New roof improves insulation performance at Radford University athletic center

September 14, 2010 |

Energy efficiency, moisture resistance, and sound dampening were at the top of Roy Sayville’s list for retrofitting the roof of the 52,000-sf Dedmon Athletic Center roof at Radford (Va.) University, where Sayville is director of facilities planning and construction. A Tensotherm roof with Nanogel, developed by Birdair, Cabot Corp., and Geiger Engineers, more than quadrupled the original roof’s thermal insulation performance with a value of R-12, afforded a natural light transmission value of 3.5%, and allowed Sayville to install air-conditioning in the center, known to Radford students as “The Bubble.” Sayville’s analysis: “From the outside, the roof is very similar to what was there before. On the interior, the trusses now create a nice aesthetic with a unique focus. Students, faculty, coaches, and fans have all been very impressed.”

 

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