Durham County Detention Center

Durham, North Carolina

The client wanted the replacement of all existing IRMA roof areas and masonry through wall flashing repairs. Raymond Engineering reviewed multiple re-roofing options with the client that would fit within their budget. Raymond Engineering also performed masonry test cuts to review the through wall flashing and prepare the design documents.

The Durham County Detention Center is a high security 9-story high-rise building in downtown Durham, North Carolina. The original rubberized asphalt IRMA roof system was experiencing multiple breaches at wall and penetration flashings. Raymond Engineering designed a new roof system utilizing a single-ply PVC roof membrane, introducing a drainage board, and doubling the thickness of the insulation. The existing insulated paver boards were re-used, resulting in substantial savings for Durham County.

Communication between Raymond Engineering and Durham County was increased during the design phase of the project to create strict construction, staging, and phasing requirements that would create no disruptions to the facilities operations and security during construction. This heightened communication continued with the contractor and has resulted in a successfully executed and designed project.

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