Eide Industries Inc. Cerritos, CA

Project Details

Fabric 1

Monotec 370

Design Name
Erik Jarvie

Design Company

Architect Company
RJM Design Group

Fabrication Name
Erik Jarvie

Fabrication Company
Eide Industries, Inc.

Project Manager Name
Matt Aulbach

Project Manager Company
Eide Industries, Inc.

Installation Name
Albert Soto

Installation Company
Eide Industries, Inc.

Please describe the project specifications

Two (2) Tension Structure Canopies
• Approximately 16'-0" High x 17’-9” Projection x 36’-0" Long EACH
• Approximiately 800 SF total coverage area (400 SF EACH)
• Green, Monotec 370 HDPE FR, Knitted Shade Cloth
• Flame-retardant fabric meets ASTM E-84, NFPA 701 and CSFM Title 19
• Engineered 90 MPH Wind Loads, Exposure "C"
• Engineered Seismic Design Category "D"

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

As part of an ongoing effort to revitalize the downtown area, the Ontario Conservation Park was constructed on the south lawn of the City Hall as a 0.5-acre conservation, education and demonstration park. Two Tension Structures create an iconic centerpiece to the interactive park. The engineered supporting framework branches off the columns similar to tree limbs, while the green Monotec HDPE shade cloth is reminiscent of a canopy of leaves.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The twists and curves of these custom shade structures mimic a grouping of trees to compliment the park's theme of interactive amenities which features water paths, photovoltaic systems, sun dials, playground, picnic benches, sand pit and rock formations.

What were the results of the project?

Two uniquely shaped Tension Structures were successfully design, fabricated and installed to maintain a feeling of nature in the center of the Ontario Conservation Park.

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