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)
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.

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. 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."

(Jim Evans)

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