College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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New Women's Soccer Stadium I N MAY OF 2010, A NEW STADIUM was completed for athletes, fans, coaches, and trainers of Ken- nesaw State University's women's soccer program. Decorated with the University's colors, gold and black, the stadium was constructed with Fabral's thin seam and 4-in. Rib panel. It holds 8,300 seats; 572 of which are club seats, and 132 are patio seats. This new addition to Kennesaw State University, located in Kennesaw, GA, sits on 8.5 acres and is considered to be the largest women's-only soccer stadium in the world. The jagged edges on the top of the facility were inspired by the Kennesaw Mountains that serve as the stadium's backdrop. This stadium will be home to the Kennesaw State Owls women's soccer team as well as the Atlanta Beat women's profes- sional soccer team. Lancaster, PA-based Fabral is the premier supplier of metal roofi ng and wall panels for architectural, commercial, post frame, industrial, transportation, and ag- ricultural applications. Founded in 1967, Fabral has been widely recognized as the benchmark leader for almost 45 years. As a leader in the post frame market, Fabral's quality product offering, advanced LEAN manufacturing processes, and dedicated customer service values have elevated Decorated with the University's colors, gold and black, the new women's soccer stadium at Kennesaw State University was constructed with Fabral's thin seam and 4-in. Rib panel. This new addition is considered to be the largest women's-only soccer stadium in the world. Fabral to become the post frame provider of choice. www.fabral.com Facility Selects Green Roof L IVEROOF, LLC, TOP horticultural experts in the green roof industry and manufacturer of the LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System, and Bachman's, a family-owned wholesale and retail nursery that serves as a LiveRoof regional distributor and grower, recently announced the selection of the LiveRoof system for a 27,000-sq.-ft. green roof at the University of Minnesota. The LiveRoof green roof will be installed atop the Phase 2 building of the University's Biomedical Discovery District, a complex of research buildings on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. With little space for stormwater miti- gation features at ground level, a green roof is necessary to moderate the volume and velocity of run-off. In addition, the green roof will offer a pleasant and inspir- ing view of green space from the offi ces. The District buildings will connect to the green roof, which will provide a rooftop terrace and garden as a gathering space for conversation and collaboration among the researchers. "Featuring a green roof on the Bio- medical Discovery District demonstrates the University of Minnesota's commit- ment to sustainability," says Kathleen O'Brien, vice president of University Services, University of Minnesota. "As a key architectural feature it is also part of ensuring that the Biomedical Discovery District offers state-of-the-art facilities that attract and support leading research- ers in the health sciences." "We are providing pre-installation consultation to ensure appropriate plant selection for the aesthetic goals of the project and the microclimate conditions of the rooftop," says Dale Bachman, chief executive offi cer, Bachman's. "When we deliver LiveRoof for installation, the system's modules will be fully vegetated with mature, full-grown plants that we With little space for stormwater mitigation features at ground level, a green roof is necessary to moderate the volume and velocity of run-off. In addition, the green roof will offer a pleasant and inspiring view of green space from the offi ces. have adapted for green roofs in our part of the country and cultivated right here in Minnesota." According to Dave MacKenzie, horticulturalist and president, LiveRoof, LLC, three different sized modules will enable the green roof 's unique design to be expressed with a distinctive and varied plant mix. CPM www.liveroof.com Look for more Case Histories online at www.webCPM.com OCTOBER 2012 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 77

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