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MAR 2015

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Getting a new roof coating was the way to go for this commercial manufacturing company that wishes to remain unnamed. A 10-person crew from Arizona-based D. C. Taylor Co. was assigned to tackle the 162,700-square-foot (15,115 m²) roof. Because the job continued into the late fall months, the crew needed to keep the viscosity of the material in mind. They used barrel heaters to keep the coating warm enough for application. Feature 60 MARCH 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM PHOTOS COURTESY D. C. TAYLOR CO. BY JENNIFER FRAKES W hen the single-ply roof membrane over the concrete deck of a commercial manufacturing company began to show signs of wear and tear, the building owner knew it was time for a new roofng system to be installed. However, tearing of the old roof would be expensive and not exactly environmentally friendly — all of the debris from the 162,700-square-foot (15,115 m²) roof would end up in a landfll. After deciding that roof demolition was not an option, the company looked to D. C. Taylor Co. to install a new Elastomeric Roofng (ER) Systems OneStep roofng system over the existing roof. With a plan in place, it was now up to the D. C. Taylor crew to complete the job before Mother Nature turned Denver, Colo., into a winter wonderland. No Fall Zone According to James Bradigan, project manager at the Phoenix ofce of D. C. Taylor, when the crew arrived on the scene in mid-September, they found an existing roof that was in need of a lot of TLC. "Te roof was cracking, had some splits, and was about 13 years old. Tere were also lower areas that were holding water, so we knew we'd have to deal with that before we could apply the new coating system," said Bradigan. With the roof condition assessed, the team was ready to clean the deck with two 2,000 psi (14 MPa) DeWalt pressure washers. Te 10-man crew was divided into two teams to tackle the task of cleaning such a large roof area. Before any work could commence, though, it was found that a fall protection system was required on the job. "Te parapet walls were just under the OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] requirement, so we constructed… temporary fall protection. We were tied of any time we were working on the perimeter of the building," explained Bradigan. Te fall protection used was Raptor Mobile Fall equipment, a division of Leading Edge Safety. Installing a Green Roofng System One Step at a Time ROOF ELASTOMERIC CONCRETE

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