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Pier in St. Petersburg, Florida (near METALCON 2021!)

Just over the bridge and a a few minutes away from the Tampa Convention Center, the site of METALCON 2021, lies the newly renovated St. Petersburg Pier, a case study featured by the Metal Construction Association. This $80 million project was designed by the architectural team of ROGERS PARTNERS and ASD|SKY and constructed by design and engineer specialists, MG MCGRATH. Specializing in the fabrication of metal plates, composite materials, and other wall panel systems, McGrath opted for CENTRIA® ROOF PANELS for the project. Tara Williams, project architect with ASD|SKY explains, “We were looking for a high-performance panel system, specifically aluminum, since we were building within a saltwater environment. Additionally, the panel needed to be lightweight, as the design included large expansive cantilevers.”

The pier was re-designed to serve as a family-friendly destination with activities and points of interest along the whole length of the pier to attract Florida locals and tourists alike. Features and amenities include a 3,065-foot-long pier, educational facilities, restaurants, a pavilion and picnic area, boat docks, tram stops, an event center, swimming beach, a splash pad, art sculptures and children’s playgrounds.

The McGrath team, a certified CENTRIA dealer, installed 16,000 square feet of CENTRIA Econolap aluminum perforated panels on the roofs of the pier, specifically, the pier head, pavilion, and education center areas. Click HERE for the full case study.

The project has been recognized by USA TODAY READERS’ CHOICE as the second Best New Attraction of 2020, and won an award in the 2020 METAL CONSTRUCTION NEWS BUILDING & ROOFING AWARDS in the “New Metal Roofing” category.

METALCON is back and is better than ever, scheduled for October 6-8 at the Tampa Convention Center. CENTRIA will be exhibiting at the show along with MCA’s IMP Alliance, comprised of leading manufacturers, resellers, and suppliers who are dedicated to growing the use of insulated metal panels (IMPs). Check out all of the latest METALCON show information! Register today for early bird pricing and save $25!