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The Beachwalk, a new luxury condominium development at Hallendale Beach, near Miami, needed a protective cover for a terrace that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The client requested a 25‐ft‐by‐70‐ft‐wide En‐Fold combination shade/rain canopy for a second floor terrace used by the bar/restaurant at the condo’s private beach club.

The client’s budget and timeframe were extremely tight with special urgency tied to a ceremonial grand opening that would be webcast live as part of a luxury home show. To fit the budget and the compressed construction time, the number of drive beams was reduced from four to three and the width of fabric canopy cut back to 60 ft. Designed for a wind load of 20psf, the canopy has an automated sensor that retracts in case of severe weather.

The En‐Fold retractable canopy blends beautifully with the clean, modern façade of the South Florida architecture and provides a comfortable, and consistently reliable, climate-protective setting for residents and their guests.

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Project Information

Client: 
The Related Group
Completion Date: 
07/2015
Project Scope: 
Design, supply and installation supervision
Engineer of Record: 
Lane Structural Engineering
Fabric Fabricator: 
Awnings of Hollywood
Steel Fabricator: 
Awnings of Hollywood
General Contractor: 
HRC Construction Corp.
Plan Area: 
1,500‐sq ft
Design Wind Load: 
20psf
En‐Fold Retractable Canopy: 

Extension 25 ft

Width: 60-ft

Number of drive beams: 3

Fabric: Sefar Tenara® 4T40