With nearly 20,000 patients annually, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA, ranks as one of the busiest large animal teaching veterinary clinics in the nation. And medically speaking, the facility is also regarded as one of the country’s best. Counting among its most famous patients is Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner. The horse suffered multiple fractures to one of its ankles during the running of the Preakness Stakes in May 2006 and underwent surgery at the center’s renowned George D. Widener Hospital.
Even before Barbaro’s stay at New Bolton Center, officials there were in the preliminary planning stages for an important expansion project. And in June 2010, those plans came to fruition with the opening of the new James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center. The 18,540 sq. ft., 24-stall biosecure facility is comprised of two primary components—an isolation wing that helps limit the potential spread of infectious diseases, and a dedicated colic unit. Topping the $16 million building—described as a horse barn on steroids—is a 1.5”-seam standing seam metal roof system. The roof system’s panels were manufactured at the jobsite by Interstate Panel LLC of Hamilton, NJ, from 24-gauge Metallic Silver-finished, Kynar-coated COOLR® steel coil supplied by Sheffield Metals International Inc. of Sheffield Village, OH.
Sheffield’s COOLR® metals meet the performance criteria of the EPA's Energy Star program. Sheffield stocks COOLR® metals in more than two dozen colors and acrylic-coated Galvalume. Coil and sheet stock is available in a variety of gauges, widths and substrates for low- and steep-slope applications. The metal features 25%-minimum recycled content and is 100% recyclable.
The barn was designed by Paul Steege & Associates of Philadelphia, PA. Bancroft Construction Company, Wilmington, DE, was the project’s general contractor.