Flex-Ability Concept’s Flex-C Trac® and Flex-C Arch products helped frame an impressive bank lobby rotunda in Oklahoma City and provide a signature look for the facility.
Ironstone Bank’s Memorial Drive office, completed in 2009, reflects the institution’s desire to have its quality of customer service be represented by the quality of its facilities. Ironstone, a subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc., has 58 offices in 12 states. The bank regards its buildings as physical symbols of the company’s stability and strength, according to a bank spokesman.
Approximately 800 linear feet of Flex-C Trac and Flex-C Arch was used in the project, including 16-gauge Flex-C Trac in 3 5/8, 8 and 10 inch widths and 20-gauge Flex-C Arch in 3 5/8 inch width.
Design for the project was provided by Small Kane Webster Conley Architects, Raleigh, NC in collaboration with Ptolemy Dean Architects Ltd., London, England.
“The goal was to create friendly, open space that would be inviting to customers,” said Kerry Kane, project architect and principal with Small Kane Webster Conley Architects. “The rotunda with its distinctive arches became a main point of our design emphasis. The flexible track really contributed to the high quality of the construction and appearance. It’s not easy to frame curves like that. Not only are the arches going up but they’re also curving around the radius walls of the rotunda. What results is a dramatic, one-of-a-kind interior.”
The general contractor on the project was Carneal Downey Construction Company, Raleigh. The Flex-Ability Concepts distributor was Cherokee Building Supply, Oklahoma City.
Flex-C Trac is made of galvanized steel and is available in 16, 18 and 20 gauges in a wide variety of metal framing widths. Flex Lite, a new light duty alternative, is available in 25 gauge steel. Versatile Flex-C Angle is available in 16 and 20 gauges. 20 gauge Flex-C Arch is available in a range of widths for both wood and metal framing. Flex-C Plate is available in 20 gauge and is used for wood framing applications.