Dallas Museum of Art

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABB), was retained by City of Dallas to provide condition assessment, design development, construction documents, bid phase support, and construction administration for Dallas Museum of Art located in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas Museum of Art is a world class facility that had fought through poorly performing roof systems to the point of adverse impact to its normal museum operations and the inability to insure the protection of its collection in certain areas due to roof leaks. ABB was contracted on an emergency basis to assess replacement system requirements/options and prepare design documents to allow public bidding for the replacement system.

ABB assessed existing requirements and presented options/recommendations for potential replacement systems along with budgetary estimates. Multiple systems were selected based on the varying roof area conditions at the multi-level facility of over 51,000 square feet. These included a three – ply modified bitumen system over a large portion of the facility with select areas receiving a PVC membrane system. Varying types of ballast pavers were incorporated in select roof areas for aesthetic purposes or for added roof protection. Design included correction of low flashing heights on walls, penetrations and various curbs. Project required proactive planning and monitoring to coordinate construction with facility event schedules and minimize adverse impact to operations while allowing roof replacement to proceed. ABB provided Project Management, administration and full-time site observation during construction.

Project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule with zero impact to facility events or collection pieces.