Florida Baptist Children's Homes - H.C. Simmons Compassion Center Lakeland, FL


Canco General Contractors, Inc.

Building Use

Donation Center for seven FL campuses

Project Size

17,400 sq. ft.

Products Used

Continuous Beam Framing

Standing Seam Roof

Completion Date

September 2016

This building uses Continuous Beam framing system with hipped endwalls. A 1,700 sq. ft. second floor system, 13’ x 91’ food freezer / cooler, a 3,500 sq. ft. office and counseling center and a 2,000 sq. ft. clothing boutique for clothing for children and families make up the building. The building also features two canopies-a covered entrance drive and loading dock area for shipments to orphanages in other countries. EIFS on steel studs was used on the exterior walls of the structure. A few sustainable elements to the building include R-24 roof insulation and R-19 wall insulation systems, LED lighting, SEER 14 rated AC system with duct sock, 1” insulated glass and two low speed, high volume fans.