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Aquatic center design calls for screenwall

Johnson Bailey Henderson McNeel specified metal wall panels and metal screenwall panels for the Tupelo Aquatic Center, Tupelo, Miss., for contemporary aesthetics, moisture protection, thermal efficiency and sustainability attributes.Johnson Bailey Henderson McNeel specified metal wall panels and metal screenwall panels for the Tupelo Aquatic Center, Tupelo, Miss., for contemporary aesthetics, moisture protection, thermal efficiency and sustainability attributes.

Chad Martin, of FLC Systems, a division of F.L. Crane and Sons Inc., the dealer and installer for the project, says the front feature wall of the administration area included a long, curved wall with perforated panels. "It was a challenge to properly layout these panels so that the joints fell right on the tube supports, but our detailer and installer did a great job and the result looked fantastic," he says.

CENTRIA supplied 17,874 square feet of its 22/26-gauge, 2-inch horizontal Formawall Graphix Series metal wall panels in Light Gray with an embossed finish and Fluorofinish coating, and 2,706 square feet of 22/26-gauge, 2-inch horizontal Formawall Dimension Series insulated metal panels in Light Gray with an embossed finish and Fluorofinish coating.

Additionally, CENTRIA supplied 11,071 square feet of its 22-gauge horizontal Econolap metal wall panels in Light Gray with a smooth finish and Sundance Mica coating, and 1,069 square feet of its 22-gauge EcoScreen Perforated Screenwall in Silversmith and Sundance Mica coating.

The Tupelo Aquatic Center is a parks and recreation department program for the city. It features a recreational swimming pool, diving boards, climbing wall, obstacle course and multipurpose room for hosting meetings and parties. The program offers swim lessons, safety classes, sports activities and organized fitness programming. The aquatics facility was completed in September 2013.

Architect: Johnson Bailey Henderson McNeel, Tupelo, Miss.

General contractor: Murphy and Sons Inc., Southaven, Miss.

Dealer/installer: FLC Systems, a division of F.L. Crane and Sons Inc., Fulton, Miss.

Metal wall panels: CENTRIA, Moon Township, Pa., www.centriaperformance.com