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Adding Style and Security to a Cleveland Parking Garage

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

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The Hole Objective

Planners wanted Cleveland State University’s parking garage to stand out on its busy corner, yet remain safe for students. The challenge was finding a product that provided both the beauty and security they desired.

McNICHOLS® Techna 3155 Wire Mesh used at Cleveland State University's parking garage
Slotted Perforated sunshade on the 4th floor of Cleveland State University's parking garage

The Hole Solution

McNICHOLS® Techna 3155 Wire Mesh was chosen because its double-weave pattern had the strength and desired open area for security and visibility, but also 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. On one side of the garage, panels were set on an angle from the building. At the top floor of the garage, the Slotted Perforated panels form a sunshade, providing shade while students wait for the garage elevators. In keeping with the University’s emblem, not to mention boldly identifying the garage for miles, panels along one side were powder coated green to match the school’s colors.

Slotted Perforated panels at Cleveland State University's parking garage
Looking out through Slotted Perforated panels at Cleveland State University's parking garage

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

  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Lightweight
  • Strength for security purposes
  • Safety for visibility
  • Sunshading properties for Perforated
  • Sustainable and recyclable
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Ease of installation


Adding Style and Security to a Cleveland Parking Garage
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