Kissimmee, Florida-based Give Kids the World Village is a nonprofit resort that provides free vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Keeping with the whimsical architecture and child-friendly feel, the new 53,000-square-foot town hall building at the 79-acre resort features a vibrant, paneled metal roof top and tower.
Designed by C.T. Hsu and Associates based in Orlando, Florida, and built by Welbro Building Corp., also in Orlando, two Petersen Aluminum Corp. profiles were selected to achieve the design of the roof and tower of the building. An estimated 6,000 square feet of Petersen’s 18-inch Snap-Clad panels were used on the roof. The clock tower was created using 1,200 square feet of Pac-150 standing-seam metal roof panels. Panels in both profiles are 24-gauge and finished in patina green.
Fabrication of all panels was done on-site by Fort Myers, Florida-based Anco Roof Systems. Installation was completed by Hartford South of Orlando.
“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,” said Donny Cammenga, Hartford South’s project manager. “That really cut down the installation time.”
The Pac-150 panels combine semi-structural metal panel performance with architectural aesthetics, and are manufactured in Petersen’s Acworth, Georgia-based facility.
“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,” Cammenga said. “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.”
“The roofing installation went incredibly well,” said John Sfier, project executive for G.C. Welbro Building Corp. “We frequently use standing-seam metal roofs on our projects. Metal is a more substantial roofing system that has the looks and the longevity to withstand the weather.”
Both Sfier and Cammanga also acknowledged the satisfaction their crews enjoyed from their efforts on a charitable project.
“It was very rewarding to work on such a meaningful project that will provide enjoyment for some very sick kids,” Cammanga said.