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Resort and spa features multiple roofing systems

Located 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa features 265,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and more than 1,000 rooms. The resort is also home to a 36-hole PGA Tour golf course, full-service spa and 6 acres of heated pools, fountains, waterfalls, rivers and poolside lounges.

Resort and spaThe project's 450,000-square-foot roofing system includes 250,000 square feet of 24-gauge Firestone UNA-CLAD UC-14 roofing panels in standard Champagne Metallic PVDF paint finish on the hotel, spa and golf clubhouse, and 200,000 square feet of 60-mil fully adhered Firestone UltraPly TPO on the conference center, both from Firestone Building Products Co., Indianapolis. Using cutting-edge techniques, the roofing contractor was able to form the Firestone metal panels in their architectural sheet metal shop, as well as in the field. The ability to field-form the metal was especially useful on the golf clubhouse roof where tapered panels were specified.

While the sheer size of the building presented some challenges, the roofing contractor's experience helped make the roof installation process as smooth as possible. The company managed the delivery of the materials and coordinated schedules with the other trades to make the entire process seamless. The contractor also achieved the safety goal on the project, which included zero lost time injuries and a zero lost time injury rate.

The $4.2 million project took about a year to complete and was the largest new construction project in San Antonio at the time. HKS Inc., Dallas, was the architect, and A.D. Willis Co. Inc., Austin, Texas, was the roofing contractor.


Firestone Building Products Co.,, Circle #61