Bowers Center, Elizabethtown College

Furnish, Erect

Recreation Center Metal Building Contractor

When it comes to building a recreation center or gym, the erection process is important. That’s why it’s vital to hire a trusted metal building gym contractor for the job. With a non-residential contractor on your side, you’ll experience all the benefits of using a team of experts to complete your specialized project.

Rose Metal Buildings is your go-to metal recreation center building contractor. We offer a wide range of metal building services customized to each of our clients’ needs. Use your metal structure for any application across numerous non-residential industries — from commercial and manufacturing to institutional and agricultural.


Project Specifications

We recently undertook a furnishing and erection project at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Our client asked us to build a fitness center for their institution, which would serve as a hub for health and well-being among students and the campus community. This building would eventually be known as The Bowers Center.

The Bowers Center is 39,079 square feet, with building specifications measuring 141 feet and 8 inches wide by 275 feet and 10 1/4 inches long by 34 feet and 8 inches low eave height. Our experienced team installed wall supports for 10-foot-high split face masonry walls and eight wall framed openings.

Materials Used

At Rose Metal Buildings, we pride ourselves on using high-quality materials with every project we undertake. For the Bowers Center, we implemented various sturdy and durable materials that would last for decades to come.

One of the mediums we used for the recreation center included DM40 insulated wall panels — low-profile, moisture-resistant surfaces that are well-suited for thick, long-length walls. We also used 24-gauge standing seam roof panels. These robust metal panels boast various structural advantages, such as resistance to weather, cracking and rotting, low-maintenance properties and increased energy efficiency.


Project Highlights

When we take on a metal building erection project, we implement features that benefit our clients. Some of the main highlights of the Bowers Center project include:

  • 50-inch eave height.
  • ClearSpan rigid frames measuring 141 feet and 8 inches.
  • A standing seam roof.
  • Oversized gutters.
  • S-5 snow retention system.

Building Use

Elizabethtown College required a new indoor sports facility to support its growing athletics program and empower the campus community to take on healthier lifestyles, and Rose Metal Buildings delivered.

We erected a state-of-the-art recreation center with many innovative characteristics that students could use to improve their personal health and well-being, including three full-sized basketball courts, batting cages and an indoor track. The Bowers Center gym features many additional components, such as six locker rooms, fitness and athletic areas, and multipurpose rooms for students to enjoy.

Now, Elizabethtown College uses the Bowers Center as a community gym and management center for extracurricular events and campus programming that focus on holistic health.


Hire Metal Building Gym Contractors Today

If you’re looking for a metal building sports facility contractor, Rose Metal Buildings is your solution. We offer supply, erection, and renovation and repair services for metal buildings that set the standard for functional, cost-effective assembly with long-term results. Our team of skilled and knowledgeable technicians always goes the extra mile, using our efficient heavy equipment fleet to deliver on-time erections and repairs within your budget.

Contact us to get started with our repair or erection services.