Birdair promises Metrodome roof replacement by Aug. 1 [UPDATE]

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A $25-million stitch in time.
The deflated Metrodome will rise again at the hands of the same company that built the stadium in the first place -- and the only one to bid on the project.

Birdair, based near Buffalo, N.Y., was awarded the contract to replace the roof when the Metropolitan Sports Faciity Commission met today.

When the commission published its original request for proposals, engineers estimated the repair work would cost about $18 million.

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The post-blizzard damage.
The major work includes replacing all the external fabric on the 10-acre roof, and the clamping system that holds everything in place. There had been talk about replacing select panels that failed or were damaged when the roof failed in the aftermath of the Dec. 11-12 blizzard, but in the end, engineers concluded the best course of action was an entirely new roof. Insurance ought to cover most of the expense.

The commission needs to have the work "substantially completed" by August 1. If that doesn't happen, the Vikings may be looking for a temporary preseason home.

Either way, the team's owners have used news about the decision to replace the Metrodome's roof as a chance to remind everyone they want a new stadium. Their lease on the dome, which Yahoo calls the worst stadium in the NFL, expires at the end of this season.

Related:

Video of the collapse:

VIDEO: Inside View of Metrodome Collapse: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com


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acumenremodeling
acumenremodeling

Homeowners need to maintain their roof regularly in order to prevent leakages.The life of a roof increases if it is kept clean as well as being well kept.If you have hired a professional to repair the roof and well as the leakages you should check whether the leaks fixed properly or not.Check the work which has been done by the expert is worth or nor because if you are paying you must have the best <a rel="no follow" target="_blank" href="http://www.acumenremodeling.com/roofing-windows-and-siding-services/"></a> from them.Such things do keep in mind while doing roof repair.

acumenremodeling
acumenremodeling

Homeowners need to maintain their roof regularly in order to prevent leakages.The life of a roof increases if it is kept clean as well as being well kept.If you have hired a professional to repair the roof and well as the leakages you should check whether the leaks fixed properly or not.Check the work which has been done by the expert is worth or nor because if you are paying you must have the best <a rel="no follow" target="_blank" href="http://www.acumenremodeling.com/roofing-windows-and-siding-services/"</a> from them.Such things do keep in mind while doing roof repair.

lawrence.crushing
lawrence.crushing

Hopefully they decide to do a little redesign on the roof. According to College Station roofing experts, they believe a new design will be needed to handle future snowfall. After all, in NY you can basically only work on that roof 6 months out of the year.

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roof repair

This is really great news that the roof replacement will be done on time as it is very important that one should clear the damage as soon as possible otherwise it can affect the people. I am glad I visited here and come to know about the remodeling.

Eugene Head14
Eugene Head14

I hope they've fitted the roof with stronger materials this time. That way, we can get on with the game. Football rocks!

Rodney Orton
Rodney Orton

Gosh! The snow is so thick that it forced the dome to collapse. Luckily, no one was hurt. They just have to replace the roof using stronger materials so that this won't happen again.

JustineWhite
JustineWhite

It is their responsibility since it is their company’sproject after all. It is needed for the roof to be constructed strong and firmfor the safety of the people. High quality materials are needed for thisproject for the security assurance.

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Droitwich Roofing
Droitwich Roofing

Scary.. I can say that having regular commercial roof maintenance is important because roofs are not the easiest to get access to for proper evaluation. 

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Union contractor only! DuhLike being black in the 50's for a non-union contractor

Oh the "unholy alliance" between government, unions, and the democrat party.

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