With over $106.1 billion in assets, Fifth Third Bancorp is the eleventh largest bank in the country. This diversified financial services company operates 19 affiliates with 1,138 full-service Banking Centers. To help manage its many facilities, Fifth Third counts on property management firm Viox Services, which prides itself on combining the responsiveness of a hometown contractor with the problem-solving resources and expertise of a nationwide facility management company.
According to facility manager Tim Renard of Viox, it was decided that the roof over the executive offices in Fifth Third’s Cincinnati headquarters should be inspected prior to the commencement of interior renovations, due to its tendency to pond. After deliberation with the engineer of record, Gary Herrington, and Brian Hogan, local representative of The Garland Company Inc., a Cleveland-based manufacturer of high-performance roofing solutions, Renard explained to bank administrators that a new roof design would be required to ensure the long-term watertight integrity of the offices below.
To permanently resolve the ponding problems before interior renovations began, contractor William Kramer & Son Roofing tore everything down to the deck, installing a lightweight concrete system to add slope. A Garland HPR™ modified bitumen roof system was then installed, using a cold-process Weatherking® rubberized fiber-reinforced restoration treatment to minimize odor, noise and disruption. The roof’s surface was aluminized using Garla-Brite™ non-fibered asphalt-based aluminum paint to provide a reflective surface that will reduce energy consumed by air conditioning, while adding UV protection to the roof for a longer service life.
The entire project was extremely time-sensitive, with scheduling efficiently managed by Viox’s project manager Craig Wieser, who made certain that the reroofing caused minimal disruption to the busy schedules of the managers in the executive suites. "It was done in a timely fashion, with no disruption of business," said Renard. "I’m happy to report there are no leaks after 10 months. The entire team was very professional and very thorough."
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