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Port Dover

LocationPort Dover

StructureFree-Span Shade Sail Fabric Structure

Port Dover is a beautiful waterfront town in Norfolk County, Ontario. They recently undertook a waterfront revitalization project, including the improvement of area walking access and the installation of a fabric structure to shelter entertainers performing next to their Harbour Museum.

TensArch used a waterproof material to extend the usage of the shade structure into the should seasons. Engineering considerations were specific to the waterproof material, which is much heavier and thus produces a higher load. Waterproof sails add more longevity to your structure and create a useable space in inclement weather conditions.

Because the shade structure was so close to the water, the water table was a major consideration when installing the posts. With proper planning, our footings were able to maintain a dry pouring environment, which was particularly important due to the increased post sizes to accommodate the added load of the waterproof sail.

FabricWaterproof Ferrari 802

SectorPublic Spaces

Size800 sq ft

OwnerCity of Port Dover

Completion DateJuly 2015

Architect/EngineerAdvanced Shade Systems/TensArch


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