The ornate design of the new Lin’s Asian Buffet in Oklahoma City, OK, relies heavily on complex radius theme elements utilizing approximately 1,200 feet of Flex-C Trac® and Flex-C Arch from Flex-Ability Concepts.
The Flex-C Trac system provides an easy way for builders to frame high quality curves by utilizing a simple, flexible metal track or plate for use with wood or metal studs.
Elaborate arches and circular ceiling applications are a trademark interior look for the Texas-based chain of restaurants. Flex-C Trac was also used to frame the curved exterior roof edges that helped create a pagoda-like appearance.
The general contractor on the project was Minnix Commercial Construction, Lubbock, TX. According to project manager Jim McMillan, Minnix has used Flex-C Trac on other similar restaurant projects. “It’s the only type of framing system that works on a job like this,” McMillan said. “The crew laid out arcs and circles on the floor and then used a laser to shoot the work points straight up. Whenever a client needs a curve or radius, it’s the product to use.”
Architectural design for the project was provided by Consolidated Architecture and Planning Services, Inc., Houston, TX. The distributor for the Flex-Ability Concepts products was Oklahoma Building Supply, Oklahoma City.