Boree Canvas Unlimited Inc. Jacksonville, FL

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer: Herculite Products Inc.
Supplier: Trivantage LLC

Engineer Name 1
Leonard Tylka

Engineer Company 1
LTL Associates Inc.

Please describe the project specifications

This is a large gable canopy with hipped ends. Front & back of canopy have the profile of the hipped ends while the left & right sides of the canopy are standard style profiles. The canopy encompasses the existing building. The canopy was drawn & submitted to engineer for stamped drawings & then taken to city for permit approval. The size of the canopy is 32' wide x 164' long x 10' high with a 6" vertical truss. There are (61) uprights thru-out the canopy. The total sqft of the canopy was a staggering 5,248. There was a total of 5,833' various metal used. It took 350 yards of material to make the cover. Uprights were attached to existing slab as well as the knee wall on the right & left side of the canopy.

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

The purpose of the project was to create an area of protection from rain and sun completely surrounding the building and the seating area. The client's request was for the canopy to provide protection for the tennis players & the spectators, especially during tennis tournaments.

What is unique or complex about the project?

There were many complex factors that came into play with this canopy. We were dealt with specific elevations, both at maximum height & finish elevations. We had to incorporate the sides, which were standard style awnings, to marry into both the front & back profiles, which were gable style with hipped ends. Extremely difficult layout with only 1/8" of inch of tolerance. Each upright absolutely had to be placed at specific areas due to knee wall placement. There were several start and stop areas we had to take into consideration. We also had to make sure to maintain a traffic area for the patrons; as a result there could be no uprights in those areas. Each section had to be built small enough for transport. There were (32) double lacers thru-out the cover of the canopy. Because the hipped ends had such a large projection with such a shallow pitch, we had to take extra precaution on the cover to ensure the peak lines were matched up correctly. We heat sealed the seams thru out.

What were the results of the project?

The results of the project were the tennis players & spectators were protected from sun & rain while watching the tennis matches. We were highly satisfied of the outcome especially with the many different variables we had to take into account.

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