New Look, New Life

Feb. 13, 2002
CityPlex Towers in Tulsa recently received a fresh look. It was completed by Spectrum Painting with the assistance of Laster/Castor Corp., distributors of Adel, IA-based Inland Coatings Corp. products. The project involved the restoration of five drive-under canopies and the pyramid-shaped main entrance of this landmark on the 263-acre campus of Oral Roberts University, which serves 5,500 students.Reinforced concrete decks supported by steel columns encased in plywood and fiberglass were repaired and coated with Inland’s single-component, fluid-applied rubber coatings. Repairs included removal of skylights, a constant source of problems, which were replaced with tastefully applied metal “R” panels.Parapet walls, roof drains, and minor freeze/thaw spalling were addressed with Inland’s RC-2200 Rubber Seam Compound. Two coats of RC-2000 Rubber Roof Coating were then applied at a rate of one gallon per-square per-coat with commercial airless equipment.To match the existing texture on plywood column encasements, RC-2000 was mixed with vermiculite and applied with a hopper gun. Inland’s superior elongation, tensile strength, and water resistance assured successful results.The main entrance, a glass-and-steel enclosure, required removal of all aesthetic metal, thorough cleaning, replacement of wood blocking, and new metal to complete the restoration. All structural steel and aesthetic flashing metals were coated before installation and a second coat after to ensure the integrity of the completed job.Rain, wind and a wide variance of temperatures indicative of Oklahoma, created additional challenges. Careful attention by Spectrum’s professionals eliminated the chance of over-spray and other potential hazards.

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