This applies to display material, not your product set in its natural state. Complete display rules are outlined in rules by booth type section.
Standard inline booth – 8 feet
Perimeter booth – 12 feet
Island booths – 20 feet
IMPORTANT – Please be considerate of others when designing your booth, every exhibitor has the right to be visible!
Inline booths must not exceed 4 feet high, 5 feet in from the aisle (front half of the booth). Please be respectful of your neighbors when placing your product. An island booth with any dimension greater than 30 feet and a perimeter wall greater than 4 feet in height must have an opening of at least 10 feet wide every 20 feet. If you have questions on your booth type or the guidelines contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These specific requirements apply to all exhibits that have a ceiling or second story.
Booths fall into one of the five following booth formats:
Format 1: Exhibits with two stories fewer than 225 square feet
Format 2: Exhibits with two stories at or over 225 square feet
Format 3: Exhibits with ceilings under 225 square feet
Format 4: Exhibits with ceilings at or over 225 square feet
Format 5: Multiple-level exhibits, which require automatic sprinklers or any of the above exhibits with installed automatic sprinklers. Separate fire code items apply.
For booth formats 1–4, you will need to comply with the fire code items marked yes on the following table:
Fire Code Compliance
Exhibits with Multiple Levels or Ceilings
For exhibits using automatic sprinklers, the amount and type of sprinkler coverage needed depends on the booth specifications. If automatic sprinklers are preferred, or are required, contact our Fire Safety Office to discuss your options.
Fire Code Items for Multiple Level Booths
Under no circumstances may the weight of any equipment or exhibit material exceed the Exposition Facility’s maximum floor load. The Exhibitor accepts full and sole responsibility for any injury or damage to property or person resulting from failure knowingly or otherwise, to distribute the load of its exhibit material in conformity with the maximum floor load specifications.The floor load of the South Buliding in McCormick Place exhibit halls is 400 lbs per square foot. Specs for any equipment that that may be close to this load should be submitted to Freeman, please be sure to indicate location of the equipment in your booth and on the overall floorplan.
End-caps are NOT permitted. Linear booths must be next to each other (not back-to-back) - cannot combine two end booths to face a "main" aisle.
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