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Roof leaks and associated contaminants can have a devastating impact on food processing facilities as well as long-term impacts on overall capital and expense budgets company wide.
Taking a closer look for leak sources to remedy deficiencies and avoid unnecessary replacement.
Troubleshooting unexpected deck openings to protect interior activities.
Preventing blow-off with proper perimeter securement.
Covering your behind on a bad coating job.
Keeping installations watertight at the end of the workday.
Plans for repairing metal roofing should begin with a comprehensive inspection from an objective third-party roofing consultant like Benchmark.
Keeping the best interests of the Owner in mind and holding the Contractor responsible for a quality installation.
The devil is in the details, quite literally, when it comes to a watertight roof.
Preventing problematic TPO membrane securement tactics when installing in windy conditions.
Performing a final inspection is essential for identifying installation issues prior to project completion.
Probing of seams identifies improper welds and insufficient welder training.
Identifying job site safety hazards reduces risk of injury and loss.
Ensuring specification compliance at the perimeter prevents improper nailer installation.
Successful installations start with being confident in your contractor selection.
Curt Liscum, RRC, RRO, defines “Subcontractors” and explains why knowing what that means is imperative to building owners prior to starting a project.
Daniel Wilson, PE, explains Quality Control vs Quality Assurance testing and how both contribute to assuring construction materials are within specified tolerances.
Ray Heisey, PE, RRC, outlines the factors that determine the potential longevity and repairability of standing seam metal roofs.
Providing solutions for soaked subgrade stabilization.
Keeping track of contractor material quantities.
Addressing issues during construction to avoid future repairs.
Construction oversight prevents expired product application.
A commercial roof evaluation by an independent, objective roof consultant is the first step in identifying deficiencies.
Paying attention to manufacturer instructions when storing temperature sensitive materials.
The roof and pavement industries are increasingly adopting UAV technology as part of the process to cost-effectively manage roof and pavement assets.
Quality assurance provided by Benchmark project oversight prevents inferior workmanship and ensures a sound installation.
Staff Consultant and Chief Drone Pilot Ben Fiedler answers some of the most frequently asked questions about UAV technology at Benchmark and explains how it benefits Benchmark’s clients.
The importance of taking the proper steps and using best practices during placement of a new pavement system over a filled substrate in order to prevent failure.
Having a third-party roofing consultant like Benchmark conduct a detailed roof evaluation can determine if roof replacement is able to be deferred, reducing impact on facility operations and delaying expenditures.
Learn how having on-site observation was essential to prevent a contractor from installing wet insulation over a corroded and damaged steel deck.
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Learn how a temporary bypass roadway solution during pavement project helped keep shipping dock operational and project on track for budget and time.
A comprehensive roof evaluation can identify potential causes of defects, as well as improvements to increase the roof’s service life.
Learn how overlooking details in roofing construction can have deadly ramifications—and potential liability issues for the owner.
Learn how having a third party roofing consultant like Benchmark can help reveal key design elements that could shorten the life of a commercial roof.
Prioritization is the key to improving overall condition of your asphalt and concrete pavements and reducing the long-term costs.
Wrapping Up: Relationships, Cost, and Planning
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The Fine Print
Be prepared with funding requests and consider these three steps.
Benchmark employees planted 57 trees to replace flora destroyed during the derecho that hit the Cedar Rapids area in August 2020.
Special Bulletin 2021 – UPDATE
Learn real world practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of change orders on your next pavement construction project.
Essential elements for the development of a quality pavement rehabilitation design.
Smog, or air pollution, is a silent killer present across the globe. Using this sustainable roofing material your next roofing project can help fights this global killer.
During this educational webinar titled, Material Shortage and Pricing Volatility: A Facility Manager’s Dilemma, you will learn about the conditions impacting the material supply chain and hear real life stories …
Is your commercial rooftop solar ready? From modifying an existing roof to preparing for new construction, learn what you you need to know.
To ensure you are managing this asset and related costs effectively, consider executing a pavement management plan for your site.
With a skilled labor shortage and roofing systems becoming more technical in nature, what can we expect in the future?
It’s important to understand the impact change in building occupancy use has on the building’s roof system and structural elements.
Are you responsible for a problematic metal roof and are struggling with differing opinions on the cause of the problem?
Rooftop Solar Webinar Benchmark President Ron Harriman and Joe Cain of Solar Energy Industries Association discuss the growing use of rooftop solar, changes to the I-Codes, and real-world experiences in …
Are the mechanics installing the materials are trained and qualified to install the specific products in your roofing assembly?
New Product development vastly expands number of qualified assemblies
Summary of several revised roofing-related Loss Prevention Data Sheets (LPDS).
Reduce the risk of a roof collapse caused by excessive snow loads
Mike, Elise, Jason and Troy answer questions submitted by facility managers.
Elise Schmidt and Troy Kaiser discuss 6 of the root causes of pavement failure. Both asphalt and concrete pavement is discussed.
Join Andrew and Ben as they discuss how roof design is the critical first step to long term roof performance.
Elise and Troy discuss ways to extend the service life and reduce the risk of total reconstruction for your pavement assets.
Any pavement rehabilitation project, regardless of size, can benefit from employing a construction observation professional.
Andrew, Mike and Jennifer participate in a town hall discussion about roof asset management.
Learn a few tips to maintain your roof assets during COVID-19
Eric and Brad discuss roof evaluations and strategies to reduce cost, extent asset life, and manage risk.
Eric, Andrew, and Troy discuss the impacts of COVID-19.
Troy Kaiser and Elise Schmidt discuss pavement management and three strategies to best manage your pavement assets.
Three partners join the company’s ownership team.
Designing and bidding your pavement project early in the year is essential to ensuring a successful outcome.
Reflection of 42 years in the roof industry
Very Severe Hail Rating
Good roof design starts with identification and evaluation of the project-specific criteria.
Cost benefits to planning ahead.
The importance of a timely and consistent preventive maintenance plan or a structured pavement rehabilitation program.
Factors considered to determine the best past to restore roof.
Four partners join the company’s ownership team.
Managing your pavement assets is the same whether you manage one site or multiple sites.
What strategies can be employed on roofs with solar arrays already in place, or when considering addition of PV over an existing rooftop?
There are a number of variables that play an important role in constructing a proper pavement.
Some common mistakes owners make to ensure pavement performance.
Choosing the right contractor is critical to success of any paving project – as well as an impact on the long-term performance of your new pavement.
The earlier a PMP is begun, the greater the benefits a facility manager will experience when maintaining their pavements.
Geotechnical failures are often the result of not recognizing or adequately evaluating conditions prior to construction of a pavement system.
Roofing Design Standards can be a good starting point, but…
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Installation, Utilization, and Long-Term Benefits
Healthy organizations have minimal politics and confusion, high morale and productivity, and low turnover among good employees.
There are many ways to competitively bid projects – we have found over the years unit price bidding has many advantages.
When you inspect or reinspect a metal roof or investigate a roof leak to determine the source and potential solution, where do you start?
Understand the components of asphalt and best practices in installation.
As the hurricane season approaches, it seems appropriate to review some basic roof-related preparedness activities.
Roof and Pavement Management Seminar
Is subcontracting of roof-related work bad or out of the ordinary? Are you experiencing more subcontracting on your roofing projects?
The following article outlines the procedures Benchmark follows in developing roof specifications and bidding documents.