Commercial/Institutional

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

Accel Roofing Products, a Division of ATAS International, Introduces Colonial Seam

Accel Roofing Products, a division of ATAS International, Inc., has introduced Colonial Seam, a new residential standing seam metal roofing panel. Colonial Seam is a clipless panel that offers a traditional standing seam aesthetic with contemporary factory formed advantages. It is installed by locking the one-piece panel into the previous panel and fastening through pre-punched...

Three-Color Exterior Wall Panels Mirror Rich Wood Interior Of Performing Arts Facility

The magnificent new Austin Independent School District Performing Arts Center has drawn rave reviews from all quarters. The 62,000 square foot facility serves all Austin ISD schools and offers a 1,200-seat auditorium that will host concerts and theatrical performances in a 250-seat black box theatre and 100-seat multipurpose room. Two Petersen profiles were used...

ATAS Announces Winners For The Project Of The Year Awards

ATAS International, Inc. honored its 2016 Project of the Year winners at a recent awards banquet. This annual competition recognizes projects in which ATAS products have been incorporated into the design of the building. An independent panel of judges reviewed photos of all the projects submitted throughout the year and chose several winners for...

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...