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Posted: Jan 27, 2021

Measurement Systems Laboratory - NASA Langley Research Center

Knowing how to tackle big projects is the mark of a capable fabricator. And as its work on the 175,000 sq. ft. Measurement Systems Laboratory at the NASA Langley Research Center demonstrates, Manchester, MI-based CEI Materials is indeed capable. The company fabricated and installed more than 90,000 sq. ft. of ALPOLIC/fr aluminum composite material for the recently completed project, while handling the fabrication and installation of two other wall systems as well.

Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Cycle Gear

Tejas Contractors recently created curved walls with Flex-C Trac by Flex-Ability Concepts at a new Cycle Gear branch in Katy, Texas. Radius soffits and curved walls were incorporated in the store for a helmet display wall and three feature walls.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021

Lauridsen Amphitheater

The new Lauridsen Amphitheater constructed at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa, stretches toward the sky just like the surrounding oak trees twist and stretch toward leafy canopies in this riverside woodland. The amphitheater’s canopy is clad with aluminum composite material by 3A Composites USA.

Posted: Jan 18, 2021

Geico Regional Headquarters, Tucson

A 200,000 square-foot, three-story building houses the new regional headquarters for Geico in Tucson, Arizona. ATAS International’s Belvedere 6” Short Rib solid and perforated panels in clear satin anodized aluminum were used on portions of the walls, along with solid panels in a custom blue color. For the stairwells, custom perforated ATAS panels in clear satin anodized aluminum were installed.

Posted: Jan 14, 2021

John's 360° Coatings Hangar

John Mosley was just a teenager when he learned to paint cars at his dad’s autobody repair shop in Clinton, MS. As his love of painting and passion for quality finish work grew, so too did his interest in coatings and sealants. Unable to find a product that met all of his high standards, he developed his own and founded John’s 360° Coatings. He mainly applies his two-part formulations to planes, working out of a newly built hangar in Bolton, MS. The 100’ x 150’ hangar is outfitted with a 115’-wide hydraulic hangar door from Schweiss Doors.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021

Mercy Health Muskegon Medical Center

CENTRIA®, manufacturer of metal wall and roof panels, supplied its Intercept modular metal wall panel system for the recently constructed Mercy Health Muskegon Medical Center in Muskegon, MI. A $271-million, 10-story health care facility, the new building effectively doubles the amount of floor space for medical staff to treat patients.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021

Las Vegas Ballpark

Minor league baseball has been in the middle of a building boom the past few years, as local communities and team owners are seeing value in raising the amenities level for their area stadiums. Featuring metal panels from Petersen, the Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, Nev., home to the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators franchise, is one of the latest entries to this list.

Posted: Jan 07, 2021

Williston Basin International Airport

Williston, North Dakota has a history deeply rooted in the railroad and agriculture industries, but a surge of oil-related jobs has brought new people and new construction. Case in point is the Williston Basin International Airport. Completed in 2019, it features a people-friendly terminal that reflects the history of the Williston Basin. Dri-Design Wall Panels were utilized to create a cohesive, welcoming look both inside the terminal and out.

Posted: Jan 06, 2021

Palm Beach Gardens Operations Center

Design-build projects for the public sector always come with specific requirements with little room for flexibility. The City of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, wanted its new Operations Center to meet the requirements of LEED Silver certification, look great and be designed to withstand 205 mph ultimate wind speeds, all while staying within a strict budget. The choice of insulated metal panels (IMPs) from Metl-Span helped meet those goals.

Posted: Jan 04, 2021

Mosinee Brewing Company

Just like the original owner of the building one hundred years earlier, the owner of the Mosinee Brewing Company had a vision for what her building could be – a craft brewery, taproom, outdoor beer garden and event space – and how it could help revive her local community. With the help of products from Star Building Systems, that vision has come to life.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020

Gross Memorial Coliseum

The usually busy Fort Hays State University campus was closer to a ghost town when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. Students were attending classes online and athletic events were canceled. It turned out to be the perfect time to reroof – and re-wall – the school's Gross Memorial Coliseum. The building's original copper roof panels were replaced with jobsite-formed 238T symmetrical standing seam panels from McElroy Metal.

Posted: Dec 28, 2020

Sanger Educational Complex

The 2020-21 school year is not like any other, leaving some educational buildings completely or nearly empty. A new structure waiting for students to arrive and thrive is the Sanger Educational Complex in California’s Sanger Unified School District. The complex houses middle school and high school campuses. An exploration of the complex reveals curves at the entrance to the kitchen, within the cafeteria, made from Flex-C Trac from Flex-Ability Concepts.

Posted: Dec 23, 2020

Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum

In places like Colorado, new metal roof installations are seldom complete without one final detail: the installation of a safe, reliable snow retention system. At the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, located at the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, the system chosen was ColorGard® by S-5!.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020

Penn Township Residence

ATAS International's CastleTop panels in three shades of green - Forest, Hemlock, and Patina - were used, along with Dove Grey Grand C panels, to create the unique façade of a striking residence in Penn Township, PA. The home won first place in the residential walls category of ATAS International’s 2019 Project of the Year competition.

Posted: Dec 17, 2020

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab recently added a new outpatient facility in Burr Ridge, IL. The 25,000-sq.-ft. facility is topped by a unique, standing-seam metal roof from Petersen, with angled panels that create a vision of wings in flight – and generate room for clerestory windows that help fill the interior with natural daylight.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020


Inspired by the enduring, metal-paneled roof designs of Europe, homeowner Farhad Kazmian envisioned a curving zinc-tiled roof to crown his custom-built 5,300-square-foot, two-story residence. Known as "A-House" for it's A-shaped soaring peak, the roof's undulating, draping, fantastical "dragon scale" pattern was brought to reality with zinc from RHEINZINK America, Inc.

Posted: Dec 14, 2020

Life Flight Network Hangar - Lewiston, ID

Life Flight Network provides life-saving transport to seriously ill or injured patients from the scene of an emergency or from one hospital to another. The medical service operates across the Northwest and Intermountain West, including from a hangar at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport in Lewiston, Idaho. Helping get the life-saving craft in and out dependably is a 70'-wide bifold hangar door from Schweiss Doors.

Posted: Dec 10, 2020

Mike Ilitch School Of Business

Located in the heart of Detroit, District Detroit is the Motor City’s literal epicenter of professional sports and live entertainment. There’s now something in District Detroit for students too: Wayne State University’s new Mike Ilitch School of Business. The building's exterior design is an expression of a modern corporate space, which carries through to the interior with the help of Perforating Imaging Panels from Dri-Design.

Posted: Dec 09, 2020

100 Hood Park

Metalwërks® played a critical role in the development and construction of 100 Hood Park in Boston, Mass. A mixed-used building that combines retail and commercial space with a four-floor parking garage, 100 Hood Park is one of a number of new structures at a master-planned urban campus that is transforming a section of the city dating back to the 17th century.

Posted: Dec 07, 2020

Energy-Independent Home

Admirable goals were achieved with the construction of a Florida home that was designed to be energy-independent. Not energy-efficient … energy-independent. And affordable. And hurricane-proof. And constructed completely with metal building components, featuring products from Star Building Systems.

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