The 19,000 sq. ft. addition to the Science Building at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI adds capacity and addresses the growing demand for science. The expansion adds four new laboratories and two new classrooms to one of the original buildings on campus. Henry Ford Community College serves approximately 19,000 students in southeast Michigan.
Design for the project was provided by SHW Group, Berkley, MI. The project is LEED registered and slated for Gold certification.
More than 13,000 sq. ft. of 1mm VMZINC® Anthra and Quartz Zinc DRI-DESIGN panels were utilized to clad the new structure. The patented DRI-DESIGN Wall Panel System is an affordable dry joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system.
The Dri-Design panels were installed by C.L. Rieckhoff Company, Inc., Taylor, MI. “We installed about 2,800 zinc panels,” according to project manager Jim Herman. “The job went well. The biggest challenge was dealing with alignment of the return panel windows.”