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Brick, metal create contemporary look for university health services building

Georgia Southern University’s new Health Services building offers a contemporary and significantly expanded facility to better meet student and patient needs. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility boasts a total of 48 examination rooms, more than three times the number of exam rooms at its previous location.

The new facility has met with rave reviews, according to Diane Norris, director of Health Services. “Our students now have access to a state-of-the-art facility as well as continued quality care for their healthcare needs. There are very few universities in the University System of Georgia that have this kind of facility,” Norris said.

Petersen’s PAC-CLAD material was used to roof the two-story structure as well as clad a significant portion of the exterior façade. Approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s Tite-Loc Plus panels were installed on the roof. The 24 gauge, 16-in. wide panels were finished in Cool Color Slate Gray. Tite-Loc Plus panels have been designed for application over a wide variety of substrates on roof slopes as low as ½:12 pitch.

The roof panels were installed by Watertight Roofing Services, Winder, Ga. The 94 ft. long panels were roll-formed on-site and then crane-lifted to the roof. The roof distributor was Commercial Roofing Specialties in College Park, Ga.

Petersen’s M-36 panels provide a complementary accent and contemporary appearance for the building’s exterior. The 9,000-sq.-ft. of M-36 panels also was finished in Slate Gray. An additional 2,500 sq. ft. of 24 gauge Flush panels finished in Almond was used in soffit and trim applications.

The M-36 wall panels were “reverse rolled” to meet the architect’s objectives, according to Dave Landis, Petersen’s manager of technical services and field inspections. The architectural firm on the project was Collins Cooper Carusi in Atlanta. “The design team wanted a wider, flatter appearance. The reverse-rolled panel gives on the impression of a flat wall when one looks down the length of it, because the fasteners are less visible. To achieve this, the coil is rolled painted side down,” Landis said.

Fabrication of the panels was done at Petersen’s plant in Acworth, Ga.