East Muskegon Roofing and Sheet Metal’s $700,000 contract for the built-up roofing included the roofs of the new arena building and new pool building.  Both roofs were similarly constructed with structural steel and metal decking and a key challenge being the 3/12 slope of the roof.  We worked closely with the roofing manufacturer, architect, and general contractor to ensure the system met all codes.  Because of the steep slope there were several additional steps we took to meet manufacturer requirements for backnailing the roofing plies (set in hot asphalt).  The slope and winter construction scheduling presented additional challenges regarding safety.  As a team, The Christman Co. and East Muskegon Roofing and Sheet Metal were able to maintain the schedule and maintain safety.