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Xavier University – Alumni Center Exterior Repairs

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Customer:  Xavier University [1]
Construction Schedule: September 2017 – August 2019
Size: 47,500 SF
Architect: Xavier University

In April of 2019, HGC began large-scale exterior repairs to the Xavier University Alumni Center. This historic Art Deco building lived a previous life as a Coca Cola bottling and distribution plant for 44 years. Then, in 1981, Richard Rosenthal purchased the building. Rosenthal was able to place the building on the National Register of Historic Places and renovate the building into a facility for his publication company, F&W Publications. In 2001, it was purchased Xavier University to be turned into what is now their Alumni Center. Due to the years of weathering this building has seen, it is in need of necessary renovations, particularly to the exterior.

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The HGC team worked their way across the 47,500 SF roof from the east side to the west. Instead of doing the originally proposed partial replacement, the decision was made to complete a full roof replacement to increase the structure’s longevity. Leak issues that were common during any rain have since been resolved.

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During pre-construction inspections, it was also identified that the 64 windows of the building were leaking. The decision was made to replace them new aluminum windows that match the style of the originals.  The design of the building featured several varieties of windows, from ribbon to individual. This required a custom order and strategic mobilization so as to replace the windows with minimal disruption to the occupied office space.

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HGC is currently repairing a utility tunnel and preparing to complete an interior office renovation.