Petersen's PAC-CLAD Specs, Design Files For Metal Roof, Wall Panels Now On Digital Platforms
Elk Grove Village, IL - Architects, designers and specifiers now have multiple options for locating and specifying Petersen’s PAC-CLAD products during the specification and design phases of any project. The manufacturer of metal roof and wall panels now hosts roof and wall specs as well as a library of BIM, CAD and installation drawings on design platforms including MasterSpec, SpecLink-E, BIMobject.com, Sweets.com and Arcat.com.
Presence on these platforms represents Petersen’s investment in improving ease of use for design professionals by making specs and digital design files available at the critical moments they need access to them, said Mike Petersen, CEO. “We know that to build familiarity and confidence with architects and designers we must have a presence in the spaces where they prefer to work. Today, these work spaces are digital. By investing in our digital footprint, we’re making it easier for spec writers and architects to do their jobs, and easier for those already familiar with our products to specify them. And, those who are unfamiliar with Petersen can now give us a chance to prove our value,” Petersen said.
Documents available on the MasterSpec and SpecLink-E digital specification-writing platforms include product specifications for PAC-CLAD metal roof and wall panels. Both MasterSpec and SpecLink-E are designed to help architecture and construction professionals to dramatically speed up editing tasks and reduce specification production time while minimizing errors and omissions. MasterSpec is a product of the American Institute of Architects.
Petersen’s presence on the BIMobject platform includes design files for 19 roof and wall products, plus 37 BIM files, 300 CAD files and 400 installation details. These 3-D and 2-D files are available for users of Revit design software, or for any designer wanting to download product specifications in BIM, CAD or PDF format at bimobject.com. Petersen also maintains libraries of other specs and product files on sweets.com, arcat.com and its web site at pac-clad.com.
Building information modeling, or BIM, is a digital 3-D process through which product details can be embedded in construction documents. Computer aided design, or CAD, is a similar but less robust 2-D digital design process. By using BIM, architects can understand how a construction design will look and perform in the built environment before it is constructed.
Use of BIM in the architecture, engineering and construction industries remains on the rise. Architects are said to use BIM for the following reasons:
• Prefabrication efficiencies and increased field production
• Reduction of mistakes from lack of architect/engineer coordination
• Ensuring a good fit for projects with complex interfaces between components
• Improvement of workflow and reduction of field re-work
• Improved coordination of trades
• Aiding understanding of how specified products are installed and perform
About MasterSpec and SpecLink-E
MasterSpec is a building and construction specification resource with more than 900 master guide specifications. The specifications are written by professional specifiers, architects and engineers, reviewed by specification experts, and updated regularly to keep pace with industry changes. MasterSpec is a product of the American Institute of Architects and is developed and distributed by Avitru. SpecLink-E master guide specification writing, management and production system with built-in intelligence is designed to help design and construction professionals dramatically speed up editing tasks and reduce specification production time while minimizing errors and omissions. It can be used to produce documentation for all types of projects and for programming through construction administration. SpecLink-E’s parent company Building Systems Design provides specification and interoperability solutions to architects, engineers, specifiers and building owners nationwide.
ABOUT BIMobject, Sweets And Arcat
BIMobject is a web service that allows architects, engineers and design students to search and find manufacturer-specific or generic building products and associated design content. This content could include 3-D models, 2-D drawings and specifications. Sweets.com is a source for building product information in the construction industry, where AEC professionals find comprehensive content from manufacturers. Sweets’ parent company Dodge Data & Analytics provides data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American construction industry. Arcat.com is a building product information website that is free with no registration required. The Arcat BIM library has thousands of data-rich BIM objects and systems, all available in RFA, RVT, DWG and other formats.
Petersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding systems in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, standing seam roof panels, flush- and reveal-joint wall panels, vented or solid soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, plus fascia and coping. All are available in a Kynar-based 70% PVDF Fluropon coating in 46 standard colors and 16 wood grain finishes that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED requirements and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. Custom colors and weathertightness warranties are offered. BIM and CAD documents are available for most products. Founded in 1965, Petersen’s facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona, Washington and Minnesota. For information on the complete
line of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD, visit www.pac-clad.com or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.