Eide Industries Inc. Cerritos, CA

Project Details

Fabric 1

Précontraint 1202 Fluotop T2
Producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.
Supplier: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.

Design Name
Erik Jarvie

Design Company

Architect Company
Cahoon & Kasten Architects

Fabrication Name
Erik Jarvie

Fabrication Company
Eide Industries, Inc.

Subcontractor Name
Doug Chesson

Subcontractor Company
A.R. Chesson Construction

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

Three-Cone Tensioned Fabric Structure
• Approximate Coverage Area 1,157 SF
• Overall Approximate Dimensions: 22'-4" High x 32'-6" Projection x 64'-8" Wide
• Flame-retardant, Serge Ferrari 1202 T2 PVC Coated Polyester Fabric
• Engineered 130 MPH Wind Loads, Exposure "C"
• Engineered Seismic Design Category "B"

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

A.R. Chesson Construction contacted to design-build a tensile shade structure to compliment The Soundside Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head, NC. The Soundside site is utilized by the local community for weddings, festivals, fairs and events offering a remarkable venue with beautiful sunsets, wide open spaces and a scenic view of the Roanoke sound.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The tension structure was built with extremely strong members and components engineered for 130 MPH hurricane wind loads. A three part epoxy paint covers the robust frame to ensure the salt water does not corrode this ocean front drop off canopy. Stainless steel cables and a heavy-duty Serge Ferrari PVC membrane fabrics simultaneously provide high strength and elegant charm.

What were the results of the project?

The freestanding triple-coned tensioned fabric structure was successfully fabricated and installed, and is an iconic landmark for the Soundside Event Site and the Town of Nags Head for community events throughout the year.

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