The Florida International University in Miami, FL, first approached Gorilla Netting in early 2020. FIU is well known for its Wall of Wind (WOW) hurricane research center, which defies the usual limitations of laboratory tests. The Wall of Wind consists of six industrial fans to test to failure full-sized structures such as site-built or manufactured housing and small commercial structures in hurricane-force winds.
Gorilla Netting worked with Wall of Wind engineers to design a Custom Netted Debris Containment System (enclosure) using a particular type of netting for this project. It was custom-made just for the Wall of Wind facility and had to be strong enough to withhold the hurricane-force winds created by the industrial fans. Gorilla Netting used H2 class wood poles, powerline/utility-grade hardware, and wire rope to complete the project.
As always, Gorilla Netting’s custom netting systems, materials, and labor are backed by a full coverage 5-year warranty.
Contact a Gorilla Netting representative today for more information on custom barrier netting applications.