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Metal Building System Is the Economical Choice

The 10,800-square-foot (1,003-m2) expansion of St. Camillus Academy is the latest chapter in a lengthy legacy for the Catholic school that originated at the turn of the 20th century in a parish in Corbin, Ky. Operated by the Sisters of Divine Providence since 1914, the school currently has 195 children enrolled in pre-K through grade nine.

The $1 million building replaced the outdated 1914 structure, consolidating classes into a single building along with a 200-seat multipurpose cafeteria. The project also involved converting existing space into offices and upgrading other academic areas.

The combination of design/build project delivery and the use of metal building systems was chosen as the most efficient, economical construction solution. The addition was designed by Johnson Architects, Knoxville, Tenn., and built by J.S. Ridenour Construction Inc., Powell, Tenn. Bartlett, Tenn.-based Liberty Building Systems supplied the metal building framing, standing-seam metal roof system and metal wall panels used in conjunction with masonry.