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Des Moines Fire Department Training Facility, Des Moines, Iowa

The training facility for members of the Des Moines Fire Department features a 1:12 roof pitch and 26,000 square feet of 24-gauge, 18-inch, 238T metal panels in Bright Red from Architectural Building Components. The panels were rollformed on-site by Architectural Building Components' 238T rollformer, Archzilla. Completed in January 2012, the facility required a 155- foot continuous length roof to wall panels that used standard and multi-span clips. The roof panels are approximately 90 feet in length. There is a knuckle detail at the eave that is approximately 25 feet long.

General contractor/installer: Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Des Moines

Architect: OPN Architects Inc., Des Moines

Metal roof panels and rollformer: Architectural Building Components, Houston,