Fit To be Clad

Evaluating, selecting, and pricing architectural metal cladding systems
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Petersen
Presented by Dave Landis

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the different types of architectural metal systems available for roof and wall applications.
  2. Assess general design conditions that impact architectural metal system choice, including environment, building type, and performance goals.
  3. Evaluate how structural framing, insulation, slope, and other requirements impact architectural metal system selection.
  4. Identify the proper application and installation method to ensure the selected architectural metal system and building project work together to satisfy performance and design goals.


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

An intermediate review of the multiple factors that affect the evaluation, selection, pricing and installation of architectural metal cladding systems. These factors include the different types of metal roof and wall systems, materials used in manufacturing, fastener types as well as environmental issues such as saltwater and wind speed. Structural issues including building framing, roof slope, curving, perforation and more are addressed. Finally, a review of cost assessment and how it’s affected by sustainability needs, installation concerns and jobsite best practices rounds out this course.

Fit to be Clad

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David Landis is the Manager of Technical Services and Field Inspections for the Southeast region of Petersen Aluminum Corp., Acworth, Ga., which manufactures PAC-CLAD metal wall and roof systems. Landis has been with Petersen since 2000 and has been in the construction industry since 1973, holding various positions in manufacturing, sales, management, and technical services.


Petersen Aluminum Petersen produces a line of architectural metal products including metal roofing and wall panel systems, composite wall panels, column covers, soffit, coping, flashing and trim. 46 standard PAC-CLAD colors, 35 Cool Colors and 30 Energy Star, all include a 30-year finish warranty.


Originally published in May 2022