...mind has taken temporary control of my own homespun variety. I try to keep up with new developments in the world, new developments in the industry, listen to the experts, the inventors, the chemists and the scientists and what not et al ad infinitem etcetera & etcetera, but sometimes I just long to lay my hands on an old mop handle again and build my own old-school, old-technology membranes in the old way.
Anyone else read the following? http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/football/montreal-alouettes/Thousands+holes+Olympic+Stadium/8703863/story.html
I'm becoming so risk-averse I just want to wait about thirty more years (which I definitely don't have) until all this goo-ga sorts itself out on its own. Think I'll buy a periscope so I can get even farther from the action while I wait.
What's great about this forum, even though the number of active posters is much reduced from, say, a few years ago when everybody here seemed to think of it as a kind of Twitter (I'm not a member of that btw) is it is a solid link to people who actually work in this industry. Do things in it daily, if you know what I mean. CARE about it as a way of life. I have to say, the stadium roof is not even remotely connected to any practical reality of my business. Would never even contemplate gearing up to get involved with such a project. I'm phenomenally good at what I do and for what I engage in I am outrageously cheap, too, though I make a good enough living at it to hold my head up, but when it comes to projects like these, I always wonder what Mike would think. Actually, when it comes down to it, different as they are in every way, either Mike. NZ or Hicks, couple of heroes of mine. Love this place. A million dollars a year in maintenance. My word. And after how much time from installation???? Can't believe that for the money involved there aren't attorneys crawling all over the place.
About 2800 tears in about 210 days....that would be a little more than 5,000 per year or about $200 per repair. Yeah, I might go up there on a Summer day, seal 10 tears, pocket the 2g's, but I don't think I would do it between November and March.
Here are the two things that stuck out to me!
"maintenance of the roof costs about $1 million every year"
"Maintenance and more frequent testing of the roof material have not slowed its deterioration."
Put some vinyl lattice up w/ a vinyl channel to carry it, about 2 yrs. ago.
Yesterday we are there taking out the channel and constructing a wood one.
Homeowner sez " Maybe we should just put the old one wood back up" It's laying behind the garage, 10-20 yrs old, straighter and looking better than the vinyl garbage....
A million a year in maintenance!!
They have the science to say "But since this roof was installed(1999), it has suffered a 59-per-cent decline in its load-bearing capacity."
Looks like the locals want it to hit the ground...
I hadn't, but I'm surprised a new-fangled material failed. B)