Trident Support Flagpoles is currently putting the finishing touches on their World’s Tallest Obelisk-shaped Flagpole, constructed for the Bahria Town Group’s master-planned gated community located near Karachi Pakistan. Final erection and assembly of this unique and prestigious project has been ongoing at Bahria Town over the last several months, and the project is nearing completion with final commissioning and handover scheduled soon. [Read more…]
Trident Support Flagpoles, in cooperation with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, was recently awarded the World’s Record for “The largest flag flown from a flagpole”. This feat was accomplished by our team of flagpole specialists and flag fabricators and tailors, as assisted by the cooperation of Shurooq’s (Sharjah Investment and Development Authority’s) management and facilities team. The United Arab Emirates National Flag was 35 x 70 meters (or officially measured at 2,448.56 square meters), and was flown on the 123m flagpole located at Flag Island in Sharjah on 2 November 2017. Congratulations and well done to all!
For more information, see here: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-flag-flown
The Construction Specifier, February 10, 2017
Addressing an issue we see almost every day, this recent article in The Construction Specifier discusses various problems in architectural flagpole specifications which can affect the aesthetic and functional performance of the flagpole, as well as the project cost.
The Construction Specifier is a peer-reviewed U.S. publication targeted to those professionals who select, recommend and influence buying decisions. It is the official magazine of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), a national organization established in 1948. It remains the association’s primary vehicle for disseminating construction information and fostering communication amongst building design professionals.
See the article here: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/specifying-flagpoles-exploring-standards-and-common-errors/ or download a pdf copy of the article here:
We are proud to have recently completed a major retrofit and refurbishment of our first World Record Monumental™ Flagpole located near the Heritage Village site on the breakwater in Abu Dhabi. When it was originally constructed by us in 2001, this flagpole was the World’s Tallest Flagpole (Freestanding) at a height of 123 meters as recognized by Guinness World Records®. Recently, under a contract with the UAE’s Command of Military Works (GHQ-DMW), our team planned, designed and executed a major effort that involved completely removing the upper 10 meters of the pole and replacing it with a new and improved top section and cap assembly which brought the fifteen-year-old flagpole up to current standards and operational features.
Several technological improvements in flagpole design have occurred since the pole was originally constructed, which made it possible and desirable to update and retrofit the flagpole with newer components and design features for better reliability and ease of maintenance and operations. [Read more…]
When is something that should be good actually bad?
As Flagpole specialists, we get a number of “specification packages” (or “Section 10-7500” specs based generally on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Master Format numbering system) as part of bid requests from end-users, consultants, or general contractors. It’s amazing the incorrect or erroneous information many of these specification packages contain. It seems that there are a number of “templates” that must be circulating throughout the engineering or architectural consulting industry, that are meant to be used as a starting point for specifying flagpoles, which are meant to be tailored or customized for the specific desires and requirements of the project. But in many cases, either the consultants or engineers don’t realize that the templates have to be modified, or someone is in a hurry or sends them without an adequate knowledge about flagpoles. When this happens, and when these packages are sent out “as is” with no modification or customization, it results in a package that is generally worthless in terms of actually specifying what the client wants or needs.
The number one problem we see in the majority of spec packages that we receive for our specific market and installation here [Read more…]