Parap Leisure Centre in Darwin underwent a $15.4 million upgrade in 2017, including a new 50-metre Olympic pool. The project was the design and construction of a large clear span shade canopy over the pool, protecting swimmers from harsh UV rays, but also remaining bright and airy using
translucent fabric. The steelwork design appears simple; however, spanning 56 metres using a single CHS designed to resist cyclonic wind loads required
a large 460mm diameter CHS pipe that was anything but simple to install! The fabric installation method was also complex. The client was very happy with
the completed project, and the fabric installation went amazingly well.