Hallaton, Inc. Installs Membrane Lining System at Smithsonian Butterfly House


Source: Hallaton, Inc

Hallaton, Inc., the Eastern region’s leading containment linings installation specialists, began installation of a technical geomembrane liner at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History’s Enlarged Butterfly House project in Washington, D.C.

The 36 mil reinforced polypropylene membrane being installed by Hallaton, Inc. was specified by the engineer as a containment system and liquid barrier for the Butterfly House’s second-floor planter and flooring system. Hallaton’s sensitive work includes furnishing and installing the liner system including heat and extrusion welding all seams, attaching the liner to various structures, and performing field testing and quality control. Upon completion of the installation the liner system will be completely flooded as a final test for any previously undetected leaks. The project’s success will be greatly affected by Hallaton’s performance and that of the specified lining system, as it will ultimately protect the first floor of the museum beneath the new Butterfly House. Hallaton president, Todd Harman, said, “We are honored to be given the opportunity to perform on such a challenging and high-profile project as the Butterfly House. With its difficult technical demands and sensitive quality control requirements, it is the type of project we are well-suited to accomplish.” Mr. Harman added, “The Butterfly House project is very similar to the lining of a landfill or a petroleum tank farm but, instead of protecting groundwater from contamination, we are protecting the nation’s treasures from water damage.”

The construction team includes contractors that Hallaton has worked with on past projects such as the BWI Airport Expansion. Mr. Harman noted, “Hallaton was awarded the subcontract in part because of our strong relationships and our reputation for performing high-quality, professional liner installations, on-time and on-budget.”

Founded in 1993 and based in Towson, Maryland, Hallaton, Inc. is one of the industry's leading environmental contractors. The company installs liquid and waste containment and drainage systems, gas and leachate collection piping, storage tanks and tank removal, as well as provides various other related environmental services and materials. Hallaton’s highly-trained crews have installed over 200 million square feet of containment linings and have over 165 years of combined experience in the industry. Hallaton's staff understands the dynamic nature of the environmental business and the importance of maintaining current and comprehensive knowledge of the industry to provide their clients with the most cost effective solutions. Hallaton works with the industry's leading suppliers to provide solutions with uncompromising quality, and long-term reliability. For more information email: mdorsch@hallaton.com or visit www.hallaton.com.

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