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O’Hare International Airport Uses USG Securock® In Expansion Project

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June 20, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

By USG. 

USG Securock® was chosen as the preferred roofing solution in the Terminal 5 expansion project.  

Starting in 2019, the latest project at the O’Hare Internation Airport in Chicago was the expansion of Terminal 5. The expansion includes adding ten new gates and significantly adding to the existing terminal square footage. In deciding the best product to use in the roofing portion of the expansion, USG Securock® Brand UltraLight Coated Glass-Mat Roof Board was the obvious choice for those over the construction project.  

Hitting the jobsite (and the tarmac) 

The first project of many towards building a new global terminal at O’Hare, one of the biggest challenges faced by the team was the proximity of the jobsite to large commercial aircraft. Given the nature of this project, security clearance posed a potential roadblock to jobsite productivity. Considering the scale of the project and the large quantity of product that had to be transported to the jobsite, a coordinated effort between USG, the general contractor, and the roofing contractor was necessary to keep the project on schedule. 

The lightweight and easy-handling properties of USG Securock® Brand UltraLight Coated Glass-Mat Roof Board made the product a natural fit for this project. With each panel weighing up to 18% lighter than competitive boards, installation can be completed faster and easier which was a significant consideration for this project. 

Securock® Brand UltraLight Coated Glass-Mat Roof Board panels can be cut with a utility knife like standard drywall. This takes airborne dust from rotary saws out of the equation and makes field modification that much easier, all translating to success on the jobsite. 

The lighter weight of these roof panels allows for more material per truck and fewer trucks on the jobsite, important factors for a project that required multiple truck loads. By reducing the number of truckloads, the project was able to make scheduling delivery on the jobsite much easier, much faster and help keep the construction schedule on track. 

The USG solution 

When you specify USG, not only do you get the benefit of superior product performance, but you also get a dedicated network of technical support to ensure every project goes off without a hitch. 

Since there’s already such a high probability of construction scheduling delays, USG makes it a priority to focus on reliability, going above and beyond to ensure that our customers get product deliveries when they need them most.  

Through this commitment and superior product performance, USG and team contributed to the success of this O’Hare expansion project. It is also through this commitment that our company can enjoy over a century of experience as a proven leader in the construction manufacturing industry. 

Optimize installation, delivery and performance with Securock® Brand UltraLight Coated Glass-Mat Roof Board — learn more here.

Original article source: USG 

Learn more about the USG Securock® Brand Roof Board portfolio in its Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.usg.com/roofcoverboard.

About USG 

Headquartered in Chicago, we serve construction markets around the world with wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. 

From the very beginning, USG’s mission has been simple: we create building products that improve the world around us. We formed in 1902, when about 20 gypsum companies came together as the United States Gypsum Company. Twenty more companies joined the next year, and a network of gypsum mines, quarries and processing plants spread across the United States.



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