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New Facility for Amatrol, Inc.

One of the most challenging elements of this project was the curved panels. The erection and connection of these panels, some of which weigh 13.5 tons, were effectively held in place by a cantilevered connection. The connection detail was designed to allow for expansion – an important component for the owner – but it was very difficult to execute during erection since the panels were to “hang” off of the connections. To add to the difficulty, the curved panels were attached to round columns that made it very difficult to take measurements and connections had to be made in a confined area.

Careful consideration was taken to the design of the front elevation. The curved architectural feature creates an elevated conference room that allows for the much-desired panoramic view of downtown Louisville. To accomplish this, the architect used the combination of curved Tilt-Up concrete panels, blue colored glass and concrete columns. By elevating the conference room, it allowed the main entrance to become part of an elaborate curved projection.

For the exterior of the facility, the owner wanted natural and neutral colors. As such, varying shades of beige were used as the field and accent colors. The corporate color of navy blue was utilized in the reveal line to accentuate the shades of beige. The blue glazing of the large curtain walls and storefront maintains the accent.

 
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Project Location

Jeffersonville, IN 47130
United States

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
AML, Inc.
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Dayton Superior Corporation
Suppliers:
Dayton Superior Corporation
Photographer(s):

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Distribution
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Number of Floors:
0
Total Floor Area:
80,000 sq ft (7,432 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
41 ft 11 in (12.78 m)
Largest Panel:
800 sq ft (74.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
85,000 lbs (38,555 kg)