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    St. Louis, MO
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    Hudsonville, MI

Only a double-lock metal roof will suffice for Florida county building

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 administration center for Okaloosa County, Fla., replaces an outdated courthouse annex complex in Shalimar, Fla.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.

Combination of corrugated, composite metal panels creates high-tech façade


The new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Md., preserves and interprets the Patuxent River Naval Air Base’s history and heritage of advancing U.S. Naval aviation technology. The 22,000-sq.-ft. museum is the repository of artifacts, photographs, documents and related heritage memorabilia from Patuxent River and other naval stations. The facility is dedicated to those who have employed their talents in advancing naval aviation research, development, testing and evaluation.


The design for the facility, created by Westlake Reed Leskosky in Washington, D.C., reflects the technological focus of the museum with a contemporary yet uncomplicated palette of materials. Approximately 11,700 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 7/8-in. Corrugated Panels interface with aluminum composite material (ACM) to present a high-tech façade.


The 24 gauge PAC-CLAD panels were finished in custom color Cadet Grey to match the ACM.

“We’ve become more aggressive in pursuing custom colors on smaller jobs,” said Kevin Riordan, regional manager at Petersen’s Annapolis Junction, Md., plant. “We can now provide cost-effective custom colors in lower quantities.”


Corrugated panels have emerged as an important architectural design element over the past decade. “The use of multiple textures is a common design trend,” Riordan said. “On this project, ACM was the design anchor with the corrugated playing an important complementary role.”


The general contractor on the project was Biscayne Construction in Alexandria, Va.

School’s architectural connection to the outdoors is topped with a metal roof

Indian Springs School’s recent Campus Master Plan identified the need to replace or modernize the many aging cinderblock classrooms that dated back to 1952 when the independent day and boarding school opened its doors. Located on 350 acres in the wooded hills south of Birmingham, Ala., the school enrolls 280 students in grades 8-12. Phase one of the three-phase “Springs Eternal” modernization plan consists of three new classroom buildings and a new administration building that together form several gathering areas, shape dynamic spaces and orient views toward the campus’ lake.

Design for the multi-phase update was provided via a collaborative partnership between ArchitectureWorks in Birmingham, and Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio, with input from a wide range of constituents including board members, alumni, faculty, students and parents. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification.

Approximately 45,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s Snap-Clad panels finished in PAC-CLAD Cool Color Zinc was installed on four new cypress-clad single-story buildings, all connected by covered walkways. The installation was completed by Quality Architectural Roofing in Birmingham. Roof monitors on the buildings provide daylighting to each classroom while a storefront system and high-performance glazing afford views along the walkways and to the campus beyond. Porch ceilings and overhangs are crafted of wood and are natural frames of the surrounding environment, enhancing the architectural theme of connection to the outdoors.

The design team sought to respect the school’s original structures’ simple forms and materials while opening the buildings to nature. “Our notion was that 21st-century schools could actually feel more like 19th-century schools,” said Greg Papay, Lake|Flato’s partner in charge, referring to the firm’s back-to-basics approach.

The general contractor on the project was BL Harbert International in Birmingham.


Student housing’s slick design achieved with metal flush panels

The new 650 Lincoln residence on the campus of University of South Carolina in Columbia offers upper classmen an apartment-style housing option. The private, two-phase project includes two separate buildings that offer a combined total of 412,000 sq. ft. of space to house nearly 900 students in fully furnished one- to four-bedroom units. Residential amenities include a clubroom, fitness center, internet café, game rooms and pedestrian connections to campus and nearby sports venues. The mixed-use development also offers ground-level retail and restaurant options.

A total of 20,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD Flush Panels was installed horizontally on the two buildings. The 22 gauge panels were finished in Petersen Cool Color Cityscape. Installation of the PAC-CLAD material was completed by Pierre Construction Group in Stone Mountain, Ga.

“The 22 gauge panels were an excellent choice for the job,” said Mike Jones, Petersen’s technical/architectural sales representative covering Georgia and Tennessee. “Often times, designers want to use an aluminum composite material but find it’s too expensive and then go to a single skin and expect the same result. The 22 gauge material is a good solution that eliminates oil canning,” Jones explained.

Jones was complimentary about the work done by Pierre Construction Group. “The quality of the installer determines success,” Jones said. “The design team wanted to field-lap the panels to get the staggered joint look. That takes some skill, and Pierre’s installers made it work.”

Architectural design was provided by Ayers Saint Gross in Baltimore. The firm specializes in higher education projects.

The Petersen distributor on the project was Commercial Roofing Specialties (CRS) in College Park, Ga.

Seven new metal wall panels add visual depth to building exteriors

Petersen expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline wall panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in commercial, institutional, residential or many other applications. The new Highline panels are 1 3/8-in. deep, resulting in dramatic building exteriors and deeper shadow lines than the original Precision Series HWP, which is 7/8-in. deep.

The Highline wall panels showcase a range of rib patterns for visual interest and architectural creativity. Options include either 12-in. or 16-in. widths, a no-clip panel, or a clip-fastened panel to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction. Highline panels can be specified with perforations for bold aesthetics or application as equipment screens, and can be installed horizontally or vertically.

Highline panels are available in the following materials: .032, .040 and .050 aluminum, plus 24 and 22 gauge steel. Maximum length is 30-ft. for steel and 22-ft. for aluminum. All gauges and lengths are covered by a 30-year finish warranty.

The Highline series was introduced in two phases: Phase one included four panels in 2016, and phase two included three additional panels in 2017. Phase two also included the renaming of the seven new panels, which are now called the Highline series.

The Highline series is available in all 45 of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD colors, 32 of which meet Energy Star requirements, and 30 of which are Cool Roof certified. The panels qualify for LEED points, and meet various testing and approval standards.

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.

The installing contractor was MillerClapperton.

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


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Seven new PAC-CLAD colors enhance design options for metal roofs, walls

Elk Grove Village, Ill. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Petersen’s wide range of available colors now includes seven new PAC-CLAD finishes, increasing the company’s already vast color spectrum to 45. The seven new colors are made from a 70% PVDF Kynar formula manufactured by Valspar, and are available on every PAC-CLAD steel and aluminum roof and wall panel.

New PAC-CLAD standard finishes include Aged Bronze, Burnished Slate and Graphite. Four new premium colors include Anodic Clear, Silversmith, Weathered Copper and Weathered Steel. The colors Anodic Clear and Silversmith match available shades of Petersen’s composite panels. Weathered Copper and Weathered Steel are Petersen’s first two-coat finishes that replicate the multi-tone appearance the colors’ namesake metals acquire after years of environmental exposure.

“When it becomes clear there’s unmet demand among PAC-CLAD customers for a particular product or color, Petersen takes action to meet those needs. The addition of these new colors illustrates Petersen’s continued investment in improving the products we offer, while growing in a smart, controlled manner,” says Mike Petersen, CEO.

All 45 PAC-CLAD finishes meet Petersen’s proprietary quality control standards and are covered by a 30-year non-prorated finish warranty.

Students’ faces loom large through perforated metal on school’s façade

The new Moving Everest Charter School, located in the Austin neighborhood in the Far West Side of Chicago, utilizes a unique model that accommodates both the new charter school as well as a provider of after-school programs. Grades K-5 constitute the school’s enrollment, with each grade totaling 90 students.

The new building vividly signifies progress and innovation in the underserved neighborhood. More than 16,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD 7/8” Corrugated panels finished in Charcoal dramatically clad the exterior of the 53,000 sq. ft. structure. Approximately one-third of the Corrugated panels are perforated and installed in front of supergraphic gray-scale images of studious children that clearly show through perforated metal panels. The perforations are 3/8-in. on 9/16-in. centers.

The supergraphic images of children were printed on an aluminum composite material. A 4-in. cavity between the ACM and the PAC-CLAD perforated panels creates an eye-catching visual effect.

Architectural design for the project was created by Team A in Chicago. “When you’re working with non-profits, every penny counts,” said Joe Buehler, Team A principal. “You try to get the most value from every component and material.”

This was Buehler’s first use of Petersen corrugated material. “We considered two other manufacturers but settled on Petersen due to the local contractor’s comfort and experience with Petersen’s PAC-CLAD products,” Buehler said. “The material is great—very cost effective.”

Installation of the corrugated panels was completed by WBR Roofing, Wauconda, Ill. The corrugated panels were fabricated at Petersen’s headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Moving Everest is a non-profit organization and has partnered with By The Hand Club For Kids, which owns the building, to offer after-school services and programs.


Library’s iconic silo reflects local farming history en route to LEED Silver status


The new Milton Library in Milton, Ga., is a 25,000 sq. ft. building designed to the local vernacular associated with the area’s agrarian and equestrian history. Part of the Atlanta Public Library System, the building’s green design and sustainability features were priorities for the project, which has attained LEED Silver certification.

A major design component and the most distinctive element of the building is an entrance “silo” which, with its high and circular roof line, helps orient patrons and creates an identifiable landmark for the building’s entry point.

The roof of the silo is clad with 2,700 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD Snap-Clad tapered panels. Plus, 20,000 sq. ft. of Tite-Loc Plus panels were utilized on the multi-level roof that covers the building’s four distinct forms.

John Salo, vice president of Saco Systems in Suwanee, Ga., the installing contractor, considers Tite-Loc Plus to a Petersen signature panel. “The profile is mechanically seamed, has high uplift ratings and is a very desirable system for owners and design teams.”

Both profiles were finished in PAC-CLAD Stone White Cool Color and fabricated at Petersen’s plant in Acworth, Ga.

Architectural design for the project was created by Stevens & Wilkinson, Atlanta, in association with 720 Design in Dallas.

“Milton is an affluent suburb with very strict requirements and codes related to architectural design,” Salo says. “The design team was seeking a farmhouse look with a silo effect. There were two gabled roofs with a small membrane roof in between with the silo at the entry area. There has been an excellent reaction to the job. The community loves it.”

Saco Systems does a lot of work with Petersen’s PAC-CLAD products. “We enjoy working with Petersen,” Salo says. “We’re doing more and more high-profile projects using PAC-CLAD. We like the product that Petersen produces and the service and expertise they provide. As a customer, I’m just really appreciative of their support.”

Turner Construction Co. provided construction management services for the project. The PAC-CLAD distributor was Commercial Roofing Specialties in College Park, Ga.

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