The EPLF (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) is the confederate university of the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The “Rolex Learning Center” has been being built right next to the present-day campus over a three-year period. It will provide space for 700 students and teachers. In addition to a large library covering the history of science, exhibitions and conferences will take place. The complex also incorporates quiet areas and contact zones and catering facilities. The latest multimedia technology naturally has pride of place.
The massive 420,000-square-foot roof atop Food Services of America’s (FSA) Woodburn, Oregon, distribution center was falling apart. Seam failures on the ballasted roof were tearing as fast as 50 feet per week. The building, essentially a giant cooler that consistently hovers around -8 degrees Fahrenheit, needed a new, reliable roof to battle rising cooling costs and ensure the safety of materials and people inside.