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Lakes Region General Hospital

80 Highland Street, Laconia, NH, 03246

A really challenging canopy

The ambulance canopy at Lakes Region General Hospital was challenging from the start. The center piece of this canopy, 30 in. diameter and 2 in. thick pipes, rarely used in structural steel projects, were nowhere near to be found.

Securing the material proved to be a procurement challenge.  The pipes had to be imported from Korea and sent toTexas to be curved according to specifications,  and than rerouted to our plant for preparation work

Furthermore, the round and curved shape of the pipes made the connection extremely complex. Our connection engineering team rose to the occasion and, due to the complexity, some rework was performed at the job site to make final adjustments.

Ingeniously resourceful

Our Time Engineering team constantly altered work flow to accommodate constant small modifications to the original plans in addition to coordinating with the other trades for beam penetration and miscellaneous steel requirements.

Three quarters of the way through the canopy project, Canatal had to replace the erector “in extremis” to insure that the project could be completed as scheduled. We still managed to deliver on time.”

Again, Canatal adapted to fluctuating circumstances and delivered.

Steel tonnage: 866 tons

Owner : Lakes Region General Hospital, Architects : Di Giorgio Associates Inc, Structural Engineer : Engineers Design Group, General Contractor : Monitor Builders, Inc.

Our ultimate goal is to offer clients No-Risk structural steel projects

Project Challenges

  • Geometrical complexity
  • Logistics intricacies
  • Special and oversized steel members
  • Procurement issues and material availability
  • Special products and Intricate connections
  • Erection complexities, work around an existing building
  • Numerous and constant modifications

No matter the challenge… we deliver!