INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICAL CENTER
A large land-locked roof replacement with multiple levels. Staging with 7 story scaffolding in an area that also housed MRI equipment and other sensitive equipment and testing. Slope of the main roof surface was 4/12 with low parapet walls along the perimeter. Many vent intakes and exhaust vents on the different roof levels. Logistically challenging, the dock where we had to make the deliveries and remove the debris was very active, only one vehicle at a time, and special accommodations had to be made with the sensitive deliveries that were being delivered to the different labs that the dock serviced.
Scope of Work: Tear off multiple layers of roofing and install at temporary roof in cold adhesive. Install insulation (R-20) and wood nailer that acted as insulation stops due to the existing slope. Installed multi-ply modified bitumen roof system (in cold adhesive) that had a reflectivity of .83. After the roof was installed, we installed 59 photovoltaic panels. Worked started late fall 2011 and finished in spring of 2012.
|Project Description||Removed multiple layers of roof while trying to avoid fumes from a ventilation shaft at an area with very limited access. Installed photovoltaic panels.|
|Expertise||Roofing remvoal and installation|
|Overall Roof Dimensions||8,600 sq. ft.|
|Challenges||Due to many intakes and exhaust vents, fumes were a challenge. Safety was a challenge due to the large scope.|
Multiple roof area levels made staging very complex in a high traffic area.
|Industry for Use||Medical industry|
|Features||Solar - 59 photovoltaic panels installed|
|Timeframe||Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
|Delivery Location||Chicago, Illinois|
|Standards Met||Customer specifications|
|Project Name||Vent Fabrication & Photovoltaic Panel Installation|