Photo © Steve Lakatos

Solution

University of Massachusetts, Campus Police Station

Amherst, MA

Client

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

When roofing and skylight leakage threatened to put a damper on the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new UMass Amherst Campus Police Station, SGH responded promptly to a call from UMass Amherst facilities for help investigating and addressing the leakage.   SGH was on site the next day to walk the roofs, examine the skylights, meet with the design and construction teams to review drawings and details, and assess the likely causes of the leakage.  We promptly followed up this initial inspection with water testing and exploratory openings to determine the causes of the leakage, and recommend repairs.  We issued a report summarizing our findings and recommendations for repair, and cooperatively fielded questions from all parties to help with the implementation of our recommended repairs.