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Sustainable Design: measure twice cut once

A key component of Sustainable Design embraced by Deepstream is adaptability. Adaptive design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it.

Adaptive design may be required in advance as a design feature on projects where ongoing work will require an installation to move. As other features are added to a project, DeepStream can work with your initial plans to reconfigure existing installations. This feature has many benefits for seasonal installation of planters for a sidewalk café or a restaurant patio.

There is never a design fee and reconfiguring may not even require new parts. If new parts are required, it’s a simple job for Deepstream to add a few additional joining planks and extrusions.

The rooftop dog park, photo below, is an example where the building developer may move an entire complex structure. The aluminum frame of the Deepstream modular wood planters that hold the wood and glass screen wall and gates can easily be disassembled and reconfigured.

Screen Wall and Enclosure System

If, for any reason, fixtures ordered months earlier in a project don’t fit when finally installed, the value of adaptive design is readily apparent. A miscalculation between initial measurements and “as-built” dimensions can be corrected easily in a cost effective manner literally overnight.

The 3 photos below show an example where DeepStream’s modular planter, created with adaptive design, allowed us to accommodate an unrecorded change in dimensions. At very little cost in time, dollars, or materials, we were able to supply new planks for the middle section of the multi-section planter.

Fiberglass, metal, or concrete planters would have not been able to accommodate this type of error common on large projects.

Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
A 3 section modular wood planter before adapting the planter to the as built measurements
Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
The 3 section modular wood planter after adapting the planter to the as built measurements
Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
The 3 section modular wood planter showing the modified middle planks and frame connecting the ends

While the new wood planks will take a week or so to fade to match the color of existing planks, the same adaptive design feature allows for replacement of parts or further adaptation for the life of the planter.

To put the adaptive design principle of Sustainable Design to work for your project go to www.DeepStreamDesign.com