Raising The Roof in Lakeland Florida

Fun engineering has always been a staple at Atlantic Industrial Technologies. We were honored to be selected to design, manufacture, install, and commission the hydraulics and controls for this roof raising endeavor. The 160,000-square-foot innovation, science and technology building at Florida Polytechnic University will be the cornerstone of the new campus in Lakeland, FL. Less than 20 minutes from Orlando, the building was designed by Santiago Calatrava.

The hydraulic system along with our network of controls:

¨ Utilize 94 hydraulic cylinders to position 60 foot louvers

¨ Track the sun to provide optimal building shade throughout the day

¨ Use anemometer and lighting detection feedback to shut down roof ASAP

¨ Can control each louver individually to change the shape of the roof