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Cancer center’s rooftop walkways protected by metal roofs

Covered rooftop walkways topped with Petersen’s Tite-Loc Plus roof panels protect visitors and patients as they navigate their way from building to building at Baptist Health South Florida’s spectacular new Miami Cancer Institute. The 306,000-sq.-ft. facility is a destination cancer center known for its innovation and precision in cancer care, advanced clinical research and exceptional patient experience.

Approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD panels in Sierra Tan color with striations on 24-gauge steel were utilized on multiple elevated walkways. “We get greater wind uplift characteristics with Tite-Loc Plus,” said Gary Stanczik, superintendent at installer Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal in Fort Myers, Fla. “We do a lot with Snap-Clad too, but the engineers spec’d Tite-Loc Plus for this application.”

Crowther Roofing has considerable experience with the installation of PAC-CLAD panels. “Petersen is great to work with. They go above and beyond what some of the other manufacturers do,” Stanczik insists. “Construction can be a tough business sometimes and it’s great to work with a manufacturer that is really helpful and responsive to your needs.”

The panels were field-formed by Anco Roofing Systems in Fort Myers, a Petersen PAC Contractors Association provider.

Architectural design for the project was created by MGE Architects in Miami. The general contractor was Robins & Morton also in Miami.