NEW ROOF INSTALLATION AT THE ERMAN BIOLOGY BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

New Roof Installation at the Erman Biology Building
New Roof Installation at the Erman Biology Building
New Roof Installation at the Erman Biology Building

The University of Chicago was looking for a new roof on the Erman Biology Center building. They wanted everything new and updated while retaining its historical look. The job called for a classic red interlocking tile with architectural copper metal in various thicknesses. Field fabrication was needed to accommodate the oversized gutter, along with shop fabrication of all the ornamental pieces, i.e. the ridge, cornice, louvers, standing-seam panels, and finials. The job also took careful preparation to assure safety of the pedestrians, students, and property inside and out.  For more information or to request a custom quote, please contact us today.

Product Description   This biology research building was in need of a new roof.
Capabilities Applied/Processes   Primary:
Removal of Existing Roof
Fabrication
  • 10' Lengths of Gutters, Cornice, etc.
Secondary:
Installation
  • Installed and Soldered together roofing squares to desired lengths
  • Tapered Metal to fit existing Roof
Expertise   Roofing
Overall Roof Dimensions   15,000 sq. ft.
Material Used  
Classic Red Interlocking Ludowici Tile
20/16/24/32 oz. Copper Sheets
1/8" Copper Bar
Solder
1/4" Thick Steel
Fasteners
20GA Galvanized Steel
Challenges   Very detailed architectural sheet metal.
Mobility and Scaffolding constraints.
Additional Facts   Built custom specific pieces in-house and assembled on-site.
  • Ridge, Louvers, Standing Seam Roof, and Wall Panels
Industry for Use   Biology Research Industry
Time Frame   Installation Date: October 2011 - April 2012
Delivery Location   Chicago, Illinois
Standards Met   Customer Specifications
Project Name   Biology Research Building