AOAO 1450 Young Street | What Goes Up Must Come Down
This condominium located in Makiki, is a 28 story high-rise located on a high traffic roadway in Honolulu. With 28 floors and 247 units, the logistics of removing and installing a NEW roof on this building was a challenge in the least. This was a cap sheet and insulation project that required a 3-4 day tear off and 1 day loading. The foreman on the job was Alan Nemoto running a 7-man crew.
CRW worked with the team at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. to develop the project specifications for this building. ACL Group, LLC was the construction consultant on the project working on behalf of the owners to help ensure minimal impact to the owners. Both worked directly with the board to communicate the extensive set up, staging and logistics in a way that would have the least amount of impact on the residents and passerby’s. All stages of the project were addressed to ensure security, safety and efficiency for the best solution as far as staging, preparation and execution of the tear off and removal of the EXISTING roof as well as the transportation, installation and staging of the NEW roofing materials.
A scaffolding bridge was set up on the side of the property as it was the least frequented area in order to keep down the liability as well as being the least windy side of the building. The scaffolding blended nicely into the foliage on property keeping the temporary set up as minimal of an eye-sore as possible for the local residents. What made this scaffolding set up unique – was that the height of the scaffolding was perfect for the off-loading of existing roofing material that had to get torn off and the for LOADING of the NEW roofing materials from the delivery flatbed to the staging area to get hoisted up to the top of the roof.
THE SCAFFOLDING STAGING
UP ON THE ROOF – HOIST & STAGING
Simultaneously, from the rooftop, another 3 man team was operating the hoist and staging the materials up on the rooftop. It was apparent that the winds could change at any given time and ensuring that the pallet was secured and managed from below was imperative. The communication between the two teams was seamless and the process of hoisting up the 500lb. pallets was teamwork in action. A total of 19 pallets had to be hoisted up safely and securely.
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