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Devon Legion Building Upgrades - Summer 2016
Devon Legion Branch Historian
2016-08-22
The 2016 construction season was planned to be a busy summer of projects for the Devon Legion Building Committee lead by Comrade Rod Chiesa and supported by Comrade Warren Wood. The work actually began in November 2015 when the two vintage HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) roof top units (RTU's) were no longer operational. The south unit had to be replaced with a new unit in November 2015 to ensure the Devon Legion upstairs hall had heat for the winter. The north unit had actually been out of service for the past few years as it was determined to be beyond repair. The remaining project work planned for 2016 was to include the repair of a leak in the flat kitchen roof, new roof membrane installation, installation of a second new RTU and finally the installation of new shingles to the main Legion building. The estimated cost of the remaining projects for 2016 was $40,900.00. In December 2015 Comrade Brian Morris completed a Community Facility Enhancement Program grant application for 50% of the estimated project costs. Comrade Morris solicitated support from the Town of Devon who in turn requested support from the Alberta MLA's. In May 2016 the Devon Legion received the grant money from the Alberta Government in the amount of $20,450.00. The repairs to the flat kitchen roof, the new flat roof membrane, the installation of the 2nd HVAC RTU and the replacement of the main roof shingles was set to commence in June 2016.

Phase 1 - Flat Kitchen Roof Repair
The Devon Legion flat kitchen roof had a known small leak over the past few years that needed to be repaired. To start the repair in June 2016 the first thing that needed to be done was the removal of the new south HVAC RTU that was installed in November 2015. Once the RTU was removed and stored, work began on the removal of all the old flat kitchen roofing material in preparation for the installation of the new roofing membrane. In addition to the new roofing membrane there will be the installation of two new roof drains, plumbing vents and a new curb wall. When the original roofing material was removed it was found that a portion of the roof decking and curb wall was rotten which was contributing to the roof leak. Before the new flat roof membrane could be installed the rotten roof decking and curb wall had to be replaced.

REMOVAL OF OLD ROOFING MATERIAL AND ROTTEN SHEETING AND CURB WALL

REMOVAL OF OLD ROOFING MATERIAL AND ROTTEN SHEETING AND CURB WALL

REPAIRED FLAT ROOF DECKING AND CURB WALL

FINAL INSTALLATION OF THE NEW ROOF MEMBRANE

FINAL INSTALLATION OF THE NEW ROOF MEMBRANE

FINISHED FLAT ROOF PROJECT WITH 2 NEW ROOF DRAINS


Phase 2 - Installation of the 2 New HVAC RTU's
With the flat kitchen roof now repaired the installation of the new HVAC RTU's was completed. The south RTU which was purchased and originally installed in November 2015 was re-installed. A second identical RTU was also purchased and installed on the north side of the flat kitchen roof. Both unit installations were completed including the required electrical, gas fitting and duct work.

WORK PROGRESSING ON THE INSTALLATION OF THE HVAC RTU'S

WORK CREWS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE HVAC RTU'S

COMPLETED WORK ON THE INSTALLATION OF THE HVAC RTU'S


Phase 3 - Installation of the Main Hall Shingles
This work was scheduled and completed between August 12th and 16th 2016 when the summer weather had improved. The existing Main Hall shingles were removed, the main roof was strapped, re-sheeted with new OSB board, new membrane installed and re-shingled with long life architectural shingles.

ORIGINAL MAIN ROOF SHINGLES - SOUTH SIDE 2016


 
REMOVAL OF THE OLD AND ON WITH NEW - SOUTH SIDE 2016


 
READY FOR THE NEW SHINGLES - SOUTH SIDE 2016

 
 INSTALLATION OF THE NEW SHINGLES - SOUTH SIDE 2016


NEW SHINGLES ON AND NEW ROOF CAP BEING INSTALLED - SOUTH SIDE 2016

ORIGINAL MAIN ROOF SHINGLES - NORTH SIDE 2016
 

 
OLD SHINGLES REMOVED AND NEW STRAPPING BEING INSTALLED - NORTH SIDE 2016
 
 
NEW ROOF SHEETING BEING INSTALLED - NORTH SIDE 2016
 

NEW ROOF MEMBRANE INSTALLED & READY FOR SHINGLES - NORTH SIDE 2016


 
NEW ROOF SHINGLES INSTALLED - NORTH SIDE 2016
 

Phase 4 - Installation of the Garage Shingles
With the Main Hall shingle project coming in under budget, there was sufficient funds left to re-shingle the detached garage on the Devon Legion property. The final phase of the 2016 summer exterior renovations was to re-shingle the detached garage with matching shingles which was completed on August 20th 2016.



 
THE ORIGINAL GARAGE ROOF SHINGLES PRIOR TO REPLACEMENT - AUGUST 2016
 
 
THE NEW MATCHING GARAGE ROOF SHINGLES ON SOUTH SIDE - AUGUST 2016


 
THE NEW MATCHING GARAGE ROOF SHINGLES ON NORTH SIDE - AUGUST 2016