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Sloped entrance draws attention

Photo: Chuck Trivette, JH Batten Inc.

The front entrance at Deep River Church of Christ in High Point, N.C., is a focal point with a single-slope frame. The front of the building presented some design and engineering challenges. First, it incorporates storefront glass and curtainwall. Second, facing the front, the building’s frames needed to be concealed from view.

“And third, the front entrance canopy rafter is not made per pre-engineered metal building standards and practices,” says Jerry Mott, LEED AP, district sales manager at ACI Building Systems LLC, which supplied its metal building systems for the project. “This frame attaches to the column inner flange on the low side of the frame and then tapers to 8 inches to the high side of the building. The uniqueness of this rafter is that it is a constant taper that attaches to the high side column top flange in lieu of the column inner flange.”

For the roof, Brenton Grey Co. Inc. installed 15,875 square feet of ACI Building Systems’ 24-gauge, 18-inch-wide, ACI3000 UltraLok metal roof panels in Valspar Corp.’s Snow White Kynar coating.

A & A Building Systems erected eight metal building systems for the 15,540-square-foot project. For walls, it installed 6,815 square feet of 26-gauge ACI3000 PBA metal wall panels in Slate Gray Kynar coating.

For soffits, A & A Building Systems installed 1,156 square feet of 24-gauge ACI3000 SWP metal soffit panels in Snow White Kynar coating. Additionally, approximately 6,745 feet of 26-gauge ACI3000 trim, gutter and downspouts in Snow White Kynar coating were used. Quality Glass Service Inc. installed YKK AP America Inc.’s storefront and curtainwall. The $2 million project was completed in March 2016.