Western Specialty Contractors receives award for 2019 Outstanding Building Enclosure Project award. The award was for the waterproofing work on the new East End Parking Facility at Washington University in St. Louis.
Representatives from the St. Louis Roofing Branch accepted the award on Dec. 5, 2019 from the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) – St. Louis Chapter.
Western’s crew applied a Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing (CCW) system to approx. 120,000 square feet of vertical foundations and the roof of the new underground parking garage, which features 790 parking spaces, electric charging stations and aso has a projected lifespan of more than 100 years. Western also applied a hot horizontal waterproofing system to tunnel and plaza roofs that connect the new parking garage to new neighboring buildings, which totaled roughly 180,000 square feet. An additional 20,000 square feet of waterproofing was applied to the under slab “blind” system.
Thom Belgeri, Senior Department Manager at Western Specialty Contractors, says the team is proud to have been recognized for its work on this massive two-year project.
“What made this such an outstanding project to our team was the harmonizing of all the entities participating in the planning, scheduling and installing of the hundreds of square feet of waterproofing,” says Belgeri. “It was an honor to have worked on this project for the university.”
The general contractor on the project was McCarthy Building Companies. Luna & Associates served as the local representative for Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing also.
About Western Specialty Contractors
Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. Western offers a nationwide network of expertise that building owners, engineers, architects and property managers can count on to develop cost-effective, corrective measures that can add years of useful life to a variety of structures including industrial, commercial, healthcare, historic, educational and government buildings, parking structures and also sports stadiums. Western has its headquarters in St. Louis, MO and also has 30 branch offices nationwide. They also employ more than 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals who offer the best, time-tested techniques and innovative technology. Additionally, for more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.