Posted 5 months ago
By John Axtell
Multiple roofing projects funded by revenue bonds are taking place on the Chadron State College campus this summer, with Twin City Roofing of Scottsbluff was the successful bidder for all of the projects. The State College Trustees approved the expenditure at their meeting in January.
CSC coordinator of physical facilities Blair Brennan says part of one project, the east wing of Kent Hall, was completed last week with work progressing on the north and south wings of Kent.
The other roof projects involved the Student Center, Edna Work Hall, Edna Work Wing, Andrews Hall, and the breezeway between High Rise and the Gold Room.
The last time the residence halls’ roofs were replaced was following the historic hailstorm of 1986, while the roof on the Student Center…which opened in phases in 1990 and 1992…is the original.
Twin City Roofing owner Terry Schank, who was on site inspecting the work last week, says the new residence hall roofs are polyisocyanurate – a special type of white foam sheeting with a thin, gray, fire-rated facing on both sides – covered by rock ballast to help keep the roofing anchored during winds.
Schank says work moves fairly quickly until crews have to trim and fit the new roofing around the base of the cooling towers where the three wings of the residence halls join.
Two layers of roofing – one from the 1970s – are being removed from the Edna Work Wing to take it down to the original 1960 construction, with new drains and tapers also being installed.
The original proposal for the Student Center was to replace just half of the building, but Brennan says Twin City’s bid was low enough that the decision was made through a change order to replace the entire roof. Materials for the fully adhered Student Center roof will be arriving next week.