When it comes to working buildings, it’s tough to beat the pre-engineered metal building approach to construction. Metal buildings go up quickly and economically, and offer the flexibility to meet even the most precise design requirements. The recently completed Rosedale Transport building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada serves as prime example. The 40,000 sq. ft. project was completed in November 2011 after 10 months of construction, at a cost of $4.4 million.
The building was designed for the building’s owner, the Rosedale Group, by Arne Volumar of Winnipeg. Thomas Design Builders of Winnipeg, the project’s authorized Robertson builder, was the general contractor.
Per the specifications of the client, the 160’ x 250’ x 22’ long-bay building has 50’ x 53’4” bays, a 3,500 sq. ft. office mezzanine and a Crimson Red-paneled canopy that extends all the way from the loading docks to the office entrances. The 24-gauge PBD canopy panels were manufactured by MBCI and supplied by Robertson. Both MBCI and Robertson are NCI Building Systems companies.
An exterior insulation and finish system was specified for the corner of the building where the offices are located. The rest of the structure is clad with Robertson’s 26-gauge Dura Rib wall panels in a Polar White color. Dura Rib panels in a heavier 24-gauge were used inside the building as liner panels. The roof is also metal and features a Robertson 24-gauge standing seam system. The panels are installed on a 1:12 roof slope.
The building erector was Global Structures of Winnipeg.