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Reserve center utilized hybrid, pre-engineered metal building

Armed Forces Reserve CenterStarted in June 2008, the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mt. Vernon, Ill., was completed in August 2010. Totaling 84,000 square feet (7,804 m2), the project features Houston-based MBCI's 7.2 metal wall panels in Brownstone are used on the exterior walls, while the roof features MBCI's LokSeam and Superlok metal roof panels in Patina Green on a conventional building, while the 11,276-square-foot (1,048-m2) maintenance building was a hybrid pre-engineered metal building from Columbus, Neb.-based Behlen Building Systems with masonry walls. The interior walls are finished with plasterboard, exposed insulation and metal liner panel.

The Department of Military Affairs, Springfield, Ill., is the building owner; FGM Architects, O'Fallon, Ill., was the architect; Shores Builders Inc., Centralia, Ill., was the builder and contractor; and Lasko Construction, Mulkeytown, Ill., was the steel erector.