A hospital expands, a historic building goes green, a soccer club makes a statement, and a food storage facility survives a hurricane with the help of metal building materials. These and other case studies have been added to the 70+ case studies on the Metal Construction Association website. Examples of case studies available:
- Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky., was growing and needed more patient rooms, so the organization looked to expand. With the help of a metal wall system the designers were able to double the size of the expansion, gaining additional rooms from a limited footprint. See the case study.
- A retrofit of the Lafayette College historic Bushkill Commons in Easton, Pa., is an example of adaptive building reuse, utilizing sustainable design, products, and energy efficiency. Insulated metal wall panels were incorporated into the building to help achieve those objectives. See the case study.
- The Orlando City Soccer Club in Orlando, Fla., wanted an stadium design that fit within the neighboring community. Structurally, the design team needed a material that provided lighter exterior cladding structural load that met R-values and lifespan requirements. Metal panels met the challenge. See the case study.
- Sterling Merchandising, a food storage facility in Bayamon, Puerto Rico was constructed with insulated metal roof and wall panels and survived the category four hurricane with no leaks and minimal damage. See the case study.
“Our goal in featuring case studies from our members is to inspire and educate those in the building industry about how metal building materials have solved design, structural and environmental challenges,” says Karl Hielscher, MCA executive director.
Case studies on the MCA website are searchable by the market, metal type, product type, key benefits, location and project type and include project details and photos.