Clark Machine was contracted to fabricate (2) 252’ long, 12’ 9” high, and 13’ wide pedestrian canopies at an airport to provide a safe space, out of the elements, for pedestrians to wait for their app-based ride share vehicles. This project was for a Washington DC based customer for traffic relief purposes at the airport. Completing this project required Clark Machine to adhere to a customer-led production schedule and the ability to work within the unique constraints of government regulations.
The customer-provided CAD drawings and design specs allowed us to focus entirely fabrication during this project. Primary construction of the canopies was conducted through CNC plasma cutting, press brake sheet forming, fit-up assembly, and final welding by MIG, FCAW, and SMAW techniques. Utilizing square tube, steel beam posts, and decking panels, this project was then galvanized. A 3-part water-based industrial urethane paint system was applied by an AISC Sophisticated Painter. Quality checks were performed internally in conjunction with a 3rd party inspector.
Our varied arsenal of advanced fabrication strategies provides strongly integrated production, making a durable and reliable product possible. A comprehensive set up allowed for continuous communication with the customer without any sacrifice to product turnaround.