A prominent real estate company in Tampa chose McNICHOLS® Designer Mesh TECHNA™ 3150. They planned to utilize the designer wire mesh through their office building near Hillsborough Bay. By implementing the wire mesh panels as security screens would satisfy the building code requirements for the parking garage.
First, the panels would act as a safety barrier to a nearby retention pond. Simultaneously, they would also need to preserve the upscale nature of the building's contemporary design. Therefore, the materials used had to be not only attractive but also sturdy and resistant. Given that the corrosive salt breeze from the bay water 100 feet away would impact the structure. At the same time, the materials also had to protect the interior from the potential hazard of wind-blown debris.
The parking garage openings varied in shape and size. From 17 feet by 11 feet to 9 feet by 15 feet, creating a need for five design configurations. The Wire Mesh was fabricated into doors and infill panels framed by aluminum tubes for support in a refined manner in character with the mullions in the windows. Therefore, the fabricated panels ranged in size from 5 feet by 8 feet to 9 feet by 15 feet to correspond with the garage openings.
The perimeter frames enclosed the panels like a sandwich. All panels and mounting assembly were powder coated in a textured royal blue. This customization was added to match the windows on the office levels above.
Satisfied with the look of the garage enclosure, the owner then decided to dress up an unsightly dumpster enclosure. Sheet metal was affixed to the same Techna™ Wire Mesh. Lastly, it was framed for a handsome metal gate partition, powder-coated blue to match the garage.
Security screens using McNICHOLS® Designer Metal TECHNA™ 3150 for an executive parking garage in Tampa, Florida.