Canopy

This deceptively complex project began as a simple replacement canopy over an industrial fueling platform. Unfortunately, existing utilities and services meant the entire structure had to be supported on just two columns... 50' apart. Wind and gravity loads on such a long, two-column span are minimized with a wing-shaped structure to part high winds with the widest part of the beam in the center like an airplane wing. The covering is a translucent polycarbonate to maximize natural light.

It's impossible to pull off a project like this without excellent partners: Red Engineering & Design (structural engineering), Muter Construction (general contractor), Peak Steel (fabrication).