The new Birmingham Social Security Administration (SSA) Center,
Birmingham, Ala., is a $100 million facility built through a
20-year lease agreement between Opus South Corp., Atlanta, and the
U.S. General Services Administration. The 587,000-square-foot
building was built to replace the existing building that had housed
the SSA since the 1970s.
The building, which has an eight-story tower rising above its
second story, required installation of several roof systems. In
November 2005, Opus South contacted Chris Pinkston, vice president
of Construction Services, Atlanta, a Tecta America company, to
discuss installation of a vegetative roof system.
Opus South wanted 83,000 square feet—or nearly 2
acres—of vegetative roofing materials installed on the
building's exposed second-floor rooftop, as well as a
polymer-modified bitumen system installed on the...
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