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This project was for a social networking site data center (the client wished to remain anonymous during construction). This project is a LEED Platinum project when all phases are complete. It is 2,500 squares of vapor barrier, 3” ISO, coverboard, 3-ply fiberglass felt, and a granular cap sheet.
An unusual obstacle on this project was taking steps to ensure that an endangered species of plant was not disturbed or destroyed by the actions of Tecta or Tecta’s subcontractor.
Halfway through the project 25% of the data center went live and online. The second half of the job had to be finished without disturbing ongoing operations. The client had a “Zero- Defect” goal for this project and required a full-time Safety Representative and a full-time Quality Control Representative onsite at all times. This project was finished on schedule with zero defects, which led to Tecta Carolinas being awarded the 2nd phase of construction.
This project required Tecta to remove and replace the roofing and sheet metal. One major challenge was working over sensitive equipment, which required interior protection.
White cap over BUR provides reflectivity.
Tecta removed and replaced the existing roofing and sheet metal. This project required a full- time crane for removal and installation including lifting of asphalt loggers.
New roof has white cap sheet instead of existing ballast for reflectivity.
Based in Mt. Dora, Florida, First Green Bank is the first bank of its kind to promote positive environmental and social responsibility while operating as a traditional community bank providing excellent service to investors and clients. FGB opened with branches in Clermont and Eustis, Florida. The new Mount Dora LEED certified headquarters building opened on November 14, 2011. Built among old oak trees, their headquarters is a sustainable architectural design that includes a butterfly roof and also a green roof, low water consumption plumbing, solar power, water storage cisterns, Florida-friendly low-water use landscaping, recycled building materials, natural lighting, electric vehicle charging stations and many other features made up the Platinum LEED certification.
Fully adhered 60mil FB TPO over tapered insulation. Plaza paver system and 8” vegetative roof over insulation and hot rubberized asphalt waterproofing.
This project was a result of performing TectaTracker inspections, annual maintenance and repair since 2007 for National Retail Properties, Inc. The property used to be a flea market and then Tecta’s client, National Retail Properties, bought it. They were performing recommended repairs and have been able to maintain a leak-free building since the inception of TectaTracker. Through the years, surface granule loss had accelerated, compromising the integrity of the roof system with continued UV exposure in southern Texas, causing the loss of roof-life viability. National Retail Properties was concerned about the cost of replacement because the building was vacant with no potential tenant.
Tecta offered an option to roof replacement to install a SEBS fluid-applied coating system, which in effect stopped granule loss, provided a reflective roof surface and minimized UV degradation. The biggest challenge faced on this project was coastal winds creating a potential overspray to the close residential neighborhood community.
State Farm was looking to strengthen their position as a leader in green building. The Charlottesville, VA location asked Tecta America to install a 500 sq. ft. green roof, including 5 inches of soil media and drought-resistant sedum plants. These plants help eliminate storm water runoff and lower utility costs.
In spite of some early difficulties, we completed the replacement of 8.5 acres of roof and 5,000 linear feet of fascia ahead of schedule. Today, State Farm’s employees gain a measure of satisfaction working for a company that is committed to environmentally friendly construction.
500 Capital Mall is the address of Sacramento’s newest high-rise showpiece,
The Bank of The West Tower. Reaching 400’ above the valley floor this
modern structure hosts eight different roof levels, all consisting of tapered
insulation, cover board and an adhered single-ply roofing system. Additionally,
we fabricated and installed an elaborate contoured aluminum cornice and parapet
framing system. Two of the roof decks are accessible to the public and incorporate
high-density concrete plaza pavers and adjustable pedestals as the walking surface.
The Natomas East Office Building with views of Sacramento’s scenic American River Parkway was completed in 2009. This multi-level roof structure is protected by a 20 year TPO Single Ply Roof installed by Tecta America.
Date Installation Began: July 10, 2010
Date Installation Completed: July 30, 2010
Since we had performed the original roof installation we knew all the details of the various roof assemblies, we were already responsible for the two year roof warrant, and we had a very strong relationship with the architect
We were working nearly 400' off the ground while working at the edge of the roof with only a 24" parapet wall. The concrete drilling had to be performed during off hours as to not disturb the building tenants. Getting all the materials and tools up to the various roof levels using freight elevators was a difficult process.
Our people were 100% tied off the entire time on the roof. All of the tools and materials used near the edge of the roof were attached to lanyards to prevent accidentally dropping them down to the streets below.
We installed 1.5" steel piping, base plates steel couplings, specialized fasteners, custom flashings, laser levels.
The building was a recently built, beautiful structure in downtown Sacramento located on the Capitol Mall. Every roof level was visible from the offices on that floor. Everything had to be done flawlessly, as everything we installed was going to be seen for many years to come.
Date Installation Began: June 2010
Date Installation Completed: October 2010
We have been doing work for BP Amoco over the past two years and as a result they awarded us the project due to our proven quality, safety record, and value.
It was a challenge to work at maximum productivity while trying to keep the noise level to a minimum in order to not disturb the employees in the building. Nonetheless, we finished this project according to the estimated hours scheduled.
The tear-off was completed relatively quickly with the crew beginning at 6am and completing the tear-off that same morning at 9:30am. All of the tear-off materials were lowered by crane into dumpsters. We had built railing around the entire roof perimeter to ensure our safety while working.
This 126,300 square foot project was a reroof project using a Johns-Manville 60 mil TPO specification. The existing roof was a built-up capsheet roof which had reached the end of its life cycle. Making this project somewhat complicated was the fact that most of the existing roof was original and did not require tear off, while a 40,0000 square foot section had two layers of roofing and did require tear off and a layer of polyiso insulation to bring it up to the same level with the remaining roof. Johns-Manville Invinsaboard was installed over the existing roof/polyiso prior to installing the mechanically attached 60 mil JM TPO roof.
In addition to installing the new roof, we also upgraded many of the electrical supply lines to the A/C units and evaporative coolers. Many of these supply lines were underneath the evaporative coolers and were relocated to a more accessible location. Integrity Heating and A/C worked as our subcontractor and helped in completing this electrical work. We also worked with Integrity to install new evaporative cooler jacks and new A/C duct jacks, bringing the mechanical equipment on this roof up to nearly-new condition.
New wall counterflash metal, metal vents, and a sheet metal-covered firewall were some of the other improvements added when installing this roof. New sheet metal gutters were also fabricated and installed. Parapet walls, curbed skylights, and equipment curbs were flashed with JM 60 mil TPO. The new roof was an improvement not only from a technical standpoint, but it was also very pleasing to the eye – a big improvement over the old built-up roof!
This roofing project was challenging in many ways. ProLogis, one of our most valued customers, is very protective of their tenants – especially one as high profile as FedEx. A lot of coordination and attention to the concerns of the tenant went into this job. It is a testament to our superintendent, foreman and production crew that FedEx experienced no problems during this reroofing project. The work started in late February, 2010 and was finished within 60 days. The customer was very happy with the finished project, as they have had us reroof several more of their buildings using Johns/Manville 60 mil TPO.
Date Installation Began: October 27, 2009
Date Installation Completed: December 4, 2009
Catholic University had four buildings across this campus. Tecta America Magco worked with various trades to get the project done on time within the confines of a challenging schedule
Tecta America Magco had some manpower issues and prior commitments. This problem was solved by tapping into the labor resources of both Tecta America Potteiger and Tecta America RoofersInc. This not only allowed for sufficient manpower, it also allowed Tecta America Potteiger and Tecta America Roofers Inc. to gain valuable solar installation experience under the supervision of Tecta America Magco personnel with previous PV installation experience.
Date Installation Began: September 2009
Date Installation Completed: October 2010
In addition to challenging logistics, the standing seam roofing install was a difficult task to conquer. The roof structure was open framing with eave heights of +/- 40'. The install was slow given each panel had to be raised from the ground with a lift and set into place by several men. This was after one layer of vinyl faced batt insulation was draped tightly over the framing and held in place by two-sided tape. The Tecta America Carolina's office offered manpower and expertise with the open framing install, which dramatically and successfully contributed to the success of this project.
Safety was a large concern of the sheet metal roofing. Safety meetings were performed and documented daily. The need for having men at the eave was eliminated by using a man lift to perform the work at the eave. Each installer was tied off 100% of the time without exception. Once the panels were installed the men tied off to standing seam roof brackets. The install was slow, but safety was our #1 priority.
Date Installation Began: September 28, 2009
Date Installation Completed: November 15, 2010
Tecta America Colorado began working with Pinkard Construction and RNL Design (Architect) during the budget and design phase of the project. We helped determine construction details vs. budget issues and ultimately products to be specified.
We installed an EPDM Roof System, coordinating Install on 3 different buildings at one time with multiple crews.
There were two different EPDM roof types and sloped roof applications (1/4"" slope vs. 3/12). We also installed Isolation of vapor barrier on different roof areas and a Metal Roof System and with wall panels. The long length of the panels required simultaneous use of multiple lifts.
To adhere to safety standards we used 100% personal fall protection, safety carts, guardian safety lines (cable lines), guardrails, and underwent safety training for lift equipment.
Tecta worked with the architect to assist on the design constructability of the sheet metal details while completing submittals. 77 physical sheet metal samples and details were submitted, including everything from counter flashing, cap flashing, cleats, screws and color samples. Tecta worked with Firestone to approve Anchorgard Rheinzink metal edge detail to coordinate with the ACM panel system and warranty requirements. Due to construction in a residential area, Clad AHU’s were installed on the upper roof with metal wall panels matching the rest of the exterior. The intent was for them to blend in with the surrounding neighborhood. There were 6 different TPO Decks and 2 different TPO colors. There were 4 different metal systems - wall panels, SSMR, ACM and Anchorgard. The building height was 50’ plus four 80’ main lifts.
This was a fully adhered 60 mil TPO membrane roofing system. Tecta custom and shop fabricated metal flashing as needed for the watertight install of the TPO roof system. The metal roof panels were Firestone UNA-Clad .8mm Rheinzink UC 3-Series standing seam metal roofing. Tecta’s custom design concealed the gutter detail. The metal wall panels were Firestone UNA-Clad .8mm Rheinzink UC-501 Series.
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus may not look much different from the ground, but thanks to FJA Christiansen Tecta America, a crop of thick sedum now covers 50,000 square feet atop the Golda Meir Library. Now complete, it’s the largest green roof on a public building in Wisconsin, and the largest of four green roofs at UWM. The green roof project was made possible through a partnership with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District (MMSD). The 30-kilowatt system of solar cells that is also part of the project was sponsored by WE Energies with the support of Focus on Energy grants.
Along with completion of the library’s green roof, this project included a 5,000 square foot expansion of a green roof on the Sandburg Commons building, which is now more than 33,000 square feet. The green roofs initiative began when Jim Wasley, associate professor of architecture, and his students launched a storm- water master plan in 2005.
After the tear off and the vapor barrier was installed, Tecta America discovered there were many low spots in the existing concrete deck about 5’ from the roof edge. Tecta installed flat and tapered insulation boards to fill in these low areas before the tapered insulation system was installed. After the low spots where filled in and the 1/8th inch tapered system was installed, Tecta applied one ply each of a Manville DynaBase and DynaLastic 250 FR White Cap Sheet over the insulation in SEBS Modified Asphalt. DynaClad was installed on the base flashings, with new Sheet Metal counter flashings. The sheet metal team installed all the edge metals, down spouts, repaired the copper gutters, new expansion joints and dealt with a very wide stainless steel coping cap.
This project was bid as an emergency by the Jefferson County Public School System. Tecta did the tear off and installed the vapor barrier at night because kids were still in school.
Due to the unique combination of material and aesthetic requirements, the owner, architect and general contractor relied heavily on Tecta’s design capability to select systems and refine construction details. The partnership resulted in fewer constructability issues, and an improved final product. Sheet metal walls and soffit panels were the critical path of the schedule due to the civil work below.
The main roof assembly was Firestone ECO White 60 mil. EPDM fully adhered. The upper main roof was Firestone Black 60 mil. EPDM ballasted.
The lower visible roof was adjacent to the Green Roof. The Green Roof was a root barrier, insulation loose laid, drain board, moisture retention mat, 4” FLL approved growing media, pre-grown succulent sedum mat installed in a custom design over the finished green roof assembly. There was custom perforated aluminum metal edging, black crushed granite and rainbow stone ballast design. Aluminum composite wall panels were custom shop fabricated.
ACM panels were fabricated in house due to the compressed exterior skin schedule. Only small areas were released to Tecta at a time, requiring 24 hour turnaround from panel measurement to installation. Experienced panel fabricators and proper equipment in house facilitated the quick turnaround. The owner required minimal oil canning on metal panels, and 20 ga. Pre- finished steel was selected.
The USNWC is the first facility in the Charlotte region to generate a portion of its operating power with a thin film panel roof system. The thin film uses low-light technology to produce more electricity per watt than other systems currently on the market. The 5kW system will generate a cost savings for the Whitewater Center and is expected to become an important educational tool for the community. In the conference center lobby, an easy-to-use touch screen allows viewers to access real-time information on statistics like kWh generated, and environmental offsets including the number of trees saved and pounds of carbon offset.
Built on the beautiful campus of Humboldt State University, the new Physical Education Building gave us the unique challenge of matching the environmental surroundings. The combination of the colonial red curved standing seam metal roofing and the mystic grey fluted metal siding accomplished that objective. With just over 83,000 square feet of metal roofing, single-ply roofing and metal siding this project ranks up at the top in terms of scope and difficulty.
This project presented a unique challenge: it needed a new roof and also required
the installation of a copper flat lock panel roof installed over the planetarium
dome. Our client had numerous leaks over time and had hail damage from a recent
storm, and chose Tecta America because of our expertise in sheet metal craftsmanship
as well as having the resources required to install copper. The project necessitated
cantilevered scaffolding, requiring expertise and skilled workmanship to complete
since it was a step-by-step process. To help save on heating costs, we proposed
that the customer use additional thermal value on the four flat roof replacements.
The museum was completely satisfied with the result—a leak-free roof and
lower heating costs.
This project was a 99,000 square foot existing shingle roof that was replaced with Fabral Amp Lock panels.
Safety was a number one priority on this job, as school was in session while the reroof took place. Not only were our employees vigilant about safety on the roof, the campus was open to students and faculty, and on the ground safety was just as important.
Due to various school functions taking place, our crews had to ensure the job site was cleaned daily and work was scheduled accordingly. Even with these special considerations, the project was completed safely and on schedule.
This project included the installation of 100,000 square feet of solid and perforated metal wall panels. We were referred to the general contractor by the architect because of our past success with this specific type of work. The most challenging aspect of this project was the architect’s design amendments once construction was underway. This was such a unique project that once complete, received attention with a 7 page article featured in the July 2007 edition of Architectural Record.
This was a 2,614 square foot re-roof project. Wright Construction called upon us to complete the project as we were the preferred vendor. We performed all of the work at night to avoid disturbing the students and faculty. As a result, we’ve been awarded additional projects from the School Board.
This is a permanent exhibit depicting the history of the Holocaust, so the
client needed a company that could handle building design and the delicate job
of fabricating and installing copper panels. The Center needed to have a modern
architectural look, so we installed an EPDM fully adhered and metal siding/copper
roof. Our expert metal installers met the client’s requirements, completing
the project within the scope and time frame necessary. Today, the Center acts
not only as a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, but also a showcase
of modern architecture.
The school district wanted to incorporate green in new concept design. TectaGreen, the nation’s leading green roof installer, was selected to work on the multi-phase project. This LEED project included an intensive green roof with two waterproof membranes. Upon completion, the project received multiple awards. Today the district is educating both the public and students about green roofs, using this project as the model.
During the course of bidding for maintenance and repairs for the summer construction programs at Arizona State University, we were asked to submit a reroofing proposal as well as the standard maintenance and recoating specification work by the university maintenance department.
Building "F" has numerous exhaust fans and curbs serving the six story building labs and classrooms under the main roof area. This is a critical area as the labs below cannot be shut down and noise and odor has to be kept to a minimum due to the many experiments being conducted in the labs. Over forty exhaust fans, numerous HVAC units and hundreds of feet of vents criss-cross the 7300 sq/ft of roof surface. The existing roof was ten to fifteen years old and showed signs of leaking and deterioration under the units and curbs. All work had to be done at night to control the smell and odors so a smooth surface “peel and stick” SBS coated capsheet BUR assembly was specified by Tecta America AZ. to meet these project requirements.
Tecta Arizona’s price to remove and reroof the 7300 sq/ft came in under budget and was accepted by the university to start on approximately June 1, 2009. We brought the project in under schedule and actually finished one to two weeks ahead of the proposed time for reroofing in this area. As a team, Tecta America was able to meet the challenge and keep the university, general contractor and architect happy with the work being done and on the approved bid list for future roofing/waterproofing projects with the university.
The Moerlein Lager House project was an architectural gem that gave little to no consideration to waterproofing and roofing. The scope of work included installing a 60 mil Firestone TPO membrane and a metal edge and fascia system around the roofing perimeter. The planning for this project was a challenge due to the multiple roof levels that tied into one another. Tecta worked very closely with the architect to modify his details to ensure proper slope and flow of all roof planes. This required multiple tapered ISO redesigns and the addition of built in crickets and saddles by the carpentry contractor. Once the planning was completed the next challenge was the location of the structure along the Ohio River adjacent to the Cincinnati Red’s Great American Ballpark. Tecta had to coordinate with the GC for lane and sidewalk closures. Overall the installation of the membrane went very smooth, despite the different deck types and insulation thicknesses.
Tecta was tasked with tearing off three existing roofs down to the wood decks at studio lot #1 and #3. 304 squares of new Sarnafil roofing were applied in phases. Set up required adherence to a tight production schedule. Set up of crane and scaffolding had to be coordinated in a precise fashion to have the least amount of disruption to the professional on-air talent working under the decks. The old roof system in place required asbestos abatement as well as replacement of rotted wood members. Parking was a concern as access to the nearby Jay Leno studio needed to flow without disruption.
The scaffolding subcontractor was able to erect and bridge both studio lots cutting back the use of a crane and reducing the billing hours for the equipment. The bridging of the buildings created a twofold cost reduction by also allowing the roofing crew to move between both buildings, cutting down on labor hours by reducing movement between the ground and roof top.
F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc. completed a 7,800 sq. ft. green roof installation on top of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay, WI. The roof of this establishment is famous for housing goats that utilize a walkway up to the roof and feed on the grass.
The owner wanted the same appearance and roof functionality as the original version modeled after the sod and grass green roofs that were first built in Europe. However, in order to provide a solid foundation coupled with a valid warranty backed by F.J.A. Christiansen, modern roofing technology and products were incorporated that closely replicate the original roof, while providing a long-term, dependable green roof system.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky put out a public bid for this project, which Tecta America Zero was awarded. After the tear off, Tecta installed 2 layers of AC Foam insulation boards fastened to the metal deck and one layer of one inch Fesco Board in asphalt. One-ply each of a Sopprema Elastophene sanded in asphalt and Elastophene FR GR White Cap Sheet in FM VOC Adhesive were applied. A Sopralast 50 TV was installed on all the base flashings. The sheet metal crew installed new counter flashings, through-wall SS flashing, gutters, down spouts and edge metal. A mason sub removed and re-installed the stone coping. The job was finished on time and there were no major problems with this project.
For the last several years, the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority was forced to cut costs across the board, abandoning their roof maintenance program and leaving a number of buildings suffering from chronic leak issues. Early in 2011, the Authority decided to re-implement and invest in a proactive roof maintenance program through their facility management partner, Infrastructure Corporation of America (ICA). ICA, with assistance from the local Soprema technical representative, negotiated a five year preventative maintenance program with Tecta America Southeast (Orlando).
Since that time, Tecta has inspected and tuned-up all 96 buildings in the portfolio while eliminating the chronic leak issues. These inspections, repairs, maintenance and restoration services for a 96 building portfolio accounted for 294,000 square feet of roofing.
Tecta is now moving into Phase II, a proactive TectaCare® planned maintenance program, to help maintain and extend the useful roof life over the next four years of the program.
The existing Built-Up Roof needed replacing and the external steel structure needed to be prepped and painted. We installed a high-performance, Energy Star Rated TPO "Cool" Roof with two layers of R=30 Polyisocyanurate insulation.
This project was unique as the building was adjacent to the Coast Guard Air Strip so precautions needed to be taken using the crane and driving vehicles around the base. As the hangar was fully-occupied with jets and helicopters, extreme caution had to be taken with the roof removal process. We were also responsible for painting the outside steel structure.
The project was a great success as the hangar remained fully-operational during the construction process and the project was completed on time and on budget.
With the installation of the “cool” roof, we were able to help the owner save dramatically on energy costs due to both the white reflective surface and increase in Insulation R-value.
The project went through our typical pre-job safety planning, on-site specific analysis and meetings with the owner's representatives. This project's unique safety requirements included construction vehicles driving on the air base and our crane and boom lift extending into the air space.
Completed in 2008, this project had many elements which contributed to the project’s complexity: a high profile, high security of a Federal Reserve Bank; heavy traffic and complicated logistics of a busy downtown setting; a waterproof membrane being installed on multiple levels of different elevations and size; almost 1,000 tons of expanded slate growing medium; and approximately 50,000 sedum plugs.
By coordinating closely with the Federal Reserve Bank, the engineering firm and City officials, we were able to navigate all the logistical issues. We installed an electric field vector mapping system to negate the possibility of costly roof inspections searching for leaks. By using RK Hydrovac’s blower truck to distribute the growing medium, we saved a considerable amount of labor—and reduced our client’s costs significantly.
This is a LEED, design-build project that we landed due to our close relationship with the architect and general contractor. We worked on the project from inception through completion. This was a full design process as we started with the client’s budget then put a plan together before being awarded the roofing work 8 months later. Ultimately we provided them best value scope and price for # of buildings. This project was successful in that the client was satisfied and continues to contact us for work on more of their buildings.
As part of the Postal Service’s greener facilities strategy, the organization established a goal to reduce energy use 30% by 2015. And in fall 2008, the USPS Morgan Processing and Distribution Center in Manhattan selected Tecta America to install a semi-intensive green roof on the 7th floor of the facility. Our crews completed the project in July 2009 within budget, making it the largest green roof in New York.
Additional facts about the USPS green roof:
This historic structure was constructed entirely out of limestone in 1931 for Western General Electric. The building includes a 200’ tower that housed the original fire suppression water tanks. Tufts purchased the building and did a complete rehabilitation to properly house their Health and Life Center.
Tecta America was brought in when the existing roof system had severe ponding and leaking issues. Having performed hundreds of roof removals in owner-occupied buildings, we had the equipment and expertise to take care of the removal and installation without disruption to the business.
We used a crane to lower the existing roof into a dumpster, thereby avoiding dust and debris, and keeping the work environment safe for employees. We avoided internal fume issues by using a low VOC bonding adhesive to adhere the membrane to the installation. The new system was installed with no incidents, on time and on budget.
Tecta America East began the John Hopkins Clinical Building in June of 2008.
Tecta worked closely with the owner and Clark Construction to procure and build this project. The state-of-the-art facility consisted of two towers and multiple levels of roofing, including a very large Green Roof, as well as an extensive Fully Adhered Sarnafil PVC roof.
One tower was built to house the Adult Critical Care patients and the second tower, the John Hopkins Children’s Tower, houses the children with a total of 560 beds.
John Hopkins Hospital has been a long-time client of Tecta America East’s Jessup location dating back to Magco’s inception.
Our client needed to restore an important community landmark. But this was
no ordinary project; they needed a company capable of performing very intricate
custom copper work in the dead of winter. It required the right kind of expertise
and enough manpower to keep the project on a tight schedule. We were selected
due to our experience with performing historic copper restoration work since
1988, and because we have one of the largest copper crews in New England. We
worked on the oceanfront property during winter, installing new ice and water
shield over plywood substrate, custom fabricated copper flashings, roofing,
siding, gutter and downspouts to match existing. We completed the project on
schedule—in time for the grand re-opening of Easter services.
One of the projects we take most pride in is the Target Center in Minneapolis. Located in downtown Minneapolis and varies from 150ft. to 170ft. in height with 31 different roof areas. The City of Minneapolis—the owner of the Target Center—selected Tecta to construct, install and maintain an extensive green roof. Today, it holds the largest green roof in Minnesota and the fifth largest in the country.
The green roof features a 2.75” growing zone in the center of the main arena roof structure and a deeper 3.5” growing zone around the perimeter where the structural capacity is greater to maximize storm water retention and plant vigor. The roof uses the pre-grown mats as the base of the green roof system and is complemented by additional plantings to enhance plant diversity and ecological resilience. The roof features a mix of sedum and native plants and a drip irrigation system provides water to the plants during establishment (for the first 1-2 years).
More than 11 miles of sustainable, water-efficient irrigation lines were installed. In addition, we laid 14,000 cement pavers for firebreaks and roof protection.
While the project called for 50% of recycling materials, our team set a goal of recycling 100% of the old roof, resulting in an estimated 450 tons of existing rock and 590 tons of existing pavers, 140 tons of existing roofing membrane and more than 60 truckloads of existing roof insulation.
The green roof features a state-of-the-art waterproofing membrane that will withstand constant dampness, high alkalinity, exposure to plant roots, fungi and bacterial organisms as well as varying hydro static pressures. A leak detection system called Electro Field Vector Mapping (EFVM) is used to pinpoint leaks in the membrane.
Additional facts about the Target Center green roof:
The Greyhound Lines station roof in Chicago was about 20 years old and had deteriorating detail conditions around the mechanical penetrations. It was due for replacement.
However, the cost of the project was greater than Greyhound’s budget. As a result, we suggested a system that was closer to their spending expectations while still meeting their requirements of a 20-year warranty.
Located downtown, in an urban environment next to an expressway, the rooftop could be viewed from the vehicles passing by. Given the severe Chicago winters—heavy with ice and snow—it was critical that the gutter details be installed exactly right.
Tecta America successfully completed the project on time and without incident.
The client had a roof section that needed to be replaced. But because the restaurant resides in a lodge, the project needed to be completed without disturbing any of the guests. As a result, the client requested that our daily schedule be 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Upon roof analysis, we suggested a thicker membrane be installed to make the roof last longer. Since the owners wanted all roof areas to retain the same look, we had to move the rock ballast on the building and then put it all back into place—and do it all with limited crane access.
Despite these challenges, there were no complaints from guests about noise
level, cleanliness or any other aspect of our work. And since completion of
the project, Tecta America has been asked to do additional work at the McDonald's
Our client’s goal was twofold: create an eating area that not only looks attractive to patrons, but is also environmentally responsible. The experts at TectaSolar worked closely with the client to design the system. We introduced the client to state-of-the-art solar panels that have an extremely thin profile, offering a uniquely aesthetic look. We created a structural steel awning using an EPDM roof and 80 flex light thin-filmed panels. The project was completed on time and the result is an energy efficient, attractive dining destination patrons.
The client knew of Tecta America’s ability to handle unique metal fabrication
and installation, and our track record of completing projects on time and within
budget. We supplied and installed the complete exterior skin of this movie theatre,
including five different colors of complex metal siding and a TPO white mechanically-attached
roof system. We coordinated the ordering and fabrication of the metal panels,
installing them horizontally and vertically. The theater opened on time, and
serves as representation of the relationship between metal design architecture
and professional installation.
These travel plazas, located on Interstate 95 in Kennebunk, Maine, needed roof replacements. The projects had to be completed on opposite sides of the highway simultaneously—while the buildings were in use.
The client knew of our ability to coordinate all aspects of equipment rental, materials and installation in a safe, timely manner. And with our experienced management team and expert metal installers, we completed the project on time, with minimal disruption to travels.
Today, these plazas provide travelers with a beautiful place to eat, refuel
Removed existing roof tile system. Re-nailed existing roof deck to current code. Installed new Monier LifeTile Tile Seal underlayment. Installed new aluminum metal flashings. Installed new lead pipe stacks, Wakaflex head flashings, and hip/ridge nailers. Installed new Monier LifeTile Barcelona 900 in Vermont Green fastened with 2 stainless steel tile screws, set in foam application, with 1 tile clip at first course of tile. Project included engineering calculations, Monier LifeTile warranty and TASE 5 year workmanship warranty.
Construction activity could not disrupt guest operations at all, day or night, 24/7. The completion schedule had to be met without exceptions, while maintaining a safe and clean environment for the guests.
Project required setting up a Fraco mast climbing platform - 100’ gas powered, 24 horsepower, 4 ton mast climber (which served as transport to roof, debris removal hoist, and daily material loader). Also set up a stair tower with attached trash chute to transport personnel to roof and remove debris from roof service. Safety staging on a 6:12 slope deck, 95’ high with 80’ horizontal reach was necessary. Selected and built a remote, fully secured, out-of-guest-sight permanent staging area. Created detailed and strictly enforced ground transport routes/pathways for equipment to move debris and materials from work areas to remote staging area.
Installation of the new Global Hybrid white synthetic shake system and Carlisle 60 mil white TPO system was completed six weeks after commencement, just in time for the busy winter holiday season.
Sloped Roof: removed the existing wood shakes, re-nailed the existing deck to code, installed new peel and stick underlayment, installed new flashings, installed new Global Hybrid Synthetic Shake. Flat Roof: removed built up gravel roof, fasten new Densdeck, installed new fully adhered 60 mil Carlisle TPO membrane, installed new flashings, removed existing obsolete HVAC unit.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a request for proposals to have various work completed at their Aurora facility. We were hired to complete the 6,800 square foot roof due to our demonstrated ability to complete the project within detailed specifications and on-time. The most challenging part of this project was to ensure that the application of the roof coating be applied in a short timeframe and under ideal weather conditions. The application had to be done during a series of days where no precipitation occurred and had to be completed before the temperatures started dropping to the point where it would be too cold to apply the coating.
Since 2003, we have re-roofed over 200,000 square feet on Ford Motor Company’s local area plants. Therefore, when their large Chicago plant had sections on their complex due for replacement, we were awarded based on our proven performance to finish a good quality job. This 18,100 square foot roof section was for a building that had just been added on to the plant. We proposed a roof system that was compliant with the City of Chicago’s new energy code. A challenging part of this project was that the new addition was being roofed adjacent to the building where new automobiles were being painted through an assembly line. The work had to be completed without interruption to the painting process. It was imperative that the building next door stay dry at all times. The weather was also a challenge during the project as production took place as the temperature varied from a low of 10 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The job was completed in 100% compliance of strict OSHA safety requirements.
Nestle's Franklin Park facility had a number of aging roof sections that were
due for replacement. The client chose Tecta America because of our track record
of providing roofing services to the food manufacturing industry, as we know
how important it is to minimize interruption of foodservice production lines.
And with our dedicated service department, we were able to service existing
roof sections that only needed maintenance.
The locker room section was re-roofed before leaks could permeate the membrane and make the insulation wet. We were then able to save the client the cost of replacing the insulation, as only an overlay of new membrane was needed rather than performing a complete tear-off. While removing the old sections, it was imperative that we kept the facility below dry, while also keeping the clean white appearance of the installation looking new.
As a result of our success, Tecta America has been awarded ongoing roof maintenance and additional roof replacement opportunities.
This project was a new assembly plant that had to be completed under a critical deadline. The general contractor was confident in our ability to meet the manpower requirements and complete the 1,269,120 square foot roof on deadline. One of the most challenging tasks was the coordination of multiple truckloads of materials with other trades and their material deliveries while installing the roof.
This was a 95,000 square foot complete roof replacement. The existing roof consisted of a built up roof over 2 inches of fiberglass insulation. Over the BUR was a sprayed urethane foam. The flashings were abated for the asbestos. The steel decking was cleaned and an epoxy paint was applied with a 6 mil poly sheet on top. A temporary roof was installed with dens deck and one ply torched modified bitumen membrane. The main roof consisted of two layers of insulation with tapered at several areas, dens deck and 2 ply torch applied modified bitumen membrane. New pipe supports were installed as needed and the existing larger supports required temporary shoring to replace the roofing under them. A new aluminum pipe railing system was installed around the perimeter anchored to the wood blocking below. As this plant runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a subcontractor, Tuff Wrap, was hired to install interior protection so the plant would not be interrupted of their daily work. The project was completed in approximately 8 months.
Energizer Batteries in Ashboro, NC. has a new state of the art daylighting system from Orion. We installed 110 Orion Lightpipes on Energizers warehouse facility. Along with the light pipes was an interior lighting control system that complimented the natural light coming into the building. The interior lighting was on an IntelLite control system that would shut off one bulb at a time until the entire building was illuminated by natural light. The system will save Energizer almost 50% over their existing lighting cost.
Severe leaks had gotten into Amtrak’s main control room for the Thames River Bridge. This unique project involved a roof 100 feet in the air, surrounded by water, with access via barge and track only.
The solution was to remove the existing built-up roof system and replace it with a cold-applied SBS modified bitumen, along with a layer each of one-inch polyisocyanurate and one-inch wood fiber. We hired a barge with a crane to dispose of the existing roof and install the new materials.
As always, we took steep safety measures, installing a safety rail system around the entire perimeter and tying off all employees at all times. Not only was the project completed on schedule, but more importantly, there were no incidents to report.
We were brought into this project by Turner Construction. They were interested in having Tecta America New England, perform the roof work for this project due to the large amount of roof work involved – 400,000 sq. ft. and the critical nature of the manufacturing facility. We installed 400,000 sq. ft. of TPO, white reflective roofing that is energy star rated. Tecta America's standard pre-job safety meeting was held with the owner, general contractor and all of the crew working on the project. All of the policies and procedures were reviewed and agreed upon. Prior to working on the roof all safety lines, guard rails and roof egress was installed. Weekly tool box meetings were held on site to discuss any issues that came up during the week and any unique safety issues that were anticipated in the following weeks throughout the project process.
The unique challenge to this project was the schedule. Tecta had to install 400,000 square feet of roofing in a short period of time. Tecta America and Turner Construction completed the project on time and on budget, getting the manufacturing facility running in less than a year.
Date Installation Began: March 1, 2010
Date Installation Completed: April 15, 2010
We told the consultant that we could complete the project within 90 days from the start. The project was complete in 45 days.
When working on a project this large it is easy to lose control over labor. The assistance of one of our Texas operations kept the project moving on time and on budget.
This is high visible project. All of the men wore hard hats safety vests and harnesses at all time. Our Safety Director made weekly safety inspections.
Each crew had two four wheelers, a Lull and two 100 yard semi dump trailers. The tear off was moved to the edge via the four wheelers. The material was taken down with the Lull and placed in the 100 yard semi dump trailers.
Date Installation Began: November 13, 2009
Date Installation Completed: March 1, 2010
We were originally called to the location to repair a leak. When we arrived, we found that the integrity of the roof system had been compromised by high winds. The EPDM membrane was no longer adhered to the insulation. The wind had blown the membrane up with such force that it turned pipe boots inside out, damaged drain lines, and bent counter flashing back onto itself.
The most challenging parts of this job were the set-up area and working around the deck replacement. We had to safely remove two roof systems and the decking, then install new metal decking and make the building watertight every day. Only a small space was available for set-up and dumpsters. This area would not allow for a chute, so all of the loading and unloading had to be done from a forklift.
Each day, we removed small portions of the roof to expose the decking. The decking was then cut out and replaced with metal.
Date Installation Began: August 27, 2010
Date Installation Completed: November 11, 2010
The client’s issue was that the roof was leaking and they wanted to get it serviced before the new owner was to take over.
What made this a successful project was an outstanding crew. Having a foreman and superintendent who know how to set up and keep a large project like this going is the key. Additionally, daily communication with the owner’s representative was crucial to ensure all expectations were being met.
About 90% of the old roof insulation was rewrapped and hauled away for recycling. Also, E.ON/US kept about 50 tons of the ballast on their site and the rest went to a Garden Center for resale.
The new roof installation consisted of nailing a base sheet to the tectum deck, installing new insulation & one ply of base sheet in a mopping of Premium lll Asphalt, and two plies of SBS Membrane. Next, we embedded the new gravel surface in Powerply Cold Adhesive. Lastly, we spread the adhesive using our hands to make sure we applied the proper amount.
The most rewarding aspects were running the project following all safety guidelines, finishing on time, and knowing that we had completed a quality installation.
On October 5th, 2010, a hailstorm hit areas of Phoenix and the surrounding communities with hail ranging from 1/2 to 2 inch diameter, wind gusts up to 60 mph and heavy rain. Tecta received a call from the property management firm that owns the building because a majority of the skylights on the roof had been shattered and rain was pouring in. Tecta’s project manager began coordinating manpower and deliveries for the materials required to temporarily cover and seal 62 of the 85 skylights on the roof. Eventually all 85 skylights were replaced with new units.
Due to Tecta’s past relationship with the property management firm/owner of the buildings and the quick response to the 40 odd properties that had been damaged, the owner requested that Tecta be involved with the insurance carrier to assess damages. The new roof took advantage of Energy Star cap sheet materials to reduce the solar load on the building, which is a non-air-conditioned warehouse.
As a result of a severe wind, rain and hail event that passed through the Phoenix area on October 5, 2010, the 43rd Ave. Development building suffered from over 146 shattered skylights and damage to the mineral surfaced capsheet roof, wall and curb flashings.
Tecta America Arizona responded quickly to temporarily seal the skylight openings, then worked with the owner and the insurance company to determine the extent of the damage, determine a scope of work and provide pricing. The basic scope of work on this building involved replacement of 146 skylights of various sizes and styles, repair or replacement of perimeter and penetration flashings that had been damaged by hail and repairs to the field of the roof from hail impacts.
In addition to the preservation gained from applying the white acrylic coating, UV protection was provided to the roofing system, which is now Energy Star rated as a “Cool Roof”, which should reduce rooftop temperatures and help tenants stay more comfortable in the desert summers.
We were referred by the material manufacturer for this project due to our past successful wall panel projects. We installed the wood framing along with composite wall panels. The most difficult aspect was that the wood wall sub straight framing and backer was neither square nor level. This required critical skimming and precise panel cutting. Nonetheless, the owner was well satisfied with the work performed.
This was new construction project in which we were brought in due to our excellent working relationship with Pavarini Construction. We seamlessly were able to coordinate with all subcontractors during the project duration. The project was deemed successful as we had met both contractor and owner schedules on time.
FJA Christiansen Tecta America has been involved with this church for the past 5 years, providing budgetary information as funds for the church have been difficult to raise over the years. A fundraising campaign finally commenced in the spring of 2011. A multi-person building and grounds committee pushed for a recognized roofing consultant to take a look at the overall scope of work which made negotiating the project even more challenging.
The unique location made it difficult to access the 150 foot steeple, as the church is situated on a busy intersection in downtown Waukesha. A 110-ton crane with a two-man basket was used to remove and replace the existing asphalt shingles on the steeple.
Date Installation Began: October 23, 2010
Date Installation Completed: December 10, 2010
Initially, the client was planning on using several contractors for the project. However, they were confident that after several meetings with us, one contractor would better serve their needs and still give them the quality they deserved.
Three different specialty crews had to be scheduled around each other with little interruption of work. Our production manager did a tremendous job of organizing and communicating to the client the steps that needed to be done first and who and when we would be there.
This was a very detailed orientated client and we had the quality products and the right people to make their dream home a reality.
The client was impressed with our overall safety record and were surprised that no other contractor had explained safety standards to them. All OSHA guidelines were followed.
We installed GAF 30yr Timberline shingles, felt, GAF ice and watershield, Alside siding, Tyvek, Alcoa gutters, and quality edge gutter control cutter protection
The most rewarding aspect of this job is that they we got the entire project when they originally had just planned on us handling only the roof.
Date Installation Began: September 2010
Date Installation Completed: October 2010
The client owned a large old home on the Island and could not find a company that would help to solve their water intrusion problem.
We were not only able to offer a viable solution, but to also keep within their budget. Additionally, we had the personnel available with passports able to travel on short notice.
We first removed all rotten wood walls and flashing. Installed new wood and single ply flashing, pressure cleaned to remove old coating, primed and coated the entire building and installed all cap metal. This was the first time our maintenance crews performed work outside of the country.
All Tecta and OSHA safety protocols were adhered to and we had no lost time due to accidents. Any injury would have necessitated job stoppage and a new crew obtaining passports.
The expansive Elk Grove Promenade Mall showcases 12 distinct buildings with exteriors ranging from metal siding to copper flat seam panels to stucco. We installed the flat single-ply roofing-which stretches over 10 football fields-as well as all standing seam metal roofs, vertical and horizontal metal siding and all sheet metal flashings. The unique high rising copper laminated fireplace chimney will be an Elk Grove landmark for years.
Fry’s Electronics opened its doors in the Sacramento area in 2007, with a new, 20 year modified bitumen roofing expertly installed by us. We installed all of the low slope roofing, exterior metal roofing and architectural sheet metal. Our sheet metal specialists were also brought in to install decorative interior sheet metal finishings.
Crystal Mall, anchored by stores like JC Penney, Macy’s, Sears and over 125 specialty stores including Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Eastern Mountain Sports, Old Navy, had a roof system that needed replacing. The current roof was 22 years old and had degraded such that it could no longer be repaired cost-efficiently. We determined, however, that our client could keep costs down by keeping the existing built-up roof system in place, along with existing insulation. We replaced the PVC roof and any saturated insulation, and installed a new EPDM system on time and within budget. As a result of the replacement, the R-value of the roof system went from R=14 to R=30, dramatically reducing energy consumption of the mall, and essentially offsetting the cost of the new roof.
Much of the work was on the iconic south tower, which rises 350 feet above the ground and which houses a 22,000-pound bell and the four faces of the clock. A steep-sloped copper-clad roof rises from the clock dormers, with a circular cupola with balustrade and lantern capping off the tower and holding the flagpole.
We replaced copper cladding, substrate and decorative elements on the smaller north tower, which also includes cupola and lantern with decorative elements, using approximately 115,000 pounds of copper on the overall project.
With crews working hundreds of feet above ground, the job became even more
difficult during winter and windy months. Despite the weather, the complexity
of the installation and steep working conditions, our crews remained accident-free.
The building remains one of the most ornate city halls in the country.
In 2004, Hurricane Charlie ripped through Central Florida and the 106 mph winds lifted the surfacing on the Orange County Courthouse’s BUR gravel roof, blasting pea gravel at every object within 300 yards. FEMA was brought in to assess the damage, of which required that 160,000 sq. ft. of roof would need to be replaced.
In December of 2006, Tecta America was awarded phase II of the Courthouse roof replacement project. In order to access the critical network of tunnels, buildings, rooms, and roof decks, members were subject to extraordinary security measures and background checks.
We conducted all work under a strict set of guidelines and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of the public and private information. Evening work shifts mitigated these concerns and kept 14 crew members working overnight for more than a year.
The project included the removal of the existing roof system, all related metal flashings, lightning protection, and non-compliant mechanical components. It required careful attention to detail and continuous quality control, as both announced and unannounced visits from county representatives and the manufacturer were common.
The project was successfully completed in the fall of 2008. As a result, we’ve received commendation for quality in both our service and finished product from the county and they have since contracted us to conduct the first five years of planned maintenance for the facility.
The City had three unique requirements which we met: work around the Mayor’s Office and the Judge’s chamber hours; work in high-rise conditions, using the elevators to remove the old roof; and no disruption to the city’s daily operations.
The roof of this high-rise government building was at the end of its lifecycle and needed to be replaced. It required tear off, removal of the old roof, and a torch-applied 2-ply modified bitumen roof system. It demanded extensive safety requirements and close coordination with the building authority to remove old and install new materials using the freight elevator. Additionally, safety was a huge concern of the customers since this project was a high-rise building.
Tecta America was chosen because of our industry-leading safety record, skilled
workmanship and close attention to detail.
This project was a complete tear off and replacement of the slate and extensive architectural sheet metal copper roofs on the 6,920 square foot Governor’s Residence. We were chosen to perform the work due to our flexibility and skilled craftsmanship. The installation process ran smoothly and was completed on schedule.
The Charlotte Douglass International Airport needed a contractor with the expertise and experience to roof the 83,000 square feet of Concourse C. And because it’s an airport, safety and security were priorities. Tecta America’s safety values fit in well with the client’s requirements and safety concerns.
By using a fall ban guardrail system, we were able to install the 4-ply and cap system with ease. To increase the value of the system for the client, we used an environmentally friendly lightweight insulating concrete in place of a polyisocyanurate or other type of disposable insulation. As a result, the airport saved money while increasing the life expectancy of the insulation.