IMPs adorn retail building
Star Building Systems
provided three metal building systems to construct The Gathering
shopping center in Port Arthur, Texas. The 14,004-square-foot
project includes an entryway, main shopping building and coffee
The walls were built with insulated metal panels and, at two
corners, horizontal, aluminum accent panels that look like wood.
Ron Cleveland Construction Co. LLC installed 8,022 square feet of
Mel-Span's 2-inch-thick Tuff Wall insulated metal panels (IMP) for
the walls. The IMPs have a 24-gauge exterior in Textured White and
26-gauge interior in Igloo White. Ron Cleveland Construction
installed 8 inches of additional, un-faced insulation in the walls
to make them R-40.3. Additionally, 1-inch-thick, high-impact
windows and wind-rated doors were utilized.
Ron Cleveland Construction constructed the single-slope roof with
11,857 square feet of MBCI's 24-gauge Galvalume Plus Double-Lok
standing seam roof system. The roof was insulated to R-32.
The shopping center's entryway to the main shopping building
features a 1-foot, 4-inch slim-line canopy at the high and low
sides, and at the endwalls. The entrance canopy has MBCI's Artisan
L12 metal soffit panels in Snow White. A second canopy, below-eave,
was constructed with 24-gauge steel, support beams and decorative
columns to cover a walkway that wraps around the main shopping
building. The project was completed in November 2015.
Owner: SGU Properties LLC, Beaumont, Texas
Architect: Architectural Alliance Inc., Beaumont, architectall.com
General contractor/builder: Ron Cleveland Construction Co. LLC,
Metal building systems: Star Building Systems, Oklahoma City, www.starbuildings.com
Metal roof/soffit panels: MBCI, Houston, www.mbci.com
Metal wall panels: Metl-Span, Lewisville, Texas, www.metlspan.com