Career Center Of The SCESC

Garland Co. Inc.

As part of a community outreach program, the Somerset County Educational Services Commission (SCESC) launched a project to build a career center in Bridgewater, New Jersey to provide vocational opportunities for at-risk students. The Garland Company Inc. supplied standing seam metal roofing for the new facility.

The Career Center of the SCESC was designed – aesthetically and functionally – with the community in mind. The entrance of the facility features a tightly curved structural standing seam metal roof designed to symbolize an outreaching arm. Structural standing seam metal was deemed the best solution due to its proven watertight performance, tight curving capabilities and pleasing aesthetics. Garland’s 18-inch wide, .050” aluminum R-Mer Span structural standing seam panels feature a seven-foot radius, somewhat resembling a fish hook. The panels have a PVDF Patriot Blue finish.

Due to the tight curve, Garland’s engineering team developed a custom panel over-lap design, allowing the roof to be installed in two, more manageable, sections while still maintaining its watertight integrity. The panels were roll formed and curved on-site. The Element wall panel and air barrier system was also utilized to provide a high performance rainscreen wall system that will allow the building to be energy efficient and watertight for decades to come. The goal of the project was to create an inviting space where students can learn, become engaged in the larger community and graduate more prepared to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive workplace.

The architect was Parette Somjen Architects LLC of Rockaway, New Jersey. The contractor was Palomino Roofing Co. LLC.

About Garland

Garland logoThe Garland Company Inc. is one of the worldwide leaders of quality, high-performance roofing and building envelope solutions for the commercial, industrial and institutional markets - for new construction and retrofit. Garland provides products and services designed for the whole building, from the foundation to the roof and everything in between. The product line includes architectural and structural standing metal roof systems, metal wall systems, metal soffits, metal roof recoating systems and accessories like snowguards.

For over 125 years, Garland has continually developed unique product and service offerings that have raised the bar of performance while exceeding the individual needs of customers throughout the world. Today, Garland's network of local building envelope professionals is ideally positioned throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to provide quality building envelope solutions for single and multi-property facilities. The Garland Company Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. For more information about Garland, visit or call 800-321-9336.

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