Puerto Rico Convention Center
The Puerto Rico Convention Center is the largest and most technologically advanced facility of its kind in the Caribbean. Located in the Isla Grande neighborhood of San Juan, this international facility draws visitors from across the globe. The building features soaring expanses of glass, and an enormous skylight inspired by overlapping ocean waves.
The skylight began leaking almost immediately after the building opened. Repair required painstaking care for both the building and the crew. Safety was paramount; rigging was complicated by the intricate wave design. The glass-to-glass joints were made watertight with preformed silicone sealant. Mullions required fabrication of a custom extruded silicone cover by Tremco Sealants that was installed over the metal and sealed to the glass with silicone. To meet the deadline, our crew worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week for four months. The roof has not leaked since, even surviving the devastating 2017 hurricane Maria with winds up to 175 miles per hour.