A barrel-vault roof with mechanically seamed metal panels serves as the focal point of the new Western Health Center in Midfield, Alabama. The two-story building consolidates three older health clinics into a new facility more centrally located to serve the patient community.
Constructing commercial, residential, or industrial buildings can not only be expensive, but also create large amounts of waste. After construction or renovation is completed, most old, discarded material will likely end up in a landfill. However, there is a way to give these materials a ‘second life’ through repurposing.
When it comes to insulating a facility, insulation addresses two important goals—maintaining a consistent interior temperature and preventing moisture from forming and collecting via condensation. There are several different materials and ways to protect a roof, including fiberglass, rigid board, and insulated metal panels (IMPs).
Built with efficiency in mind, an electricity provider’s new West Virginia data center is environmentally conscious, both inside and out. The FirstEnergy WV’s operations headquarters in Fairmont is one of three regional transmission control centers that manage the company’s 32,186-km (20,000-mi) network of high-voltage transmission lines.