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Baker Hughes Pumping Services Administrative Building, Shreveport, La.

Erected by Crossland Construction Co., this onestory facility features Varco Pruden's Deck Frame framing system that allowed for a virtually flat profile. The 34,422-square-foot building serves as the administrative office for Oil Field Pumping Services division of Baker Hughes. The structure includes about 65 offices for its staff, as well as a laboratory for testing materials, dispatch area, lockers and shower area, meeting rooms, training facility and a breakroom and kitchen.

The facility has pre-cast wall panels that allow large glass areas and a dramatic canopied entry structure. The roof is a built-up roof over Varco Pruden-provided decking and bar joists. Additional design items are support for an interior folding partition, multiple rooftop units, special interior clearances and transition to an adjacent shop building.

General contractor: Crossland Construction Co., Columbus, Kan.

Architect: Energy Architecture, Houston

Metal building system: Varco Pruden, Memphis, Tenn., www.vp.com