Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures Inc. Saint Louis, MO

Project Details

Fabric 1

Ferrari Baytline AW Acoustical
Producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.
Supplier: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.

Engineer Company 1
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Design Company
Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc.

Fabrication Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Project Manager Name
Bill Eads

Project Manager Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Please describe the project specifications

Framed fabric ceiling acoustical panels (6) 8' x 20' for the interior waiting lobby area of a car wash. The frame is constructed using 1" x 2" aluminum rectangle frame staple grove tubing. The fabric is Serge Ferrari Baytline AW Acoustical, 2 fabric panels are digitally printed navy and 2 light blue to match the company logo colors. All panels are stapled to the aluminum frames. Panels are hung via eye bolts and aircraft cable.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

The client requested an aesthetically pleasing solution to help control the sound bouncing off the glass in the lobby area resulting from the car wash equipment. In addition, the acoustic panels were to be designed to house lighting and promotional signage.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The lighting for the panels was provided by others. Therefore, it was difficult to work only from template drawings of the light fixture dimensions as opposed to having actual light fixture samples. The panels needed to be stable enough to support hanging lights and signage. Wire management was critical during the installation.

What were the results of the project?

The client was very impressed that all 6 hanging ceiling panels fit like a glove housing the light fixtures and signage. The navy blue/light blue/white colors match their logo identically and the lighted panels enhance the lobby area. The noise from the car wash equipment is now muffled due to the acoustical fabric used in the design of the ceiling panels.

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