Phenolic Panels Offer High Degree of Design Freedom for SHP Leading Design on Beavercreek Schools
Friday, June 03, 2011Print this Article | News Articles
In November 2008, Beavercreek City School District voters approved an $84 million bond request that allowed the District to move forward with the construction of two new school buildings as well as much-needed renovations and improvements to its eight existing schools. A new 700-student, 82,370 square-foot elementary school and 1,150-student, 163,354 square-foot middle school will have the advantage of being on the same site while maintaining separate identities.
The district was seeking more modern, energy efficient learning environments for its students. Phenolic panels which are high-pressure laminates from Europe offer an exceptionally high degree of design freedom, and when combined with contrasting profile metal panels, create an ultra-modern façade. SHP was able to break through tradition by mixing wood panels and a darker solid color to lend an unmistakable appearance to the school.
ProCLAD was low bidder and chosen by the general contractor, Quandel Danis, to furnish and install 92,000 square-feet of building envelope material. ProCLAD's experience in both phenolic and profile metal panels is extensive, and has led to a competitively-priced set of best practices that will deliver substantial economic value to the Beavercreek City School District. As for the overall construction timeline, the buildings are still on schedule to open in August 2013.