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Health Center 4, Riddle Hospital, Media, Pa.

Riddle Hospital's new Health Center 4 combines patient-centered design and environmentally friendly features. The $40 million, 80,000-squarefoot medical office building embodies today's best practices for creating new health care facilities. The project features more than 7,000 square feet of 2- and 3-inch Architectural Flat insulated metal wall panels in custom Platinum and Medium Gray from Metl-Span. Additionally, approximately 800 square feet of Metl-Span's CFR 36 standing seam roof panels in Cool Metallic Silver were used on a pedestrian bridge. Panelcraft Inc. installed the panels horizontally in module widths ranging from 21 to 40 inches.

"It was a complicated, complex job with unique detailing on each elevation," according to Richard Scharr, project manager. "Virtually everything was custom and required extremely careful field measurements along with field fabrication as needed. The design called for segmented panels at the top of the structure to follow the arc of the building and they turned out great."

General contractor: John S. McManus Inc., Chester Heights, Pa.
Architect: The Sheward Partnership, Philadelphia
Installer: Panelcraft Inc., Boothwyn, Pa.
Metal wall panels: Metl-Span,Lewisville, Texas,