Restaurant Development & Design

September-October 2017

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3 2 • S P O N S O R E D C O N T E N T • S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 THE SKINNY ON SUSTAINABLE DESIGN For the Buffalo Wild Wings in Saginaw, Mich., sustainability is built into their facility from top to bottom. When construction began in late 2010, owners JK&T Wings, Inc. selected local contrac- tors that could provide long-lasting, environmentally-conscious solutions. Sister companies Duro-Last®, Inc. and Protect-All® Flooring were selected as manufacturers of choice, ensuring sus- tainable products and installation. Certified Duro-Last contractor Bran- dle Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. out of Midland, Mich. oversaw the installation of the roof, opting to use a custom-fabri- cated 40 mil white Duro-Last membrane and accessories for the 11,000-square- foot project. Duro-Last Roof Trak® Walk- way Pads were also placed in high-traffic areas for extra protection. Matte black standing seam metal panels from EXCEPTIONAL® Metals, a division of Duro-Last, were used to cover the outdoor seating section of the struc- ture. EXCEPTIONAL Metals also pro- vided custom-fabricated scuppers along the perimeter of the roof for drainage. "We do a lot of work on commer- cial spaces, and Duro-Last is always a preferred product," says Geoff Brandle of Brandle Roofing and Sheet Metal. "They manufacture fantastic products that get the job done well, and stand behind them with unbeatable warran- ties. We've been installing Duro-Last for over 20 years, and they've been great to work with in every aspect." Through Duro-Last's custom- fabrication process, up to 85 percent of the seams can be welded in a factory- controlled environment, eliminating most of the on-site seaming, and dramatically reducing rooftop labor and the potential for leaks. Duro-Last white membranes reflect up to 88 percent of the sun's UV rays, keeping the inside cool with less energy usage. These properties, along with a history of proven durability and a commitment to recycling Duro-Last roofing materi- als through a roof take-back program, earned the flagship membrane an NSF/ ANSI 347 Platinum certification. Inside the building, Cantrell Floor Installations out of Midland was respon- sible for installing flooring to withstand the demands of a busy restaurant while keeping sustainability in mind. Cantrell chose Protect-All Flooring materials from Oscoda Plastics® to take on the challenge in the restaurant's most criti- cal areas of operation – the kitchen, bar and storage spaces. Protect-All Flooring is a slip- resistant flooring manufactured from recycled content, including Duro-Last roofing materials. Certified by the Na- tional Floor Safety Institute, the material helps reduce slips and falls while being resistant to mildew and other bacterial growth. It does not absorb water and is non-corrosive, even when exposed to chemicals, animal fats or grease. "I work with Protect-All products regularly," says Dave Cantrell, owner of Cantrell Floor Installations. "The product is remarkably durable and easy to work with. I like the functionality of it during the installation process – it's hard to hurt or damage." When implementing sustainable practices into commercial operations, it's important to look at all areas of the business, including the building itself. By utilizing both Duro-Last and Protect- All it is easy for restaurants to make a significant impact on their environmen- tal footprint and their bottom line. A 40 mil white Duro-Last® roof and black standing seam metal panels from EXCEPTIONAL® Metals protect the Buffalo Wild Wings in Saginaw, Michigan. Gray Duro-Last Roof Trak® Walkway Pads add extra protection in high traffic areas. Wings, Sports, and Sustainable Construction Protect-All® Flooring is used behind the bar area at the Buffalo Wild Wings location in Saginaw, Michigan. Protect-All products were also used in the kitchen and storage areas.

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