Specs and digital design files for PAC-CLAD metal roof and wall panels available on five platforms

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL.  – Architects and designers now have multiple options for digitally locating and specifying PAC-CLAD products for any project. Petersen, the manufacturer of PAC-CLAD metal roof and wall panels, hosts its product specs plus its library of BIM, CAD and installation drawings, on digital platforms including MasterSpec, SpecLink-E, BIMobject.com, Sweets.com and Arcat.com.

Documents available on the MasterSpec and SpecLink-E digital specification-writing platforms include product specifications for PAC-CLAD metal roof and wall panels. MasterSpec is a product of the American Institute of Architects. Both MasterSpec and SpecLink-E are designed to help architecture and construction professionals to efficiently produce and edit specifications while minimizing errors and omissions.

Petersen’s presence on the BIMobject platform includes design files for 19 roof and wall products, plus 37 BIM files, 300 CAD files and 400 installation details. These 3-D and 2-D files are available for users of Revit design software, or for any designer wanting to download product specifications in BIM, CAD or PDF format at bimobject.com. Petersen also maintains libraries of its digital specs and product files on sweets.com, arcat.com and its own web site at pac-clad.com.

“We know that to build familiarity and confidence with architects and designers we must have a presence in the spaces where they prefer to work. Today, these work spaces are digital, and they include platforms such as MasterSpec, SpecLink-E, BIMobject, Sweets and Arcat,” said Mike Petersen, CEO. “By investing in our digital presence, we’re making it easier for spec writers and architects to do their jobs, and easier for those already familiar with our products to specify them. Those who are unfamiliar with Petersen can now get a better look at our products, and give us a chance to prove our value.”

Use of BIM in the architecture, engineering and construction industries remains on the rise. A survey of large AEC firms by Building Design & Construction magazine revealed that roughly 80 percent reported at least some level of BIM-related revenue. AEC firms use BIM for many reasons, according to the Experience Survey by constructionpronet.com. Preliminary results of the survey reveal that architects use BIM for the following reasons:

  • Prefabrication efficiencies and increased field production
  • Reduction of mistakes from lack of architect/engineer coordination
  • Ensures a good fit for projects with complex interfaces between components
  • Improves workflow and constructability, and less field rework
  • Improves coordination of trades
  • Helps construction team to understand how specified products are installed and how they work

ABOUT MASTERSPEC and SPECLINK-E

MasterSpec is a building and construction specification resource with more than 900 master guide specifications. The specifications are written by professional specifiers, architects and engineers, reviewed specification experts, and updated regularly to keep pace with industry changes. MasterSpec is a product of the American Institute of Architects and is developed and distributed by Avitru. SpecLink-E master guide specification writing, management and production system with built-in intelligence is designed to help design and construction professionals dramatically speed up editing tasks and reduce specification production time while minimizing errors and omissions. It can be used to produce documentation for all types of projects and for programming through construction administration. SpecLink-E’s parent company Building Systems Design provides specification and interoperability solutions to architects, engineers, specifiers and building owners nationwide.

ABOUT BIMOBJECT, SWEETS and ARCAT

BIMobject is a web service that allows architects, engineers and design students to search and find manufacturer-specific or generic building products and associated design content. This content could include 3-D models, 2-D drawings and specifications. Sweets.com is a source for building product information in the construction industry, where AEC professionals find comprehensive content from manufacturers. Sweets’ parent company Dodge Data & Analytics provides data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American construction industry. Arcat.com is a building product information website that is free with no registration required. The Arcat BIM library has thousands of data-rich BIM objects and systems, all available in RFA, RVT, DWG and other formats.

ABOUT PETERSEN

Petersen manufactures PAC-CLAD metal cladding products in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include standing-seam roof panels, hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, flush panels, soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, and fascia and coping systems. All are available in 70% PVDF finish (Kynar) in 45 standard colors that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED and Energy Star requirements, and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. Founded in 1965, Petersen’s facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona and Minnesota. For information on the complete line of Petersen metal products call 800-PAC-CLAD, visit pac-clad.com or write to info@pac-clad.com.