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Capitol West, Madison, Wis.

Capitol West is a mixed-use infill downtown development encompassing an entire city block and features 92,500 square feet of commercial space, 164 condominiums, an 11-story high-rise, townhomes, row houses, lofts, a 151-room Hyatt Place hotel and views of Mendota Lake and Monona Lake.

Capitol West is a mixed-use infill downtown development encompassing an entire city block and features 92,500 square feet of commercial space, 164 condominiums, an 11-story high-rise, townhomes, row houses, lofts, a 151-room Hyatt Place hotel and views of Mendota Lake and Monona Lake.

The architects chose a variety of metal wall panels from Morin Corp., a Kingspan Group company, for the project. Morin supplied 7,245 square feet of its 22-gauge Galvalume C29 7/8 traditional sine wave C profile with its overlapping side joint design in Medium Silver Classic for the majority of the horizontal metal panel application.

Additionally, the project called for 2,400 square feet of Morin's 22-gauge Galvalume Integrity Series Metal Wall Panel XC-12 in Light Silver Classic to slightly contrast the look of the exposed fastener panels.

Morin fabricated approximately 4,500 square feet of 22-gauge Galvalume BR-28 exposed fastener metal wall panels in Copper Classic II, which SRS Roofing and Sheet Metal installed in a horizontal orientation to contrast color. Morin's miter-seam style corners utilize structurally bonded construction and are fabricated from the same material as the adjacent panels to ensure a color match.

Nic Alexander, director of marketing at The Alexander Co., a developer that specializes in urban preservation, says the Morin panels held up in all conditions over the years. "The use of a variety metal panel types is a key component in the contemporary architectural themes exhibited at Capitol West," he says.

Brad Decker, sheet metal estimator at SRS Roofing and Sheet Metal, says access was the only challenge. "Because of the height of the building we were suspended down from the roof, like a window washer, instead of using a boom lift."

An extensive recycle and reuse effort during its deconstruction phase achieved a 94 percent recycling rate and an entire concrete-and-steel shell building was reused for the 11-story condominium tower. Rooftop terraces, gardens and pedestrian mews help create an urban neighborhood two blocks from the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Developer: The Alexander Co., Madison

Installer: SRS Roofing and Sheet Metal, Waterford, Wis.

Metal roof and wall panels: Morin Corp., a Kingspan Group company, Bristol, Conn., www.kingspanpanels.us