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  • Writer's pictureמערכת מידברן

Tents and Shading Structures Build Guidelines

  • These guidelines are obligatory and apply to every participant in Midburn - camps, free campers, and art.

  • The only exceptions are personal tents, and small shades (gazebos) lower than 2.2 metres. 

  • Tests and shading structures are considered “light construction” according to Israeli law. 

  • Building tents and shading structures requires compliance with Israeli standards and emergency services requirements. 

  • Tent and shading fabrics must comply with Israeli Standard 5093 - which necessitates spraying the fabric with flame retardants. 

  • Participants who spray the fabric on their own should upload their proof papers to this folder. 

  • Stakes\pegs should be fixed within the camp’s allocated perimeter. 

  • Stakes\pegs should not be fixed on the road adjacent to the camp.

  • Stakes\pegs should be wrapped in foam and clearly marked for both day and night to prevent any harm to event participants. 

  • Cables and ropes should be clearly marked for both day and night.

  • In case of strong winds, the structure should be checked for damage to the cables, fabrics, or other elements. 

  • Whenever the shading becomes loosened by wind or other factors, it should be re-tightened. 

  • A damaged cable\rope should be replaced immediately.

  • Any maintenance work on the shading structure should be performed only after clearing the camp of people and marking the area to prevent entry until the job is complete. 

  • Material characteristics.

  • Size 

  • Fabric weight.

  • Soil characteristics.

  • Suitability of the anchoring method and integrity of the equipment. 

  • Wind conditions expected on the days of the event.

  • Metal frameworks are generally preferred over other materials.

  • The construction shall be carried out before the arrival of the city participants.

  • The support poles shall be placed apart at a distance that does not exceed 5 metres, and in any case no less than 3 poles will be used on each side. 

  • The cover sheet must be stretched in a way that does not allow it to loosen or be blown by the wind.

  • The centre post shall be fixed to the ground by tying them to 1 meter long pegs (50 cm stuck in the ground and 50 cm above the ground). Minimum 2 pegs for each central post.

  • A load divider shall be installed at the end of the central post to prevent the sheet from tearing.

  • The corner beams shall be anchored with at least two ropes connected to pegs that will be placed in the ground along the line of each edge of the canopy.

  • Ropes will be tightened such that free movement of the columns is not possible.

  • The pegs anchoring the columns will be stuck in the ground at an angle of 45 degrees and at a depth of at least 50 cm.

  • The distance of the anchoring pegs from the column will be the same as the height of the column.

  • The use of standard pegs with a ring at the end of the peg is preferred, to prevent accidental release of the cable.

  • Do not use damaged ropes to fix the beams of the canopy.

  • Do not take apart the structure while there are people under the tent/canopy area.

  • The folding shall be carried out in teams to support the structural beams and prevent an uncontrolled collapse.

  • The pegs should be removed from the ground after all other elements are disassembled. 


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