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Mills Fleet Farm Parking Garage, Minneapolis

At entrances to Mills Fleet Farm Parking Garage, perforated metal not only functions as screenwalls, it features distinct images of woodlands as well. To construct the feature walls, Innovative Building Concepts LLC installed 4,418 square feet of Dri-Design’s 0.08-inch aluminum panels with perforated imaging.

To support the 4-foot by 4-foot perforated panels Innovative Building Concepts designed, engineered and installed a back-up panel grid that floats in front of the parking ramp slab edges. This allows for deflection and movement between the floors. Clip angles have slots that allow for up and down movement, and the bottom clips are weight bearing.

Travis Jeffrey, business development manager at Innovative Building Concepts, says, “When using panels that do not require wind clips, the installation is relatively simple; that is the main selling point for us. The quality of the panel itself and beautiful paint finishes make us feel proud to install Dri-Design.”

The 1,610-stall parking ramp is located in the Downtown East neighborhood of the city and was completed in January 2016.