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Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, Del.

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Founded in 1893, the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, Del., consists of a strong ministry whose goal is to provide for the homeless. In February 2011, a three-story building addition was completed that added space for the compassionate ministry's shelter, meals, counseling and job training program for the homeless, impoverished and substance addicted. Wilmington-based EDiS Co., a Butler Builder, served as design-builder and worked closely with the faith-based center's leadership that accepted design-build project delivery to keep the project on schedule and within the $8 million construction budget. EDiS explored grant opportunities to help underwrite the project and purchased $750,000 worth of materials and major equipment at cost without the customary markups as part of trade contracts. EDiS also participated in other initiatives that kept the project within the mission's budget.

Daniel Cook & Associates, Ogden, Utah, served as the project architect, while Wilmington- based environmental and geotechnical associates, Duffield Associates, led the mitigation program to remove contaminated soils and an underground chemical tank discovered at the Brownfield site. Kansas City, Mo.-based Butler Manufacturing supplied a number of products that enclose the building, including a VSR architectural standing seam metal roof system, MR-24 standing seam metal roof system, TextureWall, Butlerib II and StylWall metal wall panel systems.

Butler's pre-insulated (R-19) wall panels reduced the overall thickness of the exterior wall construction, which collectively increased the net square footage of the residential suites. The thermal value of the walls and R-30 rating of the metal roof construction complement the energyefficiency operation of the new generation of high-efficiency HVAC rooftop units from Richardson, Texas-based Lennox International Inc. LED lighting used throughout the project contributes yet another energy-efficient feature. Butler Manufacturing supplied the mix of conventional primary structurals and metal building secondary framing that define this as a 'hybrid' building.

In the past, the Sunday Breakfast Mission focused on daily church services that included a free meal and extended overnight shelter for homeless men. However, the outreach efforts over the years steadily included more and more dependents. The building program now enables the ministry to extend dignified long-term accommodations and humanitarian services to 280 men, women and minor dependents.

The three-story addition subdivides into 40 efficiency-style units sized to accommodate a family ranging from an adult with one child to one adult with six children. The facilities also include a multipurpose room serving as a gymnasium, cafeteria and ceremonial/performance venue, a commercial-scale kitchen and a computer-training center with 12 work stations. There are also craft space, play and exercise areas, in addition to various office spaces. From the previous 120 homeless people served by the mission's shelter resources, the facility can now help 280 families with their immediate needs and provide counseling and job training programs to start rebuilding their lives.

The three-story addition subdivides into 40 efficiency-style units sized to accommodate a family ranging from an adult with one child to one adult with six children. The facilities also include a multipurpose room serving as a gymnasium, cafeteria and ceremonial/performance venue, a commercial-scale kitchen and a computer-training center with 12 work stations. There are also craft space, play and exercise areas, in addition to various office spaces. From the previous 120 homeless people served by the mission's shelter resources, the facility can now help 280 families with their immediate needs and provide counseling and job training programs to start rebuilding their lives.

Butler Manufacturing,
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Lennox International Inc.,
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