Enduring Natural Disasters to Accommodate VIPs



EDISON, New Jersey – August 30, 2011 – Dustin Johnson defeated the defending Barclays champion, Matt Kuchar, by two strokes at The Barclays. The kick off to the FedEx Cup PGA TOUR Playoffs was played at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, August 25-28, 2011.

The last week of August proved to be an exciting one for the state of New Jersey.  Not only were The Barclays being played, but there were some unplanned events that also took place:  Aftershocks of the 5.8 Earthquake in Virginia and a Category 1 Hurricane brewing on the Eastern Seaboard.

Due to the inclement weather caused by Hurricane Irene, the tournament was shortened from 72 to 54 holes.  

Golf enthusiasts sought shelter from the rain in hospitality structures that sat like a “city in the sky” on top of 30 feet of scaffolding.  Both T&B, the contracted scaffolding company, and Proteus On-Demand laborers took no short-cuts in preparing for the hurricane.

The Proteus hospitality structures (listed below) withstood moderate aftershocks of the Earthquake as well as the intense wind and rain stemming from Hurricane Irene. 

Proteus On-Demand Facilities provided the upscale hospitality suite on the reachable par-4 18th hole.  The VIP Hospitality Suite was a 30m x 55m (17,760 sq ft) Delta Vista temporary structure with climate controlled hospitality space and open air canopy seating.

 “It is unfortunate players were not able to play all rounds due to the weather, however,  we are pleased our hospitality structures served as  shelter for fans to watch the still exciting tournament,” says Theo den Bieman, CEO of Proteus On-Demand. “We hope for better weather next year as we are excited to start preliminary planning for the VIP Hospitality structure for The Barclays in 2012 at Bethpage Black.”

The façade featured horizontal panoramic glass panels which allowed VIP guests to follow the excitement on the final hole.  The structure was topped off with a visually appealing, technologically advanced, tensioned roof system that is engineered to minimize wind disturbance. 

Patrons relaxed, enjoyed food and beverages, socialized and conducted meetings all while watching the tee-to-green action on the 18th hole through the unparalleled panoramic glass front.  All interiors were designed by Czarnowski. Flat screens throughout the pavilion provided live action from the rest of the course.  Clients were also able to watch the excitement from the padded grandstand seating under the open air canopy.

The build not only included space for the VIP hospitality pavilion, but also separate structures for:

The Golf Academy  

The Golf Channel

Barclays registration tent

Barclays Executive office  

Kitchen holding

Kitchen preparation tent 

Low bay lights, glass doors with push bar egress, cassette floor system, carpet floor covering, and a HVAC system were also incorporated into select temporary structures. Top of the line, interior liner was imported from Europe, sewn to custom fit, and manually installed in the registration tent for a crisp, modern look.

The Proteus team constructed the structures in just 13 days.

Proteus On-Demand is looking forward to supplying the VIP Hospitality structure for The Barclays in 2012, which will take place at the world-renowned Bethpage Black Course in Long Island, New York.

As the exclusive American provider of DeBoer products and services, Proteus On-Demand Facilities is the innovation leader in temporary structures for premium sporting events.  From the 1996 Olympics to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, and The Ryder Cup, Proteus continues to provide premium temporary event and hospitality solutions.

For additional information on how we can help you enhance customer experiences at your next sporting event, visit www.proteusondemand.com or see below:

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Ashley Wilson

PH: 770.333.1886


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Gordon Machielsen

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