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Brookland Middle School
1401 Michigan Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC
This project demonstrates CAP's ability to produce large,
sloped panels combining a Wet Seal system and a Dry Seal at
the transition from sloped Soffit to Fascia.
Material used was an Alucoil 4mm Composite, "Silversmith".
Designed by Hartman-Cox Architects of Washington DC, the
school Architect was Grimm+Parker. Installed by All Pro Glass
of Hyattsville, Maryland, the Soffit Panels weighing over 100
pounds had to be hoisted 50 feet in the air.
The project is a joint effort of two District agencies: the
Department of General Services and DC Public Schools.
Designed for a capacity of 540 students, the school was initial-
ly slated to open in fall of 2014 however construction crews
were slowed by an unexpected discovery of a gas line on the
site. The school's target opening was moved to August 2015.
The modernization and renovation of this existing school,
used an adaptive re-use approach. The modernization includ-
ed an extensive exterior restoration that included the ACM
panels manufactured and supplied by CAP Industries.
George Marshall High School
7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church Virginia
This project features CAP's Tecpan product. A 1" thick insulat-
ed metal panel. The Tecpan panel is a pan-in-pan perimeter
sealed panel. This panel features a .040 aluminum face, color
Cityscape, a 1" extruded polystyrene core and a .040 random
aluminum back. At the 1" thickness, it provides an R Value of
5. CAP Industries is proud to be a part of this $70 million ren-
ovation.
CAP's part in this project included about a dozen canopy fas-
cia and soffits around the perimeter of the building and court
yard. Installation was performed by Interstate Corporation of
Gaithersburg, Maryland. Designed by Samaha Associates of
Fairfax, Virginia.
When this project started the school held 1500 students by
design, but had enrollment of nearly 1700. With the anticipat-
ed growth in Falls Church and Tysons Corner the expected
2016 enrollment will be just shy of 2000 (the same as the
intended capacity of this $70 million improvement).