Contents

1 Introduction
2 Rigging guidelines
3 Entrance C: Canopy
4 Holland Terrace
5 Holland Lounge
6 Entrance F
7 Park Foyer
8 Entrance K
9 Hall 1
10 Hall 2
11 Hall 3
12 Hall 4
13 Hall 5
14 Hall 6
15 Hall 7
16 Hall 8
17 Hall 9
18 Hall 10
19 Hall 11
20 Hall 12
21 Hall 13
22 Auditorium Lounge and Onyx Lounge
23 Upper Lounge and Emerald Lounge
24 Diamond Lounge
25 Europe Foyer 1 and 2
26 Room G 102
Appendix I Requirements for the rigging plan
Appendix II RAI LIVE restrictions Hall 8, 9, 10 and 11


1 - Introduction

This booklet shows where and under what conditions rigging is possible in RAI Amsterdam. For each part of the RAI we explain the locations for rigging and the maximum load per suspension point for both vertical rigging (straights) as well as multi-point bridles (bridles).

To set up a rig in our complex, the rigging party must first send a rigging plan to the RAI Account Manager of the relevant event or trade show four weeks before the beginning of the event or trade show. This document describes what the rigging plan must look like. Each rigging plan will then be evaluated against the criteria specified in this document. You will receive an official response from the RAI within five working days, after which possible adjustments can be made. An agreement on the definite version should be made two weeks before the start of the event or trade show.

Below is a floor plan of RAI Amsterdam (Figure 1). Each hall, entrance area and foyer has its own chapter, provided that rigging is possible.

Floor plan of RAI Amsterdam
Figure 1: Floor plan of RAI Amsterdam
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2 - Rigging guidelines

The following applies when making any decisions: safety first! The following conditions must be met in order to set up rigging in the RAI:

Company and personnel certification

  1. Rigging may only be taken on by VCA*, VCA** or Oshas 18001 certified companies.
  2. Each rigger present must:
    • carry a valid VCA certificate (VCA-B or VOL-VCA for operations managers).
    • be able to prove that he holds an 'Elementaire Hijstechniek in de Entertainment Industrie' certificate or a variation of this such as a National Rigging Certificate (UK), Arena Rigging Certificate from ETCP (USA), Rigstar Rigging certificate (USA), or a relevant VLPT rigging diploma (GER).
    • If a truck-mounted work platform is used, the operator must have the correct certificate. The rigger is responsible for ensuring that no third parties are present in his work zone.
    • Anyone who uses a truck-mounted work platform must wear a full-body safety harness (EN361) attached to the platform by means of a lanyard (EN355).
    • People (grounders) in the vicinity of the operating scope of the truck-mounted work platform must wear a helmet (EN397).
  3.  

    Requirements for the rigging plan
  4. Each rigging party involved must have a rigging plan approved by the RAI. A description of how the rigging plan must be submitted to the RAI is included in Appendix I. Your RAI Account Manager can also submit a sample rigging plan.
  5. Each part of the building described in this document has its own AutoCAD drawing on which the available suspension points are indicated.
  6. The maximum permissible load stated in this manual must not be exceeded.
  7. For multi-point bridles (bridles), the inside angle must be less than 120 degrees.
  8. The maximum permissible load for multi-point bridles is based on 2-point bridles. For multipoint bridles, the distribution of force at all points of application must be clearly calculated.
  9. Dynamic loads are not permitted without explicit consent from a designer chosen by the RAI, at the expense of the customer/contractor.
  10.  

    Rigging in practice
  11. Rigging must only be carried out in accordance with the plan: any changes must be discussed with the manager of the Technical Department at the RAI Amsterdam.
  12. For some parts of the building, the maximum permissible load is different in case of snow. The RAI is allowed to arrange for a load which has already been approved to be reduced to an acceptable weight
  13. The roof construction must not be damaged in any way.
  14. Fixed elements in the roof (such as lighting fixtures, blinds, blackout mechanisms, drains) must not be touched during rigging.
  15.  

    Use of materials
  16. Rigging may only be carried out using materials bearing CE marking.In the case of parties outside the EU, products must demonstrably fulfil the ASME or an equivalent directive.
  17. Materials must have a WLL inscription or label.
  18. The maximum permissible load is 0.5 times the (industrial) WLL
  19. Materials must be tested at least once a year and it must be possible for the test report to be produced within 24 hours on request.
  20. Materials must be used in accordance with instructions.

Note: At all times the RAI reserves the right to take down the rigging or to arrange for a load which has already been approved to be reduced (e.g. in case of snowfall) at any time. The rigging party should be aware that the RAI checks whether the suspension points have been constructed in accordance with guidelines and the rigging plan. If this is not the case, the RAI is authorised to reject the rigging. In the event of rejection, the RAI is not liable for any damages (such as financial damage or damage to image).

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3 - Entrance C: Luifel

 Entrance C : Canopy suspension points

In Entrance C, vertical rigging is allowed at the locations indicated. There are a total of 65 possible suspension points on the 2-dimensional framework.

Note: The canopy is fitted with a pigeon net which must not be damaged.

Note: Above wind force 6, all rigging must be taken down from the shed roof

Vertical rigging (straight)
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from the lower part of the 2D framework at the locations indicated.
  • The maximum load per suspension point is 250 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
Snow
Snow
  • If more than 5 centimetres of snow should fall, rigging is not allowed at Entrance C.

 

4 - Holland Terrace

Holland Terrace suspension points
Figure 3: Holland Terrace suspension points

On the Holland Terrace, vertical rigging is allowed from the eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 97 possible suspension points (see Figure 3).

Vertical rigging (straight)
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • On the Red suspension points rigging is allowed from the eyes in the ceiling.
  • On the Blue suspension points rigging is allowed on the beams
    Attention: Rigging is not allowed on the round 60 mm tubes between the Blue suspension points.
  • The maximum load per eye is 250 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
Snow
Snow
  • If more than 5 centimetres of snow should fall, rigging is not allowed on the Holland Terrace.

 

5 - Holland Lounge

Suspension points in Holland Lounge
Figure 4: Suspension points in Holland Lounge

In the Holland Lounge, vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 9 possible suspension points (see Figure 4).

Vertical rigging (straight)
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 150 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • If more than 5 centimetres of snow should fall, rigging is not allowed in the Holland Lounge.

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction:

Before carrying out rigging, (CE and WLL) certified eye bolts must be fitted. The thread of the eye bolts is M12.
Before carrying out rigging, (CE and WLL) certified eye bolts must be fitted. The thread of the eye bolts is M12.
Note:
Before carrying out rigging, (CE and WLL) certified eye bolts must be fitted. The thread of the eye bolts is M12.

 

6 - Entrance F

Suspension points at Entrance F
Figure 5: Suspension points at Entrance F

Entrance F consists of a shed roof and a foyer. Vertical rigging is possible at the locations indicated in Figure 5.
In the shed roof, vertical rigging is possible from the lower part of the 2D and 3D frameworks. In the foyer, vertical rigging is allowed from the I-frame at less than 50 cm from the 2D framework.

3D model entrance area F
Figure 6: 3D model entrance area F

Vertical rigging (straight)
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • The maximum load per suspension point is 200 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
Snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction
Note:
Rigging on the I-frame at less than 50cm from the 2D framework. Rigging on 2D framework is not permitted in connection with lighting fixtures.

 

7 - Park Foyer

Park Foyer suspension points
Figure 7: Park Foyer suspension points

In the Park Foyer vertical rigging is permitted from eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 38 possible suspension points (see Figure 7).

Vertical rigging (straight)
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 150 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
Snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

 

8 - Entrance K

Suspension points in Entrance K
Figure 8: Suspension points in Entrance K

Vertical rigging is allowed from the eyes in the ceiling in Entrance K. There are a total of 69 possible suspension points (see figure 8)

Vertical rigging (straight)
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from the eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 250 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

 

9 - Hall 1

Suspension points in Hall 1
Figure 9: Suspension points in Hall 1

In Hall 1, rigging is allowed from the steel frames (see Figure 9). The steel frame connects 39 bow trusses together. Each bow truss has a maximum rigging load of 8,000 kg. The load must be distributed in accordance with Table 1. With maximum loads there are 480 possible suspension points.

Steel frame in roof construction of Hall 1
Figure 10: Steel frame in roof construction of Hall 1

Table 1: Maximum load and distribution of weight in Hall 1 * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
  On the member On the joint Total weight per bow truss
vertical
Vertical
Max. 650 kg Max. 650 kg 8.000 kg
Bridling
Bridling (bridles)
Max. 300 kg per bridle
and max. 300 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 650 kg per bridle
and max. 650 kg
vertical load per joint
snowfall
Snowfall
(between 5 and 10 cm)
Total weight restriction
per bow truss
Total weight restriction
per bow truss
4.000 kg
Snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 10 cm)
No rigging possible No rigging possible 0 kg
1 A member is the part of the steel frame between two joints (see figure 10).
2 A joint is where two parts of the steel frame are connected to the bow truss (see figure 11).
3 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points.
4 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Steel sling at joint
Steel sling at joint.

 

Beam clamp at joint
Beam clamp at joint.

 

Only 2-point bridles may be suspended from the 1st and 10th steel frames (above the balconies)
Note: Note: Only 2-point bridles may be suspended from the 1st and 10th steel frames (above the balconies), at an angle of between 91.6° and 120°.

 

: In order to protect the automatic blackout: Use a beam clamp on the 5th and 6th steel frame for 2-point bridles (bridles) between the 6th steel frame.
Note: : In order to protect the automatic blackout: Use a beam clamp on the 5th and 6th steel frame for 2-point bridles (bridles) between the 6th steel frame.

 

10 - Hall 2

Suspension points in Hall 2
Figure 11: Suspension points in Hall 2

In Hall 2, vertical rigging is allowed from the joints of the longitudinal girders. There are a total of 131 possible suspension points (see figure 11). The maximum permissible load is shown in table 2.

Joints in Hall 2
Figure 12: Joints in Hall 2

 

Table 2: Maximum load and distribution of weight in Hall 2 * 1 / 2
  On the member On the joint
vertical
Vertical
13 kg 300 kg
Bridling
Bridling
(bridles)
Not allowed Not allowed
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
No rigging possible No rigging possible
1 A member is the horizontal connection between two joints.
2 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction
Between diagonal and vertical member with jute protection (burlap).

 

11 - Hall 3

Suspension points in Hall 3
Figure 13: Suspension points in Hall 3

In Hall 3, vertical rigging is allowed from the joints of the longitudinal girders. There are a total of 132 possible suspension points (see figure 12). The maximum permissible load is shown in table 3.

Joints in Hall 3
Figure 14: Joints in Hall 3

 

Table 3: Maximum load and distribution of weight in Hall 3 * 1 / 2
  On the member On the joint
and suspension eyes
vertical
Vertical
13 kg 300 kg
Bridling
Bridling
(bridles)
Not allowed Not allowed
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
No rigging possible No rigging possible
1 A member is the horizontal connection between two joints
2 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Between diagonal and vertical member with jute
protection (burlap).
Between diagonal and vertical member with jute protection (burlap).

 

Suspension points in the lower part of the hall.
Suspension points in the lower part of the hall.

 

12 - Hall 4

Suspension points Amtrium ground floor
Figure 15: Suspension points Amtrium ground floor

 

Suspension points Amtrium firstloor
Figure 16: Suspension points Amtrium firstloor

In the Amtrium, vertical rigging is possible from suspension eyes in the ceiling at the locations indicated (see Figure 15). There are a total of 69 possible suspension points on the ground floor and a total of 74 possible suspension points on the first floor.

Vertical rigging (straight)
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from the eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 125 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

 

Suspension points
Suspension points
Suspension points

 

13 - Hall 5

Suspension points in Hall 5
Figure 17: Suspension points in Hall 5

In Hall 5, vertical rigging is allowed from the joints of the longitudinal girders. There are a total of 242 possible suspension points (see figure 17). The maximum permissible load is shown in Table 4.

Joints in Hall 4
Figure 18: Joints in Hall 4

 

Table 4: Maximum load and distribution of weight in Hall 5 * 1 / 2
  On the member On the joint
vertical
Vertical
13 kg 300 kg
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling
(bridles)
Not allowed Not allowed
Snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
No rigging possible No rigging possible
1 A member is the horizontal connection between two joints.
2 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction
Between diagonal and vertical member with jute protection (burlap).

 

14 - Hall 6

Suspension points in Hall 6
Figure 19: Suspension points in Hall 6

In Hall 6, rigging is allowed from the bottom part and the upper part of the 3-dimensional framework. In order to make maximum use of Hall 6, it has been divided into 4 notional “rigging sections” (see figure 19). Each section area has a maximum suspension load of 22,500 kg. The weight is to be distributed as follows:

Table 6: Distribution of weight on the members * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Total rigging load
per section
up to 2,500 kg 2,500 - 5,000 kg 5,000 - 12,500 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 300 kg per member Max. 300 kg per member Max. 250 kg per member
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 300 kg per bridle and
max. 150 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 250 kg per bridle and
max. 125 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 250 kg per bridle and
max. 125 kg vertical
load per member
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
No restriction No restriction Max. 150 kg per member
Max. 150 kg per bridle and
Max. 75 kg vertical load
per member
1 A member forms part of the upper or lower part between two joints.
2 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points.
3 Suspension is not allowed around the lighting fixtures under the members (see CAD drawing).
4 If a member in the upper part and an adjacent member in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these members will be halved.
5 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.

 

Table 7: Distribution of weight on joints * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Total rigging load
per section
up to 2,500 kg 2,500 - 5,000 kg 5,000 - 12,500 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 600 kg per joint Max. 500 kg per joint Max. 300 kg per joint
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling
bridles
(upper or lower part)
Max. 1.200 kg per bridle
and max. 600 kg
vertical load
per joint
Max. 1.000 kg per bridle
and max. 500 kg
vertical load
per joint
Max. 600 kg per bridle
and max. 300 kg
vertical load
per joint
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
No restriction
No restriction
Max. 150 kg per joint
Max. 300 kg per bridle and
Max. 150 kg vertical load
per joint
1 Suspension is not allowed around the lighting fixtures under the joints (see CAD drawing).
2 If a joint in the upper part and an adjacent joint in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these joints will be halved.
3 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
4 There are rules which apply to suspension from the joints (see Appendix II).

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Note:
For bridles, attach in the direction of the lifting point.

 

Through the centre of the joint. Between upper cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between upper cross truss and cross diagonals.

Note:
Only possible where the roof cladding does not obstruct the steel sling (see CAD drawing).

 

15 - Hall 7

Suspension points in Hall 7
Figure 20: Suspension points in Hall 7

In Hall 7, rigging is allowed from the bottom part and the upper part of the 3-dimensional framework. In order to make maximum use of Hall 7, it has been divided into 16 notional 'rigging sections' (see figure 20). Each section area has a maximum suspension load of 25,000 kg. The weight is to be distributed as follows:

Table 8: Distribution of weight on the members * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Total rigging load
per section
up to 6,250 kg 6,250 - 12,500 kg 12,500 - 25,000 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 300 kg per member Max. 300 kg per member Max. 250 kg per member
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 300 kg per bridle and
max. 150 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 250 kg per bridle and
max. 125 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 250 kg per bridle and
max. 125 kg vertical
load per member
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
No restriction No restriction Max. 150 kg per joint
Max. 150 kg per bridle and
Max. 75 kg vertical load
per member
1 A member forms part of the upper or lower part between two joints.
2 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points.
3 Suspension is not allowed around the lighting fixtures under the members (see CAD drawing).
4 If a member in the upper part and an adjacent member in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these members will be halved.
5 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.

 

Table 9: Distribution of weight on joints * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Total rigging load
per section
up to 6,250 kg 6,250 - 12,500 kg 12,500 - 25,000 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 600 kg per joint Max. 500 kg per joint Max. 300 kg per joint
Bridling
Bridling
bridles
(upper or lower part)
Max. 1.200 kg per bridle and
Max. 600 kg vertical load
per joint
Max. 1.000 kg per bridle and
Max. 500 kg vertical
load per joint
Max. 500 kg vertical load
per joint
Max. 600 kg per bridle and
max. 300 kg vertical
load per joint
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
No restriction
No restriction
Max. 150 kg per joint
Max. 300 kg per bridle and
max. 150 kg vertical load
per joint
1 Suspension is not allowed around the lighting fixtures under the joints (see CAD drawing).
2 If a joint in the upper part and an adjacent joint in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these joints will be halved.
3 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
4 There are rules which apply to suspension from the joints (see appendix II).

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Note:
For bridles, attach in the direction of the lifting point.

 

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Note:
Only possible where the roof cladding does not obstruct the steel sling (see CAD drawing).

 

16 - Hall 8

Suspension points in Hall 8
Figure 21: Suspension points in Hall 8

In Hall 8, rigging is allowed from the bottom part and the upper part of the 3-dimensional framework. In order to make maximum use of Hall 8, it has been divided into 12 notional 'rigging sections' (see figure 21). Each section area has a maximum suspension load of 22,500 kg. The weight is to be distributed as follows:

Table 10: Distribution of weight on the members * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Total rigging load
per section
up to 10,000 kg 10,000 - 22,500 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 500 kg per member Max. 500 kg per member
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 500 kg per bridle and
max. 250 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 400 kg per bridle and
max. 200 kg vertical
load per member
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
Max. 160 kg per member
Max. 250 kg per bridle and
Max. 125 kg vertical load per member
More than 10,000 kg per area
not possible
See requirements under 10,000 kg
1 A member forms part of the upper or lower part between two joints.
2 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points.
3 Suspension is not allowed around the lighting fixtures under the members (see CAD drawing).
4 If a member in the upper part and an adjacent member in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these members will be halved.
5 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
6 If the RAI LIVE screens are suspended in their construction, restrictions apply (see Appendix II).

 

Tabel 11: Gewichtsverdeling op knopen * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Total rigging load
per section
up to 10,000 kg 10,000 - 22,500 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 900 kg per joint Max. 900 kg per joint
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 1,800 kg per bridle and
Max. 900 kg vertical
load per joint
Max. 1,800 kg per bridle and
Max. 900 kg vertical
load per joint
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
Max. 450 kg per joint
Max. 900 kg per bridle and
Max. 450 kg vertical load per joint
More than 10,000 kg
per area not possible
See requirements
under 10,000 kg
1 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points per member.
2 If a joint in the upper part and an adjacent joint in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these joints will be halved.
3 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
4 There are rules which apply to suspension from the joints.
5 If the RAI LIVE screens are suspended in their construction, restrictions apply (see Appendix II).
6 Rigging is not permitted from the eyes under the joints.

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Through the centre of the joint.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Note:
For bridles, attach in the direction of the lifting point.

 

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

 

Feed steel sling underneath existing cables

Note:
Feed steel sling underneath existing cables.

 

17 - Hall 9

Rigging options in the MFP
Figure 22: Rigging options in the MFP

In the MFP, vertical rigging is possible from suspension eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 204 possible suspension points (see figure 22). 180 suspension points are located at a height of 5,70 (hal) metres and 24 suspension points at a height of 4.40 metres (corridor).

vertical
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • The maximum load for the suspension points is 125 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

Suspension point

Suspension point

 

18 - Hall 10

 Rigging options in Hall 10
Figure 23: Rigging options in Hall 10

In Hall 10, rigging is allowed from the bottom part and the upper part of the 3-dimensional framework. In order to make maximum use of Hall 9, it has been divided into 4 notional 'rigging sections' (see figure 23). Each section area has a maximum suspension load of 22,500 kg. The weight is to be distributed as follows:

Table 12: Distribution of weight on the members * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Total rigging load
per section
up to 10,000 kg 10,000 - 22,500 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 500 kg per member Max. 500 kg per member
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 500 kg per bridle and
Max. 250 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 400 kg per bridle and
Max. 200 kg vertical
load per member
snowfall
Snowfall
(meer dan 5 cm)
Max. 160 kg per member
Max. 250 kg per bridle and
max. 125 kg vertical
load per member
More than 10,000 kg
per area not possible.
See requirements
under 10,000 kg
1 A member forms part of the upper or lower part between two joints.
2 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points.
3 Suspension is not allowed around the lighting fixtures under the members (see CAD drawing).
4 If a member in the upper part and an adjacent member in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these members will be halved.
5 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
6 If the RAI LIVE screens are suspended in their construction, restrictions apply (see Appendix II).

 

Table 13: Distribution of weight on joints * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Total rigging load
per section
up to 10,000 kg 10,000 - 22,500 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 900 kg per joint Max. 900 kg per joint
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 1.800 kg per bridle and
Max. 900 kg vertical
load per joint
Max. 1.800 kg per bridle and
Max. 900 kg vertical
load per joint
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
Max. 450 kg per joint
Max. 900 kg per bridle and
Max. 450 kg vertical
load per joint
More than 10,000 kg
per area not possible
See requirements
under 10,000 kg
1 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points per member.
2 If a joint in the upper part and an adjacent joint in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these joints will be halved.
3 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
4 There are rules which apply to suspension from the joints.
5 If the RAI LIVE screens are suspended in their construction, restrictions apply (see Appendix II).
6 Rigging is not permitted from the eyes under the joints.

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Note:
For bridles, attach in the direction of the lifting point.

 

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

 

Feed steel sling underneath existing cables

Note:
Feed steel sling underneath existing cables.

 

19 - Hall 11

Rigging options in Hall 11
Figure 24: Rigging options in Hall 11

In Hall 11, rigging is allowed from the bottom part and the upper part of the 3-dimensional framework. In order to make maximum use of Hall 10, it has been divided into 4 notional 'rigging sections' (see figure 24). Each section area has a maximum suspension load of 22,500 kg. The weight is to be distributed as follows:

Table 14: Distribution of weight on the members * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Total rigging load
per section
up to 10,000 kg 10,000 - 22,500 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 500 kg per member Max. 500 kg per member
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 500 kg per bridle and
max. 250 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 400 kg per bridle and
max. 200 kg vertical
load per member
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
Max. 160 kg per member
Max. 250 kg per bridle and
Max. 125 kg vertical
load per member
More than 10,000 kg
per area not possible
See requirements under
10,000 kg
1 A member forms part of the upper or lower part between two joints.
2 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points.
3 Suspension is not allowed around the lighting fixtures under the members (see CAD drawing).
4 If a member in the upper part and an adjacent member in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these members will be halved.
5 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
6 If the RAI LIVE screens are suspended in their construction, restrictions apply (see Appendix II).

 

Table 15: Distribution of weight on joints * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Total rigging load
per section
up to 10,000 kg 10,000 - 22,500 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 900 kg per joint Max. 900 kg per joint
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 1.800 kg per bridle
and max. 900 kg vertical
load per joint
Max. 1.800 kg per bridle
and max. 900 kg vertical
load per joint
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
Max. 450 kg per joint
Max. 900 kg per bridle and
Max. 450 kg vertical load
per joint
More than 10,000 kg
per area not possible
See requirements
under 10,000 kg
1 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points per member.
2 If a joint in the upper part and an adjacent joint in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these joints will be halved.
3 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
4 There are rules which apply to suspension from the joints.
5 If the RAI LIVE screens are suspended in their construction, restrictions apply (see Appendix II).
6 Rigging is not permitted from the eyes under the joints.

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Note:
For bridles, attach in the direction of the lifting point.

 

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower
cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

 

Feed steel sling underneath existing cables

Note:
Feed steel sling underneath existing cables

 

20 - Hall 12

Rigging options in Hall 12
Figure 25: Rigging options in Hall 12

In Hall 12 rigging is allowed from the bottom part and the upper part of the 3-dimensional framework. In order to make maximum use of Hall 12, it has been divided into 4 notional 'rigging sections' (see figure 25). Each section area has a maximum suspension load of 22,500 kg. The weight is to be distributed as follows:

Distribution of weight on the members * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Total rigging load
per section
up to 22,500 kg 22,500 - 50,000 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 500 kg per member Max. 500 kg per member
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 500 kg per bridle and
max. 250 kg vertical
load per member
Max. 400 kg per bridle and
max. 200 kg vertical
load per member
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
Max. 160 kg per member
Max. 250 kg per bridle and
Max. 125 kg vertical load
per member
More than 10,000 kg
per area not possible
See requirements
under 10,000 kg
1 A member forms part of the upper or lower part between two joints.
2 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points.
3 Suspension is not allowed around the lighting fixtures under the members (see CAD drawing).
4 If a member in the upper part and an adjacent member in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these members will be halved.
5 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
6 If the RAI LIVE screens are suspended in their construction, restrictions apply (see Appendix II).

 

Table 17: Distribution of weight on joints * 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Total rigging load
per section
up to 22,500 kg 22,500 - 50,000 kg
vertical
Vertical
(upper or lower part)
Max. 900 kg per joint Max. 900 kg per joint
Bridling
Bridling
(upper or lower part)
Max. 1.800 kg per bridle and
Max. 900 kg vertical
load per joint
Max. 1.800 kg per bridle and
Max. 900 kg vertical
load per joint
snowfall
Snowfall
(more than 5 cm)
Max. 450 kg per joint
Max. 900 kg per bridle and
Max. 450 kg vertical
load per joint
More than 10,000 kg
per area not possible
See requirements
under 10,000 kg
1 The maximum load may be distributed between one or more suspension points per member.
2 If a joint in the upper part and an adjacent joint in the lower part are used at the same time, the maximum permissible weight for these joints will be halved.
3 If a member and an adjacent joint are loaded, the load on the member must be added to the load on the joint. The total weight must never exceed the maximum load for the joint.
4 There are rules which apply to suspension from the joints (see next page).
5 If the RAI LIVE screens are suspended in their construction, restrictions apply (see Appendix II).
6 Rigging is not permitted from the eyes under the joints.

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Note:
For bridles, attach in the direction of the lifting point.

 

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

Through the centre of the joint. Between lower cross truss and cross diagonals.

 

Feed steel sling underneath existing cables

Note:
Feed steel sling underneath existing cables.

 

21 - Hall 13

 Suspension points in the Elicium Ballroom
Figure 26: Suspension points in the Elicium Ballroom

In the Elicium Ballroom, vertical rigging is possible from suspension eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 92 possible suspension points. 62 suspension points are located at a height of 6.80 metres (see red dots in figure 26) and 30 suspension points at a height of 8.70 metres (see blue dots in figure 26).

Note: Rails are installed in the roof (see Figure 26). Specially designed suspension eyes can be fitted at the locations indicated (green dots), provided that there is no partition wall fitted to the rails. These suspension eyes are to be requested via the Account Manager of the RAI.

vertical
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • The maximum load for the 25 'red' suspension points is 125 kg.
  • The maximum load for the 37 'green' suspension points is 125 kg.
  • The following applies to the 30 'blue' suspension points:
    • If one of the suspension eyes from a pair adjacent to each other is loaded, the maximum load is 125 kg.
    • If both of the suspension eyes from a pair adjacent to each other are loaded, the maximum load is 62.5 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

 

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

Green suspension points

“Green suspension points
The rail eyes must be positioned on the rail at right angles
Note: The rail eyes must be positioned on the rail at right angles.

 

Red suspension points

Red suspension points
Red suspension points

 

Blue suspension points

Blue suspension points
Blue suspension points

 

22 - Auditorium Lounge and Onyx Lounge

Auditorium Lounge and Onyx Lounge suspension points
Figure 27: Auditorium Lounge and Onyx Lounge suspension points

In the Auditorium Lounge and Onyx Lounge vertical rigging is permitted from eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 34 possible suspension points (see figure 27).

vertical
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 150 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

certified eye bolts
certified eye bolts
Note:
Before carrying out rigging, (CE and WLL) certified eye bolts must be fitted. The thread of the eye bolts is M12.

 

23 - Upper Lounge and Emerald Lounge

Upper Lounge and Emerald Lounge suspension points
Figure 28: Upper Lounge and Emerald Lounge suspension points

In the Upper Lounge and Emerald Lounge vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 16 possible suspension points (see figure 28).

vertical
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 150 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

certified eye bolts
certified eye bolts
Note:
Before carrying out rigging, (CE and WLL) certified eye bolts must be fitted. The thread of the eye bolts is M12.

 

24 - Diamond Lounge

 Suspension points in the Diamond Lounge
Figure 29: Suspension points in the Diamond Lounge

In the Diamond Lounge, vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 24 suspension points in the Diamond Lounge (see figure 29).

vertical
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 150 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • Not applicable.

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

certified eye bolts
certified eye bolts
Note:
Before carrying out rigging, (CE and WLL) certified eye bolts must be fitted. The thread of the eye bolts is M12.

 

25 - Europe Foyer 1 and 2

Rigging options in Europe Foyer 1 and 2
Figure 30: Rigging options in Europe Foyer 1 and 2

In Europe Foyer 1 and 2 vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling. There are a total of 96 possible suspension points (see figure 30). The fitting of own lifting eyes is not permitted.

vertical
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from the eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 125 kg.
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

 

26 - Room G102

Suspension points in G102
Figure 31: Suspension points in G102

In Room G102 there are 21 suspension points (see figure 31). The suspension points are to be used as follows:

vertical
Vertical rigging (straight)
  • Vertical rigging is allowed from eyes in the ceiling.
  • The maximum load per eye is 150 kg.
  • The maximum load per cluster is 150 kg, to be distributed between the suspension points in the cluster
Bridling (bridles)
Bridling (bridles)
  • Bridling is not allowed.
snow
Snow
  • No restrictions in case of snowfall.

Requirements for attachment to the roof construction

certified eye bolts
certified eye bolts
Note:
Before carrying out rigging, (CE and WLL) certified eye bolts must be fitted. The thread of the eye bolts is M12.

 

Appendix I: Requirements for the rigging plan

The table below shows the format for the rigging plan to be submitted to the RAI. Send the rigging plan to the Accountmanager at the RAI Amsterdam. Incomplete rigging plans will not be assessed and therefore will not be approved. The RAI can provide an example of an acceptable rigging plan on request.

Section of rigging plan Requirements per section By whom
1. Lifting point plan
(submit as dwg plus copy as pdf)
Entered on CAD drawing
from RAI Amsterdam * 1:
  1. The objects to be lifted;
  2. Lifting equipment (trusses, auxiliary trusses, hoists and suchlike);
  3. The locations of the lifting points with reference number (corresponding to Excel sheet points 2, 3 and 4);
  4. F vertical per lifting point;
  5. e. F vertical per application locations of the bridles.
Responsible
rigging company
2. Calculated weight
of the loads

(submit as Excel sheet)
Entered in the RAI Amsterdam rigging calculations format
  1. Reference number per lifting point;
  2. Product name, type and weight of all objects that belong to the hoisted load (incl. hoisting elements);
  3. Total weight per lifting point/application location.
Responsible
rigging company
3. Calculation of
weight of bridles loads

(submit as Excel sheet)
Entered in the RAI Amsterdam rigging calculations format
  1. Reference number per lifting point;
  2. Product name, type and weight of all objects that belong to the hoisted load (incl. hoisting elements);
  3. Calculated vertical forces on the lifting points/application locations;
  4. The bridle angle.
Responsible
rigging company
4. Total weight of
several suspension
points on a truss part

(submit as Excel sheet)
Entered in the RAI Amsterdam rigging calculations format
  1. If a number of forces apply at a point on the truss/suspension point, the sum of the weights of these points must be shown in the final column of the Excel sheet.
Responsible
rigging company
* 1 Each part of the building from this rigging manual has its own CAD drawing on which the possible suspension points are indicated.

 

Appendix II: RAI LIVE restrictions Hall 8, 10, 11 and 12

In Halls 8, 10, 11 and 12 there is a suspended construction to which RAI LIVE information screens can be attached. If the screens are suspended in the construction, the following rigging restrictions apply:

  • In the area marked by the green lines in figure 32, the maximum permissible weights for Halls 8, 10 11 and 12 must be halved.

 

Note: No restrictions apply if the screens are not suspended in the construction and the trolley beam is located between four suspension points (this location is indicated with a black arrow).

RAI LIVE

 

Area with rigging restriction around RAI LIVE construction
Figure 32: Area with rigging restriction around RAI LIVE construction

 

Rigging in de RAI EN - Version 1.6.1 - 2016