|Building Owner:||The Kellogg Company|
|City / State:||Augusta, GA|
|Specifier:||Conley Design Group, Inc.|
|Project Info:||Deck remediation, new roof system|
|Project Size:||4,785 ft²|
|Project Time Frame:||May 2016|
|Roof System:||Sika Sarnafil G410|
CFE, Inc. (a division of Evans Roofing Company, Inc.), a national leader in the roofing industry, was retained to complete a complicated re-roofing project at the Kellogg Bakery in Augusta, Georgia. This project had some challenges to start; a narrow window of time for tear off and installation of the new roof, three, eight hour shifts around the clock, interior protect to eliminate any construction debris, weather and the use of subcontractors. Simply put communication and scheduling was critical to the success of this project.
With three shifts working around the clock, CFE, Inc. was able to complete the scope of work in 10 days while keeping the facility watertight, free of debris and moisture throughout the project. The project scope was removing 4,785sq.ft. of lightweight concrete supported by bulb tees with a second layer of roofing consisting of insulation and single ply membrane. A sub-contractor was used to repair/replace bulb tees and install additional structural reinforcements around existing units. A crane subcontractor was utilized to raise existing units, ducts and pipes to meet the new roof height. The installation of the new roof was steel decking, mechanically attaching 1.7” of ISO insulation and adhering 072mil Sika Sarnafil G410 white membrane designed by the Conley Design Group, roof consultant on record for this project. Fred Bolt, Superintendent for CFE, Inc. remarked “Our teams really enjoy working with Sika Sarnafil membrane because of its easy to weld, and is more flexible than other membranes.” Because of the age of the bakery and the bakery dust (flour and other baking ingredients) produced by the facility, cleaning the membrane prior to performing detail work was simple, thanks to the lacquer finish on the membrane. Less cleaner was used due to this lacquer top coat, which was good for all involved; as most cleaners are flammable as well as being harmful to the environment. Dan Root, Vice President of CFE, Inc. said “Sika Sarnafil is great to work with when technical questions arise on a project, everyone at Sika Sarnafil is willing to support us a contractor.”
Safety is always a top priority for CFE, Inc. and with this Kellogg project it wasn’t any different. Team Leaders needed to ensure that all CFE, Inc. associates and subcontractors followed all OSHA regulations, in addition to CFE, Inc. and Kellogg’s site specific, rigorous safety policies. “Every associate was tied off during the process of removing and replacing decking. Maintaining this level of safety is always a challenge but we were able to do it without incident” said Dan Nowak, Corporate Risk Specialist for Evans Roofing Company, Inc.
In conclusion, this project was a success thanks to the collective efforts of Kellogg, CFE, Inc., the subcontractors and Sika Sarnafil. “The project, in spite of many difficult challenges, went well. We were able to complete the project within the scheduled plant shutdown, and with zero incidences. Far exceeding the customer’s requirements and expectations.” said Dan Root, Vice President of Operations for CFE, Inc.