Metl-span panels add strength to fitness center
The new Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center is located on the 40-acre Centegra Health Campus in Huntley, IL. The 120,000 sq. ft. facility presents a high-tech exterior look that features a “running bond” panel pattern plus random placement of two different silver colors of Metl-Span panels. The running bond pattern creates a distinctive appearance by staggering the vertical joints between panels.
Approximately 26,000 sq. ft. of Metl-Span 2” Architectural Flat insulated panels were utilized. The majority of the panels were 24” x 64”. Approximately 11,000 sq. ft. each of Silver Metallic and Custom Silver panels were used throughout the elevations. In addition, 4,000 sq. ft. of panels finished in Grey Velvet were selected for accent.
The differing silver color panels were installed in a computer-generated random pattern. Installation was done by All-American Exterior Solutions, Lake Zurich, IL. “The guys definitely had to pay close attention to the shop drawings,” according to Mike Underwood, project manager. “Initially, the staggered joint panels were thought to be a challenge with the added water protection components but they turned out beautifully.”
All-American field-fabricated the corners due to the running bond design.
The general contractor on the design-build project was Walsh Construction, Chicago. Architectural design was provided by PSA-Dewberry, Chicago.
Metl-Span pioneered many of the developments of insulated metal panels and continues to make significant contributions to design innovations and technology that shape industry standards.