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Smart Building Envelope Solutions from CENTRIA® Help Mercy Health Muskegon Medical Center Make a Declaration

Intercept Panels, MetalWrap Drive Sustainability, Aesthetics

Publish Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Moon Township, PA, September 29, 2020CENTRIA®, leading innovator and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced building envelope wall and roof panels, is highlighting its dual contributions to the building envelope of the recently constructed Mercy Health Muskegon Medical Center in Muskegon, MI.

A $271-million, ten-story health care facility, the new building effectively doubles the amount of floor space for medical staff to treat patients. The facility boasts nearly 300 private patient rooms, serves as the new home for the emergency department, and houses state-of-the-art surgical units.

Architects chose several CENTRIA building envelope solutions during the planning phase so that owners could achieve several key objectives: creating a signature building for the entire campus, and contributing to LEED certification for green buildings.

For the building’s exterior, designers sought to create visual interest while also delivering versatility and optimal performance. Intercept from CENTRIA, a modular metal wall panel, became the face of the building, covering almost all of the outer walls. The design team used a customized program to create a random pattern of colors for the exterior wall, which contributed dramatically to the building’s curb appeal.

“We ended up going with three different colors [for Intercept],” said Mike Andric, associate vice president and healthcare architect at HGA Architects. “They looked the same when you’re looking at small samples, but in the field, you can really detect the difference between the colors of the panels.”

“Intercept enables designers to create architecturally pleasing exterior facades along with the protection afforded by a rainscreen,” said Julie Schessler, product manager, CENTRIA. “The solid metal substrate is non-combustible and is compliant with NFPA 285, a test to determine the fire propagation characteristics of an exterior wall unit.”

Intercept also carries the Declare Label, a designation it achieved in 2020. Developed by the International Living Future Institute, a Declare Label serves as third-party certification, demonstrating how the product can contribute to a building that boasts sustainability credentials.

Contractors also installed nearly 100,000 square feet of CENTRIA’S MetalWrap behind the Intercept panels. Designed with CENTRIA's innovative advanced thermal and moisture protection technology, MetalWrap is the company’s insulated composite backup panel that consists of two steel skins permanently bonded to a poured-in-place foam insulating core. MetalWrap provides thermal, air, water, and vapor barriers in a composite assembly.

Architects, planners, and the medical system have submitted an application for the Mercy Health Muskegon Medical Center to be officially LEED-certified.


CENTRIA innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams envision metal as the future of the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection technology, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. CENTRIA is part of the Cornerstone Building Brands family. Visit us at www.centria.com.

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