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Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma built a new science lab, the J.D. & Mary West Science Laboratory, featuring interesting design elements created with the help of curved framing products from Flex-Ability Concepts. The new science lab is 25,891 square feet and contains five biology labs, three chemistry labs, two research labs, office spaces, and a greenhouse.

Southern Nazarene University places a high value on their science and mathematics department and the program was in need of a new and upgraded facility for its students.

The J.D. & Mary West Science Laboratory was designed with a modern and technological feel in mind. This was achieved by including curves throughout the overall design of the facility. Approximately 800 linear feet of 3-5/8”, 20 gauge Flex-C Trac was used in this project.

One of the aspects of the science lab in which Flex-C Trac was used were clouds in the ceiling, as shown in an accompanying photo. These clouds gave the effect of having a curved ceiling. “Creating these clouds can be challenging, but with Flex-C Trac they are easier to build.” Ronnie Nail, of Nail Commercial Interiors, said “I like working with Flex-C Trac because it makes creating a consistent, smooth radius easier with less effort.”

The Flex-C Trac® system provides an easy way for builders to frame high quality curves by utilizing a simple, flexible metal track or plate for use with wood or metal studs.

About Flex-Ability Concepts

Flex Ability Concepts logoFlex-Ability Concepts pioneered the development of flexible framing products. Patented Flex-C Trac can be curved by hand on the jobsite and is the brand by which all others are measured. Flex-Ability Concepts has continued to add new sizes and gauges to its Flex-C Trac product offering. Other products include Flex-C Angle; Flex-C Arch; Flex-C Header; Quick Qurve Plate; and Three Legged Dog, a complete line of deflection clips. For more information about Flex-Ability Concepts and its products for commercial and residential applications, call (866) 443-3539 or visit https://flexabilityconcepts.com.

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