University of Houston Science Center

Award Winner – Gold Hammer Award for Outstanding Commercial Project and Gold Circle Award

Challenges

Extensive Roof Penetrations

What makes this project unique is the 180 roof penetrations we had to work around without hindering the daily scientific experiments of the Science Center.

No Disconnection of Power

The majority of the units had to be lifted 1 inch from the roof’s surface to enable the roof membrane to be installed underneath them.

14,400 Ft. of Electrical Conduit

14,400 feet of electrical conduit had to be raised to remove existing roof system without disconnection of power. The new roof system had to be carefully installed underneath the electrical conduit. After roof was completed, the conduit had to be re-positioned with new conduit supports and new protections pads.

University of Houston Science Center

Client

University of Houston

What we did

Removed existing BUR System & installed new fleece-back adhered thermoplastic membrane, wood blocking and related sheet metal flashing.

Mechanically fastened vented base sheet to lightweight concrete deck.

Adhere 3″ insulation and 5/8″ SECUROCK gypsum fiber roof board with hot asphalt

Adhere 3 piles of fiberglass sheets type 6 with hot asphalt

Adhere 60mil fleece-back TPO membrane with hot asphalt and heat welded side laps.

Contract

$836,410.00

NTRCA Golden Hammer Award

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 1st Place Winner: Outstanding Commercial Roofing Project

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