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Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
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U.S. Capitol dome slated for restoration project

November 02, 2011

A $10.5 million project to restore the skirt of the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, D.C., will soon be under way. The dome skirt — the lower level of the cast-iron structure — needs repairs to the historic ironwork, sandstone, and brick masonry. Old paint will be removed from the interior and exterior and be repainted. Click here for more information.

The Architect of the Capitol awarded Gilbane Building Co. the contract over the summer. Constructed during the Civil War, the cast-iron dome requires regular maintenance. It was last serviced in the summer of 2010, when it was sealed and painted to provide a protective coating. Work is scheduled to be completed by fall 2012 to accommodate preparations for the 2013 presidential inaugural. BD+C


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