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Franklin Shell Building, Franklin, Ind.

Runnebohm Construction, an American Buildings Co. authorized builder, completed the 51,350-square-foot Franklin Shell Building, a custom-engineered, singleslope metal building system selected to economically increase clear spans within the building and reduce the need for an additional column row.

The structure and the metal sides allow for expansion to 130,000 square feet and the ability to add dock doors and drive-in doors. Additionally, a precast concrete, hard-wall façade on two sides with glass entry features and metal walls on the other sides allow for expansion. Metal with a masonry wainscot was utilized in the dock area to allow for the addition of future docks.

The Franklin Shell Building features American Building Co.'s Architectural III wall panels in Warm White and Standing Seam 360 roof panels in Galvalume. A custom metal building allowed for a standing seam metal roof for durability and a long life span.

The build-out options allow the facility, located on an 11.19-acre site in Franklin Business Park, to fit a wide variety of potential tenants. Runnebohm Construction completed construction of the Franklin Shell Building in partnership with the Franklin Redevelopment Commission and the Johnson County Development Corp. and was awarded first place for the project in the 2014 American Buildings' Excellence in Design Awards in the warehouse and distribution category, which recognizes builders and roofers for innovation in design and metal systems construction.

General contractor: Runnebohm Construction, Shelbyville, Ind.

Metal building system: American Buildings Co., Eufaula, Ala.,