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Approximately 5 million pounds of steel were used to build Grand Park indoor sports arena in Westfield, Ind.Approximately 5 million pounds of steel were used to build Grand Park indoor sports arena in Westfield, Ind. Robertson Building Systems Ltd. supplied its metal building systems for the 352,650-square-foot project, which encompasses two buildings.

The large facility houses three soccer fields. The main building is 810 feet wide with two interior columns. It has a 43-foot, 6-inch eave and 77-foot, 3-inch peak heights. The siding consists of standard wall panels with metal building insulation that has feature areas of insulated metal panels extending above the roof lines. It uses steel at the primary frames, purlins and girts.

The main building has a standing seam roof, metal exterior siding and interior liner panels. The smaller building is two levels with structure, joists and deck as part of the metal building package.

Three 155-ton cranes were utilized during the project. Approximately 5,000 cubic yards of concrete were used for interior foundations. Approximately 35,282 bolts were used. The bolts were mechanically torqued and those on the main frames were inspected. The project also used approximately 90,000 Double-Lok roof clips screws, 30,000 feet of railing cable and 5,800 gallons of paint. The $22 million indoor soccer facility was completed in July 2016.

Owner: Holladay Properties Grand Park Sports I LLC, South Bend, Ind.
Architect: RQAW Corp., Indianapolis, www.rqaw.com
General contractor: Holladay Construction Group LLC, South Bend, www.holladayconstructiongroup.net
Installer: Runnebohm Construction Co. Inc., Shelbyville, Ind., www.runnebohm.com
Metal building system: Robertson Building Systems Ltd., Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, www.robertsonbuildings.com