The CAID Industries project, which was named the 2014 Mid-West Structure of the Year, is located in Tucson, AZ. Fast Fab Erectors, also of Tucson, was the builder, erector and roofing contractor on the project, and Division II was the general contractor.
CAID Industries is a leader in metal fabrication in the Southwest United States. Their facility includes 20 acres of fenced-in yard and office and production facilities.
CAID’s 54,800 square foot structure is modular rigid frame, 160’ x 240’ with a 40’ eave height. Since it is in an air corridor at Tucson International Airport, the peak height was restricted. Designers used a ½:12 roof slope to obtain the maximum eave height possible, given the height restraints. Ultra Dek was used for the roofing; end wall and sidewall panels are Shadowrib.
The center interior modular rigid frame supports two 30-ton, 60’ bridge cranes; an outside south bay has two 20-ton, 43’bridge cranes. They are located in partition walls with bayonet doors and when the hydraulic single leaf doors are open, there is unrestricted crane movement through the partition walls.
All roll-up doors up to 30’ wide are 22’ tall. It also features 72 skylights, LED light fixtures, brightness activated T-5 fluorescent fixtures, and 5’ wall lights that extend down from the eaves on both sides.
CAID manufactured their own custom gates for the project. They are one-piece metal with the CAID logo cut into the gate design.
Construction began January, 2014 and was completed in May, 2014.
JAMCo (Johnson Architectural Metals Company,) the 2014 Mid-West Steel Building Company Building of the Year, is a multi-building project located in Bastrop. JAMCo, a Georgia-based construction company, built the structure to serve as their Texas regional headquarters. The company furnishes and installs exterior envelopes for high-rise buildings. The project consists of three buildings: a crane building, a warehouse building and an office building.
The 80’ x 200’ x 28’ crane building has a 1:12 roof slope designed for a five-ton top running crane; the beams, brackets, stops and rail were manufactured by Mid-West.
The warehouse building is 80’ x 300’ x 20’ with a 1:12 roof slope. It has wall light transmitting panels at the eaves on the back sidewall and 10’ long ridge vents. The roof of the crane and warehouse buildings is PBR Galvalume; the walls are Signature 300 PBR in Tundra and trim is Hawaiian Blue.
The office building is 47’-4” by 59’-5-1/2’ by 27’-0” (low side and 27’-11-13/16 (high side.) The roof is “B” deck for a TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roof installed by others. The walls were left open to receive 8” thick glass panels fabricated by JAMCo. The building has a full mezzanine with decking and joists by Mid-West. Accessories included back wall light transmitting panels.
LoneStar Construction of Houston was the General Contractor. L & Y Construction of Houston was the erector and roofing contractor. Husman Architecture PLLC, Houston, and JAMCo were the designers.
Fun & Fitness Gymnastics, a 2014 Mid-West Design Build Award of Excellence winner, is a gymnastics facility near Houston. DMAC Construction, Katy, TX, was the general contractor and Ramco Steel Erectors, Houston, was the erector. The architect was Virna Scharunovych of Koval Partners.
The building contains approximately 22,000 square feet on the ground floor and will expand to nearly 28,000 square feet when the mezzanine is completed in the next several years. The structure is 180’ by 130’ and has an eave height of 26’ with a roof slope of ¾:12. The building is a steel structured building with a standing seam roof. It is clad with an insulated stucco panel with self-contained insulation, resulting in an energy efficiency rating near 25, almost twice the rating of the best contemporary, energy-efficient air-conditioning system.
The project utilizes a 24-gauge Solar White DoubleLok roof panel. The wall panels are Metl Span 2.5” thick CF42 insulated metal panels installed vertically on two elevations and horizontally on two elevations. These panels have a urethane core and Light Mesa profiles on both the exterior and interior faces. The exterior faces of the panels are Light Gray and Antique Bronze, both 24-gauge material. The finish on the Light Gray is TuffCast and the finish on Antique Bronze is TextureCast-Matta Matte. The interior face color is Igloo White SG with a Polyester finish on 26-gauge material. Both horizontal and vertical stack joints were employed in the design, and rubber gasket material was used to make seals at the joints.
There is a 30’ curved radius recessed wall entrance at one corner of the building. The recessed entrance has a 24-gauge Artisan Smooth Gloss White soffit panel attached to the underside mezzanine floor joist with hat sections.
Phoenix is a 2014 Mid-West Design Build Excellence Award winner. Phoenix, a Houston-based horizontal and directional drilling company, required large areas unobstructed by support columns in their 112,500 square foot building.
To meet their needs, they utilized the patented Long Bay framing system to create 65’ interior bays. Long Bay had previously been used to create 60’ interior bays. For the Phoenix project, engineers were able to design a structure that would accommodate 65’ clear span bays, a first for the Long Bay system.
Clay Development and Construction was the General Contractor and designer. Amalda Enterprises was the erector and roofing contractor. Roof panels were Double-Lok® on a ½:12 roof slope. End wall and sidewalls were PBR and tilt wall.
This 18,000 square foot commercial warehouse in Katy, TX is a 2014 Mid-West Design Build Merit Award winner. General Contractor and Builder is Method Construction of Houston. It features PBR 26-gauge roof panels on a 1:12 slope. End wall and side wall panels are tilt wall with light transmitting panels.
Genard Industrial is a 2014 Mid-West Design Build Excellence Award winner. Method Construction was the general contractor and builder of this 27,120 square foot crane-ready commercial warehouse. Independent Steel Erectors was the erector. The roof panels are solar white 24-gauge Double-Lok standing seam on a 1/2:12 slope. The end wall panels are 24-gauge textured FW-120 and the side wall panels are tilt wall with light transmitting panels.
Bayer Motors is a 2014 Mid-West Award of Merit winner. This job consisted of a showroom building and a service department building for a Chevrolet, Buick and GMC Dealership in Comanche, Texas. The builder was WCMS, LLC – Construction Managers and the erector was Vaquera Steel Erecting Inc. The designer was Classic Design Group.
The showroom building is an L-shaped partial two story building. The first floor is 4,520 square feet and the second floor is 3,720 square feet. A portion of the first floor has a 9 foot ceiling and the rest is 19’ 3”.
The service building is 60-feeet by 385 feet, single slop with a 19’6” high side. The building is 23,485 square feet and has a 40’ clear span service drive.
The roof panels are PBR and the end wall and side wall panels are R panels. All interior and exterior lighting is LED.
This 8,196 square foot Family Dollar, located in Savannah, GA, is a 2014 Mid-West Design Build Award of Excellence winner. It was designed by C.L. Helt, Architect. General Contractor was HJB Construction of Charleston, SC. Erector and roofing contractor was Charles’s Steel Erection.
The building features a single slope standing seam roof with a through-wall gutter system. Endwall and sidewall panels are reverse PBR. It also features a high parapet at the front with side overhangs. The veneer is two-bone brick face with split face block, and custom awnings were installed over all of the windows.
Seaco Business Park is a 2014 Mid-West Design Build Award of Merit winner. Method Construction was the general contractor for this 15,236 square foot warehouse in Deer Park, TX. The erector was Independent Steel Erectors. The roof is 26 gauge PBR solar white panels with ridge vents and a 1:12 slope. End wall and sidewalls are also 26 gauge PBR light transmitting wall panels.
Brahma Kumaris is a 2014 Mid-West Design Build Award of Merit winner. TDK Construction was the general contractor for this 9,897 square foot meditation center in Houston. The designer was D.R. Associates. The roof is 24-gauge Solar White Double Lok standing seam with 6” of roof insulation, on a ¼:12 roof slope. EIFIS was applied over Mid-West 26-gauge reverse run PBU Galvalume wall panels and side panels, with 4” of insulation provided by Mid-West. Parapet walls extend to 16’ and curved molding by others was installed on top of our framing. Mid-West also supplied metal walk doors and framed openings.