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Indoor Practice Facility, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.


As a practice center for the Louisiana State University Tigers in winter, the LSU Indoor Practice Facility allows the coaches and players to hone their skills on the gridiron in a climate controlled facility. To create an enclosed space, the facility required 600, 24-gauge, 110-inch-long panels with multi-span clips in Sandstone, along with 155 panels in various lengths ranging from 22 to 40 feet. The panels were rollformed on-site by Architectural Building Components' 238T rollformer, Archzilla. Completed in June 2011, the project has a 2:12 roof pitch.

General contractor: J. Reed Constructors Inc., Baton Rouge

Architect: Jerry L. Watts & Associates, Baton Rouge

Metal roof panels: Architectural Building Components, Houston,