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    Fully Accessible Bleachers for Greater Fort Erie Secondary School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 6, 2018 4:07:00 AM

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    Looking directly into the backyard of Buffalo, New York, Fort Erie is one of the Niagara area’s fastest growing communities located along the banks of the Niagara River.

    With a backstory that dates back to the War of 1812, Old Fort Erie attracts visitors from across the country looking for a historic re-enactment and a trip back to a pivotal time in Canadian history.

    We had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful town after being enlisted by the District School Board of Niagara to design, supply and install a completely new seating structure for a local high school.

    Working closely with the school board, we received details about the scope of the project, which was to be installed at Greater Fort Erie Secondary School.

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    As the school’s athletic programming continues to grow, a bleacher seating structure was requested to be placed perfectly along the school’s track and sports field. In keeping with accessibility compliance and an inclusive spectator environment, the school also was interested in making the bleachers completely accessible.

    What was eventually settled on was a new eight-tier, 100-foot-long non-elevated angle-frame bleacher that would accommodate upwards of 450 spectators for upcoming sporting events at the school. Our design team quickly got to work and included a completely customer grade-level, three-row truncated accessible wheelchair seating notch outs, allowing those watching events from wheelchairs some of the best vantage points possible.

     

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