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Bailey's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department's Station No. 10, Falls Church, Va.

Dunn Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. installed a curved metal roof on Bailey's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department's Station No. 10.

Dunn Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. installed a curved metal roof on Bailey's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department's Station No. 10. The 16,000-square-foot, four-bay fire station replaced a fire station that was severely damaged when its apparatus bay roof collapsed during a blizzard in February 2010.

Fairfax County, the owner, directed LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects, the architecture firm for the project, to provide a single-story design. Bobby Celio, project architect at LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects, says, "Because of the roofing accident, the county and the community put a lot of positive energy into the effort to come up with a design that would be innovative and prevent this from ever happening again."

Englert Inc. supplied its 18-inch-wide, 22-gauge Series 2500 2-inch mechanically seamed structural metal roof system in Terra Cotta. The S2500 system incorporates a heavy-duty interlock clip that secures metal roof panels and allows thermal expansion and contraction.

The fire station features 20 bunks, living and dining accommodations, four apparatus bays with two drive-through bays for two engines, two ambulances, medics' vehicle, administrative offices, physical training room, training classroom, and a dual-purpose tower for hose drying and training. Sustainable design strategies included site selection; water use reduction; regional materials; recycled content materials; UltraCool, high solar-reflectance metal roofing materials; and low-volatile organic compound interior finishes. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification.

Owner: Fairfax County, Va.

General contractor: J.A. Scheibel Inc., Huntingtown, Md.

Architect: LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects, Reston, Va.

Installer: Dunn Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Manassas, Va.

Metal roof system: Englert Inc., Perth Amboy, N.J., www.englertinc.com