Attendees - GENERAL FACILITY INFORMATION AND POLICIES

The Convention Center is proud to be a participant in LEED. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices. This building has been designed and constructed to be awarded a LEED for New Construction Certification. Particular features of the design that support the LEED certification include: energy efficient lighting, daylighting in the exhibit hall, energy recovery units on the building HVAC system, high efficiency plumbing fixtures as well as waterless urinals. In addition to these design features other operational features include the provisions for all guests to recycle paper, plastic, metal, cardboard and glass as well as a green cleaning program that reduces building occupant exposure to toxic chemicals.

Animals

With the exception of guide, signal or service dogs, animals are not allowed in the facility without prior approval. Approval is based on whether the animal is legitimately part of a show, exhibit or activity requiring use of animals. If permitted, an Animal Waiver must be signed and kept on file with your Event Manager.

Hazardous Materials

All hazardous materials must be registered with the Center. Please submit the OSHA Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on your hazardous materials sixty (60) days prior to your event. Hazardous materials (chemicals, gases, batteries, paints, oils, petroleum products, corrosives, solvents, and biological contaminants including blood, body fluids, organic matter, cadavers, used first aid supplies, and sharps) are the responsibility of the Licensee and/or Exhibitor. All items must be placed in clearly marked product safe containers, safely stored and secured, and disposed of properly, according to local, state, and federal regulations. Items may not be left in the facility for later pick-up, or disposed of in the facility trash receptacles or sewage systems. Hazardous waste left in the facility will be disposed of immediately at the expense of the Licensee. This includes charges associated with identification, containment, transportation, disposal, and potential closures of the convention facilities or waste disposal site due to contamination. Please contact your Event Manager for a list of vendors that can assist you with hazardous waste disposal.

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Pre-Convention Meetings are scheduled for all major events. It is an informal meeting for your staff and our staff to meet and review key event requirements. It is hosted by the Center and coordinated by your Director of Convention Center Operations. A Center Representative from each department will be in attendance. Your key support staff as well as any service contractors for your show (i.e. decorator, production company, audio visual company, etc.) are encouraged to attend. At the conclusion of your show, we will ask to schedule a Post-Convention Meeting with you so that we may get your feedback about the facility's performance.

Smoking

The Augusta Convention Center is a non-smoking building. Smoking is only permitted in designated open air areas.

Service Charge

It is the policy of the Augusta Convention Center that individual employees may not accept cash gratuities from clients. It is management's intention for our employees to provide exceptional service to all clients without anticipation of additional compensation. We appreciate your understanding and adherence to our policy and its intent. Should someone feel strongly about giving a gratuity to an individual it should be given directly to the Director of Convention Center Operations with specific individual(s) designated