"Of, relating to, or typical of the present or recent times," is
how Webster's II New College Dictionary defines modern. The
Texas-based Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which displays 2,400
significant works of modern and contemporary international art,
redefined modern when it moved into a new, breathtaking building,
which opened to the public Dec. 14, 2002.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's new building features a
cantilevered, cast-concrete roof system. Jeff Eubank Roofing Co.
Inc., Fort Worth, was invited to bid by the general contractor and
asked to provide bid plans according to the specifications. The
roofing company won the bid and installed a Denver-based Johns
Manville Roofing Systems modified bitumen roof system that features
lightweight insulating concrete.
Tradespeople constructing the museum soon realized the pieces of
art being displayed were not the only masterpieces involved in the
project—the building also can be considered a masterpiece in
its own right. When installing the roof systems, Jeff Eubank
Roofing employees learned aesthetics is everything.
Mark Gann, Jeff Eubank Roofing's estimator and project manager,
explains: "We were threatened within an inch of our lives not to
get any asphalt on the concrete building. The entire building is a
work of art, and asphalt drippings were not part of the plans. The
general contractor's staff wore shirts with the logo ‘The Art
To read the article in its entirety, please log in or register (registration is free).
Log in or register for FREE access to this article and other Professional Roofing online content.