App Increases Ability to Apply Metal Panel Systems

Fabral, a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has launched a mobile app to meet the demands of architects and contractors on the go.

Fabral, a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has launched a mobile app to meet the demands of architects and contractors on the go.

Fabral, a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has launched a mobile app to meet the demands of architects and contractors on the go. Inspiring project images, product information, metal panel and CSI specs, color charts, and more are now available for mobile access through Apple and Android devices. This enhancement increases customer ability to visualize, demonstrate, specify and apply Fabral metal panel systems. The app can be downloaded at no charge through the appropriate Play Store. Positively received at MetalCon 2015, Fabral customers can also save a thumbnail on their own websites to make the app more widely available.

Project Profiles: Education Facilities

Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C.

TEAM

ZINC INSTALLER: Baker Roofing, Raleigh, N.C.
ARCHITECT: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, N.C.

A total of 40,000 square feet of interlocking zinc panels are used on the walls and standing-seam zinc panels are installed on the roof of the building to provide long-lasting durability and an impressive visual aesthetic.

A total of 40,000 square feet of interlocking zinc panels are used on the walls and standing-seam zinc panels are installed on the roof of the building to provide long-lasting durability and an impressive visual aesthetic.

ROOF MATERIALS

A total of 40,000 square feet of interlocking zinc panels are used on the walls and standing-seam zinc panels are installed on the roof of the building to provide long-lasting durability and an impressive visual aesthetic. As North Carolina’s first new medical school in 35 years, Campbell University regards this building as an investment in the state’s future needs for health-care professionals and a modern educational space. Campbell wanted a building with permanence to show its commitment to health sciences in the long term, and zinc provides it with a durable metal that can survive decades of internal and external activities.

ZINC MANUFACTURER: VMZ Interlocking panel in 1-millimeter QUARTZ-ZINC and VMZ Standing Seam panel 1-millimeter in QUARTZ-ZINC from VMZINC

ROOF REPORT

The Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, which was completed in June 2013, consists of approximately 96,500 square feet on four floors. The building is designed to create a modern learning environment with simulation laboratories, traditional laboratories, an osteopathic manipulative medicine lab, student group-study rooms, student interaction areas, a resource library and small café. It hosts the School of Osteopathic Medicine and is designed to provide hands-on education for medical students.

PHOTO: VMZINC

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CENTRIA Releases Product Catalog for Architectural Metal Roof Products

CENTRIA releases its 2015 Product Catalog featuring enhanced photography of its wide range of architectural metal roof products.

CENTRIA releases its 2015 Product Catalog featuring enhanced photography of its wide range of architectural metal roof products.

CENTRIA releases its 2015 Product Catalog featuring enhanced photography of its wide range of architectural metal wall and roof products. As the new catalog illustrates, architects’ design options are endless with multiple profiles, metal substrates, coatings and colors.

“Our catalog continues to evolve along with our expanded product offerings. The images are larger, brighter and truly showcase the versatile styles we offer for each product,” says Julie Pawuk, manager of marketing communications at CENTRIA. “Our product options and other benefits are also easy to reference for architects who are considering metal for their next project.”

The updated 2015 catalog promotes CENTRIA’s popular line of products, including:

  • Intercept modular metal panel system – Introduced in 2014, this system is making its first appearance in the catalog. This modular metal panel system is a low-maintenance, economical way to design any façade.
  • Metalwrap insulated composite backup panels – This innovative backup panel system is spotlighted with even more in-depth content and imagery.
  • Formawall insulated metal panel system – As CENTRIA’s premier product line, Formawall Dimension Series and Graphix Series provide thermal efficiency and moisture control in a single panelized component.

MCA Bestows Patrick R. Bush Award to Jeff Irwin of Metl-Span

Jeff Irwin, executive vice president and general manager of the Architectural Panel Division at Metl-Span, was the recipient of the 2015 Patrick R. Bush Award presented at the Metal Construction Association winter meeting in Palm Springs, Calif.

The Patrick R. Bush Service Award recognizes one individual from a member company who has recently made significant volunteer contributions to the MCA.

Irwin is a 35-year veteran in the metal wall and roofing industry and has worked 24 years in the insulated metal panel industry. He currently serves as the chairman of the Insulated Metal Panel Council and has been deeply involved in MCA for two decades, serving on the board of directors and as president, vice president and secretary-treasurer. Irwin was cited for being “committed to the Insulated Metal Panel Council and a strong, consistent supporter of METALCON.”

MiaSolé and McElroy Metal Partner to Sell Thin Film Solar Modules

MiaSolé Hi-Tech, a subsidiary of Hanergy, announced a partnership with McElroy Metal to sell MiaSolé FLEX series, thin film solar modules as part of McElroy Metal’s solar panel solutions. The MiaSolé thin film modules carry a 15.5 percent efficiency rating with a simple peel-and-stick application method that reduces balance of system costs by 20 percent. McElroy will offer MiaSolé modules factory laminated directly to its metal roof panels to create a lightweight, low-profile solar energy solution durable in extreme, high-wind and seismic zones and on buildings with limited load bearing roofs.

McElroy also markets a complete solar kit for McElroy standing seam, low-slope, storage unit and carport metal roofs. By providing square footage and location, McElroy can provide a complete, pre-engineered solar package with MiaSolé modules, inverter and balance of system components.

The MiaSolé and McElroy Metal partnership combines many advantages for architects, developers, builders and contractors. The 25-year—or more—power output of the MiaSolé FLEX series modules compliments the long service life of metal roofs. Options for factory-applied FLEX modules to metal panels can further reduce onsite installation costs and contribute to consistent quality.

“Today, solar is becoming a standard part of the building envelope,” says Ken Gieske, vice president of marketing for McElroy Metal. “Our partnership with MiaSolé expands our support of green building initiatives and the growing demand for renewable energy as an industry standard.”

Anil Vijayendran, head of product management at MiaSolé, adds: “We are excited to partner with McElroy Metal. With a high efficiency rating for thin film, the MiaSolé FLEX series modules enable roof manufacturers to install a renewable energy solution on roofs and structures previously restricted by wind, seismic and weight limited building structures.”

Metal Panel’s Continuous Clip Protects Against Wind Uplift

The T-Armor Series from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.

The T-Armor Series from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.

The T-Armor Series from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp. features a sealed seam cap, which allows for multi-directional panel installation and simple replacement of a damaged panel, as well as provides weathertightness. The T-Armor Series also offers an optional continuous concealed clip, specifically designed for roofs that are frequently exposed to high winds and heavy environmental loads. The clip, which can extend the full length of the panel or be used on specific areas, creates an increased area of contact for panel-to-clip engagement and allows for thermal expansion and contraction of roofing panels.

Universal Closure Contours to a Metal Panel

LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners

LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners


The newly patented design of LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners creates a weathertight seal and contours to a metal-panel profile without the need for carrying die cut closures. The close-cell closure can be used as an inner/outer with adhesive applied the full length and width of the LCF Universal Closure. The patented adhesive bonding agent helps prevent water, dirt, snow and insects from penetrating the building structure after installation. The product, which can be used in multiple applications throughout the ridge cap, eave, hip or valley, is Dade County 110-mph tested and approved.