December 2013

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Wagner Roofing restores five roof systems on the U.S. Naval Academy's Mahan Hall

by Chrystine Elle Hanus
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Photos courtesy of Wagner Roofing Co., Hyattsville, Md.

A stair tower was installed for access and egress

The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., prepares young men and women to become professional officers in the Navy and Marine Corps. Serving as the undergraduate college for the U.S. naval service, students attend the academy for four years, graduating with a bachelor's of science degree, and then commission as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps, serving at least five years.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, the U.S. Naval Academy commemorates bravery and heroism with monuments located throughout its campus. Buildings and walkways are named after Naval Academy graduates who have contributed to naval history and their nation.

At the core of the campus is the academic complex of Mahan, Maury and Sampson halls. Constructed in 1907, Mahan Hall's 104-year-old copper, polymer-modified bitumen and slate roof systems were overdue for replacement. Wagner Roofing Co., Hyattsville, Md., was selected by the academy's general contractor, Allen & Shariff Construction Services LLC, Columbia, Md., to perform the $1.8 million roof system...

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