Waxahachie Civic Center
Building Enclosure Restoration
The Waxahachie Civic Center opened in August of 2000 and has served as a multi purpose facility for a wide variety of events over the years. The facility is located off the highway at I-35 and Highway 287 in Waxahachie, Texas. The building reportedly leaked since Opening Day and experienced over 70 leaks during 13 years of service. The chronic leakage caused a large amount of damage to the interior, a decline in business and major inconveniences during events. ECI was commissioned by the Waxahachie city Development Corporation (WCDC) and The City of Waxahachie to design and manage this complete Building Enclosure Restoration Project from start to finish. The project spanned eleven months using two separate contractors and was a great success for both The WCDC and ECI. The facility has experienced several weather events since completion and no leaks have been reported.
Consulting Services and Innovative Solutions Provided
ECI has enjoyed a long standing and successful business relationship with The City of Waxahachie. As with all of ECI’s valued projects, ECI’s professional staff worked diligently with the City Manager and Waxahachie Community Development Corporation (WCDC) to facilitate the requirements and details of this complex project. As a part of the repair project, ECI provided professional design, construction administration, construction management and quality assurance services that helped fully restore the building to a watertight condition in addition to improving the overall appearance. The project was comprised of new Fleeceback TPO and Architectural Standing Seam Roof Recovery and Replacement Systems, proper sealant joint repairs, damaged and spalling masonry repairs and silicone elastomeric coating application, which best fit the Owner’s needs. After reviewing all available exterior coating applications, it was decided to use GE’s Momentive SilShield Silicone Elastomeric Coating. With the installation of the silicone elastomeric coating, the facility has the rich feel and appeal of natural masonry along with a versatile protective exterior surface that will not experience color fading or façade staining.