Steel Charter School Buildings in New Mexico
Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., fabricated and supplied these (3) pre-engineered metal school buildings in Red River, New Mexico, in December of 2009 and March of 2012.
Together, they make up part of the infrastructure of the Red River Valley Charter School, which merges traditional academics with creative and innovative teaching practices and serves students from the surrounding Red River resort area. The buildings house several classrooms and a school gymnasium, and they all boast matching exteriors that blend seamlessly with the surrounding New Mexico landscape.
Steel Charter School Specifications
Rugged, reliable and built to last, these (3) prefabricated steel buildings offer unmatched strength and durability, creating a safe, comfortable learning and teaching environment for students and faculty. All (3) prefabricated steel school buildings boast attractive, Cinnamon Brown exteriors, while overhead, they feature long-lasting, corrosion-resistant Galvalume steel roofs with matching Cinnamon Brown trim.
The first metal school building stands 46’x49.5’x16’ upon erection, while the second boasts a finished size of 46’x65’x16’. The third building, added in 2012, stands 41’x119’x9-19.83’ and features a single-slope roof with a 1.95:12 pitch, while the (2) original school buildings features roofs with 5:12 pitches.
Distributed throughout the first steel school building are (9) framed openings, which include (2) 3’4”x7’2” openings, (1) 6’4”x7’2” opening, (1) 14’6”x9’ vestibule entry, (2) 3’x4’ windows, (1) 8’x4’ window and (2) 4’x4’ windows. The second structure, meanwhile, boasts (12) framed openings throughout, among them (2) 6’4”x7’2” openings, (2) 3’4”x7’2” openings and (8) 3’x4’ window openings that allow plenty of natural sunlight to stream inside. The third building features (23) openings throughout, among them (4) 3’4”x7’2” openings, (1) 6’4”x7’2” opening, (8) 2’x2’ windows, (4) 4’x4’ windows and (6) 6’x4’ windows.
The original (2) school buildings also feature several customizations that enhance durability given the climate characteristics of the region and the building code requirements in place in the Red River area. Such accommodations include a 90-mph wind speed rating and a 28-psf snow load. The third and newest building also features several enhancements that help prevent moisture from pooling on the roof of the building or near its foundation, among them matching Cinnamon Brown-colored gutters and downspouts.
Affordable, Customizable Steel School Buildings
Offering a quick build time, pre-engineered steel school buildings are becoming increasingly popular as cities and towns seek adaptable, versatile structures that can accommodate growing school districts. Districts can easily add square footage as time goes on, as was the case with this particular campus, and steel school buildings also maintain their aesthetic appeal over time without requiring the regular upkeep that wood construction demands.
These (3) steel school buildings have housed Red River Valley Charter School students for years, providing a safe and secure learning environment the surrounding community takes pride in. Located in the scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Red River is a resort community set within Taos County, in north-central New Mexico. The community sits about 36 miles outside Taos and about 106 miles from Santa Fe.
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