Eide Industries Inc. Cerritos, CA
Producer: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics
Supplier: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics
Eide Industries, Inc.
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Eide Industries, Inc.
Please describe the project specifications
Tensioned Petal Canopy System
• Approx. 942 sq. ft. of total shade coverage area
• Flame-retardant, Sheerfill V PTFE Waterproof Fabric Membranes (314 sq. ft. each)
• Qty (3) Canopy Membranes (approx. 26' L x 16' W each) with varying orientation
• Qty (7) 20’ Columns with Powder Coat Paint Finish
• Electrical access in (3) columns for lighting accommodations
• Engineered for 90MPH Wind Loads, Exposure "C"
• Engineered for 27 PSF Snow Loads
What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?
Three petal-shaped tensioned structures were installed to provide artistic shade at the new outdoor ice-skating facility at the Chinguacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario Canada. In the winter, the irregular shaped canal is a skating track featuring bends configured for skaters with different abilities. The canal becomes a large, shallow reflective pool that can also be drained to support summer activities, events, performance and other gatherings. To meet the seasonal requirements, the tensile structures are engineered for 90 MPH wind-loads, and 27 PSF snow-loads. Flame-retardant and waterproof, Sheerfill V PTFE Architectural Membrane fabric cover three 26' L x 16' W arched and elongated frames. Seven 20' H powder coat painted columns support the tensioned canopy tops with varying orientations and at different connecting heights.
What is unique or complex about the project?
The pre-engineered fabric structures (by Tension Structures) naturally complimented the multi-use plaza designed in the shape of an irregular ‘canal’.
What were the results of the project?
The tensioned petal-shaped canopy system was successfully installed to help complete the multi-season, multi-use facility that will provide the local community with greater access to fun and healthy activities.
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