CoatingsPro Specialty Contractor Award

Posted by on: June 24, 2020 5 AM

CoatingsPro 2020 Virtual Awards Presentation. Please fast forward to the 50-second mark to get started right away.

Chamberlin is honored to be the recipient of a 2020 Contractor Award. Chamberlin was awarded the CoatingsPro Second Place Specialty Contractors Award for their efforts on The CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Pavilion in San Antonio, Texas. The awards program is designed to acknowledge the outstanding work of coatings contractors that demonstrate excellence in the field of high-performance coatings. Each award submitted was rated by the CoatingsPro Editorial Advisory Group, which is made of industry experts. The judges evaluate the projects in accordance with specific guidelines that consider criteria such as challenges and problem solving, compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, monetary savings, innovation, efficiency and the unique nature of the project. The winners will be recognized in the July 2020 print issue of CoatingsPro Magazine and they were celebrated during a virtual awards presentation on June 17, 2020, which you can view in the video above. 

The CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Pavilion is a medical office building encompassing 146,402 square feet of office space with about 75 percent of the building encased in tall glass windows. The lower seven floors of the structure house over 600 parking spots. The building façade and parking garage have a stucco substrate. While the stucco was in fair condition, the existing coating had weathered over time and was delaminating, cracking, and pulling away from the stucco. Built-in 1986, the high rise was now experiencing water intrusion and was in need of rejuvenation. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing was selected as the prime contractor to restore the skin of the building by cleaning, wet glazing and sealing the envelope plus repairing pre-cast panel joints in the parking garage.


The entire building envelope scope was completed from swing stages with multiple drops. A mansard roof about eight feet high lining the perimeter of the building’s roof posed a rigging challenge for the swing stages. Chamberlin worked with Big City Access to design a rigging system that could extend over the mansard roof. Extended outriggers were the solution, and over two dozen drops were completed safely. In fact, the project concluded with zero safety incidents.

Time was of the essence to the new owners who acquired the pavilion just before construction kicked off. One of their goals for the revitalization was to make the building more appealing for new tenants to fill the unoccupied suites, and they wanted them leased as quickly as possible. Chamberlin utilized two swing stages that started in the northwest corner of the building and worked in opposite directions of each other until they met together again in the end. The restoration of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Pavilion was completed in just six months.

The owner appreciated the experience and the aesthetic outcome of the renovation. The elastomeric coating turned the mansard roof from red to gray and the facade from beige to a bright white. The coating refreshed the envelope’s appearance and the color scheme modernized the building’s look.

The main concern, however, was the persistent leaks. The owner wanted to alleviate the inconvenience to their tenants as soon as possible and with a long-term solution. Chamberlin’s work on the window perimeter seals, gasket systems and building façade left it watertight.

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