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Metal Construction News January 2012

Metal Construction News January 2012



Plymouth State University Ice Arena, Plymouth, N.H.

A feature of the Plymouth State University campus, the Ice Arena features a 4,000-square-foot welcome center inviting visitors to the campus. The facility is 60,000 square feet and home to an NHL-size rink, locker rooms, athletic training rooms and coaches’ offices. The arena seats 860 fans and also serves the surrounding community as a venue for recreational skating and special events. In addition to its large size, the facility also includes an innovative geothermal system that actually creates ice as well as heats the building. “Plymouth State is committed to respecting

the environment,” says Bill Massey, principal with architect, Sasaki Associates. “Working within a very tight, fixed budget, we sought to implement ambitious sustainability initiatives. There are only a few ice arenas in the country that have a similar geothermal system.” To create the arena, Construx Inc. installed more than 15,000 square feet of Metl-Span’s 3-inch CF-36 Architectural Flat insulated wall panels in Metallic Silver, Regal Gray and Polar White.

The Metl-Span panels interface with masonry on the Welcome Center portion and a CME block base that runs the length of the arena. The facility is an integral component of the ALLWell Center, a master-planned 60-acre campus dedicated to athletics, r more

August 2011



Multi-Tenant Buildings

Multi-Tenant Building tenants range from non-profit companies to government agencies and offer significant value for all. With quality project design, efficient construction and operations, benefits of multi-tenant buildings will be realized and shared among owners and tenants. Owner and tenant incentives include financial benefits associated with lower operating expenses such as larger energy savings. Multi-Tenant buildings reduce the total cost of occupancy for tenants while increasing the net operating income and return on investment for the building owner. Multi-Tenant buildings decrease developer/owner costs and risks associated with vacancy, decrease building obsolescence, increase retail sales and offer a competitive advantage of significant savings as well as powerful leverage in the market. The value of work that is conducted within a multi-tenant building far outstrips the cost of operating the building. Incurring a similar initial investment versus a single-tenant building, owners of multi-tenant buildings see a higher return on investment sooner, reduce negative environmental impact, and will be able to offer a more cost-competitive product to the most tenants. Multi-Tenant building construction makes good business sense in the short and long term. 

Going Green

There is a rapidly growing green building movement re-envisioning the built environment. Multi-Tenant buildings are well suited for green energy. As energy costs rise, green buildings will become more attractive due to their energy efficiency, many new businesses look for green buildings to move into. Older buildings can go green, existing structures can retrofi more

Aluminum Composite Material and Insulated Wall Panels


Featured Projects

Construx, Inc.has been contracted to supply and install Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) Panels and Insulated Wall Panels for a variety of applications. Projects include commercial buildings, multi-tenant buildings, government and municipal buildings. Due to the nature of their diversity, ACM and Insulated Wall Panels are a desirable choice of clients for an array of buildings projects. Following are examples of ACM and Insulated Wall Panel projects Construx, Inc. has proven itself a favorable collaborator for an accomplished enterprise.  

Premier Coach

Milton, VT

Premier Coach is the leader in affordable luxury charter motor coach transportation, promising the very finest experience. The company delivers the latest technology, safest equipment, the most professional drivers, and holds consumer safety in the highest regard. The newest facility, pictured above, includes 15,000 square feet of Metl-Span ® CF42 Striated insulated wall panels. These panels are an attractive and economical alternative to typical flat wall panels. The exterior face is lightly profiled with narrow longitudinal striations to a nominal 1/32-inch depth and exhibits a virtual flat appearance from a short distance away. The CF Striated wall panel is an exceptional value combining the aesthetics of a flat wall panel and high insulation values of a urethane core. Rigid urethane insulation has one of the lowest thermal conductivity ratings; consequently, the retention of heat is more efficient facilitating the effective maintenance of a temperature control more


Construx and Wright-Ryan building 62,500 s/f Plymouth State Univ. ice arena and welcome center

Construx and Wright-Ryan building 62,500 s/f Plymouth State Univ. ice arena and welcome center

Plymouth, NH.
Construction began last spring on a $16.4 million, 62,500 s/f multi-phase Center for Active Living, Learning and Wellness at Plymouth State University. ALLWell (Active Living, Learning and Wellness) is scheduled to be open the summer of 2010. The facility will feature a welcome center, a new NHL sized ice arena seating 850 spectators and parking for 600 cars. It will also serve as a teaching facility for instruction and research in ice activities, home for Panther varsity men’s and women’s ice hockey teams and a site for student recreation. The ice arena will also be a venue for community skating including high school athletics, adult and youth hockey leagues, figure skating and recreational skating.

The new facility will provide an attractive meeting place for prospective students, parents and visitors to the campus as well as to the towns of Plymouth, Holderness and the wider Lakes and Mountains region.

The ALLWell Center is the first of a five-phase plan to be constructed. Future phases will house classrooms, research laboratories and support areas for academic and athletic programs, including a gymnasium, an aquatic center and a new field house.

Wright-Ryan Construction of Portland is the primary contractor for the ice arena project. PSU estimates that approximately 60% of the construction sub-contractors are New Hampshire based companies.

Construx, Inc. of Plymouth supplied and erected the pre-engineered metal building, including the installation of horizontal and vertical architectural insulated panels and ceiling liner panels.

The architect is Sasaki Associates, Inc. of Watertown, Mass.

This facility will meet LEED Silver standards by the installation of a sophisticated geothermal heating/cooling design to maximize energy conservation opportunities. The combination of geothermal and the capture more

Construx, Inc. Recognized for Exceptional Achievement

Construx, Inc. Recognized for Exceptional Achievement

Construx, Inc. recently completed the construction of the Federal Express Ground Terminal in Littleton, NH. The 49,000 square foot facility was recognized for exceptional achievement and will be featured in the 2010 Nucor Building Systems annual calendar. The fast-track project completed in nine weeks features a standing seam roof, loading dock area, liner panel, exterior canopies and an expandable end wall. Construx, Inc. completed the project within the allotted budget and ahead of projected schedules. The Littleton FedEx is the third Federal Express building project by Construx, Inc. Previous projects include additions in Londonderry (2007) and Chesterfield, New Hampshire (2007).

Construx, Inc. Project Featured in Industry Magazine Metal Construction News

Construx, Inc. Project Featured in Industry Magazine Metal Construction News Complex resembles New England sugarhouse
Date: March 2009

The 14,296-square-foot (1,328-m2) White Mountain Administrative Complex in Campton, NH, utilized Star Building Systems’ StarShield Roof System in Charcoal Gray, along with reverse-rolled DuraRib Wall System in Light Stone, both by Star Building Systems, Oklahoma City. R-30 roof insulation was installed for energy efficiency. Completed in May 2008, the three-structure complex is LEED Silver certified. Star’s custom metal buildings were chosen for their cost effectiveness. The builder created custom canopies and cupolas for the project. The complex is designed to resemble a typical New England sugarhouse.

U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, Washington, D.C., was the architect, and Construx Inc., Plymouth, N.H., was the builder and steel erector.

Construx, INC. Supplies and Erects New 36,000 Sq. Ft. Machine Shop in Newport, NH

Construx, INC. Supplies and Erects New 36,000 Sq. Ft. Machine Shop in Newport, NH The project scheduled for completion by June 2009 is being designed and built for Premier Precision Group based in Minneapolis, Minn.

Construx, Inc. Celebrates 20 Years in Business

 Construx, Inc. Celebrates 20 Years in Business Brian Young, President and Founder of Construx, Inc. announces the pre-engineered metal building company's 20th year in business. Young, a University of New Hampshire Civil Engineering graduate with a background in construction and real estate, identified a need in 1987 for cost efficient and architecturally versatile building options in Northern New England. Currently with $70,000,000 of completed jobs that stretch the borders of most Northern New England states, Construx, Inc. confidently joins the ranks of the small percentage of Northern New England companies that can celebrate 20 years in the pre-engineered metal building design, supply and erection business.

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