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Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus

SmithGroup JJR

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Project Description

Metal Sales™ Manufacturing Corporation provided 133,000 square feet of roof and wall panels to outfit the Central Arizona College (CAC) Maricopa Campus. The campus consists of three “academic sheds” and a central plant. The project team’s goal was to create highly sustainable structures that complement their surrounding landscape.

The CAC Maricopa Campus buildings feature a rectangular design with slanted roofs and deep canopies to provide a shaded outdoor area that allows interior academic spaces to flow outdoors seamlessly. To achieve this transition, the project team turned to Metal Sales.

“We chose Metal Sales because we have completed a number of successful projects with them throughout the years,” says Rudy Hernandez, Project Manager for Kovach Building Enclosures. “CAC Maricopa was a fast-paced project and Metal Sales manufactured panels over 80-feet long in a very short period of time.”

Metal Sales provided 90,000 square feet of its mechanically seamed 22 gauge Magna-Loc roof panel and 20,000 square feet of T5 trapezoidal rib panels for use on the canopies, both with a Cor-Ten® AZP Raw finish. Metal Sales also supplied 23,000 square feet of A606 type-4 pre-weathered flat sheets that Kovach fabricated, weathered and installed.

The three academic sheds and central plant serve as a starting point for the Maricopa campus design. CAC plans to expand Maricopa campus significantly over the next 20 years. The Cor-Ten panels naturally oxidize, requiring little maintenance and emphasizing the rural tone for the campus.

Metal Sales is committed to supplying its customers with the highest-quality metal roof and wall panels available today. This includes panels that last for at least 50 years and consist mainly of recycled materials – contributing to sustainable building goals, including LEED. Metal Sales also offers industry-leading warranties and boasts more than 50 years of outstanding customer service.

Metal Sales currently has 21 locations across the United States. The company’s skilled and knowledgeable professionals work with project managers, estimators, installers, and engineers until each product application is successfully completed. Metal Sales puts a strong emphasis on outstanding customer service that has developed several long-standing partnerships with its customers.

“As always, we were pleased with the product data and technical support from Metal Sales,” said Hernandez. “They go above and beyond to help us on every project.”

The project team for CAC Maricopa includes the building owner Pinal County Community College District, architect SmithGroup JJR, Phoenix, AZ, general contractor CORE Construction, Phoenix, AZ, and Metal panel fabricator and installer Kovach Building Enclosures, Chandler, AZ.

For more information about the Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus, visit
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