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Triple E's ModTruss wins Engineering Product of the Year at ABTT

Triple E\'s ModTruss wins Engineering Product of the Year at ABTT

UK Triple E is celebrating winning Engineering Product of the Year at this year's ABTT Awards at Alexandra Palace for its ModTruss 'universal building system'.

Triple E launched ModTruss in the UK at the ABTT Theatre Show at its new London home, Alexandra Palace. ModTruss was created by US-based Patrick Santini and will be manufactured and distributed by Triple E's new construction arm, EEE-Build.

It was Triple E's most ambitious launch since the company was formed in 1984 and is set to revolutionise theatre staging, set building, stage machinery, construction and event markets.

Commenting on ModTruss, the ABTT Awards judges said: "The manufacturers liken ModTruss to Meccano, and this is an extremely accurate description. The judges saw numerous applications for building with ModTruss, and can instantly see where it could be used. With impressive load bearing characteristics the system allows great flexibility using standard stock to create all types of stage construction. The ModTruss can be utilised again and again in different configurations depending on the production demands, making it a sustainable resource for theatres, hire companies and set builders."

The ModTruss system features lightweight aluminium construction and a repetitious hole pattern, meaning applications are practically unlimited. Uniquely, ModTruss is also available in steel for additional strength and greater spanning capabilities. The ModTruss product line lends itself to create endless configurations using standard accessories, and makes ideas that once took extensive custom design and fabrication to be constructed incredibly simply, easily, and speedily.

"We're thrilled that ModTruss has been named 'Engineering Product of the Year' by the ABTT, and would like to thank the judges," says Triple E's managing director, David Edelstein. "When I first encountered ModTruss at LDI Las Vegas in 2014 I was immediately amazed by its potential. We've put a lot of hard work in to bring this product to the UK and Europe and are extremely excited about what it can achieve for the industry. ModTruss is now available from Triple E and interest is incredible. We believe that there is nothing else like it on the market."

The experienced jury for the ABTT Awards, comprising of working practitioners and industry peers, judged nominations meeting the entry criteria that had been previously submitted or which were brought to their attention on the day.

Commenting on the event, ABTT CEO Robin Townley said: "The Awards ceremony held in the Londesborough Room had a great atmosphere that helped convey the congratulations of all gathered, to all the nominees and very deserving winners. It was a great event to conclude a very successful first day of the ABTT Theatre Show in its splendid new venue."

In front of exhibitors, guests and ABTT members, the individually engraved hook-clamp trophies were presented by the ABTT's Chairman Louise Jeffreys, the Barbican's director of arts.

In picture: Winners of the ABTT 2015 Engineering Product of the Year Theatre Award Patrick Santini, CEO ModTruss and David Edelstein, MD Triple E, with ABTT chairman Louise Jeffreys

photo: Sam Shrimpton

9th July 2015

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