The W.P. Garrigus Building, or the Agricultural Science Center South, houses offices of the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture. Originally constructed in 1972, the W.P. Garrigus Building is surrounded by a large concrete plaza that covers an occupied basement housing laboratory and other animal research facilities. The roof system of this concrete plaza and underground basement consisted of decorative, reinforced concrete panels, an aggregate setting bed, a roof membrane and a structural, reinforced concrete roof deck. The Marrillia scope of work on this project included the removal of the existing decorative concrete panels, aggregate setting bed and roof membrane. Upon completion of the selective demolition, a new roof membrane was installed followed by a clean, washed aggregate setting bed. On top of the aggregate setting bed, a system of decorative, permeable pavers was installed. In addition to the plaza hardscape, Marrillia installed an irrigation system, specialty planting soils, pedestrian lighting, new handrail systems, a wood deck/platform and a large steel framed arbor. This project significantly improved the aesthetic appeal of the W.P. Garrigus Building and increased the allure and usability of the plaza for both faculty and students.
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