Multifield Construction Group recently completed the Lalor PreSchool and approached us during early stages of construction to design and construct a series of effective and aesthetically pleasing shade sails situated throughout numerous locations along the top level of the building with primary purpose to provide Sun protection along with convenience and shelter from winter conditions whilst being appealing. Structures By Design took on the role of Design and Construct for the shade sail works on this project due to the specificity of the shade coverage required.
Our premium high grade commercial Commshade90 Shade Cloth was the preferred option when designing the shade sails finished in two colour choices of Yellow and Aquamarine enhancing the atmosphere and bringing life to the preschool contrasting sufficiently against the smooth concrete finish. A total of x5 sails where required and after careful design and consultations with our engineer we devised an appropriate application for the main exposed area at the front of the building having x4 Hot Dipped Galvanised posts run up the specifically selected precast panels and stagger away from the centre of each sail to add shape and withstand tension. These were bolted at the bottom into the the existing slab where custom footings where concreted in to ensure sustainability, then secured in the middle with two L-Brackets and then once again at the high to secure the large span sails which interconnected at the middle and totaled 140sqm each therefore extra precautionary measures were undertaken.
22 wall plates were bolted to the precast at varying heights to give adequate shape and functionality with the following three sails requiring much less effort and spreading the vibrant colours around the entire building. Due to a careful design process and attention to detail these sails have achieved desired goals of flowing effortlessly with the building and granting a fun characteristic to the preschool in which our client was more than satisfied with.
Installation for this job ran sufficiently all going to plan and within time schedule. Structures By Design team is wrapped with how this job turned out and look forward to working with Multifield Constructions in the near future.
Client: Multifield Constructions
Location: Lalor Victoria
Programme: 2.5 months