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Metal roof boards aircraft maintenance facility

Architecture firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Moon Township, Pa., specified approximately 60,000 square feet of Cleveland-based The Garland Co. Inc.'s 22-gauge, 12-inch-wide steel R-Mer Span structural standing seam metal roof panels in Regal White with Kynar coating for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority airfield maintenance complex, Knoxville, Tenn.

Architecture firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Moon Township, Pa., specified approximately 60,000 square feet of Cleveland-based The Garland Co. Inc.'s 22-gauge, 12-inch-wide steel R-Mer Span structural standing seam metal roof panels in Regal White with Kynar coating for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority airfield maintenance complex, Knoxville, Tenn. The metal roof panels were 24 feet, 61 feet and 85 feet long.

Duluth, Ga.-based Bristol Engineered Metals LLC, also installed about 40,000 square feet of The Garland Co.'s 22-gauge, 12-inch wide steel R-Mer Span structural standing seam metal wall panels in Cadet Gray with Kynar coating. Knoxville-based Denark Construction Inc. was the general contractor.

In addition to the maintenance complex an additional 6,500 square feet in canopies, sheds, gas bays and other areas were part of the project, completed in May 2013. The roof design features a metal deck with 4-inch polyisocyanurate insulation to further increase the building's energy efficiency. Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the project features a rainwater runoff collection system, geothermal heating and cooling system and pervious pavement in the parking lot.

The Garland Co.'s standing seam metal system was selected for a variety of reasons including strength, ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, watertight protection, versatility of the panels, sustainability of materials and expected performance life of 30 years or more.

There is much behind-the-scenes work that occurs daily to keep airport operations running smoothly including building maintenance, snow removal, landscaping and parking lot repairs.

Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority's buildings that housed maintenance vehicles, equipment and personnel were antiquated and becoming cramped. The decision was made to replace the old buildings with a larger, more efficient Airfield Maintenance Complex.

The Garland Co. Inc., www.garlandco.com