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Clover School District Community YMCA, Clover, S.C.

LS3P Associates Ltd. designed Clover School District (CDS) Community YMCA with a modern, dynamic appearance with a silver roof for its natatorium, ticket booths and outdoor locker room facilities.

David Bellamy, AIA, LEED AP, principal at LS3P, says, “The main structures of the facility are a big box for the fitness area. For the natatorium portion of the building, we wanted a more dynamic look, a look of fast-paced energy produced by swimmers. It’s not just a red brick school-look. There’s glass at the top, more metal … it has a high-tech, fast-paced feel.”

The large natatorium roof has a radius that allowed the preformed panels to lay down without site curving. The ticket booths and outdoor locker room facilities required factory-formed panels curved in the field because of their tighter radii.

Achelpohl Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. installed 21,000 square feet of McElroy Metal Inc.’s 24-gauge, Maxima 216 standing seam roof system in Premium Silver Metallic. Additionally, McElroy Metal supplied 60 sheets of its 24-gauge flat sheet in Premium Silver Metallic for formed trim, fascia and soffits. For other soffits, Achelpohl Roofing and Sheet Metal installed Arconic Architectural Products LLC’s Reynobond metal composite material.

Achelpohl Roofing and Sheet Metal completed all of the metal panel fabrication and installation. Long roof panels required a large crew, so they roll formed the panels and installed them at the same time, says Amanda Achelpohl Childs, of Achelpohl Roofing and Sheet Metal. “We had about 10 people on the roof to handle the 111-foot panels coming off the roll former,” she says. “The installation of the long panels went pretty quick because we had to have so many people there to help run them out, so we installed at the same time.”

The 71,400-square-foot CDS Community YMCA houses two indoor 25-yard pools, racquetball courts, exercise space for group classes, a fitness room, gymnasium and walking track. Outside, a 50-meter pool features an adjoining waterpark with slides and play equipment for children. The project was completed in October 2016.