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the finished
[ PROJECT ]

Ourisman Honda parking garage facade

C

LOCATION
Bethesda, Md.
TEXTILE
PVC mesh
SIZE
11,000 square feet
ARCHITECT
Page Southerland Page Inc.
CONTRACTOR
Utica Contracting Inc.
DESIGN, ENGINEERING,
FABRICATION, INSTALLATION
Big Span Structures

apital Crescent Trail users in
Bethesda, Md., are enjoying an
aesthetically pleasing facade
of digitally printed blue sky and bird
silhouettes, designed and installed
by Big Span Structures as part of a
parking garage expansion project.
In addition to the eye-catching view
in place of an otherwise typical
concrete parking garage system, the
11,000-square-foot facade provides
protection from the elements and
privacy within the garage while
allowing natural ventilation.
" With the garage being constructed
right next to the Capital Crescent Trail,
this project required a great deal of
precision, " says James Dougherty,
vice president, Utica Contracting Inc.
" Big Span's installation crews were
very sensitive to the hundreds of
pedestrians along the trail, all while
conducting an effective installation. "
Because of the specialized 3D shape
of the support steel framing system,
the panels were narrow, and Big Span
Structures had to split the panels
into three to four pieces to match up

the images correctly. Because the
printed panels could not be welded
over, the project required a pattern
plan with the graphic work split and
sectionalized accordingly to allow for
precision cutting and then ultimately
welding and fabricating the final
panel assembly.
A fully recyclable and zero-waste
industrial product, the PVC membrane
utilized in this project is fire resistant
and meets numerous energy code
standards, while being a great
medium for print. The chosen and
specified attachment method was
a grommet and lacing detail.
Photos: Big Span Structures.

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