Project Type: Data Centers
New York Life Data Center (Clinton):
The data center is comprised of five large roof sections. Hollow core concrete slabs and poured‐in‐place structural concrete decks were both present. Different solutions were called for. In 2012 Siplast membranes were used to provide new 30‐year inverted roof membrane assemblies and to cover new lightweight poured concrete in a conventional scope providing slope.
Project Location: New York, NY
MasterCard Data Center
After successfully designing a roof restoration in 1997 for MasterCard’s World Headquarters in Purchase, New York, Roof Solutions was hired to design and oversee construction of their new, world class data center roofs. This data center was designed to take a direct hit from a tornado and is considered by many as the benchmark for data centers worldwide. Cost control is always important. Three different roof systems were specified to meet their objectives on different structures at this campus located in O’Fallon, MO with a successful completion in 2002. RSI has continually provided roof management since completion through today.
Project Location: OFallon, Missouri
Project Time Frame: 2001 - Present
Scope of Work: Design & monitor application of new roof; Facility roof management
Roof System: Modified bitumen & thermoplastic single ply
Unique Benefit: Designed for tornado impact
EDS (Electronic Data Centers)
RSI was asked to evaluate a roofing situation it was not previously involved in. Prior to this request, a national contractor had provided specifications and bids were obtained with theirs being low at over half a million dollars. RSI developed specifications and ran another bid process using the same material as originally requested. The RSI documents included significant upgrades in detailing, warranty coverage and code compliance. This design included the same material and contractors originally used. Two additional manufacturers and contractors were injected into the process.
The results proved surprising to the Owner as the cost was reduced by almost 10%, with a significant increase in quality. Of significant interest was the fact that the original bidders also lowered their prices despite the same system with tougher and more comprehensive detailing being bid. The Charles F. Evans Company (CFE), was awarded the contract. This is the only roofing contractor in the country to obtain OSHA’s demanding VPP designation for safety.