November 01, 2003 |

Say cheese

Swiss-American Inc., an importer and distributor of specialty foods, used more than 80,000 square feet of horizontal, vertical, temperature-control, and partition-wall metal panels for its new headquarters facility in St. Louis. The cold storage warehouse and loading dock walls utilize 23,000 square feet of 4-ft. CFR42 fluted/Mesa panels, while the office includes 6,000 square feet of 2-in. CF36 horizontal panels with smooth exterior surface. "The site itself was extremely tight with a three-and-a-half acre building going on only 4 acres," says Ole Van Goor, president of roof and wall subcontractor Van Goor L.L.C. "We used a variety of materials to meet humidity and temperature controls. Vapor barriers had to integrated with firewalls going to the roof."

Metl Span.

Reader Service No. 233

Going deep

The Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., was designed by architect HOK Sport + Events + Venue with a 7 1/4-in. overall depth curtainwall that incorporates structured silicone glazing, captured with various-depth horizontal face caps. The building also features the CW-250 Screw Spline system and rugged medium stile doors.


Reader Service No. 231

Knock down

Designed for low- to mid-rise buildings, the 8250 STX curtainwall system is manufactured to be knocked down so it can be shipped long distances and is easy to load and unload. The system features tubular vertical framing in lieu of I-beams to withstand wind conditions in the Southwest states and Southern California. It can be integrated with engineered sunshades and has the flexibility to accommodate 1/4 -in. to 1-in. glass with minimal inserts.


Reader Service No. 230

Expanded education

The renovation and expansion of Olin Hall of Science on the campus of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., used 32,500 square feet of 4-mm Alucobond material in a champagne metallic color. Minimal floor-to-floor heights and the need to gut and remodel the building's interior, while constructing an addition and keeping the building open to students and staff, made the exterior renovation a challenge. The $20 million project resulted in the hall gaining more than 135,000 square feet of space, including new classrooms, a laboratory, and office space.

Alcan Composites.

Reader Service No. 232

Overlay Init