In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Hyatt Regency New
Orleans was reported to be the most extensively damaged hotel in
New Orleans. Because of the significant damage the 30-story
building sustained, it has been closed to the public for two years
while it undergoes significant repairs.
The hotel's roof system sustained major damage caused by high
winds and falling glass. So Superior Commercial Roofing, Tucker,
Ga., with whom Hyatt has a national account, was asked to remove
and replace the damaged roof system.
Work began on the 130,000-square-foot roof system Oct. 24, 2006.
Removal of the existing roof system—which consisted of
Performance Roof Systems Inc.'s three-ply Derbigum® membrane, a
fiberglass-faced gypsum panel, polyisocyanurate insulation, and
concrete and steel deck—proved to be challenging because of
multiple roof elevations on the...
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