Owens Community College offers over 100 majors to a student population of approximately 13,000 from two campuses in Toledo and Findlay, two learning institutes in Toledo and Maumee and online courses. It is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio.
Founded in 1983, the Findlay-area campus of Owens Community College served 201 students. As its program and educational offerings expanded so did its student population. It incurred a huge influx of students and personnel while still being housed in the original building. Owens needed to expand its facilities to accommodate this increase and continue to meet a variety of student needs.
The new campus, nestled on 60 acres, is 119,407 square feet and includes a library, 41 advanced technology classrooms, student services, 28 technical and computer laboratories, a bookstore, a grant-funded child care center, and administrative and faculty offices. Of the structure, MBCI supplied 15,500 square feet of 22-gauge Curved BattenLok® metal roof panels in Colonial Red. The curved metal panels in red accentuate the arch of the campus making it the focal point of the building.
Curved BattenLok® is a structural roofing panel with a 2-inch tall standing seam that is fieldseamed during the installation process. It has been tested by a certified independent laboratory in accordance with ASTM test procedures for Air Infiltration and Water Penetration. This panel may be curved to a minimum radius of 20 feet, and for large projects and/or long panels, the curving process for Curved BattenLok® may be best accomplished at the job site.
Rooney Clinger Murray Architects designed the project and Charles Construction Services worked as the general contractor, both based in Findlay, Ohio. Meade Roofing, based in Fredericktown, Ohio, worked as the roofing contractor. Charles Construction Services won the American General Contractors (AGC) Build Ohio Award for “New Construction Under $10 Million.”
MBCI Products: Curved BattenLok®
Location: Findlay, Ohio
Color: Colonial Red
Coverage: 15,500 sq. ft.
Architect: Rooney Clinger Murray Architects, Findlay, Ohio
General Contractor: Charles Construction Services, Findlay, Ohio
Roofing Contractor: Meade Roofing, Fredericktown, Ohio