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Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Fire Stations, Tenn.

Donelson Roofing Co. outfitted six aging fire stations in Nashville and Davidson County with PACCLAD metal roofs from Petersen Aluminum Corp.

Donelson Roofing Co. outfitted six aging fire stations in Nashville and Davidson County with PACCLAD metal roofs from Petersen Aluminum Corp.

Thomas, Miller & Partners designed three of the six fire stations. Jeff Earwood, project manager at Thomas, Miller & Partners, says the stations are in residential areas and the goal was to make them fit within the residential fabric of the area. "That was the biggest influence in their design," he says. "The hips and gables and dormers really respond to the residential areas."

Earwood says the goal was to make the stations 50-year-plus buildings. "The use of quality materials and systems plus reputable manufacturers and installers was critical," he says.

The smallest station used approximately 14,000 square feet of PAC-CLAD material and the largest about 20,000 square feet. The Joelton and the Madison stations, each 15,000 square feet, were clad with approximately 20,000 square feet of 16-inch Snap-Clad aluminum panels in Champagne Metallic.

Michael Smith, estimator and co-project manager at Donelson, says the project consisted of straight-forward applications. "We did have some fairly long panels on the Joelton station- up to 60 feet," he says. "But our crews are accustomed to that."

All six stations were clad with Snap-Clad aluminum panels and are seeking or received LEED certification. The Madison station earned LEED Gold certification and the Joelton station is pursuing LEED Silver.

Architect: Thomas, Miller & Partners, Brentwood, Tenn.

Construction manager: Messer Construction Co., Nashville

Installer: Donelson Roofing Co., Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Metal roof panels: Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill., www.pac-clad.com