Building Skeletal Structure and Exterior Shell

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The building’s structural skeleton continues to be assembled. This section of the building is where the new driver training room will be located. As the roof trusses are placed on all sections of the building, the wall studs are being installed on the interior of the building.

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The 2nd floor continues to take shape with the trusses installed. Soon the roofing contractors will begin to install the roof decking which will support the insulation and the finished roof panels.

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The roof contractor installs the sheet metal decking that will act as the primary support for the insulation and the finished roof panels.

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The maintenance garage section also receives a layer of insulation before the final roof panels are installed.

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As insulation is placed on the interior of the roof, the exterior gets the finished roof paneling that will protect the shop area from the outside elements.

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The interior skeleton of the building begins to come together with the ongoing installation of interior wall studs and door frames. This picture looks down the main hallway of the building from the front lobby back to where the maintenance bays will be. This will become the administration corridor of the building.

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With the roof decking complete and the exterior sheathing of the garage in place, the building is ready for installation of the specially manufactured exterior wall panels.

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Delivery Day! These are the specially manufactured panels for the exterior walls of the building. Commonly known as SIP panels (Structural Insulated Panel), these walls are one of the major “Green” components of the building.

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Each panel is specially manufactured to create greater insulation and lower energy costs than traditional building materials, such as cinder block or other concrete masonry units, commonly known as CMUs.

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The SIP panels are installed with a metal track at the base and brackets at the top that secure them in place. Each panel has been manufactured specifically for the design of the Bay Transit facility to maximize heating and cooling efficiency. This is one way the facility will earn points towards its LEED Gold Certification.

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Here in the training room the contractor secures the SIP panels with brackets at the top after they have been secured in place in the bottom track.

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As each panel is installed the exterior of the building begins to take shape.

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The finished roof panels are being installed as the SIPs panels are completed on the North side of the building.

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With all the SIP panels installed work continues on the roof and the portico canopy for the front door area.

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