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Canopy “break away” ties

Features | April 1, 2004 | By:

A fabric covered courtyard canopy at a large high-rise office complex in Houston required specially designed “break away” roof attachments. The detail involved using a combination D-ring and extra-high tensile strength nylon zip ties calculated to break at the required high winds release measure of 112km/hr. The fabric roof has tabs sewn underneath which hold the D-rings, which in turn are strapped to the normal canopy lace rod welded to the canopy frame.

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