Commercial awnings & canopies more than 112 sq.m
This project involved a custom-manufactured fabric canopy that contours to the irregular-shaped concrete parking garage to protect the driveway ramp from snow and ice during the winter months. The size of the canopy is 26 feet wide and 140 feet long. The frame is constructed of completely welded galvanized steel Gatorshield framework and the fabric is vinyl Patio 500 515 Buff.
The purpose of this canopy is to cover and protect a fourth floor sloped driveway in a parking garage. The snow and ice during the winter months made it difficult to drive and the custom fit canopy was the solution. The building engineer was constantly dealing with clearing snow and ice from the ramp, occupying a lot of time and manpower.
The difficulty factor was high on this project because of the complexity of following the irregular curves of the existing structure and the location on the fourth floor of a parking garage. The site was too difficult to measure with traditional methods, so a surveyor was brought in to shoot points and transfer to a CAD file from which we could produce accurate shop drawings. Full-size line drawings were plotted at our company and laid out in our frame shop to accurately reproduce the more difficult areas. We manufactured the frame in sections and then cut it into transportable sizes. The frame sections were welded back together on the field into larger sections that were, in turn, lifted by crane into place and anchored to the building.
The results on this project were very good. The client was very happy that the canopy met the needs of protecting the driveway while conforming to the building and surrounding architecture. The customer has purchased multiple canopies from us in the past and is interested in more. With the completion of this parking garage canopy the client has complete confidence in our company and our ability to complete even the most complex awnings and canopies.
Location: Towson, Md.
Size: 3,600 sq. feet
Fabrics: Patio 500 by Tri Vantage LLC from Tri Vantage LLC
Engineer: Quinton Worrell
Design: Christopher Carroll, Carroll Awning Company
Project Manager: Tim Carroll, Carroll Awning Company