Petersen Aluminum roof selected for police HQ

The new 80,000 square foot police headquarters in Killeen, Texas, enables the city to consolidate its police operations from four scattered buildings into one location on a sloping 15 acre site that was once a cattle ranch.  The $22 million facility more than doubles the department’s previous space and includes training areas, community rooms and office and administrative space.

Petersen Aluminum1Designed to complement the rural setting, building materials include limestone, textured concrete and metal panels.

Approximately 78,000 square feet of Pac-Clad material from Petersen Aluminum was utilized on the project.  The standing seam roof features approximately 37,500 sq. ft. of 22 gauge Silver Snap-Clad panels.  Snap-Clad panels were also installed vertically in wall applications.  In addition, approximately 40,500 square feet of Silver and Zinc Flush panels and Flat panels was also used on the project.

Petersen Aluminum2Design for the project was provided by PSA-Dewberry Architects, Dallas.  The building features a curvature in design which has a concave eave on one side and a convex eave on the other that required partial tapering of panels on both sides of the roof to maintain uniformity.

Installation of the Petersen material was done by BRI Roofing & Sheet Metal, Haslet, TX.   “The basic challenge was to keep the panels from ‘growing’ as we laid them,” said Mike Beeter, president and CEO of BRI.  “So we had to custom form every 15th or so panel in order to allow everything to stay in alignment.”

Lee Lewis Construction, Dallas, served as the construction manager-at-risk on the project.

Long-recognized as an industry leader in metal standing seam roofing products, Petersen also offers exposed fastener panels, flush panels, composite wall panels and column covers.  All provide the well-known Petersen quality and are available in Pac-Clad PVDF finish in 38 standard colors on steel and aluminum.  Most colors meet LEED, Energy Star and cool roof certification requirements.

Petersen Aluminum3For more information on the complete line of Petersen metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD or visit

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