Approximately 27,000 square feet of three existing roof sections at the high school needed to be addressed to fix leaking problems. After reviewing the ponding and damage on the roof, it was decided to do a full removal and replacement. Since the project was for a public school system, applications and approvals were coordinated and obtained from the New Jersey Department of Education School Facilities Division. While the state approvals were moving forward, the construction drawings for the roof were created.
The first step was to take an existing survey of the roof in the areas that were to be addressed in this project. The roof areas were detailed to receive new and improved details at the numerous roof penetrations. There were a number of different details and existing conditions to consider in repairing the damage and creating a new comprehensive roof system.
Once the project was bid and awarded to a roofer, Fox Architectural Design worked with the Board of Education to review the work for conformity with the contract documents, to coordinate with the roofing inspectors, and to process contractor payments. As work progressed, new items surfaced, and those were dealt with in a quick and efficient manner. Near the completion of the roof work, a punchlist was generated to note areas that needed to have work corrected.