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Bus Maintenance Facility, Mendocino Transit Authority, Ukiah, Calif.

Division 13 Buildings Inc. installed Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.'s 6-inch KingZip insulated metal roof panels and KS Optimo insulated wall panels on Mendocino Transit Authority's bus maintenance facility.

Division 13 Buildings Inc. installed Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.'s 6-inch KingZip insulated metal roof panels and KS Optimo insulated wall panels on Mendocino Transit Authority's bus maintenance facility. Marc Davis, owner of Division 13 Buildings, says his team worked on the job site for three months. "As you can see from the photos, the building was basically built in three single-slope roof lines, just to add contrast and look to it," he says. "The walls were flat metallic silver with trim-less ends and joints. And other materials were integrated into the walls such as CME block, and the front elevation has wood siding."

Davis says the metal panels were specified for durability, high insulation values, ease of installation and aesthetics. The insulated metal roof and wall panels were attached directly to the metal struc- ture of the 17,196-square-foot facility.

Mendocino Transit Authority services 90,000 residents in a 2,800-mile area. Its vehicle fleet logs more than 881,000 miles annually. The bus maintenance facility, dedicated in August 2012, features maintenance bays, fueling and vehicle wash areas and storage space. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) gave the project its 2012 AIA Redwood Empire Chapter honor award in the Built Project category. Davis says the Optimo wall panels contributed to the building's architectural appeal. "It's a good-looking structure," he says.

Architect: TLCD Architecture, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Installer: Division 13 Buildings Inc., Windsor, Calif.

Metal roof/wall panels: Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc., Deland, Fla., www.kingspanpanels.us