Petersen Aluminum boldly combined form and function to give the high school students in Bessemer, Alabama something to get excited about. The new Bessemer City High School, which replaced the old Jess Lanier High School, nearly doubled the size of the previous facility. Located 15 miles southwest of Birmingham AL, the new school features over 80,000 SF of 24 GA steel Tite-Loc standing seam roofing panels. The project demanded high attention to detail and coordination between PAC’s Acworth, GA and Tyler, TX branches, and long-time PAC roofing installer, Quality Architectural Roofing of Birmingham AL. Featuring panel lengths of 100 feet plus, the 90 degree mechanically seamed panels were roll-formed at the jobsite, and with a 209’ radiused roof, the panels naturally “laid down” to form the curved elements of the building. In addition to the roof, the project also featured complementing Flush Panels, all of which were finished in PAC-CLAD Silver Kynar. PAC-CLAD Silver is one of Petersen’s 29 Energy Star certified colors, and also one of 21 finishes that comply with LEED standards of SRI (Solar Reflective Index) of 29 or better in steep slope applications. The project was designed by Davis Architects of Birmingham AL and was completed in Spring of 2009.