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Caltrain Centralized Equipment Maintenance and Operations Facility, San Jose, Calif.

Caltrain is a state-of-the-art maintenance and operations facility on the site of the old Southern Pacific rail yard in San Jose. A new facility was built to replace existing Caltrain rail maintenance facilities that had outlived their useful and efficient capabilities. The new building accommodates many critical activities, including daily inspections, scheduled maintenance, running repairs, and train washing and storage.

The project was challenging because it consisted of several buildings and required a wide variety of CENTRIA products.

The Formawall Dimension Series was selected because it is the only metal wall system that provides both advanced thermal efficiency and moisture control in a single panelized component. The Cradle to Cradle certified panels also offer aesthetic customization, versatility and great performance. The project utilized 9,500 square feet (883 m2) of 22/26-gauge, 2-inch (51-mm) Formawall Dimension Series in Platinum with an embossed finish and Sundance Mica coating.

The Super-Rib Exposed Fastener Profiles were chosen for their extreme versatility and the fact that they can be insulated to meet many levels of thermal properties. The project required 3,200 square feet (297 m2) of 20-gauge Super-Rib in Platinum with a smooth finish and Sundance Mica coating and 19,200 square feet (1,784 m2) of 20-gauge Super-Rib with Microseam Corners in Carmine Red with a smooth finish and Brilliant Series coating. Microseam Corners use cutting-edge structural bonding techniques and were used to produce Super-Rib corners that appear virtually seamless. Manufactured from the same metal substrate coil as the panels, they employ no welding and no pop rivets.

 

Versawall was selected because the Cradle to Cradle certified panels are fast, easy and cost-effective to install. The project utilized 6,200 square feet (576 m2) of 22/26-gauge Versawall in Platinum with an embossed striated finish and Sundance Mica coating and 24,800 square feet (2,304 m2) of 22/26-gauge Versawall in Bone White with an embossed striated finish and Duragard Plus coating.

SRS Structural Standing Seam Roof Systems were chosen for aesthetic reasons- they provide clean, unbroken lines, minimal exposed fasteners and continuous transitions. The project required 8,200 square feet (762 m2) of 22-gauge SRS 3-1.5 in a smooth finish and 1,500 square feet (139 m2) of 22-gauge SRS 3-1.5 curved in a smooth finish.

IW Series Concealed Fastener Profiles were cost-effective, provided a clean and unbroken appearance while allowing for interesting visual effects. In addition, their all-weather installation capability helped to shorten installation time. The project utilized 5,500 square feet (511 m2) of 20-gauge IW- 10A Vertical in Arctic Ice with a smooth finish and Polyester coating; 3,500 square feet (325 m2) of 20-gauge IW-10A Vertical in Platinum with a smooth finish and Sundance Mica coating; 7,700 square feet (715 m2) of 20-gauge 1W-10A Horizontal in Bone White with a smooth finish and Duragard Plus coating; and 700 square feet (65 m2) of 20-gauge IW-60A Horizontal in Platinum with a smooth finish and Sundance Mica coating.

Dealer: A.C. Dellovade, Canonsburg, Pa.

General contractor: Joint venture between Shimmick Construction Inc., Hayward, Calif., and Obayashi Corp., South San Francisco, Calif

Architect: STV, Los Angeles

Metal roof and wall panels: CENTRIA, Moon Township, Pa.,

Coating: Valspar, Minneapolis