Miami Awning Co/Thomas Awnings Miami, FL

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer: OTHER
Supplier: OTHER

Fabric 2

Supplier: Trivantage LLC

Fabric 3

Supplier: Trivantage LLC

Engineer Name 1
Cesar Castillo

Design Name
William Garvey

Design Company
Miami Awning Company

Fabrication Company
Miami Awning Company

Project Manager Name
William Garvey

Project Manager Company
Miami Awning Company

Installation Name
Daniel Reilly

Installation Company
Miami Awning Company

Please describe the project specifications

This project features a very special set of large retractable canopies for The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne. A custom combination of three Corradi B-Space units were constructed for a combined length of 114’-0” x 24’-9”. This is installed over the Grand Ballroom Patio area. It includes a rigid frame buildout from the building at the left side to meet the back of the Corradi unit, extending to the far outside of the patio. The project also includes 12 Titan Screen drop down screens
around the perimeter of the front and sides. The fabric used for the retractable portions of the project are Eclissi. Weblon for the rigid framing and Textiline for the screens. All elements of the project are white to work well with any decor.

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

The client has a patio area off of the Grand Ballroom that overlooks the grounds leading to the Atlantic Ocean. It is contracted for outdoor weddings and events and needs to have as a back-up, tent rental in the case of inclement weather. This was always an extra cost and add-on; another thing for event planners to deal with, as well as very cumbersome. These beautiful retractable canopies were designed to replace the rental tents, so that at the touch of the remote, the space can now be transformed with overhead coverage for rain or heat. Drop down screens, also keep out blowing rain, cut down wind and keep out insects.

What is unique or complex about the project?

This resort hotel is always very busy, so the project had to be installed within a 10 day window. This was done in phases and quickly installed around events. First came permitting of the project. This included coordinating with other contractors for the electrical and fire alarm system. The retractable patio canopy had to be connected to the existing fire alarm system, so that the cover retracts upon fire alarm activation. Afterwards, the rigid frame was lifted with a crane, installed and quickly placed. The next phase was the installation of the B-Space Retractable units. One section is 37’-9” wide, the center is 34’-9” wide and the last section is 40’-0” wide. These are the heavy duty B-space aluminum frames. The framing was designed for 11’-4” high Titan drop down screens to come down and enclose the area to protect from rain, wind and insects.

What were the results of the project?

The client is very pleased with the outcome and they love that there are no cancelled events. Now the ballroom patio area is functional with an additional large area that is good during sunshine, rain or beautiful moonlit nights. They now have total flexibility at the touch of a button. There are no more problems with the storage of tents and the manpower needed to assemble and disassemble them. The ballroom retractable canopies for The Ritz Carlton are attractive and distinctive; allowing all sorts of décor for weddings and events throughout the year.

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