ABOUT IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
We worked with 2 separate general contractors on this project.
The project involved the removal of two existing plaza decks over interior basement classrooms and the technology server farm facility. The first GC removed the existing poured concrete plaza deck and bedding materials down to the poured concrete deck. We then cleaned the concrete deck, and installed a heavyweight self-adhering vapor barrier over the deck as a base for the new waterproofing system, and to protect the building interior during the continued removal of the plaza deck.
A tapered 40 PSI extruded polystyrene insulation system was installed, adhered in Soprema insulation adhesive, and a Dens Deck cover board was adhered in insulation adhesive as well. All joints of the cover board were taped with a fiberglass reinforced joint tape.
A fully reinforced Soprema Alsan RS PMMA liquid applied waterproofing system was installed over the new roof insulation, and all flashings were done using Soprema Alsan RS PMMA flashing materials.
New stainless steel counterflashings were installed.
The second GC was responsible for the installation of the new plaza deck, including cast stone benches, handrails, door thresholds, etc.
Blackmore & Buckner Roofing installed a layer of loose laid Soprema SopraBoard as a protection layer over the PMMA waterproofing membrane.
We then installed a Wassau Tile plaza paver system on adjustable Bison pedestals. The plaza pavers were in two different colors, in a pattern as designed by the project architect.
The plaza system was finished with custom made Wassau concrete stair risers, bullnose coping pieces, and custom bullnose coping caps.
|Operating Unit:||Blackmore & Buckner Roofing, A Tecta America Company|
|Client:||Ivy Tech Community College|
|Systems Installed:||Reinforced PMMA Waterproofing Project|
The stair risers, coping pieces, and rail caps were all custom sized, and fabricated specifically for this project. A lot of time and effort went into the measuring and calculations to make everything fit together properly for a finished project.