Main Campus Roof Replacement Project

The project includes replacement of the 30+ year old ballasted-membrane roof system with a new Minnesota State standard built-up roofing system with an expected 40 year lifespan. This replacement work also includes replacement of the Atrium skylight system with a new skylight, new guardrail system at building perimeter, and permanent access stairs/ladders for raised roof areas to improve safety. This project has dual funding sources: the Science and Technology Hall Roof Replacement is funded with 2020 HEAPR funds and the Atrium Roof Replacement is funded with FY2021 Campus funds.

April 12 Update

  • Contractor has installed fencing around their staging and storage area
  • Tower crane has been erected
  • Atrium access walkway has a protective overhead structure for an additional measure of safety
  • Science and Technology Building north stairwell has flooring protection installed and RCTC has installed caution signage at floor levels 1-3
  • Roll-off dumpster for roofing debris is located along north curb at north end of Science and Technology Building
  • Roof insulation has been stacked along south edge of North Parking Lot

Schedule Overview

  • April 1, 2021 – Install fencing around staging area (inbound drive lane on west side of circle turn-around island)
  • April 8, 2021 – Install tower crane
  • April 9, 2021 – Install walkway overhead protection (All atrium doors to remain open for use)
  • April 12, 2021 – Start roofing work (project includes 60 roof working days)
  • August 13, 2021 – Substantial Completion of all project work


Campus Impact to Students/Visitors/Staff/Faculty

  • Inbound drive lane at circle turn-around will not be available for use during construction, temporary signage to be installed during construction.
  • Outbound drive lane at circle turn-around will be used as inbound one-way only with drive lane to east for vehicle exit.
  • Atrium foot traffic will be reduced to single access walkway with overhead debris protection during construction, all Atrium doors under canopy will remain available for use.
  • Pedestrian crosswalk to door #14 near north end of Science and Technology Hall will not be available for use during construction.  RCTC Facilities staff to work with staff using handicap parking stalls for alternate accommodations as needed.
  • As with all campus roof replacement projects, there may be some roofing tar smells during construction and RCTC Facilities staff will work with Contractor to minimize odors within campus buildings to extent possible.



Additional information will be posted at and on RCTC social media platforms.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shayn Jensson, RCTC Facilities Project Manager.