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Hill Farm Elementary school, Bryant, Ark.

Paramount Metal Systems installed Varco Pruden Buildings' rigid framing system, standing seam roof and texture clad wall on the 88,000-squarefoot, $17 million Hill Farm Elementary School, completed in 2012.

Paramount Metal Systems installed Varco Pruden Buildings' rigid framing system, standing seam roof and texture clad wall on the 88,000-squarefoot, $17 million Hill Farm Elementary School, completed in 2012. David Dodge, president of Paramount Metal Systems, says he was proud to represent Varco Pruden.

"With its exposed mechanical and structural components, the school building was designed to serve as a teaching tool for Hill Farm students, giving them a greater understanding of metal building systems," Dodge says.

A Varco Pruden metal building system was selected because the efficiency of the bay spacing worked with the owner's program and allowed the installation of large open windows for natural daylighting. Additionally, the system met budget, construction schedule and energy efficiency requirements for the learning facility.

Hill Farm Elementary's sustainable design incorporates recycled steel for the frame of the structure and a standing seam roof with cool panel colors to increase solar reflectance and emissivity. Lighting controls optimize energy performance and the building was certified LEED Silver.

"This was truly a well-organized project from the beginning and it was reflected by the product that was delivered," Dodge says.

General contractor: Clark Contractors LLC, Little Rock, Ark. Architect: Jackson Brown Palculict Architects, Little Rock Builder/installer: Paramount Metal Systems, Little Rock Metal building, roof and wall panels: Varco Pruden Buildings, Memphis, Tenn., www.vp.com