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National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick, Md.

The NBACC utilizes science to deal with the challenges of defending the nation against bioterrorism. The Department of Homeland Security's Directorate for Science and Technology established the NBACC to be a national resource dedicated to understanding the scientific basis of the risks posed by biological threats and how they could be used in bioterrorism.

Completed in March 2009, the 160,000-square-foot laboratory building is distinguished by the fact that it is also the first security compartmented information facility biocontainment facility in the United States.

CENTRIA supplied 28,812 square feet of its 24-gauge Profile Series Exposed Fastener Profiles MR3-36 with MicroSeam Corners in Silversmith with a smooth Sundance Mica coating. The panels were chosen for their versatility, ease of installation and benefits in terms of performance, sustainability and aesthetics.

Contractor: Gilbane Building Co., Laurel, Md.
Architect: Perkins + Will, Washington, D.C.
Dealer/Installer: Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Wheeling, W.Va., and East Coast Metal Systems Inc., Bellaire, Ohio
Metal wall panels: CENTRIA, Moon Township, Pa.,
www.centria.com