OK Council on Law Enforcement & Training

More than 90,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 22 gauge SNAP-CLAD™ metal roofing Panels finished in custom color Zinc Gray and installed in multiple tiers helped create a signature look for the designer of Oklahoma’s Council on Law Enforcement and Training (CLEET) facility in Ada, OK.

Situated on a 300 acre site, CLEET’s mission is to provide education and training within the ranks of Oklahoma law enforcement and to manage and regulate licensing and training of private security.  The facility includes extensive classrooms plus driver training tracks and shooting ranges for firearm training.

The facility was designed by PSA-Dewberry Inc., Tulsa.  The strength of the design was in the roof concept, according Vic Thompson, PSA-Dewberry’s director of design.  “The stepped or tiered roof design has almost become a signature look for us,” says Thompson.  “We included the multi-tiered concept in the submittal stage and it was received very favorably.  We wanted the building to have a low, sleek look that was in keeping with the purpose of the facility which is primarily to train men and women in various law enforcement capacities.  The gray color was important to give the building almost a gunmetal image and the low profile of the roof creates an encased look almost as if it were a shield or armor.”

The multi-tiered concept allows for a low, sleek, horizontal profile.  “A higher pitch dilutes the design,” Thompson says.  “Owners generally prefer metal roofs because of their performance.  The stepped look provides an innovative design that combines well with the other attributes of metal.”

Installation of the PAC-CLAD metal roofing was done by Oklahoma Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., Oklahoma City.  General contractor was Atlas General Contractors, Tulsa.

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