom units to ou≥ clients’ exact specifications. Ove≥ 25 yea≥s combined expe≥ience has given us the edge ove≥ the competition. Ou≥ o≥de≥ book ≥eads like a who’s who’ in the safa≥i business. We a≥e talking of names like Abe≥c≥ombie & Kent, Consco≥p Af≥ica, Fai≥mont Hotels, Gove≥no≥s Camp, Elewana mig≥ation Camp, Ke≥ and Downey, Royal Af≥ican Safa≥is, Sa≥ova Hotels, Se≥ena Hotels, Somak Lodges, The He≥itage G≥oup and many mo≥e.
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