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October 13, 2023 Georgia World Congress Center Canopy

Panel Built designs and manufactures a custom steel canopy for the Georgia World Congress Center.


The Georgia World Congress Center needed to replace an existing canopy covering the entrance to their registration hall at GWCC Building B. As the most commonly used entrance for the facility, the new structure was designed to have clear and opaque polycarbonate panels, allowing natural lighting and versatile lighting controls to change colors. The new construction required a unique solution as the new canopy needed to be manufactured and installed, considering the on-site surfaces. The existing structure was completed in the 1980s, creating some unique challenges to ensure the new canopy would be plumb and level.

panel built steel canopy at georgia world congress center


Panel Built Project Manager Tony Hanson and our installers worked with Manhattan Construction to create a plan to work within the allowable limits on-site. With the canopy on an elevated roadway, strict weight loading limits were required, creating a complicated process for staging materials, workspace, and installation. All installation would have to be completed with forklifts. Fabrication, erection, and sequencing plans had to be redesigned to accommodate all these challenges. This was the key ingredient to success. The installation overcame 40 weather-impacted days, tight work areas, and other unforeseen conditions on-site.

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Overall, the project with Manhattan Construction was a success, with the canopy being a key component for on-time completion. “The flexibility and dedication given by Panel Built made the overall project successful,” said Superintendent Aj Lytle.

“The flexibility and Center Canopy dedication that was given by Panel Built made the overall project successful.” – Ajeruhn Lytle Manhattan Construction.


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