And still more pizzazz!

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If you like the six projects in the related cover story from the June 2010 issue of Frame Building News, you’ll want to continue reading for details about six more commercial and institutional projects that were worthy of Honorable Mention status in the National Frame Building Association’s 2009 Building of the Year contest.

To see the other group, click here.

Kings Veterinary Hospital
Wilson Buildings & More, Inc., Lebanon, Ohio

Kings Veterinary Hospital, nestled in a commercial office and retail district, faced stringent zoning regulations that required a design that transitions away from “box” buildings and strip malls. Based on the customer’s desire for a “country store” setting, the design retains the simple lines of a rural barn. The clearstory entry accents the exterior and business lobby. The customer chose a pre-engineered post-frame structure for its strength, durability and design flexibility. The Wick Buildings pre-engineered system is an example of the possibilities for dynamic building design in the suburban landscape. This project required the preservation of an 11,000-cubic-ft. detention basin that acts as flow control for the surrounding businesses. Now maintained under the parking lot, the detention basin has been replaced by a new office building that has raised the architectural bar for the area.

Cladding: James Hardie, Eldorado Cultured Stone veneer, cedar trims; Roofing: Wick Buildings; Windows: Sam Smith Glass; Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: SFS intec; Insulation: Johns Manville; Foundation/structural components: Wick; Unique products: Storm Tech, subsurface stormwater management system.

Garnett Airport — ESH Quality Structures, Inc., Richmond, Kans.

The T-hangar was built as rental space for airplane owners. The city leased the land to Reuben Esh, whose company, Esh Quality Structures, built the hangar. The 42-ft openings on the side walls created a huge challenge for wood construction. However, the T-hangar floor plan enabled placing truss supports on the interior walls with a cantilevered truss. Also unique to the project are three different doors—hi-fold, stacking, and inside sliding. Most airplane T-hangars are built out of steel frame buildings. However, post-frame was chosen to eliminate the need for continuous footing. It is the first new hangar to be built at the Garnett Airport in 6 years.
Cladding/Roofing: ABC; Doors: Cannonball Cool-air, Hi-Fold; Fasteners: ABC; Insulation: NOFP; Foundation/structural components: Ohio Timberland.

Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church
Morton Buildings, Morton, Ill.

Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church Family Center incorporates a stage in its gymnasium and four classrooms upstairs, a full-service kitchen downstairs and a nursery. The gymnasium is 70 x 100 ft. and has a full court, two cross-courts, and a virtually maintenance-free exterior.
Post-frame construction affords a superior insulating system to other methods. The facility is one of the largest in Chatham County for indoor recreation and fellowship, and features a state-of-the-art fire-suppression and alarm system (saving the church insurance costs).
It provides seating for 600.

Cladding/ Roofing: Morton Buildings; Windows: Pella; Doors: Morton Buildings and Gate City Glass; Fasteners: Morton Buildings; Insulation: Morton Buildings; Foundation/structural components: 12-inch x 3-foot concrete stem wall; Unique products:  retracting basketball goals by Draper Athletic, recessed lighting by Beco Inc.

Warsaw Lincoln Ambulance District, Morton Buildings, Inc., Morton, Ill.

Warsaw Ambulance District’s post-frame building, built by Morton Buildings, has features that include deep fascia overhangs, gable entry porches, commercial doors and windows, and a concrete storm shelter.  Utility bills are a testament to post-frame construction, allowing for a higher insulation R-value and moisture barrier. Post-frame allowed Warsaw to include a large training and meeting room and to add comfortable living quarters for crew, along with office space for the district. The facility is also used for emergency medical training, and emergency housing for Benton County, Mo., which provides emergency medical services for a 700-sq.-mile area.

Cladding / Roofing: Morton; Windows: Pella; Doors: Morton,  Manko Aluminum and Raynor; Fasteners: Morton Buildings, Inc.; Insulation: John Mansville; Unique feature: 2-x26-foot concrete storm shelter


Putt-n-Play, Inc., Hochstetler Buildings, Inc., Plain City, Ohio

This hub for miniature golf, batting and soccer cages, arcade games and party events, is the 30th building in a line of projects built by Roy Grossman and his family over 28 years. Projects include mini-storage, office and warehouses for storage, rental and leasing.  The 36 x 50 x 65 ft. truss design was put in place to allow for the ease of future additions. The brick, stucco, and shingle exterior finishes were developed per city design requirements. With splashes of design and color, the 4,000-sq.-ft. facility is home to Putt-n-Play of Grove City and provides fun for 150 children and adults.

Cladding: Beldon; Roofing: GAF/ELK;  Windows: Andersen; Doors: Plyco; Insulation: Owens Corning; Foundation/structural components: Hoge Lumber

J.D. Wesley, Inc.,  Morton Buildings, Inc., Morton, Ill.

Housing offices of J.D. Wesley, Inc. and Saren Restaurants (Wendy’s), both owned by one family, the building needs to be efficient and withstand harsh elements yet look aesthetically pleasing. The steeper roof pitch with deep fascia and canned lighting in the overhang accent the gable-entry porch with eyebrow. The step down between the two different heights of buildings is striking. Three cupolas with weathervanes add to the aesthetics. Heated tile floor in the office and heated concrete in the shop keep occupants comfortable. The customer considered steel frame and stick built buildings, but was convinced by post-frame’s clear span trusses that allow an open floor plan and the look of deep fascia and steep roof pitches. The office features a reception area with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, utility and conference rooms, and four offices.

Cladding/ Roofing: Morton;  Windows: Pella; Doors: Raynor Overhead, Morton; Fasteners: Morton Buildings; Insulation: Knauf; Foundation/structural components:  8-inch concrete foundation wall, 4-inch floor in office, 6-inch floor in shop

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