Kidspace Children’s Museum: Replacement Climbing Nets

Kidspace children’s museum is situated beside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. This highly regarded family destination has over 40 interactive exhibits and play experiences for everyone. Situated on what had been a horticultural center at Brookside Park, the museum opened its 3 acre campus in 2004. The museum focuses its developmental learning programs on… Read More »

American Dream: Indoor Adventureland

American Dream is situated in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the Meadowlands sports complex. The location had been proposed for re-development for decades. After several changes of ownership over many years, the Triple Five Group, who own two of North America’s largest malls (West Edmonton Mall and the Mall of America) took control of the project and… Read More »

Perimeter Netting Systems Provide Passive Safety Protection

There is a long history of using safety netting on construction sites, but it hasn’t always been that way. It wasn’t until mid-way through the 20th century that the first instances of fall protection netting were used on construction sites. The first large scale use was during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, where… Read More »

Port Discovery: From Factory to Installation

This year Pucuda was engaged to design, manufacture and install a climbing net system at Port Discovery Childrens Museum in Baltimore, MD. In this situation we were involved as a subcontractor to the firm Roto. Based in Dublin, Ohio, Roto is a full service design and manufacturing firm, specializing in exhibits for museums, science centers… Read More »

The Epic Construction of One Vanderbilt Ave, New York City

One Vanderbilt Ave, in New York City is nearing its completion. This new Leed Certified tower is rising beside historic Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. The project started in 2015 with the demolition of a group of older early 20th century era buildings that occupied the block bounded by Madison Avenue, Vanderbilt Avenue, and… Read More »

From Design, to Factory, to Installation

Last year Pucuda was hired to design and manufacture a climbing net playscape for a children’s science center in Canada. We like to be engaged in the early stages of projects, because we bring solutions to the table, before manufacturing starts. In this situation, Pucuda was a subcontractor to the project designer and the client… Read More »

Indoor Activity Centers Come of Age

  In the last few years there has been a seismic shifting of consumer’s shopping habits. A challenge for large brick-and-mortar retail centers from online shopping has disrupted the traditional focal point of the local mall from retail shopping to an office and entertainment destination. Indoor activity centers and gyms are starting to fill these… Read More »

Construction Site Safety: Then and Now

Work site safety has dramatically changed and been improved in the last 100 years. But only because workers fought for the institution of safety requirements in industries such as mining, steel production, construction and general manufacturing. There were no generalized requirements for construction safety, or fall protection netting on construction projects. Children routinely worked in… Read More »