We have extensive experience working on new and renovated banking projects — and we understand the unique challenges you may face with these types of projects.
Banks are site dependent, which means they’re typically a standalone structure. They often have a smaller footprint, and the buildings are getting even smaller due to technology and online banking.
Here are some of the common challenges and important considerations we see when it comes to banking projects:
- A variety and copious amount of building materials on all four sides of the structure. Modern architectural design is pushing new and innovative materials to have these building stand out.
- The quality of the finishes is typically higher and requires special consideration for the supporting framing. While brick and metal panel remain popular, products such as terracotta and even porcelain are being implemented. Less common is the use of Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS).
- Different wall sizes and roof heights. We are seeing a trend for dramatic parapet and cornices on these small buildings.
- Different points of entry (drive-thru, walk-up ATM, front door, etc.). These options each require unique framing considerations from canopies to overhangs, to cornices.
Thanks to our extensive expertise, our engineers know how to resolve these challenges early in the process so we can hit the ground running and avoid any unnecessary project delays.
Iron Engineering provided the cold-formed steel design for the exterior walls of this 2,400-square foot single-story stand-alone bank in Concord, MA. The project had large and variously sized parapets, canopies, and a drive-thru.
Iron Engineering provided the cold-formed steel design for the exterior walls of this 3,300-square foot single-story stand-alone bank in Warwick, RI. The project had very large storefront windows, parapets, canopies, and a stand-alone drive-thru.
Iron Engineering provided the cold-formed steel design for the exterior walls of this 2,500-square foot single-story stand-alone bank in St. Petersburg, FL. The project used a mix of masonry and cold-formed steel exterior walls. Cold-formed steel was employed on the parapets, soffits, and drive-thru roof.