Field conditions occasionally require modifications on site to planted green wall panels. The advantage of using the metal panel system is that it easily allows field modification. Sometimes unexpected these conditions don’t necessarily have to stop the progress of the job. Here are some of our methods for customization we have used in the field. For pipe and electrical fixture penetrations these aluminum boxes were fabricated in our shop from .090 aluminum sheet.
Mark out back of panel then cut with grinder
Remove the cut portion of the back
Cut and remove a proton of the cell dividers
Insert the box with structural sealant applied to the flange. Attach with stainless steel screws.
Locate the pipe penetration and mark out the box
Use a hole saw to cut the pipe opening.
—MODIFICATIONS FOR UNEXPECTED FEILD CONDITIONS—-
Encountering a door height that was higher than the approved shop drawings was cause for modifying the height of a green wall panel
Cut off bottom of the panel after removing plants
Mark out and cut off sides of panels with shears to necessary height. Leave the rear piece intact.
Cut back cell partitions and bevel leaving a center tab intact
Slide the bottom piece on pulling the tabs through
Fold back tabs to secure the bottom
Install with rear piece overlapping and apply structural sealant
Attach with stainless steel screws and the panel is ready to replant and install.