As a business owner or manager, seating is one of the most important issues you must resolve. Some venues simply do not lend themselves to traditional reception chairs, office sofas, and stools. When you need to seat large numbers of people in a limited space, your best bet may be a beam or “airport” style seating system. A beam seating system is a row of seats linked together by one or more beams running underneath. The seating unit may be bolted to the floor, or it may remain freestanding and mobile. Some beam seating systems consist of six or more seats in a row, while others have only two or three seats per unit.