VECTOR Shade Structures Pty Ltd

Project Details

Fabric 1

Serge ferrari 832
Producer: SOS Fabrication
Supplier: HVG Australia

Design Name
Sam Burke

Design Company
VECTOR Shade Structures

Fabrication Company
SOS Fabrication

Project Manager Name
Mark Evans

Project Manager Company
VECTOR Shade Structures

Installation Company
Vector Shade Structures

Please describe the project specifications

Existing steel structure with dual conic design canopy, off to the northern side was another canopy attached to concrete exhaust structure for the below car park.

Perimeter beam acted as a gutter and sail track was fixed to the steel. Internal central masts for tensioning

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

The existing canopy was approx 15 years old and in poor condition visually. Also the steel guttering system and canopy was leaking into the newly refurbished restaurant

The client requested the twin conic be replaced and all areas resealed and waterproofed and that the northern canopy be removed and a new insulated panel roof be installed to match in with the conic.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The existing steel was in reasonable condition, however,when we had a 3D digital survey completed it was noted that the whole structure was not not square. This meant that the design of the conics was very important to ensure that they tensioned correctly and that all fittings were in the correct place. All of the sail track was replaced, all holes and fixing were re drilled and treated and the track re-instated. A crane was used during the installation with a custom made spreader bar. The fire services located inside the restaurant had to removed and re-directed, all of the cable lighting had to be removed along with the timber cladding.

Joining the insulated panel to the canopy required some design ingenuity and custom fabric flashing were designed and installed

What were the results of the project?

An excellent finish with minimal disruption to the restaurant, NO MORE LEAKS.

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