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Metal roof tops children's resort

C.T. Hsu and Associates PA designed a colorful clock tower at Give Kids The World Inc.'s Town Hall in Give Kids The World Village, Kissimmee, Fla. The clock tower is visible throughout the 79- acre resort property.

Anco Roofing Systems fabricated and Hartford South LLC installed 1,200 square feet of Petersen Aluminum Corp.'s 24-gauge PAC-150 standing seam metal roof panels in Patina Green for the clocktower. Donny Cammenga is project manager at Hartford South. "We used the PAC-150 panels on the clock tower because the profile height allowed us to create the radius panels as designed by the architect," Cammenga says.

The project also utilized approximately 6,000 square feet of Petersen Aluminum's 24-gauge, 18- inch Snap-Clad metal roof panels in Patina Green. Both types of panels were rollformed on the jobsite, which reduced installation time, Cammenga says. "Having the panels formed on-site gave us the benefit of getting the exact panel sizes we needed with virtually no waiting after we field measured," he says. "Snap-Clad has all of the uplift approvals but the big benefit is that you don't have to come back and mechanically seam it-that's a cost and a time saver."

The two-story, 53,000-square-foot Towne Hall houses a food court and multipurpose room on the first floor and administrative offices on the second floor. It was completed in May 2015. Give Kids The World provides vacations for children with lifethreatening illnesses and their families.

Architect: C.T. Hsu and Associates PA, Orlando, Fla.
General contractor: Welbro Building Corp., Maitland, Fla.
Installer: Hartford South LLC, Orlando
Fabricator: Anco Roofing Systems, Fort Myers, Fla.,
Metal roof panels: Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill.,