BUILDING TYPE: Masonry and Steel Construction
LOCATION: 46 E 16th Avenue Columbus, OH
TIMELINE: 2 months
SITE AREA: OSU Campus
NUMBER OF BUILDINGS: 1
SERVICE TYPE: New TPO, Gutters, and Standing Seam Roof
The Hillel House on the Ohio State University campus provides Jewish students a place to congregate, build leadership skills, and learn about what it means to be Jewish in modern times. As part of the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, it is important to keep the sanctity of the building, and that includes fixing leaky roofs.
Occurrence that led to our involvement
The facility manager and Hillel director requested a roof replacement for the lower and front sections of the roof. In these areas, leaks had been spotted. After assessing the structure, it was determined that the best investment would be a complete re-roofing of the upper area, as well as the standing seam roof sections, due to the age of the existing roofing system. We were tasked to use value engineering to maximize the project’s function while minimizing cost in order to generate the greatest value for our clients.
- Listened to the customer needs and concerns
- Engineered the proper systems
- Proposed roof systems within the described budget
- Pre-job planning and on-site visits to clarify schedules and material loading and off-loading issues
- Organized labor and material delivery schedules
- Completed work in the planned sequence
- Final inspection by manufacturer’s representative
- Full cleanup and haul off
What we accomplished
We overcame the small obstacle of treating the standing seam metal turret roof, which was hard to access due to its location and lack of routine accessibility. In the end, we provided the Hillel House at OSU with a Firestone Red Shield manufacturers’ warranted roof system on time and within the requested budget.
“Everything went well. The site was kept clean and we were not inconvenienced as far as access to the building. The work was pretty involved, and it was nice to deal with one contractor rather than several. Only Contractors Inc could handle the artificial slate, rubber roofing, flat roof, metal roof components, and copper valleys. The sales contact did a great job prepping the project and setting expectations. The project manager responded even when they were on vacation! Budget was a concern of ours, and Contractors Inc was able to work within insurance reimbursement.”
- Joan Koebel, Hillel House