Champaign, Illinois
State Farm Roof with white roofpro membrane

Project Description

During a routine sales stop at a large architectural and engineering firm, the architect on record informed Sika they were swamped trying to submit their final proposal for a Liquid Applied Membrane (LAM) Roof project for the Universityof Illinois’ State Farm Arena and had little time to talk. Lucky for him, he happened to be talking to the national manager of Sika’s LAM Division and Sika’s Stadium/Arena Vertical Manager. When the Architect learned Sika specializes in LAM, he immediately invited the Sika reps into his office. Drawings were unrolled and challenges of the Project were quickly revealed. A very steep-sloped, highly detailed roof in need of waterproofing but had to be completed in a short window of time. The system had to be a proven LAM that would meet the specifications and the Owner’s requirements. At the time, there was only one manufacturer specified. Sika quickly gained the architect’s confidence in Sika’s RoofPro LAM history and capabilities and hit the ground running.


The Sika Team had a weekend to review and modify the specifications to completely address the challenges of the elaborate roof on the State Farm Arena and meet with the GC, Turner Construction. Mock-ups of the final installation were completed a week later and satisfied the requirements of the project. Sikalastic RoofPro was the right product for the job.


We have the products and know-how to guide owners, architects, engineers, & contractors through the largest projects. Sika is dedicated to getting the project done right the first time.

Project Solution

200,000 square feet of the 15 Year Sikalastic 624 RoofPro membrane was installed in 2015/2016.

State Farm Roof with white roofpro membrane

State Farm Roof with white roofpro membrane

Project Participants

  • Engineer: AECOM
  • General Contractor: Turner Construction