News & Updates:

Brown University Grad Center E Upgrade


Grad E Crane Picture Brown University Grad E Project

It's not every day you see a crane on the small narrow streets of the East Side of Providence’s Brown University campus.....Photos are of work being done by TRAC upgrading Grad Center E and its massive skylight. Brown University's Grad Center E is home to the Office of Summer & Continuing Studies, containing an athletic and recreational center.

The Advantages of Building a Roof Terrace


Brown Before After

TRAC Builders has helped many clients reclaim outdoor space by building a new roof terrace. Creation of outdoor space that is often unavailable in an urban setting can offer:

  • A sanctuary of relaxation
  • Great outdoor area for entertaining
  • An addition of an outdoor garden


Often overlooked, a roof terrace is a fantastic compliment to any commercial or residential property. Benefits to having a roof terrace, besides the obvious of pure enjoyment of some outdoor living and a breathtaking city skyline include:

  •  Increased property value, generally 10-20%
  • Reduced utility bills, 30% less heat loss in winter and promote cooler temps in summer
  • Reduced noise pollution
  • Increased life of your roof by up to 70% from added protection of the terrace

 prospect st roof

At TRAC Builders we use an innovative decking system made of newly engineered high density polypropylene deck supports that are extremely durable and impervious to water, mold, and freeze/thaw cycles. Deck supports use a unique bottom up leveling system that ensures the roof system is stable and drains efficiently while creating level decks over sloping surfaces.

brown progress  

To find out how to reclaim your outdoor space and turn your roof from drab to fab, contact us at TRAC Builders for a consultation.  

TRAC Adds to Prestigious Medical School


Brown Fitness Center

TRAC Builders announces it has recently completed the state of the art fitness center located at the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School. This is one of several exciting projects that TRAC has had the opportunity to construct at the Medical School.

The Warren Alpert Medical School, the only school of medicine in Rhode Island, is home to a community of scholars and physicians dedicated to the highest standards in education, research, and health care.

Brown Fitness Center Before Brown Fitness

TRAC hired to upgrade Lifespan Radiation Oncology Area


LINAC Before

TRAC has been hired by Lifespan to upgrade and replace their radiation oncology area at RI Hospital.  This room will be upgraded with the most state of the art linear accelerator equipment, replacing the old machine and room finishings seen in the above photo. Ever wonder what it takes to upgrade a state of the art radiation oncology space? It starts like this!


Signs of Progress in the Olneyville Section of Providence


Olneyville Project 2 TRAC Builders was hired by Olneyville Housing to rehab 11 houses scattered throughout the Olneyville section of Providence, as well as add an additional 5 buildings of new construction, totaling 40 residential units. These houses will be used for affordable rental apartments and three community spaces, which will provide space for the Manton Avenue Project and a community food bank. Construction is expected to be finished in April with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony in May.

Olneyville Project 1 As TRAC has progressed through the project, we have released units to Olneyville Housing so that they are able to do the great work of providing affordable housing to families in need. Such is the case last week when on Thursday, 10 additional units were released allowing families to start signing paperwork for their new homes and immediately start moving in as early as Friday. Now that is progress in the making!!!

Some of this progress was recently recognized by Providence Mayor Angel Tavares on a recent broadcast on WPRI Channel 12. If you know someone that is interested in learning more about this project please contact Olneyville Housing or TRAC Builders.