School Planning & Management

JAN 2013

School Planning & Management is the information resource for professionals serving the K-12 education market. Covering facilities, security, technology and business.

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{ LEARNING SPACES } PHOTOS COURTESY FO THE GARLAND COMPANY, INC. FACILITIES WORTH A POU ND OF CUR E Preventing Catastrophic Failure Here's how to maintain the upper hand against the worst Mother Nature can throw at your roof. By Ellen Kollie "O NE OF MY FAVORITE school roof stories is about a roof we completed 10 years ago," begins Dave Landis, southeast region sales and technical manager for Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Petersen Aluminum Corp., which produces metal roofing, wall 16 panels and more. "When the roof was about four years old, I received a call from the school's facility manager, who said, 'I have a problem: We have a hole in the roof. Let me tell you how it happened.' Turns out, the school has a rocket club. You can already see where this is going." SCHOOL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JANUARY 2013 Landis recounts the story of a rocket that went awry, striking the middle of the metal roof at an angle so that it left a quarter-size hole and a black mark. "We came up with an acceptable way to repair the hole and clean off the black mark so that it wasn't noticeable," he concludes. WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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