April 2003

Pleasing the Golden Bears

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A project at the University of California, Berkley, pleases everyone despite delays and budget increases

by Kate Gawlik
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On your next project, try this—be $480,000 over budget and nearly 200 days past your expected completion date and still satisfy your customer.

That's what Blue's Roofing Co., San Jose, Calif., did when working on Etcheverry Hall, a six-story, 47-year-old building at the University of California, Berkeley, home of the Golden Bears. Etcheverry Hall houses the university's departments of industrial engineering and operations research, mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Blue's Roofing was asked to tear off a 24,000-square-foot (2160-m²) built-up roof (BUR) area and install an SBS-modified bitumen roof system. The company also removed an 8,500-square-foot (765-m²) concrete topping slab on the building's plaza deck area that was replaced with an SBS-modified bitumen roof system.

Photo courtesy of Blue's Roofing.

Blue's Roofing Co., San Jose, Calif., performed several renovations on Etcheverry Hall at the University of...

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