FRSA STAR Awards Low Slope Project of the Year Awards
Advanced Roofing Inc. earns 2nd Place S.T.A.R. Award from the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association for its Riverside Hotel project in Fort Lauderdale
Advanced Roofing Inc. (ARI) was recently recognized with a 2020 S.T.A.R. Award from the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association (FRSA). The FRSA S.T.A.R. (Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing) is an awards program designed to recognize association members annually for their unique and outstanding projects completed in Florida.
ARI took home 2nd place honors in the Low Slope roofing category for its re-roofing of the landmark Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The historical 321-room hotel is a multi-building, multi-roof level property. Its existing hot-mopped modified 43,500-square-foot roofing system was at the end of its lifespan after being serviced throughout its life. Deck deflection was evident in areas where new mechanical units were installed over the years, which also attributed to increased ponding water in some areas, resulting in further roof deterioration. The crew worked on the hotel’s 13 roof areas which featured various deck types, so the scope of work differed slightly throughout the entire project. All roof areas received a variation of the Carlisle 60-mil PVC Kee and 60-mil PVC Kee Fleeceback membranes, which required applying both Rhino Bond and Fully Adhered roof systems.
The ARI crew replaced the roof in phases while the hotel was in full operation, carefully moving from one area of the property onto the next, with very little room to mobilize the crane and other equipment. This required continuous communication between the project superintendent and the hotel’s chef engineer regarding not only the crew’s daily schedule but their projected schedule to minimize disruptions for hotel guests. In response, hotel management reserved guest rooms in advance in areas outside of the planned work areas throughout the project’s seven-month duration. Work also had to take place after 9 a.m.
With crane access to the individual roof areas not possible, the debris and materials had to be carried across incomplete areas of the roofing system to another level where crew members were able to gain crane access. This process sometimes required lifting or lowering materials with hoists, which took careful planning to ensure the materials were not traveling across finished work. It also required coordinating with the mechanical division to minimize any traffic over the new roof. ARI is proud to have completed the project on time, within budget, and with no safety incidents or disruptions for hotel guests, polishing this historic gem of the Fort Lauderdale skyline.
“We are honored to have our team recognized among the top roofers in our industry once again this year,” said Rob Kornahrens, president and CEO of Advanced Roofing. “As a longtime customer of ours, The Las Olas Company trusted that we had the experience and resources necessary to complete this project efficiently and with minimal impact on operations.”
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