Charter Communications

Varco Pruden Buildings

For decades now, metal building systems have been established as popular choices for office/warehouse operations throughout North America. So it’s not surprising to learn that a 160’ x 162’ Single Slope framing system by Varco Pruden Buildings is the framework for the new Charter Communications facility in Rochester, MN.

Varco Pruden’s SSR roofing, formed from Galvalume-coated steel, covers the structure while tilt-up concrete – 8-1/2” thick - was used for the exterior walls. The sloping building site was well suited for the positioning of offices at the front of the facility, complemented by 25’-high warehouse space in the back.

One of the many features of building is that it is well insulated. The roof carries an R-value of 32, while the walls are R-17.8 and the windows are R-4.

The 34,320 sq. ft. Charter Communications project was completed in January 2010.

The Varco Pruden Builder was AB Systems Inc. of Rochester, MN. AB Systems was also involved in the design, along with Ayshford Architecture Planning Inc. of Byron, MN.

About Varco Pruden Buildings

VP Buildings logoVarco Pruden Buildings is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. Through advanced engineering and proprietary building products, Varco Pruden provides innovative steel building solutions worldwide for low-rise commercial and industrial applications - including offices, warehouses, schools, manufacturing and retail projects. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Varco Pruden markets its products through a network of more than 1,000 authorized builders within the United States and Canada. Varco Pruden is a member of the MBMA, CSSBI and the USGBC. For more information, visit

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