Henry products have been used in various buildings and architectural projects around the world. Read to learn more about how these products were used, and how they may be able to assist you if you are working on a similar project.
Now under construction in the Kendall Square section of Cambridge, 145 Broadway is a 19-story office building that will overlook Boston from across the Charles River. Slated for completion in 2019, the property will feature 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, plus a five-story, below-grade parking garage. At the project preconstruction meeting, the general contractor wondered if there was a way to speed up the concrete’s standard 28-day cure time – at least for a split slab section that would sit atop the underground garage and beneath a loading dock behind the building. The area shared a busy throughway around the building and would soon have to support a heavy crane for vertical construction. The general contractor wanted the most durable surface available to support the crane but did not want to wait the standard 28-day cure time for concrete. Thanks to a Henry® Representative who was also at the meeting, he never had to.
Located in the heart of Portland’s boutique NW 21st Street shopping area, “The Gypsy” is a 65,000 square-foot, four-story mixed-use building recently designed by Emerick Architects. During construction, it became apparent that the 215 mm hot rubber membrane specified for a section of precast decking would exceed the clearance needed for the deck doors to open and close. Also, each deck contained an expansion joint around its perimeter. This, combined with the specification tolerances, resulted in an unsupported gap on three sides of the deck which could move and become problematic over time. A unique detail was needed in order to support the gap for long-term durability as well as prevent water intrusion.
Friendship Village is a continuing care retirement community consisting of apartment- and casita-style living. As a not-for-profit operation, Friendship Village needed a cost-effective roof restoration solution for its on-site health care center. After a local contractor submitted a bid in excess of $200,000 to install a single-ply TPO membrane on the two buildings, Friendship Village looked to Henry® for a much more affordable solution – one that the community's maintenance team could install on its own to help save money.
Located on a busy corner in downtown Coral Gables, Florida, a four-story, multi-tenant office building had a recurring problem; repeated failures on its 12,454 sq. ft., modified bitumen flat roof that eventually led to leaks throughout the building. Looking for a cost-effective long-term solution that also accommodated the logistical challenge of the building location, the building owner Michael Steffens turned to Florida Quality Roofing (FQR) for a silicone roof restoration coating system. As an architect himself, Steffens was aware of the cost- and energy-saving benefits of a silicone roof restoration vs a rip and replace. But he was unsure if his roof was a good candidate for restoration. FQR and Henry® together helped determine whether the roof could be restored with a Henry® Pro-Grade® Silicone roof coating system or if it had to be replaced.
To meet the demands of the 21st century, the MBCC committed to a $615 million renovation and expansion. When complete in 2018, the 1.4 million-square foot LEED-certified facility will feature a 60,000-square foot grand ballroom, a 20,000-square foot glass rooftop ballroom, new technologically advanced meeting rooms and new indoor/outdoor public spaces. Following extensive evaluation and testing, project planners selected Henry® Building Envelope Systems® solutions to restore part of the convention center’s existing roof, serve as the building’s air barrier and waterproofing systems, and provide gaskets for the underground water management system.
After 30 years of weathering the elements of the Ozark Mountains, the roof of the Evangel University Ashcroft Activities Center deteriorated greatly. In hopes of preserving the roof for another 30 years, the University turned to Henry Company for the application of a premium elastomeric roof coating.