AIRPORTS

Airport Helix Project

Metal Roofing Project - 2020

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Project Scope

This service project took place at a very prominent airport in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Supreme received a call and responded to a carport helix at a parking garage that had been damaged due to a recent windstorm that swept through the area. This helix possessed a unique setup in that it is a ramp of sorts, allowing cars to navigate from level to level in the parking garage. With the recent windstorm, it damaged several soffits, including fascia from the metal canopy structure, some of which completely detached and dropped on the ramp pathway.

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Project Scope

This service project took place at a very prominent airport in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Supreme received a call and responded to a carport helix at a parking garage that had been damaged due to a recent windstorm that swept through the area. This helix possessed a unique setup in that it is a ramp of sorts, allowing cars to navigate from level to level in the parking garage. With the recent windstorm, it damaged several soffits, including fascia from the metal canopy structure, some of which completely detached and dropped on the ramp pathway.

Supreme immediately dispatched a sheet metal crew from our Dallas (Headquarters) office to assess the issues and determine what it would require to properly repair the damaged structure. After determining that this was a fascia metal panel issue, we proceeded to match up the color, sizing and determine the best game plan to make the repair and prevent the same occurrence in the future.

We asked the airport to provide some of the information from the original design to make sure we matched and repaired the metal panels according to the original design of the helix. That allowed us to make sure we installed accurate matches (width, length, weight) of the metal panels and accompanying accessories to get the repair completed.

The logistics of this job were the biggest challenge as we brought in multiple different lifts. One, to make the install more expedient, but two, because this structure is a canopy over the helix in a spiral rampway, it added several issues with safety and reaching it. The lifts had to be operated on the roadway ramp, which had a steep incline.

Some of the panels were custom fit and had to be crafted – measured, cut, trialed, cut again, and installed. On a structure like this one, a lot of times, adjusting one panel could affect 10 others as they were all linked together. This project showcased another example of our experience, craftsmanship and capabilities to respond to an emergency project in a timely manner.