In May of 2018 a tornado swept through Bethany, Connecticut wreaking havoc on the Yale University Polo Barn and Equestrian Center. The storm left extensive damage to the facility causing uplift on the existing roof as well as damage to the walls and soffits. This building supports an indoor arena polo program offered through Yale which is one of 34 colleges in the United States to do so. The facility also houses members of the intercollegiate division of the United States Polo Association.
Pacesetter Construction provided materials and labor to repair and replace the roofs, walls and soffits on two buildings. One structure, a 80’x 200’ indoor arena building, received a 26 gauge PBR metal roof system and 14’ high 26 gauge PBR wall system which included 8’ high translucent panels to provide natural light to the arena. The other lower barn houses the polo horses. This 60’x80’ structure received this same new metal roof system, wall panels and soffits as well. The soffit work for the buildings was a white 24 gauge aluminum material with a classic green 24 gauge trim. Additionally, roof venting for condensation control and roof truss replacement occurred in areas where additional wind damage occurred from uplift.
Pacesetter Construction inspected, diagnosed, and began construction and will complete the project by the end of 2019.