Hillsboro LeBaron Condominium is comprised of two buildings located in upscale Hillsboro Beach. Hurricane Wilma damaged the 93 foot tall buildings’ roofs beyond repair, so Advanced was called in to help with the emergency situation. Immediately, Advanced installed two temporary roofs covering all 36,100 square feet of both buildings to keep residents dry. In February of 2007, Advanced returned to install permanent coal tar pitch roof systems.
The complex project involved several challenges. On the east building, wind proved to be an issue, and shut down the 35-ton crane on days where it was unsafe to operate. Special safety nets were used on the east building also, to prevent debris from falling near the beach. Both buildings had recently undergone extensive restoration to the sidewalks and railings, so Advanced had to be extremely careful not to damage the new repairs.
Scott Mollan and Advanced’s mechanical division were awarded the upgrade work on the west building, and the association was so happy with its performance, that the mechanical division was subsequently awarded all of the upgrade work on the east building as well.
The 8 week project ran smoothly thanks to Project Manager Thomas Hanzl, Construction Manager Faustino Perez and Foreman Omar Recalde, who keep in constant communication with building representatives Don Moscone and Sam Bowling, and Engineer Bruce Bromley.