RRI was contracted by the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) to complete a roof condition assessment and an infrared survey of 16 buildings that make up the Langston Terrace Community in Northwest Washington, DC. Langston Terrace is a public housing community constructed in the late 1930s, and is one of the first federally funded housing communities and the first in Washington, DC. RRI accessed the roofs to visually evaluate the existing roof conditions, extract roof cores to understand the existing roof construction, and survey the roofs with infrared cameras to identify areas of wet insulation. RRI developed a written report with roof plans for each building to outline our findings and recommendations. RRI presented recommendations and budgets for DCHA to consider and evaluate for decision making purposes. RRI also researched the feasibility of installing a photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof surface, as DCHA desires to use the rooftop space to provide solar renewable energy for the buildings. Based on RRI’s information, DCHA is in the process of having RRI develop roof replacement design packages for Langston Terrace buildings under a separate contract.
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