Sacred Heart Chapel

Sacred Heart Chapel
You Cannot Manage What You Have Not Measured.
Sacred Heart University Chapel

Roofing & Waterproofing Evaluation and Remedial Design

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Overview of Chapel’s steep sloped roof areas.

Client’s Objective:

Address immediate deficiencies of steep and low slope roof areas.
Determine budgetary considerations for remedial repair/replacement options.
Determine remaining usable service life of roof sections.
Review facility roof systems for wind uplift compliance.
Evaluate current repair/replacement plan.
Remedial repair/replacement of roof assemblies.
Services Provided:

Preliminary Evaluation for Design
Plan/Uplift Compliance Review
Budgetary cost estimates by roof section
Value Engineering
Construction Document Services


A detailed evaluation and assessment of the facilities’ steep and low sloped roof and wall assemblies revealed numerous improper design and installation errors as well as overall exhaustion of the facility’s roof assemblies’ useful service life.

Budgetary considerations for replacement of the roof assemblies for each roof section were provided along with remedial repair estimates for exterior wall assemblies.

Value engineering, including wind uplift calculations to determine design pressures, review of approved FM system assemblies and emergency drainage calculations were undertaken to determine system design criteria.

ART, Inc. provided technical specifications and details for replacement of roof systems for each building to meet or exceed Factory Mutual Insurance requirements and remedial repair specifications for exterior wall assemblies.

A list of prequalified contractors was provided to the Client and invited to attend the Pre-bid Conference. ART, Inc. conducted a bid review with the Client along with recommendations.

Deterioration of wall finishes and grout were observed.

Isolated roof areas displayed a lack of a viable roof system.