Project Profiles: Education Facilities

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Indoor Practice Facility, Blacksburg, Va.

TEAM

ROOFING CONTRACTOR: Roof Systems of Virginia Inc., Richmond, Va.
ARCHITECT: HKS Inc., Richmond
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: W.M. Jordan Co., Richmond

Roof Systems of Virginia installed almost 1,000 squares of 238-foot-long, curved, standing-seam metal panels on the facility, as well as 9,500 square feet of custom-fabricated soffit and drainage.

Roof Systems of Virginia installed almost 1,000 squares of 238-foot-long, curved, standing-seam metal panels on the facility, as well as 9,500 square feet of custom-fabricated soffit and drainage.

ROOF MATERIALS

Roof Systems of Virginia installed almost 1,000 squares of 238-foot-long, curved, standing-seam metal panels on the facility, as well as 9,500 square feet of custom-fabricated soffit and drainage. Approximately 1,750 linear feet of snow-retention systems, custom painted in Hokie Maroon, complete the project.

METAL PANELS: Curved Stand’n Seam from Fabral
POLYISO INSULATION: Hunter Panels
WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE: Blueskin from Henry Co.
SNOW-RETENTION SYSTEM: Sno Barricade from SnoGem
SUPPLIER: N.B. Handy Co., Richmond

ROOF REPORT

With barely 30 feet of working space, Roof Systems of Virginia installed 450 Stand’nSeam panels on the 90,000-square-foot roof area in only three weeks. Prior to installing the panels, the roof was covered with 4 inches of polyiso and an ice and water shield.

The custom-color metal panels (dubbed Hokie Maroon) were rollformed on the job site, utilizing a specialized roll-former provided by Fabral. Coils of metal were loaded on the machine and it was hoisted 80 feet to the edge of the roof where the panels were run and installed. It took two mechanical-seaming machines running almost constantly for eight hours per day to get the panels seamed. Making this feat even more impressive is the fact that the entire project was done during a very severe winter—January to April 2015—in an area known for constant high winds and bitterly cold temperatures.

PHOTO: N.B. Handy

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