Birdair Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., has an impressive portfolio of custom lightweight roofing, shading and tensile fabric structures, designed for malls, stadiums and airports. For customers seeking Birdair’s soaring designs on a smaller scale or with a limited budget, the company offers pre-engineered modular systems that “cost-effectively visually transform ordinary landscapes and streetscapes,” says Michele Roth, Birdair marketing manager.
The modular systems come in a range of shapes, sizes and colors and are meant to be permanent installations suitable for outdoor architectural environments. Supporting frames feature two-part paint and hot-dipped galvanized marine-grade 316 stainless steel. PVC canopies are waterproof, anti-fungal, UV resistant and easy to clean. Modular systems can be linked to provide a single continuous canopy, and are available in standard sizes.