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the finished
[ PROJECT ]

Macon City Auditorium roof

A

few years shy of its 100th birthday, the Macon City Auditorium in Macon, Ga.,
is getting a makeover, starting with a new roofing membrane system. The
Classical-style structure, surrounded on three sides with limestone Doric
columns, is on the National Register of Historic Places and has hosted the likes of
the Allman Brothers and Oprah Winfrey. But recently, deterioration of the building
has made it harder to book marquee acts.
Edifice Consulting Inc. led the project that involved restoration of the copper
dome, replacing the structure's low slope roof system and updating its trench drain,
according to information from roofing membrane supplier Fibertite®. The dome roof
is divided into upper and lower sections by an expansion joint and a slight elevation
change; inspections revealed that water was becoming trapped between a concrete
deck and a modified bitumen roof on the low slope section just below the dome.
The membrane system helped the project partners achieve several goals: its light
weight helped to offset the weight of the new drainage system, its adherence system
met the project's wind uplift rating requirement, and color options matched the
original appearance of the building.
" This project was difficult at times and the FiberTite system helped us thread the
needle, " says Jody Usry, president of Edifice Consulting. " We never go into a project
by specifying a manufacturer; we always determine the client's best interest, and
FiberTite was the clear answer. This was a once-in-a-lifetime job and that can be
scary, but everything turned out extremely well. "

52 SPECIALTY FABRICS REVIEW / March 2021

LOCATION
Macon, Ga.
TEXTILE
FiberTite Adhered
Roofing System
LEAD
Jody Usry,
Edifice Consulting Inc.
CONTRACTORS
Skyline Construction
Services; Bonitz of
Georgia Inc.
TESTING
Pi-Tech Inc.;
Geotechnical
& Environmental
Consultants Inc.
PHOTOS
FiberTite



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