GCA were requested by Unique Metal Glass to undertake structural design and assessment for a bespoke feature canopy to a London hotel, constructed in steel and glass.
As the canopy replaced an existing structure, the original fixing points to the building were fixed. GCA developed their solution to ensure the new structure used the existing fixings, saving overall costs.
GCA undertook a thorough assessment of wind and snow loads, ensuring a robust design which minimised fabrication costs. A combination of hand calculations and 3D analysis of the frame was used to determine the forces in the structure and carry out the element and connection design.