Franklin Woods Community Hospital

Case Study #2
Franklin Woods Community Hospital

Project Date - 2008

Project Background:

Franklin Woods Community Hospital was designed as the first LEED hospital in Tennessee. The location for the area’s new green hospital was within the Med-Tech Park in Johnson City, TN, a market segment dominated by healthcare and previous projects involving Morristown Roofing. The complex consisted of 9 rectangular roofs spanning the site at various elevations and with unique roof areas. The design spread the site with 117,000 square feet of roof area; as well as a dining terrace consisting of 1200 square feet of waterproofing and roof pavers.

The Problem:

Not only did the roofing solution need to be cost effective, it also had to be aesthetically appropriate, while promoting sustainability. Unique standards include achieving positive drainage within the unique framework of the structural design, as well as other standards of the U.S Green Building Council associated with LEED projects- such as incorporating low volatile organic compounds (VOC) adhesive, using a percentage of recycled material, environmentally responsible trash disposal, and using regionally located materials.

The Solution:

Mountain States Health Alliance contracted Skanska USA Building who teamed with Morristown Roofing, and its’ previous LEED experience, to develop a roofing solution that would meet their specifications. With a team in place the determination that the combination of an adhered Carlisle TPO roofing system and a sloped gray adhered Dow TPO Profile roof was the appropriate solution.


Morristown Roofing needed to install 117,000 square feet of .060” thick TPO membrane on eight roof areas. Given the unusual roof framework, attention to positive drainage was critical. In addition to complex roof drainage and elevations, working conditions that included various seasonal temperatures, and weather conditions including everything from ice and snow to above average rainfall threaten to delay the project.


Morristown Roofing met these challenges. Ron Boudreau, the project foreman, along with a crew of twelve (12) men, delivered a product on time, within budget, and environmentally conscious. The skill and craftsmanship applied to this project, netted Morristown Roofing- Carlisle SynTec Systems’ and Dow Roofing Systems’ highest inspection rating.