Before the failure

Solution

Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ

Client

Litchfield Cavo LLP
Mountain Productions

Completion

2007

After the failure

Constructed in 1929, Boardwalk Hall has hosted many legendary entertainment icons and events.  In 2002, following a major renovation, the venue installed an aluminum truss assembly to support rigging for show or event equipment.  While hoisting show equipment on 9 August 2003, the truss assembly failed.  SGH investigated the causes of the failure.