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Cleveland Parking Garage Infill Panels Add Style & Security

McNICHOLS® Designer Mesh and Perforated Metal form eye-catching security structures for Cleveland State University parking garage.

The Hole Objective

Planners wanted Cleveland State University’s parking garage to stand out on its busy corner. But, the garage needed to remain safe for students. The challenge was finding a product that provided the aesthetics as well as the security they desired. The solution was incorporating parking garage infill panels using McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh.

Slotted Perforated infill panels positioned on the roof as a sunshade.
Slotted Perforated sunshade on the 4th floor of Cleveland State University's parking garage.

The Hole Solution: Parking Garage Infill Panels

Planners chose McNICHOLS® Techna 3155 Wire Mesh for the project. The double-weave pattern had the strength and desired open area for security and visibility. Additionally, it had a high-end visual appeal fitting for the first floor of the parking garage. For the upper levels, planners chose McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal with a slotted configuration.

The panels on one side of the garage were set at an angle from the building. At the top floor of the garage, the Slotted Perforated panels form a sunshade. This provides shade to students while they wait for the garage elevators.

In keeping with the University’s branding, panels along one side were powder-coated green to match the school’s colors. It also helped visitors identify the garage from far distances.

Slotted Perforated Metal infill panels used for security inside the parking garage.
Looking out through Slotted Perforated panels from inside Cleveland State University's parking garage.

Featured Product & Benefits

McNICHOLS® Perforated Metal, Slotted, Aluminum, Type 3003-H14, .125O" Thick (8 Gauge), 1/2" x 2" Round End Slot, Side Staggered, 45% Open Area

McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh, Designer Mesh, TECHNA™ 3155, Aluminum, Type 1350-H19, Woven - Lockcrimp Weave, 75% Open Area

  • Aesthetics
  • Lightweight
  • Strength for security purposes
  • Safety for visibility
  • Sunshade characteristics (Slotted Hole Perforated Metal)
  • Sustainable and recyclable
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Ease of installation

If you want to learn more about McNICHOLS® Slotted Hole Perforated Metal or Designer Wire Mesh, we are ready and Inspired to Serve® you at 855.318.8791, [email protected], or via Live Chat on