About The Project
TC Architects worked with The University of Akron to replace / restore roofs and masonry to five buildings on their campus. The buildings are: The Carroll Street Sub Station, Forge Street Sub Station, Computer Center, Gladwin Hall and Guzzetta Hall. Each of the buildings presented different challenges based on the best choice of roofing systems that were specifically chosen for each building.
New, single ply rubber roofs were installed over new insulation on the Guzzetta Hall and the two Sub Station Buildings. At the Computer Center and Gladwin Hall Buildings, the existing, single ply rubber membrane roof has recently became out of warranty and the University wanted to extend its life without spending a lot of money. A nuclear moisture test was conducted and it was determined that the roof could be restored rather than replaced. They are on a fixed budget and we had to make recommendation in order to stay within the dollars that they could allocate to this project.
The lighting protection, roof curbs, roof hatches and fall protection was added as part of these projects. Masonry restoration, steel lintels and metal deck repair were also a large part of the scope of work.