State of California
Office of Emergency Services
The State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services takes a proactive approach to addressing risks and responding to crises associated with natural disasters, cybersecurity attacks, agricultural and animal disasters, and threats to homeland security for the 38 million residents of California.
Built in 2001, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services had a long history of chronic leaks and a worn-out roof membrane at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, which continually impacted the organization’s maintenance costs and ability to provide services.
As a consultant to the project architect, we designed a system that removed the existing thermoplastic polyolefin roof membrane, replaced the wet insulation, and covered new and existing insulation with gypsum cover boards to form a wind-resistant substrate for the new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) roof membrane. We also identified and eliminated numerous leak paths in walls above the roofing via our well-crafted detail drawings.
The new designs and roofing passed all of the specified uplift, water, and winter rain tests. Without the chronic leak repairs, the Office of Emergency Services can channel its resources into providing services.