College Park, MD

University of Maryland, Biology/Psychology Building

Scope/Solutions

The University of Maryland wanted to replace the roofs over the occupied vivariums, laboratories, and office spaces in the Biology/Psychology Building and needed to better understand the scope and extent of disruptions. SGH worked with the project architect, MEP engineer, and noise and vibration consultants to perform a feasibility study and subsequently design the roof replacement.

Based on the feasibility study, our team developed options for replacing the roof, while maintaining some building operations. The university elected to proceed with the project and SGH assisted with the roof replacement design. Highlights of our work include:

  • Surveying the existing roof to document the existing conditions and locate equipment, drains, pipe penetrations, parapets, and other appurtenances that needed to be considered in the reroofing design
  • Collaborating with the project team to evaluate roofing demolition and installation approaches to understand how the noise and vibration might effect the interior spaces below the roof
  • Developing options for the roof assembly with advantages and disadvantages for the university’s consideration
  • Designing a replacement roof comprising a vapor retarder, adhered insulation, coverboard, and three-ply modified bitumen roofing membrane and improving the roof’s durability, solar heat gain, energy efficiency, and drainage
    Providing construction administration services for the project

Project Summary

completion-date

2020

Completion Date
construction-value

2.5M

Construction Value
building-size

160K

Project Size
Solutions
Repair & Rehabilitation
Services
Building Enclosures
Markets
Education
Client(s)
Newman Architects LLC
Specialized Capabilities
Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Joseph  Rogers
Joseph Rogers
Principal