SHADE Industries

Project Details

Fabric 1

Heavy 430
Producer/Manufacturer: Gale Pacific USA Inc.
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Engineer Name 1
Nick Keizer

Engineer Company 1
RNK Structural Engineering

Design Name
Josh Henderson

Design Company
SHADE Industries

Project Manager Company
SHADE Industries

Installation Company
SHADE Industries

Please describe the project specifications

This project consist of sixteen (16) structural steel columns, nine (9) custom shade sails, and three (3) vertical valances to provide beneficial shade over a loading area at a Carvana facility.

Management at this Carvana facility contacted us to design a structure that would provide ample shade to employees while they detail their inventory of cars and load them on trucks to deliver to their clients or car vending machines. Bright yellow powder-coated columns make drivers aware of the structural steel supporting the 9 custom shade sails and vertical valances.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The Carvana logo that was custom sewn into the center sail is what truly makes this structure unique. The logo even casts a colored shadow on the ground! The most complex part of this project involved coordination of installation activities while having the space fenced off. They required this space to load vehicles on their trucks, and didn’t have another area of their facility where this could be easily performed. We had to be extremely efficient with our installation methods and open up the area as soon as our work area was safe again.

Carvana employees appreciate the amenity of shade while working on detailing vehicle inventory and loading onto tow trucks. The management company has expressed their gratitude for an efficient installation and a quick turnaround on the entire project.

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