Since the project for Indian River County’s Intergenerational Recreation Center was first conceived in 2002, the area was affected by hurricanes. This prompted the need for a roof and wall system that would withstand high winds. Metal panels were chosen for this requirement, and for their thermal expansion and contraction ability.
Atlantic Roofing II of Vero Beach Inc. installed 37,000 square feet of IMETCO’s Series 300 metal panels and Latitude metal wall panels, both 24-gauge galvanized steel in Cardinal Red, for the project.
The Series 300 panels were used for the roof and folded down the north and south elevations as wall panels. The panels were installed without penetrations on the entire 37,000-square-foot roof area. The panels feature a knee-plate detail that met aesthetic and moisture protection goals. Additionally, the folded overhang provides sunshading on the south elevation.
The Intergenerational Recreation Center houses a gymnasium, multipurpose spaces, administration and operations offices. It was completed for $10.4 million in August 2016.