2012 – Year in Review Part 1

We’re a little late in getting this up, but this is the first in a series of project reviews from 2012.  The year started off fairly quietly in the shop with the fabrication of the frame for Tracadie Bay, PEI.  The tranquility of the early spring was interrupted by the sudden addition of the Maritime Museum project.

We were given a record-breaking three weeks lead time to design, fabricate and install a 24′ x 32′, gable-roof outdoor structure.  After a couple of very quick design sessions and consultations with the client, we prepared the detailed shop drawings, ordered the timbers and began layout and cutting of this unique outdoor frame.  We somehow managed to get the frame up just in time – ready for the memorial for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy.

The folks at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic were amazing to work with, and had some great ideas and input.  We really appreciate everything they did to help pull this wonderful project off in record time.  The structure is intended to be used as an outdoor stage and sitting area, with plans to enclose the frame and use it for covered storage in the off-season.

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Mark GIllis, P.Eng is an award-winning designer and the owner of GIllis & Company Timber Frames.

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