The new 63,500 sq. ft. administration center for Okaloosa County, Fla., replaces an outdated courthouse annex complex in Shalimar, Fla. Initially, DAG Architects in Destin, Fla., and its design-build partner Lord & Son Construction were hired to renovate the annex to bring it up to code compliance and improve security. However, after a detailed evaluation, it was determined to be more cost effective to replace the old building with one that better met the requirements of the County’s staff.
The three-story building is topped with approximately 33,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD Tite-Loc Plus .032-in. aluminum panels finished in Cool Color Bone White. The Petersen panels meet Florida Product Approval and Miami Dade NOA wind uplift requirements. The Tite-Loc Plus panels were factory-formed to length at Petersen’s Acworth, Ga., plant and field-seamed to a 180-degree lock. The 58-ft.-long panels were crane-lifted directly to the roof.
Installation of the Petersen roof was performed by Sheet Metal Masters in Pensacola. The Tite-Loc Plus panels were specified for the job, said Sheet Metal Masters President Billy Cockrell. “Tite-Loc Plus is a common profile here in Florida because it’s double-lock seamed and has stronger wind uplift criteria,” Cockrell said. “It’s also excellent as far as water-tightness.”
Sheet Metal Masters has much experience with Petersen’s PAC-CLAD products. “Those guys are just wonderful to work with,” Cockrell said. “We’re proud to be associated with them. And they seem to work with the better contractors so it’s a win/win for everybody.”
Cockrell was also complimentary about the working relationship with general contractor Lord & Son Construction. “It was a fast-track job that turned out really nice,” Cockrell said.
The Petersen distributor on the project was Roofers Mart in Pensacola.