Brookwood Park Condominiums
Brookwood Park Condominiums were constructed in 1959 as apartments. Raymond Engineering was the third roofing consultant retained by the association board as it struggled with the decision-making process of re-roofing this facility. Since an assessment on each member was the basis of funding a number of critical projects, cost was the most significant issue.
We encountered a number of challenges, including dealing with access to the roof to remove existing materials and installation of new materials; the use of the roof by penthouse residents, existing planters that also served as a barrier to accessing the building edges, coordinating re-roofing work during the replacement of the chiller system; and improving roof drainage while dealing with limited flashing height.
The solution was to design a ballasted EPDM roof system at those locations where tenant access was limited. A paver and pedestal system was installed in the patio areas. A protected membrane system was installed in selected areas to provide a lower area outside of the patio areas, and to improve drainage away from the patios. Additional pavers were installed at building edges to prevent wind scour of river-run ballasts, and to improve the aesthetics.
Much of the insulation and many of the existing pavers were re-used. In addition to the environment savings, it also provided a reduction to the cost of the project.