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Customized services make unique park design possible

Cary, NC

Combining Engineering expertise and preassembly capabilities to provide specialized formwork requirements.

A new 7-acre urban park under development in Cary will be the first of its kind in central North Carolina. With a nature-inspired play theme, the park will provide a variety of outdoor areas, including a pavilion, a children’s play area, elevated walkways over green spaces, and a dog park containing a “Bark Bar.” The dog-friendly Bark Bar will serve adults locally sourced brews and other beverages while the dogs are playing. The unique design of the roofs for the Bark Bar called for Doka’s engineering department to develop specialized solutions. The structure of the Bark Bar and the courtyard use a roof design that is broken into two parts. Doka was brought in on this project due to our ability to assemble the various shaped tables in our yards, saving space on the urban site. The two roofs and the ring beam of the Bark Bar called for using Dokaflex for the flat roof, and as well to support the bottom of the ring beam. Dokaflex ready-touse tables were used to meet the geometry of the structure. The courtyard area has a sloped gable radius roof. Doka’s custom tables were supported by Staxo frames using custom wood wedges to sustain the sloped radius roof. With its easy-to-handle component parts and ability to fly entire pre-assembled units, it can speed up the progress.

The Challenge:
Designing the structure was actually the largest challenge. The shape of the structure dictated our engineer to work closely with Briegan Concrete to get the correct information and then be able to design the structure.

The Solution:
Doka designed and built the slab panels in our Lawrenceville, GA., assembly warehouse. Since the roof is serpentine shaped, we were able to cut shaping timbers on our CNC machine to build the various shaped tables. Also, assembling the custom tables off-site, opened up space for the contractor to work.

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The Facts

Project Name
Cary Park Bark Barl
Cary, NC
Type of structure
Bark Bar – A dog park area with a bar that will serve adult beverages.
Town of Cary, NC
General Contractor
Balfour Beatty
Concrete Contractor
Briegan Concrete

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