All lower level lobbies (A-E) are accessible and elevators are available in all lobbies for access to levels two and three. Access to the Hilton Hotel is available via the sky bridges on levels two and three. View the GRB Floor Plans for all ADA entrances.
An overhead public address system is available with ambient control. Acoustic ceiling treatment enhances sound quality. Located in all Exhibit Halls, they may be operated separately, in pairs or combined.
Electrical & Utility Capabilities
All Exhibit Hall utility services are delivered through flush mounted utility floor boxes on 30” X 30” centers. The boxes contain domestic cold water – 3/4”, sanitary waste drains – 3”, 125 PSI compressed air, phone lines, and open ducts for additional services from our under-floor exhibit hall tunnel system.
- 120 volt, 1 phase, 20 amps, 5 wire twist lock receptacles
- 208/120 volt, 3 phase, 4 wire with ground, 1 receptacle, 100 amps
- 208/120 volt, 3 phase, 400 amps
- 408/277 volt, 3 phase, 400 amps
Designated columns throughout the exhibit halls have natural gas available for use. Check with your Event Manager for locations.
Floor Load Limits
1,000 lbs. per sq. ft in Halls A, B, C, D & E. 400 lbs. per sq. ft in Halls A3 & B3, the Grand Ballroom and General Assembly, on Level 3.
A full-service kitchen and 250-seat cafe is available. Themed food stations, bars and cafes can be added throughout the facility to meet the individual needs of each client.
42 drive-up docks with 29 freight doors on Level One, and 24 drive-up docks with 10 freight doors on Level Three. Each Exhibit Hall contains at least one drive-in access door; Halls A & E have side drive-in access as well as rear doors. Drive-in doors serving Halls A, B, D, & E are 14’H X 24’W, and the drive-in door serving Hall C is 14’H X 30’W. Side drive-in doors for Halls A & E are 25’H X 30’W. Level Three drive-in doors for Halls F & G are both 19’ X 30’W.
11 elevators of varying dimensions; (3) with 20,000 lbs. load limit and (8) with 12,000 lbs. load limit. Contact your Event Coordinator for elevator dimensions in your Hall. Lighting Control of all Exhibit Hall lighting is zoned to four intermediate levels of illumination. Illuminations levels of 12, 25, 50 and 100-foot candle are available by multi-level switching. Color corrected metal halide down lighting is standard with additional quartz emergency lighting. Additional spot lighting for exhibits or events is available from our Audio Visual Department.
There is surface and covered garage parking and for approximately 3,000 cars. The convention center and the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel share a connected 1,600-car parking garage.
A digitally controlled telephone system providing software features including High-Speed T-1 Internet Access, Web-Casting from show floor, Pre-Wired Fiber-Optic Cabling Backbone, T-Span, 56k Data Circuits, and Voiceover “IP.” In addition, six instruments can be installed at each utility box. An exhibition account may be set up for each exhibitor with automatic billing available at checkout. Full-time, on-site tech support.