Boreal Plunge

Shade Structures debuted this beautiful fabric structure for the Boreal Plunge park playground in the new community of Ladera Ranch in Southern California. The 50-foot by 60-foot multilevel SuperSpan structure creates a unique focal point and provides plenty of shade where newer trees and landscaping have yet to fill out. The red and white mesh fabrics perfectly match the play equipment underneath and, more importantly, reduce temperatures while blocking out up to 97 percent of the sun's harmful UV rays. Shade Structures screen the sun, keep the fun.

Shade Structures: 800-50-SHADE (507-4233)

Membrane Structures

SummitTM Structures is a leading pre-engineered, steel-framed membrane building supplier, offering design, construction and project management services to clients worldwide. Summit Structures provides clear-span building solutions up to 300 feet wide and to any length desired. Backed by a comprehensive warranty, Summit Structures buildings are produced at an ISO 9001:2000 certified facility. The 150,000-square-foot facility is an industry benchmark, using the most innovative systems and machinery, including being established inside two TITAN® buildings—the product Summit Structures is renowned for. Summit Structures believes in excellence in every aspect of business and promotes an entrepreneurial spirit in making excellence achievable.

Summit Structures: 800-615-4777

Beyond the Fence

Evolution Fence Company, a manufacturer of quality ornamental, powder-coated aluminum fencing, has unveiled a new pergola product as an upgrade option for its line of fencing. The new pergola is 7 feet, 6 inches tall with a standard 3-foot by 7-foot top. Custom sizes are also available. This one-of-a-kind look can easily be added to the commercial fence line for enclosing park and recreation areas. Set your fence project apart from the crowd.

Evolution Fence Company: 631-951-9800

Gimme Shelters

Natural Structures offers eight different series of shelters and pavilions, creating a spectacular natural setting for weddings, outdoor parties and those out-of-the-way hide-aways. Natural Structures shelters are clear span and feature fully enclosed roof systems that are bird- and bee-proof. They are available in wood and steel posts with glu lam or steel beams featuring a variety of sizes, styles, materials and options. Custom designs are also available.

Natural Structures: 800-252-8475

The Air in There

Air Structures American Technologies Inc. has been a pioneer in the air-supported structure industry for more than 45 years of worldwide proven performance. ASATI provides designs, engineering, manufacturing and installation of custom air structures for multi-sports arenas, such as Hononegah in Rockton, Ill., Rutgers University, Texas Tech, the Healthquest Baseball Dome in Flemington, N.J., and Hampshire Hills, N.H., indoor golf such as Turning Stone Golf Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., and Tonawanda Golf Dome in New York, and the NFL training facilities for the Miami Dolphins, NY Jets and NY Giants. Thermaliner with R-12 value or higher when required.

Air Structures American Technologies Inc.: 800-AIR-BLDG (247-2534)


Solomon, Kan., got a face-lift in 2007, and a big part of that project was the custom shelter manufactured by ICON Shelter Systems Inc. The 19-foot square shelter designed by the Ken Ebert Design Group of Manhattan, Kan., features triple corner columns of 10-inch round pipe mounted on brick pedestals with precast caps. Custom handrails on two sides and custom tie beams at the tops of the columns finish the architectural detailing. The steel frame is E-coated and powder-coated Evergreen. The standing seam roof is also Evergreen. The suspended ceiling is preformed white soffit panels.

ICON Shelter Systems Inc.: 800-748-0985

Portable Shelter

Par-Kut International has been manufacturing quality long-lasting special-purpose portable steel shelters and buildings for 50 years. This is accomplished by merging Par-Kut's extensive design experience with single unit welded galvanized steel construction and UL certified factory-installed electrical. Uses include campground contact stations, dockmaster office, shelters (spectator, attendant, transit, smoking), booths (ticket, parking cashier, security, valet), concession stands, golf course starter booths and guardhouses, just to name a few. When selecting a pre-assembled building, consider durability, versatility and efficiency.

Par-Kut International Inc.: 800-394-6599

Aquatic Enclosure

Atria Commercial Aquatic Enclosures has improved its efficiency by assembling the enclosure's superstructure and framing members in the manufacturing plant, and welding connections into the largest pieces possible in a controlled environment. The superstructure is stronger and field installation time is shortened. Roof-only and special projects are also available. Additional features include choice of baked-on-color-coated superstructure and framing members, electric opening roof system, insulated light-transmitting polycarbonate roof glazing and sliding glass doors with screens.

CCSI International Inc.: 800-537-8231