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Derby Public Library, Derby, Kan.

Durability was a top priority in the Derby Public Library project because the library's previous structure had multiple roof leaks over the years.

Durability was a top priority in the Derby Public Library project because the library's previous structure had multiple roof leaks over the years. The project's focus was to provide a durable, longlasting roof that could protect Derby's books and records for years.

MBCI supplied 24,300 square feet of its 24-gauge Curved BattenLok metal roof panels and 1,900 square feet of its BattenLok HS metal roof panels, both in prefinished Galvalume and Hunter Green, for the 37,614-square-foot library.

An appeal of the Curved BattenLok and BattenLok HS was its ability to span a large distance without seams. The owner desired a low-maintenance roof structure that would complement the adjacent rolling hillsides and building types, and the curved metal panels met the criteria.

The size of the library did not lend itself to use metal in a pitched roof installation; thus, the curved roof covered a large expanse of the building with few flat-roof system installations. Straight panels were shipped to the job site where an on-site curving machine rolled the panels to the proper radii. The panels were then seamed in place using a field seaming machine.

General contractor: Rainbow Construction Co. Inc., Wichita, Kan.

Architect: GLMV Architecture, Wichita Roofing contractor: Kruse Corp., Wichita

Metal roof panels: MBCI, Houston, www.mbci.com