Ohio Gratings, Inc. (OGi) provided its VisiScreen aluminum louver product for the Artech Condominium project in Florida. The primary application for the material was a functional and decorative grille system on an 800-foot-long, 5-story parking garage designed to resemble a cruise ship.
The VisiScreen material allowed for a 60% visual block and deflection of car headlights from adjacent condo buildings while allowing the parking garage to be ventilated naturally with 65% open air flow provided by the louvers. With the versatility of this product, the VisiScreen was also utilized in the skywalk, the parking garage to the condo building as well as an ornamental canopy for the car drop and the main entrance. At the penthouse level, the material was used as an ornamental handrail and cornice feature.
OGi's aluminum louver products are manufactured from 6000 series aluminum extrusions and are lightweight, allowing for easy installment. These green products are corrosion resistant and can be supplied with various finishes, including anodized and powder coated, which help to increase the longevity of the products. The aluminum louvers are ideal for visual barriers where total or partial concealment are requirements, as well as security screens, privacy fences, sunshades, light diffusers and reflectors.
From its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Canton, OH, and their other facilities in Ridgeland, SC; Houston, TX; and Lindon, UT; Ohio Gratings, Inc. offers an array of grating products and services that include an inventory of light duty steel and aluminum.
Since 1970, Ohio Gratings, Inc. has manufactured quality bar grating from traditional industrial flooring to architectural applications and offers design and custom fabrication services, engineering support, project budget estimates and shop drawings. The company operates in accordance with ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and NAAMM (National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers) standards. Some applications of OGi's bar grating products include entranceways, walkways for oil and gas platforms, water and wastewater treatment plants, stair treads, mezzanine decking, sun screens, vent grilles, handrail panels, security screens, louvers, visual barriers, fences, trenches, and more. For additional information, go to www.ohiogratings.com.