Gold Hammer Award for Outstanding Commercial Project + Gold Circle Award for Outstanding Project & Safety
Client:Southern Methodist University (SMU)
What we did:
Modified Bitumen Roof System (102,600 sq. ft.)
Composition Shingle Roof System (5,300 sq. ft.)
Replaced 78 Skylights
Challenges: The building is surrounded by either the street or other buildings. This meant that between the accompanying foot traffic of a major university, and the logistics involved due to the proximity of other buildings, landscaping, trees, and the street, the amount of staging area was very limited. Much effort was undertaken in coordination with the owner, roofing suppliers, and manufacturers’ deliveries to accommodate the staging areas available.
The staging area was limited to one location of 400 sq. ft. in order to work on this 107,900 sq. ft. roof. This presented logistical difficulties because of the traffic in and around the area. Of particular difficulty was removing full dumpsters and replacing the empty dumpsters. In some instances, the dumpster company just wanted to leave without performing the dumpster swap-out because of the patience required to accomplish it. We also had difficulty with professors and students attempting to enter restricted areas even though they were clearly marked. Special safety precautions were taken for the well-being of all pedestrians walking near the construction site.
“I wanted to take the time to commend Castro Roofing for the excellent job that your team performed for us at Owens Art Center at SMU. Any project can cause a degree of worry and anxiety, especially our high-profile Owens Art Center project. Working with you showed us that a large complex construction project can go well if you have the right company doing the work.
The commercial roofing project was started and finished on time and surpassed our expectations regarding quality and workmanship. During the course of the project, we had the pleasure of working with Gildardo Leaon your on-site foreman, and your office personnel. We appreciated seeing them overcome the challenges of working around our students while maintaining a high degree of safety and delivering quality work throughout each phase of the project.
Having a company like yours working on behalf of SMU was a real pleasure. Please convey our deepest gratitude to all of your team of technicians and support personnel for bringing us peace of mind on such a crucial construction project.”
– Juan Lopez, Zone Manager, Office of Facilities Planning and Management Southern Methodist University