Sacred Heart University

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

Roofing & Waterproofing Evaluation and Remedial Design

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Client’s Objective:

Address immediate deficiencies of multiple buildings roofing and above roof walls.
Determine budgetary considerations for remedial repair/replacement options.
Review facility roof systems for wind uplift compliance.
Evaluate current repair/replacement plan.
Services Provided:

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

Plan View of Seared Heart University.


A detailed evaluation and assessment of the facilities’ roof and above roof wall assemblies revealed numerous improper design and installation errors as well as poor membrane adhesion and evidence of moisture infiltration through out the roof assembly.

Budgetary considerations for replacement of the roof assemblies for each roof section and facility were provided to the client, along with a prioritized schedule for completing the re-roofing of each section in the most cost and time effective manner.

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 provided construction documents and technical specifications of roof assemblies for each building to meet or exceed Factory Mutual Insurance requirements.

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.

ART scheduled and conducted the pre-construction conference, reviewed shop drawings and submittals from the contractor, reviewed applications for progress payments and monitored construction of the re-roof to insure contractor installed the roof in accordance with the specification, FM guidelines and proper installation practices.

Improper design/installation of transitions were observed.

The installed system was noted to be heavily oxidized and brittle.