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Lander County Recreation Center, Battle Mountain, Nev.

Van Woert Bigotti Architects utilized metal extensively in the firm’s design for Lander County Recreation Center in Battle Mountain, Nev. The recreation center has a gymnasium and natatorium. The architecture firm designed them with metal building systems, insulated metal panel (IMP) roofs, two types of IMPs on the walls, metal accent panels, and fire-resistant IMPs.

For the two building structures, G&S Construction Inc. erected Star Building Systems’ metal building systems. For the roofs, G&S Construction installed 22,853 square feet of Metl-Span’s 24-gauge, 2-inch-thick CFR insulated metal standing seam roof panels with a lightly corrugated Mesa profile.

For walls, G&S Construction horizontally installed 16,997 square feet of Metl-Span’s 7.2 Insul-Rib IMPs in Silver. G&S Construction also installed 4,595 square feet of lightly corrugated, 3-inch-thick, CF Mesa IMPs in Charcoal Gray and Igloo White. The CF Mesa panels have an R-value of 23.58.

To draw attention to the street-facing entrance to the natatorium with an accent color, Van Woert Bigotti Architects specified, and G&S Construction installed, MBCI’s single-skin metal wall panels in Silver and custom Green. The green color is an aesthetic focal point and corresponds with interior design elements and signage for the facility.

Charlie Grundy, associate project manager at Van Woert Bigotti Architects, says, “The lime green panels really strike the eye. We wanted to inject some personality and energy to the project, and I think it was a big success.”

At the east side of the gymnasium building, G&S Construction built a 600-square-foot storage facility addition with Star Building Systems’ metal building system. Due to the storage addition’s shared wall with the gymnasium, G&S Construction built a firewall between the gymnasium building and storage addition with 972 square feet of Metl-Span’s 24-gauge, 4-inch-thick ThermalSafe fire-resistant IMPs with a Light Mesa profile in Charcoal Gray. The project was completed in July 2017.