January 21, 2015 – Dayton Ohio. Bemo USA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of standing seam metal roof systems, supplied and milled the panels for one of the largest military museums in the country.
The National Museum of the US Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio is the home of the largest collection of military and civilian aviation history in the nation. This is the second hanger that Bemo USA has provided a standing seam roof system and process expertise. Consisting of three separate buildings, the new 4th building will connect to the Hall of Missiles and feature four new galleries. The 224,000 square foot expansion features the Space, Presidential Aircraft, Research & Development and Global Research galleries.
Bemo USA provided the roof system on the quarter million square foot addition plus the curved and tapered panels connecting the Hall of Missiles. The addition’s roof system is manufactured using 22 GA. bare Galvalume Plus. Each Bemo 400 panel is roll-formed on-site using their patented Bemo-Mobile Mill Factory. At 326’ long and 16” wide, weighing in at more than 800 lbs. each, one panel will span the entire width of the museum. The panels are secured to the structure using Bemo Sliding Hook Clips at 7’-2” o.c. The structural nature of the Bemo panels allowed significant cost savings by spanning greater purlin spacing than ordinary panels could do. Also by roll-forming the panels directly onto the structure, Bemo eliminated the need to have a tower crane to hoist the panels from the ground. This saved equipment time as well as labor hours.
The Hall of Missiles roofing material is 22 GA. bare Galvalume Plus exactly matching the new structure. Because of the shape of the hall, Bemo curved and tapered each panel to create an attractive roof system.
Bemo USA Corporation is located in Mesa, Arizona USA and is a world leader in standing seam metal roofing and wall systems. With projects that span the world, Bemo USA’s gleaming roofs can be found on airports, sports complexes, distribution centers and transportation hubs around the globe. For more information please refer to www.bemo.com or contact Odis Sutterfield, Jr at 877-530-2366.