Later this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin replacing the 30,000-square-foot roof on Turner Hall at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 9th Mission Support Command.
This $850,000 roof replacement project is funded through the Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate Operations and Maintenance and will replace roofing on the steep-sloped standing seam metal roof.
Jeff Bayers, project manager, who works with the national roofing program for the district says the revamp is needed to extend the useful life of current assets and to assure that our troops and their equipment are safe and dry.
“Inadequate, deteriorated, and often leaky systems are being replaced with high quality, durable systems that include 20-year ‘no dollar limit’ warranties—the industry’s highest standard,” said Bayers.
“Refurbishing and replacement construction is always a challenge, but the most challenging part of these projects is doing the work with little to no impact to the facility personnel or their operations,” said Bayers.
The facility is required to stay fully functional while the roof is being replaced which presents logistical challenges for construction, safety, operations and scheduling.
The district has been executing the national roofing program for nearly 10 years. Since initiated, the district has replaced nearly 135 million square feet of roofing with durable high-quality systems that will ensure the troops and their equipment stay dry.