Shah at Machu Picchu in Peru
What is your position within your company?
I am president of Anderson & Shah Roofing Inc., Joliet,
What is the most unusual roofing project you've
Reroofing Chicago's Jardine Water Purification Plant. An awareness
of the building's location—next to Lake Michigan—was
critical. Knowing the building was one of the largest freshwater
filtration plants in the world required special care when handling
the debris and material so as not to disturb the delicate operation
of supplying fresh water daily to more than 5 million people. Also,
the pump house roof system at the facility's north end was about 12
feet lower than the larger administration and penthouse roof system
to the south. However, tear-off only was allowed on the north side
because of weight restrictions on the ground along the east and
west sides. A wooden bridge with rails was built to facilitate the
project, and a temporary wooden north wall was built to contain
dirt and debris lowered to the ground and into the trash bin.
Why did you become a part of the roofing industry?
To realize my dream of...