A Story of Excellence — The Salt Palace Convention Center
What do you get when you combine a massive tear-off and re-roof project, one of the largest solar installations in the US, a busy convention schedule, and a high-profile political campaign?
Answer: The Salt Palace Convention Center project in 2011.
As the roof consultant and contractor on this project, Clark’s Quality Roofing owner Carl Clark was part of the design team, using his 30 years of expertise to ensure the project’s success. CQR supplied and coordinated more than 40 crew to tear off the old roof, install the 600,000 square feet of white “cool” TPO membrane, and install 26 semi-truckloads of solar panels for Bella Energy.
The job presented a number of unique logistical challenges–challenges that were made even more critical when the current mayor used the job as part of his political campaign platform in his bid for governor. CQR designed special equipment to solve unique logistical challenges, made architectural recommendations that were adopted to accommodate the large number of people needing access to this high-profile project, tracked down and mapped previously unknown electrical conduit (found buried under the old roof’s insulation panels), and solved numerous other challenges.
CQR teams worked all hours of the day and night under a schedule that had to be flexible on a daily basis to accommodate convention center activities (which went on without interruption!) They clocked 14,000 man hours with zero change orders, zero OSHA violations, and zero injuries.
Read our portfolio for more details about this complex and fascinating project completed in 2011. To learn about the sustainability aspects of this project, view our Sustainability and Roofing CQR March 2015