Commercial/Institutional

News and features related to commercial and institutional projects in the metal roofing industry.

Three-Tier Metal Roof Disguises Mass Of New Oklahoma School

The expansive new 500-student pre-K thru 4th grade Heritage Elementary School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was greatly needed by its growing community. The project, designed by Crafton Tull in Tulsa, features a curving spine element that provides the main circulation corridor off of which three major classroom “fingers” radiate. A defining entry area of the...

Selling Fire Safety

Fire Safety is a metal roofing benefit that many salespeople fail to discuss. If the home is not located in a fire-prone area, they assume that the homeowner won’t be motivated by the fire safety of a metal roof. But, like anything, the reality is that they will be motivated once they understand the importance...

RHEINZINK Is A Natural Fit For Classic Orthodox Chapel

The Holy Resurrection Chapel, located in The Gardens at Gethsemane in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, offers a place where Orthodox families can observe and practice the customs and traditions of the Orthodox community. The Garden Cemetery is on the original grounds of Brook Farm where Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathanial Hawthorne summered and was established...

Net-zero School’s Composite Rainscreen Blends Interior With Exterior

The 20th and newest elementary school in the Pflugerville Independent School District opened to rave reviews from students, teachers and parents alike. Dearing Elementary School in Texas, which creates more energy than the building consumes, was lauded for its net-zero design. The new building’s energy-efficient design made a special impression on school principal Christy Chandler....

PPG Introduces DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL Coil Coatings

PPG has introduced DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL coatings, which combine an advanced silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings formulation with infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) pigments to enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels and other building components. Durastar ULTRA-Cool coatings incorporate new polyester-based resin, crosslinking and tinting technologies to protect industrial, agricultural, storage and...

Iconic Metal Architecture Defines, Unites Corporate Facility

Located on a highly visible urban infill site in Clarksville, Tennessee, the new Workforce Essentials headquarters and career training center is situated at a “gateway entry” intersection to the downtown district. The new 40,000-square-foot facility consolidates services that had been provided at agency offices previously scattered around the city. After initially considering renovation of...

Multiple Levels Break Up Mass Of Huge Oceanfront School

Following the mantra of “learning by the sea,” the new Sullivan’s Island Elementary School in South Carolina is only a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean. Perched above a beautiful beach, the 74,000 square foot school is built on stilts, which raise the classrooms to nearly treetop level. Windows that open to the sea...

McElroy Metal Now Offering Cor-Ten AZP Raw 

McElroy Metal has added Cor-Ten AZP Raw to its product line, offering the look of aged or weathered roofing and cladding. Cor-Ten AZP Raw is a fluoropolymer coating system that uses cool pigment technology that McElroy Metal applies over Galvalume coated steel sheet. It’s available in a variety of McElroy Metal standing seam and...