Metal Roofs and Walls from Aluminum to Zinc

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Petersen Aluminum
Presented by Robert A. Zabcik, P.E.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the basic differences between the metal roof and wall systems used in commercial buildings.
  2. Recognize the design opportunities offered by these systems.
  3. Discuss the environmental aspects of metal roofs and walls.
  4. Discover the economic aspects of metal roofs and walls.


1 AIA LU/Elective
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BNP Media offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

This course will examine the different slopes used in metal roofing, and compare and contrast various forms of wall panels. Additionally, this course will cover various natural materials involved in metal roof and wall panel construction.


Photo courtesy of Archimania


Robert A. (Bob) Zabcik, P.E., LEED AP, is a professional engineer in Texas with 30 years of experience in the Metal Building Products Industry. He has been a design engineer, squad leader, standards and software development manager and Director of R&D for major manufactures in the industry. Bob is now the Technical Director of the Metal Construction Association, an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal products are used in structures throughout the world.


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 April 2023