Gwinnett County Public Schools

Since 1992, Raymond has provided Gwinnett County Schools with comprehensive building envelope services for their facilities. Our team has performed building envelope evaluation services as well as re-roofing design and quality assurance observations for more than 100 facilities in the county. As our oldest client, we are proud to have provided GCPS with industry leading services for decades.
  • Client: Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Location: Gwinnett County, GA
  • Size: 500,000 SF+, 100+ Facilities
  • Services Provided:
  • • Building Envelope Design
  • • Roof Replacement Design
  • • Testing
  • • Mechanical Design
  • • Architectural Design
  • • Structural Engineering
  • • QA/QC
  • • Construction Administration
  • • Project Management


Unique Challenges

This school district had historically been a built-up roofing client that opted for longer installer warranties and no manufacturer warranties. The redundant built-up roofing had served well from a maintenance standpoint and county repair technicians had become accustomed to these roofs. The change to single-ply roofing membrane provided systems with higher maintenance needs albeit at a lower installation cost. We had to educate the client about the benefit of manufacturer warranties with single-ply membranes and changing the approach to roof repairs over the life of the manufacturer warranty.

Schools in the county feature steel, lightweight concrete, cementitious wood fiber, and structural concrete roof decks. Recover systems cannot necessarily be applied over these roof decks the same way. Through studying the existing drawings and roof openings, we were more prepared to design the right approach to prevent costly change orders.

Our Value Add

All information discovered during our surveys was presented in an easy-to-read format that included an executive summary, a roof area assessment matrix by area designation, a summary of recommendations (that included an estimate of associated costs) and supporting photographs. The surveys were compiled and bound into a single book for use by our customer. Electronic copies were also provided.