The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services has invited general-contractor bids for a roof coating project on 15,856 square feet of roofing on three buildings on the rural Southbury Training School campus in Southbury, Conn.
Bids are due Aug. 3. The owner required contractors to attend a pre-bid conference to be eligible to bid.
According to the owner’s website, the state-run facility is situated on 1,600 acres and was built in the late 1930s as a home for individuals with mental retardation.
Approximately 441 residents live in numerous small cottages and apartments scattered across the campus. The campus includes 125 red-brick buildings and operates its own heat, power, sewage-treatment, and water plants, and has its own fire and ambulance department.
Other services, such as building maintenance, transportation and medical care, are also available to the residents living at Southbury Training School.
The existing roof systems will be inspected and the bidding contractors are required to include replacement of identified wet areas in their base bid, according to the project documents.
The owner requests that surface preparation include removal of the entire silicone coating surface and approximately 1/2" of the polyurethane foam insulation for the entire roof with a roof scarification machine.
A polyurethane foam and silicone coating is to be applied to the Cottage 42, Roselle School Annex and Administration Building on the campus.
A minimum of two coats of an elastomeric, liquid-applied material, domestically engineered and produced, is required for the silicone roofing membrane. The two coats should be different colors, with a minimum two-coat thickness of 25 dry mils on newly applied polyurethane foam.
The project includes an add alternate for 1,202 square feet of roof coating to be applied on a fourth building.
Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.