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The owners of the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops chose to bring adaptability to the building’s inner courtyard, an event space, and the connector between the shopping center and the multilevel parking/office structure.

With a simple wireless remote control, the En-Fold® is deployed across the courtyard space and is tensioned using a patent-pending belt drive system. Strong architectural fabric panels shield the area below from inclement weather or harsh sunlight. The En-Fold® can withstand 30 psf wind load when fully tensioned, and is installed at an incline to shed rainwater and prevent water from pooling on the fabric panels.

With the addition of the En-Fold®, the restaurant owners and event planners can take advantage of the inner courtyard, while assuring that guests will enjoy a consistently comfortable environment—all with the push of a button.

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Project Information

Client: 
Bal Harbour Shops
Completion Date: 
10/2013
Project Scope: 
Design, Supply, and Installation
Project Engineer: 
Bart Riberich, Uni-Systems
Project Manager: 
Rob Dengler, Uni-Systems
Engineer of Record: 
Uni-Systems
Fabric Fabricator: 
Lightweight Manufacturing
Steel Fabricator: 
Weldtec & Fab Inc. (Structural Fabricator)
Installer: 
Miami Awning
Plan Area: 
4107 sq ft
Design Wind Load: 
30 psf
En‐Fold Retractable Canopy: 

Surface Area: 4160 sq ft

Extension: 52’

Width: 81’-4’

Number of Drive Beams: 5

Fabric: Sefar Tenara® 4T40

Fabric Pretension: 10 lbs. per inch