Atlanta Technical College Main Building Reroof

  • Design Firm

    Merik, Inc

  • Owner

    Technical College System of Georgia

  • Location

    Atlanta, GA


Atlanta Technical College was originally established in 1945 after World War II as an adult vocational school named Smith-Hughes Vocational School. In 1964, the school's location was moved to Smith High School (now closed), and the school was renamed to Hoke Smith Technical Institute.

In 1997, the school's name was changed to Atlanta Technical Institute and the institution became part of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. On July 1, 2000, the name was changed to Atlanta Technical College. The school provides more than 45 educational programs, including Aviation Maintenance Technology.

Merik has been the Design Professional on three previous reroof projects at this 218,000 square foot facility. We recently conducted a field assessment and determined the remaining roof area required replacement, recommending a recover reroof. Recover reroofing requires that wet insulation be removed and replaced. Merik used an infrared (IR) drone to scan the roof and capacitance testing was used to confirm the IR results. High resolution infrared images allowed wet materials to be identified and removed.

This approach allowed the Owner to save more than $250,000, minimize disruption to facility operations and complete the work more quickly.

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