Since 1931 Universal Builders Supply (UBS) has been innovating overhead protection systems for construction and restoration projects of all sizes. Traditional overhead protection has a utilitarian look constructed of metal posts, braces, and plywood that can impede pedestrian traffic and obstruct visibility. Canopy was developed to meet evolving customer needs and combines form and function with aesthetics for a contemporary design that meets code and maintains structural integrity. By utilizing Canopy, an unsightly construction site can be transformed into an entirely different environment, creating a safer and more pleasant experience for everyone!
With its capacity to sustain a heavy-duty 300 psf live load, Canopy qualifies as a NYC Heavy Duty Shed. This rating is the most stringent in North America, allowing Canopy to be deployed across the country. Canopy complies with all local regulations and is capable of supporting scaffolding. It is appropriate for use with new construction, facade restoration, and maintenance projects.
Engineering and Construction
Canopy evolved through decades of providing protection systems to the construction industry. Our in-house engineering team developed Canopy’s patented design and they manage quality control and on-site inspection of the final installation. With its flexible design, Canopy meets the unique needs of a wide range of projects and a diverse group of customers, from development companies to landlords and business owners. Frame components are made from high-strength, lightweight aluminum. The four-layer painted finish is resistant to all weather conditions, allowing Canopy to maintain its clean appearance for extended periods of time.
LED Illumination, Signage, and Deck Customization
Canopy’s proprietary color LED lighting system is customizable and offers enhanced safety and visibility for pedestrians at night. The open mesh parapet is designed to accommodate custom signage and the deck construction is available in a variety of materials.