Phoenix Tent and Awning Co. Phoenix, AZ

Project Details

Fabric 1

Commercial 95
Producer: Gale Pacific USA Inc.
Supplier: Trivantage LLC

Engineer Name 1
Dale Ramsey

Engineer Company 1
Phoenix Tent and Awning

Design Name
Dale Ramsey

Design Company
Phoenix Tent and Awningh

Architect Name

Fabrication Name

Fabrication Company
Phoenix Tent and Awning

Subcontractor Name

Graphics Name

Project Manager Name
Dale Ramsey

Project Manager Company
Phoenix Tent and Awning

Installation Name
Umbrella style canopy

Installation Company
Phoenix Tent and Awning

Please describe the project specifications

• The umbrella canopy is 15’ wide x 15’ long (225 square feet) making it four times the size of a standard umbrella.
• The eave clearance is 7’ and rises up an additional 2' in the center resulting in a center peak height of 9'
• The Umbrella canopy is tensioned with a perimeter stainless steel cable wrapped around four steel rafters and is supported by a 5” single square post.
• The canopy has a gusseted 12” x 12” base plate which is secured by 8 anchors that are bolted to a dedicated footing.
• The exposed steel components are primed and painted.
• The fabric cover is manufactured out of Commercial 95 which is a knitted lock-stitch UV stabilized high density polyethylene with a life expectancy of 10 years.

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

• The client wanted us to provide a comfortable shaded environment around their pool.
• They also wanted us to effectively shade and landscape the pool area by giving it the appeal, look, and feel of a holiday resort.

What is unique or complex about the project?

• The single posted design greatly reduces the cost and enhances the aesthetic look of this product in comparison to other shade canopies and four posted sails.
• The umbrella canopy is designed with a “breathable” fabric to stay up permanently, this provides useful shade even in windy conditions.
• The umbrella canopy provides the same shade coverage as four umbrellas with the “coolness" and durability of a sail shade.
• The cantilever design of this umbrella provides an open unobstructed shade where as a center posted umbrella would not be possible.

What were the results of the project?

• Comfortable and aesthetically pleasing shade at the pool and seating area with the look and feel that the customer desired.
• With a temperature reduction on the cool deck of around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, no more beeline for the pool.

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