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Retractableawnings.com® won 4 awards (3 Award of Excellence and 1 Outstanding Achievement) at IFAI Expo 2021…….the most ever for Retractableawnings.com® in the same year and more than any other awning, pergola, screen, or canopy company worldwide in 2021. Below are the links to the 4 project winners. To view detailed project descriptions, pictures, and more click on each link below:
Summary: Outdoor living structure with a waterproof retractable roof system with custom drainage and sliding glass doors to entertain guests year-round by using air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter.
Summary: 6 retractable freestanding pergola cover systems with rear water flow installed poolside into custom-made hurricane-proof steel structures provided by a 3rd party.
Summary: 7 slide on wire canopies to cover the existing seating area for a New York restaurant. Due to the large projection at 37’6”, four of the units required custom-made stainless steel guidewire along with heavy-duty commercial grade stainless steel components.
Summary: Retractable flat pergola roof with posts attached to the top of the front wall to allow rainwater to drain off the front of the balcony wall into the downspout thus preventing water from collecting on the floor.
NASHVILLE, TN USA - Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. 3 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. These awards recognize design excellence in specialty fabrics applications in seven major categories and 44 sub-categories.
This year marked the 75th Anniversary of the IAA's recognizing truly spectacular and detailed work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. IFAI’s goal with the IAA's is to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications in the rapidly growing, $130 billion-plus dollar global fabrics marketplace.
IFAI received a total of 223 entries from 14 countries in 44 categories for this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals.
The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association with more than 1,600 member companies representing the international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.