Tallahassee Cancer Center Features Curved Insulated Metal Panels
Wednesday, December 22, 2010Print this Article | News Articles
SSOEGroup, one of the fastest growing engineering, architectural and construction firms in the country decided upon "LEED friendly" curved insulated metal panels for the marquee façade of the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center that opens in 2011. The firm is best known for saving clients time, trouble and money. Robins & Morton, the general contractor for the building, is skilled at Integrated Project Delivery and Lean Construction, and completed the project on schedule and within budget.
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare is now pursuing Silver LEED certification for the $12 million, 52,000 square foot, full-service cancer facility. Insulated metal wall panels helped contribute to the accumulation of LEED points for project certification in areas such as Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Air Quality. CF Architectural panels manufactured by Metl-Span were curved by ProCLAD in the shop before being shipped to the jobsite for installation.
Central to the design is the large first-floor waiting area that has a coffee shop, lounge seating and other amenities that create a comfortable, relaxing space for families and patients. The curved metal panel façade at the entry area presents a harmonious architectural feature that is in keeping with the green space, healing garden and walking path. The two-floor, freestanding facility sits on 4.9 acres with the 12,000 square foot oncology suite on the second floor. As a national contractor, Robins & Morton called upon ProCLAD, a national specialty contractor, to send its crew into Tallahassee to quickly and efficiently furnish and install the curved metal panels for the project.