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Athletic center opens with metal building

Photo: Roland Construction/St. Mary's High School
Photo: Roland Construction/St. Mary's High School

A metal building system supports the conventional metal stud framed exterior walls with stucco and masonry finish for Chase Athletic Center at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif. The systems were integrated for the clear span and height capabilities of a steel building, and the flexibility of conventional construction for the interior and exterior finish.

The steel building was designed and manufactured by CBC Steel Buildings. It is 77 feet and 100 feet wide on either side, 177 feet long, and has 14-foot and 19-foot eave heights. As part of its package, CBC Steel Buildings supplied All Weather Insulated Panels' 4-inch-thick, SR-2 mechanically seemed insulated metal panels for the roof and 17 double-dome prismatic skylights from R & S Manufacturing and Sales Co. Inc.

Primary frames are clear-span rigid frames with portal and rod bracing. Exposed frames were field-painted white, and the roof purlins were left the standard galvanized finish. The finishes, along with the white interior surface of the insulated metal roof panels, create a clean, reflective ceiling. Chase Athletic Center features a large, open-space weight room, varsity and junior varsity locker rooms, women's locker room, classroom, trainer's room and coaches' facilities. The 14,502-square-foot project was completed in January 2015.

Architect: LDA Architects, Stockton, Calif.

Design-builder: Roland Construction Inc., Stockton

Metal building system: CBC Steel Buildings, Lathrop, Calif., www.cbcsteelbuildings.com

Metal roof/wall panels: All Weather Insulated Metal Panels, Vacaville, Calif., awipanels.com

Skylights/roof curbs: R & S Manufacturing and Sales Co. Inc., Newbury Park, Calif., www.rnssales.com