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Institutional | SKYLINE ROOFING LTD. Stand By Your System »Skyline Roofing contributed its services to the new South Health Campus in Calgary. SKYLINE ROOFING LTD. PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN A NEW HOSPITAL CAMPUS. BY RUSS GAGER I t’s not every roofing company that gets the opportunity to work along with the architects and consultants and control the direction of a specification for one of its jobs. But Skyline Roofing Ltd. did just this for a cluster of buildings that will form a brand-new care facility in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, called the South Health Campus. EllisDon Corp., Mississauga, Ontario, is the general contractor on the project. “Our contract with EllisDon is for construction management,” reveals Vice President of Commercial Operations Bill Arnott. “We are basically in control of our own destiny. Our responsibility back to the owner is to ensure that the design of the roofing, waterproofing, cladding and louver specifications meet the lead requirements, sound construction fundamentals and longevity of system design. We are a big part of the specification with the architect. Our responsibility is to ensure we put down a quality, well-warranted roofing system, metal cladding, waterproofing and louvers. It’s our responsibility to make sure that it is cost-sensitive.” Ground was broken in August 2007 for the $1.41 billion South Health campus phase 1. The South Health campus is scheduled for completion in December 2011 and consists of a group of buildings. “There’s five different parts of the project all tied together by a tunnel that connects the material handling building to the core,” Arnott explains. Medicines and other supplies a hospital needs to operate can be shuttled to it through this tunnel. The material handling and the electrical buildings are separate. The core, which has the administrative portions of the hospital, the acute care unit (ACU) and the intensive care unit (ICU) are within the same footprint. The ACU and the core are eight stories in height, while the ICU is seven stories. “Most of the hospital is done in concrete, so Skyline Roofing Ltd. www.skylinegroup.com • Headquarters: Rocky View, Alberta, Canada • Employees: 220 • Services: Roofing and cladding contractor wall that has no ductwork behind it for aesthetics. “The electrical building has got louvers on the north and south sides,” he explains. “The ICU has got louvers on the entire west wall. So they’re in various areas of the project.” LEED Cap Sheet Used The roofing system on the building is a 2-ply, thermally-fused modified bitumen. “The cap sheet is a LEED cap sheet with a reflective white cap,” Arnott notes. “It’s LEED-certified because of its color and because it meets the reflectivity and emissivity for a reflective membrane. It creates heat islands so the heat does not stay at the roof area. Basically, it’s kind to the earth, so you’re not overrunning the air handling and heating equipment.” Arnott details the roofing system from the bottom up. “Anywhere there’s metal decks, there is a half-inch layer of gypsum roof board mechanically fastened down first,” he explains. “It’s the substrate. So the first layer of gypsum board goes over the top of the metal decks. The main reason for it is to serve as a thermal barrier as well as support the vapor barrier, a thermally fused base sheet. This is followed by two layers of 2-inch polyisocyanurate insulation board with an R-24 rating and a layer of 3/8inch gypsum board. “We are basically in control of our own destiny.” –Bill Arnott, vice president of commercial operations on the exterior there’s lot of curtain wall, lots of architectural panels, which we’re not doing – we’re doing the cladding,” Arnott relates. “For the most part, it’s a concrete structure. The electrical and material handling buildings also are poured-in-place concrete.” Skyline Roofing is doing 77,000 square feet of cladding around the mechanical penthouses on the buildings, along with two-ply heatfused bituminous roofing, and installing and supplying 27,000 square feet of mechanical louvers. “So 27,000 square feet works out to 625 louvers,” Arnott calculates. None of them are operational and are placed over an area of a CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January 2010
Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010