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MAY 2017

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COATINGSPRO MAY 2017 43 Ply Roof System, which was installed on the roof of the basket- ball gym at the Richard C. Geisinger Sr. branch, is a green roof as well. "e TPO W hite System will reflect up to 78 percent of the sun's rays. is reflectivity reduces the heat buildup under the membrane and therefore reduces energy usage," he said. With these new systems installed, the YMC A of the Treasure Coast is poised to be much more energy efficient than ever before, a circumstance that is good not only for the bottom line of the organization but also for the planet. Minions on the Roof? T his job, especially at the main branch of the Y, definitely had its share of challenges, w ith the crew always at the ready to adapt its schedule to accommodate the daily activities at the jobsite and the constant changes in weather conditions that are found in Florida. Because the Y MC A facilities offer so many community programs, it is a high-traffic area, w ith many of the visitors being children. According to Shanton, VCGFL took ever y precaution possible during deliveries and material loading to ensure the safety of the crew and all those in the facilities. In fact, many deliveries were scheduled at night and during other off hours to minimize disruption to the daily activities of the facilities. Safety personnel were stationed on both sides of the buildings, and the crew wore hard hats, ref lective vests, boots, and sunglasses for the duration of the project as neces- sar y. Many crew members also wore additional head and neck protection called Hoo-R ags underneath their hard hats to prevent sunburn. e schedule of the children at the Teddy Bear Academy Childcare and Preschool Center, located at the main branch facility, was also taken into consideration. "Some tear-off and installation work was completed overnight, and when we worked during the weekdays, we always stopped our work on the roof above the preschool during nap time," said Shanton. e crew also had a bit of fun with the children at the preschool throughout the roof installation process. e VCGFL team had posted construction signs throughout the facilities that featured the Minion characters from the popular Minions and Despicable Me films. Some of the children thought that the work on the roof was being done by a crew of the small yellow creatures. "W hen we learned that the kids thought the Minions were actually performing the work, we decided to surprise the kids with 'Minion Day.' We dressed in T-shirts featuring the characters and wore goggles. e preschoolers received construction vests and stickers and posed for photos with our crew. Everyone had a blast," said Shanton. Helping Hands Overall, the entire project was a huge success, and the YMC A of the Treasure Coast couldn't be happier with the outcome. "Our experience with Venture Construction Group of Florida has always been positive. ey make sure that their job is done not only with integrity and quality, but they also take time to amuse the children attending our facilities. We are extremely honored and happy that they and Mule-Hide Products came to our aid when we needed it most," stated John M. Lass, president/CEO of YMC A of the Treasure Coast. According to Shanton, he and his team agree that working on the YMC A facilities was a positive and rewarding experi- ence. He is proud that VCGFL supports not only the YMC A of the Treasure Coast but many other community organizations throughout Florida. "Being able to help property owners rebuild after a disaster and helping to get their families or businesses back on track is an amazing feeling," he said. CP YMCA's Green Roof According to Steve Shanton, CEO of Venture Construction, "being able to help proper t y owners rebuild af ter a disaster and helping to get their families or businesses back on track is an amazing feeling." VENDOR TEAM Englert Inc. Material manufacturer 200 Amboy Ave. Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 (800) 364-5378 www.englertinc.com Hoo-Rag Safety equipment manufacturer 7463 Commercial Cir., Ste. 110 Fort Pierce, FL 34951 (888) 831-9344 www.hoorag.com Insulfoam by Carlisle Material manufacturer 19727 57th Ave. E Puyallup, WA 98387 (800) 248-5995 www.insulfoam.com Joyce Engineering, LLC Roofing consultant 1604 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 355-4520 www.joyceengineering.com Mule-Hide Products Coating manufacturer 1195 Prince Hall Dr. Beloit, WI 53511 (608) 365-3111 www.mulehide.com Polyglass by MAPEI Material manufacturer 1111 W Newport Center Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (888) 410-1375 www.polyglass.us

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