In Nevada's Douglas County, 30% of the 46,000 residents are senior citizens; thus the need for a senior community center had been vocalized for decades. The Douglas County Community and Senior Center was built to become the focal point of the community as a whole for all ages and continues to create and preserve quality parks and recreation opportunities.
The Minden, Nevada facility features metal roof, wall and soffit panels throughout its design. Commercial Roofers, Inc. installed MBCI’s Craftsman™ Series and Artisan® Series, both in Galvalume, PBC 300 panels in Slate Gray and flat sheet panels in Galvalume and Slate Gray.
Reno-based Core Construction Services of Nevada Inc., the general contractors on the project, selected PBC metal panels for the roof and exterior walls. The PBC panels were attached to the building structure with exposed fasteners. Photovoltaic (PV) panels were installed on top of the PBC roof panels. The marriage of the PV panels and PBC is ideal as a PV system’s efficiency improves when installed on a cool metal roof, increasing the energy output of the solar modules.
The Craftsman Series panels were tapered and installed on the roof of the cylinder section of the building. The Craftsman Series is a snap-on batten roof system, available in small, large and high profiles. The Craftsman Series – Small Batten panels were used on this facility because the vertical legs of the panel are only ¾” long, allowing it to curve to the shape of the cylinder.
MBCI’s Artisan Series panels were used as soffit panels on the community center. The simplicity of the Artisan Series panel is its best design feature because its uniform dimensions and smooth look allow the designer to plan modules, eliminating complicated pieces and following wall curvatures. The fastener is concealed behind the flush face, creating a clean appearance.
Lastly, Commercial Roofers Inc. used MBCI’s 24-gauge flat sheets to make their own trim onsite.
Douglas County Community and Senior Center, completed in July 2014, is approximately 83,000 square feet and was designed by Tate Snyder Kimsey Architecture of Reno, NV.