Magnificent Metal Monday – Metl-Span 2022 Building Of The Year

Metl-Span’s 2022 Building of the Year is 2505 Bruckner, an urban logistics facility in Brooklyn, NY 

To meet the demands of today’s modern product distribution and logistics, it takes a state-of-the-art facility and Metl-Span‘s Building of the Year, 2505 Bruckner, does just that.

DesignandBuildwithMetal reports,“2505 Bruckner stands apart as a modern urban logistics hub, one that provides unparalleled access to the greater New York City region and Connecticut for companies seeking to distribute products in that area,” said Mike Weaver, East Region sales manager, Metl-Span. “It was critical for the design of this building to make a bold statement, and Metl-Span is proud that our products created a dynamic, energy-efficient building envelope for the structure.”

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Among the chosen cladding products was Metl-Span’s Architectural flat panel in Metallic Fusion. The panels offer thicker-gauge facings to provide a more high-profile, monolithic appearance. With trimless ends and pre-formed corners, the panels eliminate the need for metal flashings, allowing design freedom for architects. The panels contain a polyurethane core encapsulated by two steel facings for an all-in-one building envelope solution, negating the need for additional insulation. Designers also specified CF Light Mesa in Igloo White. Well suited for exterior and interior walls and ideal for commercial and industrial applications, the insulated metal panel utilizes concealed clips. In all, crews installed more than 16,000 square feet of Metl-Span products on the building’s exterior. 

At 1.07-million square feet, 2505 Bruckner is touted as the largest, most efficient logistics facility in New York City. It sits at the cross-section of several major highways, including the Cross-Bronx Expressway, the Hutchinson River Parkway, and the Bruckner Expressway. This places the facility within reach of nearly 9.5 million people in a 15-mile radius. The building’s tall ceilings accommodate modern vertical racking systems that can reach as high as 32 feet. The two-level facility has more than 100 loading docks and 125 spaces for box trucks, and it includes entrance and exit ramps for tractor trailers on both levels.

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Chosen each year following a survey conducted by Metl-Span teammates, the Building of the Year program honors the innovative work and collaboration amongst architects and other construction professionals to bring compelling, smartly designed, energy-efficient buildings to life. Metl-Span, a Nucor company, manufactures insulated metal wall and roof systems for projects ranging from architectural to cold-storage.

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For more on Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) and their continued growth and importance in the construction industry, follow the Metal Construction Association’s Insulated Metal Panel Alliance, comprising of leading manufacturers, resellers, and suppliers who are dedicated to growing the use of insulated metal panels (IMPs). The versatility of IMPs combined with the many benefits for contractors as well as end users continue to make IMPs an attractive option for construction.

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