High-end materials and finishes used for expensive facades
Glass for showroomsTypically self-supported by a curtain wall system
Regular window and door framingEither punched openings or storefront
Understanding of metal panel attachment methodologies
How to work with sloping, curving walls
Canopies and parapets at entryways
Parapets to display corporate logos or vehicle names
Iron Engineering provides cold-formed steel engineering, shop drawings and inspection services for contractors, panel manufacturers and architects.
We have extensive experience working on new dealership projects, including those with newer, more innovative designs such as curved and sloping walls and rippling canopies.
Architects and contractors put a lot of thought into the materials used to create distinctive facades for dealerships. Here are some important considerations and common challenges we see in these types of projects:
More car/auto dealerships are embracing a “playful” design aspect and incorporating curved or sloping walls. Our work has also included dealerships with sloped window jambs and rippling canopies.
This Ira Audi dealership is a sleek 40,000-square-foot structure with large non-rectangular glazing panels and sloping interior walls. Iron Engineering provided the CFS structural engineering and shop drawings for both the exterior and interior wall framing
Iron Engineering provided the cold-formed steel design for the exterior wall and soffit framing for this 50,000-square foot two-story car dealership renovation. Through façade inspections provided by Iron Engineering.