MOVEMENT:
>  U OF S TESTING
>  BASE PLATE
LANDSCAPING
STAMPED CONCRETE
LIGHTING:
>  TOP LIGHTS
>  COLOURED LIGHTS

 
Most of the technology in this project is found the base plate of each pole. Designed in collaboration with our engineer Brian Brownlee, the base plate assembly consists of two base plate; one on the bottom that is fixed, and one on top  that is attached to the pole. The top plate is positioned between two resilient rubber pads. While rotating about a bearing pin in the center of the plates,  the poles are able to move slightly as the wind forces the pads to compress. This design allows the poles to move slightly in light winds and prevents excessive movement in heavy winds.
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