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Public Service Co. of Oklahoma’s transmission line and station service center, Tulsa, Okla.

Photo: Brent Niles
Photo: Brent Niles

American Electric Power, which owns Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, provided architectural services for its transmission line and station service center. The 115,000-square-foot project includes four buildings: a 100,000-square-foot main building with offices and garage space, two parking garages and a fleet repair building. All four buildings were constructed with Varco Pruden Buildings’ metal building systems, metal roof and wall panels. Crossland Construction Co. Inc. was the general contractor, and it erected the buildings and installed the roofs and walls.

American Electric Power designed the main building’s front entrance with a curved canopy and standing seam roof in Red. Additionally, Crossland Construction installed Tubelite Inc.’s storefront system in the front of the main building, and skylights that run the length of it.

The main building has an 18-foot-high eave and houses large conference rooms with operable partitions. In its garage and warehouse space, the main building has a mezzanine that holds mechanical equipment, two, 5-ton cranes, in-ground scales and a loading dock.

For the roof on the main building, Crossland Construction installed approximately 100,000 square feet of Varco Pruden Buildings’ standing seam roof system in Galvalume, R-30 fiber blanket insulation and Skyliner Fabrics Inc.’s Skyliner insulation system. The fleet repair building has about 7,000 square feet of the same roof panels and insulation as the main building. The two parking garages have roofs with R-panels in Galvalume.

On the walls of the main building and fleet repair building, Crossland Construction installed Varco Pruden Buildings’ ThermalClad insulated metal panels in Cool Sierra Tan. The walls on the two parking garages are Varco Pruden Buildings’ 26-gauge Panel Rib panels, also in Sierra Tan.

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma is a utility unit of American Electric Power. The project contract was for $14.5 million, which includes $990,000 for the metal building systems and $300,000 for erection services. The project is LEED certified and it was completed in November 2016.