Ketchum Hall - State University College at Buffalo
Constructed in 1929, Ketchum Hall required a complete replacement of the existing slate roof and copper snow flashings in-kind. Included in the scope of the project is the rehabilitation of the limestone roof cornice and brick chimneys.
Utica Armory, New York State Office of General Services
DRILL HALL ROOF & WINDOW REPLACEMENT
Bell & Spina designed a full roof and window replacement and structural reinforcement of the drill hall portion of the Armory Building. The Armory was originally constructed in 1929 and designed by William Haugaard who utilized a medieval battlement style in the building design and detailing. The drill hall is the pre-dominant feature of the armory and is on the National Historic Register.
MacDonough Hall - SUNY Plattsburgh
Built in 1949, MacDonough Hall is a three story dormitory building, built in the federalist style with classical gable pediments, frieze boards and wood cornices. Many of the ornamental architectural features were original and deteriorated from years of water infiltration and structural sagging. SUNY Plattsburgh and DASNY retained Bell & Spina to replace the defective slate shingles, make structural repairs to the cornices and eaves and improve building thermal performance all while maintaining the historic appearance of slate roofing materials.
Recognition: RCI Inc. - 2nd Place Award Recipient, 2016 RCI Document Competition - Large Project 2016 AIA New York State Excelsior Award for Public Architecture
Onondaga County War Memorial
Originally constructed between 1949 and 1950, the Onondaga County War Memorial is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the first thin-shelled concrete roof structure built in the United States.
As a sustainable material, the zinc roofing system consists of recycled zinc, which can be recycled indefinitely, without loss of its physical or chemical properties after its useful life. Unlike lead roofing, zinc will not contaminate the ground water.
RCI., Inc, Document Competition, 2nd Place Award Recipient 2015 - Excellence in Large Roofing/Waterproofing Project Documents
Steele Hall - Syracuse University
ROOF & GUTTER REPAIRS
Investigations discovered that the underlayment had deteriorated and was allowing water into the attic space. The wooden gutter lining had rotted and needed replacement.
The existing clay tiles were tested and found to have significant life left in the materials. Tile roof system was removed and reinstalled after replacing the underlayments. The original manufacturer supplied the project with specialty pieces and additional field tile as needed.
Copper gutters were completely replaced and rescoped to drain more efficiently and incorporate expansion joints. Heat trace system was installed within the gutter and down each leader to below grade.
Onondaga County Justice Center
The Patrick J. Corbett Justice Center is a 671 bed maximum security facility built in 1995. Sections of the building's ballasted EPDM rood had been crushed over the years by the weight of window washing equipment. The upper roof has multiple levels and barrel vaulted rood sections over the mechanical penthouses. Due to the design of the existing roof, three separate roof replacement systems were designed.
Steele Hall - Syracuse University
ROOF & GUTTER REPAIRS
James C. Colgate Student Union - Colgate University
ROOF & WINDOW REPLACEMENT
The James C. Colgate Student Union sits prominently at the base of the hill leading up to the campus and is a visual icon of the University. It was very important to the University that the roof materials were faithful to the original building but balanced the aesthetic, maintenance and performance requirements. Clay roof shingles and copper flashing and standing seam metal roofing materials were specified to replace the original slate shingles.
RCI., Inc, Document Competition, 1st Place Award Recipient 2016 - Excellence in Large Roofing/Waterproofing Project Documents
621 Skytop Road - Syracuse University
The 621 Skytop Road building is a mutli-use facility that includes noise sensitive and odor sensitive labs and clinics.
The building was occupied during construction. Roof areas were completed in a phased sequence and accelerated to accommodate the tenant use within the building and cause the least amount of disturbance during existing roof removal and new installations.
The existing EPDM roof membrane and rigid insulation were recycled as part of the project. A single-ply KEE roof membrane was chosen based on the minimal amount of rooftop equipment on the building and the relatively low slopes of the existing metal decking. Penthouse roof and roof level transition access ladders were replaced and a new lightning protection system was installed.
Onondaga County Courthouse - Onondaga County
HISTORIC ROOF PRESERVATION & RESTORATION
On the National Register of Historic Places, the Courthouse was built in 1907 in Beaux Arts Style and was in desperate need of restoration.
As the roofing consultant, Bell & Spina’s task was the replacement of the built-up roof system, copper detailing and repair of the masonry elevator towers. Other roles assumed by Bell & Spina were asbestos abatement design, and front end contractual document preparation.
Campus House - State University College at Buffalo
ROOF REPLACEMENT / EXTERIOR REHABILITATION
The Campus House project included replacement of the original slate roofing, replacement and rehabilitation of the copper gutters, downspouts, wood shutters and storm windows, abatement of hazardous materials and masonry work. A 2nd-level patio space was created by adding a liquid roof membrane and railings and repointing the masonry parapet walls.
*Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places
Everson Museum of Art
ROOF & SKYLIGHT REPLACEMENT
The Everson Museum is an architectural and sculptural masterpiece designed in 1968 by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei. Since its construction, however, the museum has been plagued by water infiltration problems.
The original system of the skylights did not take into account structural movement that occurred within the cantilevered galleries as outdoor temperatures fluctuated. The almost zero pitch of the skylights compounded the problem.
St. Joesph's Church
While investigating reported leaks, Bell & Spina discovered a number of problems with the building:
Severe dry rot with fungus growth was found on many of the laminated wood arches; 30 of 36 arches were deteriorated at the base.
Areas of the cedar shingling were worn dangerously thin from the elements.
Aluminum valley flashing was so worn its thickness was like that of foil rather than a heavy gauge material.
Glass was too heavy and brittle for the openings as the 90 foot high church moved up to 6 inches in the wind.
Park Hall - SUNY Buffalo
Park Hall was built in 1986. It is a six-story masonry building with a steel structure and sloped metal roof deck on the majority of the building and a flat metal roof on the uppermost roof area totaling approximately 25,548sf. The scope included a complete roof replacement of the existing roof system down to the deck with a modified bitumen membrane. A new handrail was added to the uppermost roof area. The project also included the replacement of rooftop mechanical equipment except new or recently replaced units.
Fenton Hall - SUNY Fredonia
This project consisted of repair of the building envelope including the roof, masonry repairs, window and door replacement. As one of the early buildings on campus SHPO review was required.
The roof structure was a thin concrete on lath system that would not allow consideration of some systems. A modified bitumen system was selected for its light weight, slip resistance and durability in consideration of the foot traffic required to maintain roof top equipment. All roof top equipment was replaced and access ladders from the penthouse were added.
Williamson Town Complex, Williamson, NY
The Williamson Town Complex exhibited severe ice damming and in 2008, the Town of Williamson retained Bell & Spina to investigate the issue. Our investigation found the cause of the ice to be warm air movement into and through the roof system, especially in the library which had an acoustical deck. With the roof showing signs of deterioration and leaks appearing in multiple offices within the structure. Bell & Spina recommended a complete roof replacement. The roof system and wall-to-roof interface was redesigned to eliminate the existing thermal shorts, and the eaves were insulated around the entire building.
Casey & Smith Towers - SUNY Cortland
GREEN ROOF CONNECTOR
The roof of the two-story connecting section between Casey & Smith Residence Hall Towers had taken a lot of abuse. Considering the roof deck had the structural capacity to support the system, a protected membrane system utilizing a vegetative “green” roofing system was ideal for the situation.
Casey & Smith Hall Connector - SUNY Cortland
GREEN ROOF CONNECTOR
Dailey & Brown Halls - SUNY Brockport
Peekskill Armory, New York State Office of General Services
ROOF & WINDOW REPLACEMENT
The roofs in Administration, Gymnasium and Low Stable roof areas were last replaced in the early 1980’s and were at the end of their useful life. Roof cuts revealed standing water on the vapor barrier and roof deck repairs were necessary due to numerous and prolonged leaks.
Windows and access doors were replaced with new units containing insulted glass and structural divided lites.
Access ladders and light fixtures were also replaced.
Kimball Hall Tower (lower roof), SUNY Buffalo
The project was the replacement of the entire roofing system on the 11-story tower and singe-story classroom structure. Included in the project was hazardous materials abatement, masonry, through-wall flashing, roof access door and ladder replacement. The lower deck was heavily deteriorated, causing active leaks over heavily used classroom spaces. Challenges included keeping a large part of the building operational, and the radio antenna on the 11-story roof required uninterrupted service.
Baird Music Hall, SUNY Buffalo
This five-story building with a masonry exterior, a concrete structure, and a sloped concrete roof deck with some small areas of lfat concrete totaling approximately 17,972sf. The scope involved the replacement of the existing roof system with a modified bitumen membrane over a new insulation system. The scope of the work also included the replacement of rooftop mechanical equipment except new or recently replaced units.
Pedestrian Bridges, SUNY Buffalo
The project included five pedestrian bridges on the SUNY Buffalo campus. The bridges were primarily built-up roof with gravel systems which were replaced with new membrane system over a new insulation system. Included in the scope of the work was the addition of ventilation for air exchange, replacement of the non-insulated windows with thermally-broken aluminum windows with insulated glazing and replacement of roof exhausts to promote air flow.
Ithaca Armory, New York State Office of General Services
ROOF & WINDOW REPLACEMENTS
The Ithaca Armory was constructed in 1987 and houses offices, firing range and drill hall spaces for the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Units.
The scope of work included removals, asbestos and PCB abatement, full replacement of the roof system reconstruction of the masonry walls, flashings and replacement of the drill hall clerestory window units. Roof insulation was increased to meet NYS energy codes and unused mechanical equipment was removed and capped with insulated metal covers.
The change orders on this project were -4.3% resulting in a credit to the project for unused field order funds.
Metrocenter Roof - SUNY Brockport
Off Track Betting, Phoenix, NY
Western New York Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation retained Bell & Spina to solve ice damming problems at their Phoenix, NY satellite facility.
Removing the ceiling to make corrections was not an option, since the Owner did not want to close the facility for any length of time. The repairs had to be completed from the exterior and this approach meant the thermal envelope originally planned at the ceiling would be moved to the underside of the roof deck, creating a warm attic space condition. The exterior repairs involved removing the existing asphalt roof shingles and installing continuous underlayment membrane, rigid insulation and a vented insulation board. Follow-up with this project has revealed that ice damming is no longer an issue on the building and utility bills have greatly improved.