Federal, State, Municipal & Military

North Water Treatment Plant, Breckenridge, Colo.

Photo: Lefever Building Systems

Five buildings were constructed with pre-engineered metal buildings and insulated metal panels (IMPs) for the North Water Treatment Plant. In total, the buildings have 35,000 square feet. To meet snow load requirements in the mountainous region, the metal building systems have additional structural support.

Monte Schneider, operations manager at Lefever Building Systems, says, “The depths of the building components are deeper than typical including the thickness of the three-plate beams. Also, the spacings of the components are less than what we would typically put, maybe 3 feet instead of 5 feet. It is designed much heavier. It’s a lot of steel for just a little building.”

Architectural features include clerestories, overhangs, soffits, canopies and wall panels with alternating colors. Each building has a different exterior color, trim color and interior color. There is an administration building, raw water building, water treatment building, clearwell building and residuals building.

Lefever Building Systems furnished and erected Varco Pruden Buildings’ metal building systems and Mendoza Construction LLC installed Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.’s IMPs. The five buildings have different combinations of wall and trim colors including Sandstone walls and Gun Metal Patina trim, Evergreen walls and Dark Bronze trim, and Colonial Red walls and Dove Gray trim.