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Goodspeed Opera House - East Haddam, Connecticut


The historic Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam is a 19th century landmark in the state of Connecticut.  It has been recognized internationally as the home of musical theater and nationally for its contributions to regional theater.  Extreme time constraints due to performance scheduling required that the reroofing work be completed in just two calendar days.

The firm of Martin A. Benassi, AIA - Architect, LLC was retained to evaluate existing conditions and make recommendations, prepare contract documents, assist the owner in obtaining bids, and oversee construction.  After a thorough roof evaluation was performed, the decision was made to use a fully adhered, single-ply membrane over mechanically attached rigid insulation.  This system provided the most cost-effective solution while working within the strict two-day limit.