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One of the roofs at the JT Williams Middle School is a complete tear off. This is a geometric shaped dome roof of which there are only 6 or 8 in the country with this kind of design. The unique slope of the roof is a challenge in terms of the manpower to be able to work on it and keep the building dry. The project overall is a tear off, down to the lightweight concrete deck. The added challenge is keeping the old wood floor dry that has just been redone. This floor has sentimental value to the school system.
Energy conservation considerations have to be included in the design of the new geometric shaped dome roof. The client wants all cuts to meet together at a single point for an aesthetic appeal. We will follow the metal roof design determined by the roofing consulting firm.
The system selected added insulation for energy efficiency with a 2 ply modified system. The top cap is a unique modified that has a 24 gauge pine art finish to it. The roof took approximately 2 months to finish, and had to be completed before school started at the end of summer. The aesthetic
appeal of the roof was maintained and the valued old wood floor was protected throughout the project.