Completed to the highest standard
The frame itself was complex. Kudos to the engineers, fabricators and our installers the recognition they deserve for doing such a fantastic job on such a complicated and at times awkward structure! The fabrication of the PVC canopy also offered up a good number of challenges. The shaped panels required precision welding along curves – something that is a lot more difficult than it sounds!
We delivered the whole canopy top (except the columns) to site, assembled it and tensioned the membrane in one night between the hours of 8pm and 6am. This ensured minimal disruption and inconvenience to Air New Zealand’s VIP customers. The install team all agree that this was rather a marathon, but also hugely rewarding!
Integrated into the canopy is a hidden storm-water management system. Minimal detailing has resulted in a clean, streamlined structure. Lighting has also been installed. The canopy makes for an impressive sight at night, with the light reflecting off the white PVC of the cover. It also proves that once the Shade Systems team commits to something, they see it through to the highest standard regardless of the difficulties we have to overcome on the way to completion!