Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures Inc. Saint Louis, MO

Project Details

Fabric 1

Naizil PVC
Producer: Naizil Coated Fabrics Inc.
Supplier: Naizil Coated Fabrics Inc.

Fabrication Company

Subcontractor Company
Paric Corporation

Project Manager Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Installation Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Please describe the project specifications

Custom motorized retractable Durasol Gennius canopy system for a 3rd floor senior living facility patio area. The unit is 34’ 11” wide x 15’ 8” projection, fabricated with Naizil PVC 038 Sand and is operated with a remote. The frame is brown with an internal gutter system. The unit required “R” bolts for base plates and wedge bolts into precast concrete.

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

The 3rd floor of this retirement facility has a patio for the residents
to visit with friends and family while enjoying the outdoors. Due to the varying weather conditions they requested a retractable canopy that could be easily opened and closed with the touch of a button. This canopy system allows for control of various coverage needs for shade/ wind/rain during all seasons.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The Gennius Durasol canopy system has a unique built in hidden gutter system utilizing the post supports as downspouts. This gutter system keeps the water run off the patio area and does not create an eyesore on the canopy. The sheer size of the unit and the location of the canopy installation required the unit to be craned on the roof.

What were the results of the project?

The residents gather frequently on the patio to play board games and watch live entertainment in a comfortable setting. This is an added amenity for existing residents and also attractive to recruiting new tenants.

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