Designs and Installations
Custom Designs and Engineering
All our challenge courses and aerial parks are highly customized to the market needs and trends of your facility. In order to maximize your investment, it is important we meet to discuss the direction of your business objectives as they relate to your clientele and operational needs.
As part of the initial consultation we can help refine the types of elements to install to maximize the safety, longevity and functionality of your aerial park. Our design experts will help present new technologies and industry products to keep your facility ahead of changing market trends.
A site visits is usually preferred so we have the most complete information possible regarding your project vision and scope. To maximize the use of your budget and refine the design of your aerial park, it is important we discuss the following key topics:
• Uniqueness of your location, site access and environmental protection needed
• Client profiles, new markets, changes in demand and the competitive advantage you are seeking
• Facility operations, staffing, training procedures, and risk exposure
• Budget and ongoing service needs (inspections, equipment orders, training)
Types of Aerial Parks
The majority of aerial parks and challenge courses fall into two main categories: Single Track or Multi Directional.
Single Track Design consists of a defined start and end point, linked together by multiple elements . There is only one option for the path taken yet multiple egress opportunities to exit the course if needed. The elements or activities along route are typically beginner friendly in nature to ensure participants can complete the journey. More challenging elements or zip lines can be left to the end with accessible egress points should clients choose not to participate. This style of design is good for family adventures such as canopy tours or organization seeking educational opportunities.
Multi Direction Design incorporates multiple elements at various heights within a contained space. Participants have the ability to choose their own path throughout the course allowing them to challenge themselves according to their comfort level and motivation. This style of course is best built on utility poles to maximize the use of space with more reliable strengths and directional opportunities at the anchor points.
Working with Elevation
Elevation Aerial Design and Consulting has some of the most professional designers, engineers, builders, trainers and business planners in the industry. We will work with you throughout the entire process of your build as an invested business partner.
Contact us for custom quotes and to schedule a site visit 1-800-739-4992
Attaining a Quote
Upon completion of a site visit and initial audit, our design team can estimate the costs of your build or expansion quite accurately so you can make a wise investment decision. It is our goal to get you accurate quotes in a timely manner so you can move forward with your business planning, finances and marketing. It is important to us to insure we have answered all your questions, provided sound advice and outlined the costing of your project with a fair and detailed quote.
Short Term Costs
Site Visit and Evaluation, Design and Planning, Arboreal Inspection if required, Site Preparation (thinning of overgrowth / access to build), Installation Costs, Participant Safety Equipment, Operator’s Training, Landscaping, Equipment Storage
Long Term Costs
Annual Inspection and Staff Training, Maintenance and Repairs, Participant Equipment Replacement, Addition or Replacement of Elements for expansions or changing client trends
Inspections and Maintenance
Training and Equipment
Staff and Operator Training
Professional and qualified staff are key to the successful operation of your facility. It is understood that human error and lack of professional training is a common contributing factor in most aerial adventure park accidents. It is your organization’s responsibility to ensure your staff have received professional training to operate the facility, perform routine inspections, inform clients of hazards and deal with any incidents should they arise.
It is common for many aerial park facilities to have high staff turn-over due to the seasonal nature of the industry. Combined with the significant risks associated with working at heights and technical knowledge required to safely operate a ropes course, professional training is required usually on a seasonal basis.
Elevation has highly qualified instructors to deliver your staff training. We will customize a program for your site that addresses your specific exposure to risk. Our training programs are ‘hard skill focused’ to ensure your staff have the technical abilities to inspect and operate your facility as safely as possible.
Contact us for a custom quote for your staff training 1-800-739-4992