PowerPark Systems, Research and Development to Extend Deflection Criteria for Car Park Solar Farms

Client PowerPark Systems
Project Value <$1M
Project Overview PowerPark Systems manufactures architecturally elegant steel shade structures for large carparks to house solar panels and provide shaded parking areas. The nature of their structures is not well-served by suggestions on limits of deflection for serviceability limits states checks.
JJR Involvement In this scope of work, JJR considered the relevant factors associated with deflection acceptance criterion and calculated a bespoke criterion that addresses serviceability of the structures without imposing undue conservatism and cost.