East Carolina University – Tyler Residence Hall Renovation

Greenville, North Carolina

Tyler Residence Hall, built in 1969, is a 9-story high-rise residence hall. Rooftop Systems Engineers, a Raymond Engineering Company, was hired to assist the University with roofing and building envelope issues on this building. The entire building envelope was to be replaced.  We provided design documents and testing for the building. Water testing of approximately 6 windows on each elevation as high as the 9th floor (24 windows total) was performed. A report of findings was issued to the University.

A roof evaluation survey was performed to ascertain the condition of the roof. After reviewing these reports, it was decided that selected roof repairs would be performed. Additionally, the entire building envelope was replaced, cladding the old pre-cast concrete and storefront with brick veneer and punched windows to match adjacent structures.  The new exterior cladding was re-connected and made waterproof to the existing roof.

Meetings were held twice weekly during design and also during construction in conjunction with site visits. Items that were addressed included:

  • Review of details during the design phase;
  • Address waterproofing related issues;
  • Construction observation to ensure all components of the cladding were installed as specified such that the building would remain waterproof;
  • Quality assurance reports were issued within 24 hours of all observations.

 

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