PROJECTS OF THE YEAR 2020

The winners of the annual 2020 Projects of the Year Contractor competition were selected in the first quarter of 2021 by Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in PVC roofing and waterproofing membranes.

Winners were recognized for outstanding workmanship in five categories: Low Slope – New Construction, Low Slope – Re-Roofing, Steep Slope, Sustainability and Waterproofing for projects completed using a Sika thermoplastic PVC membrane for roofing or waterproofing applications.

LOW SLOPE – NEW CONSTRUCTION CATEGORY WINNERS

Allegiant Stadium with a Sarnafil Roofing System
Allegiant Stadium - Las Vegas, NV

Eberhard Southwest Roofing - Las Vegas, NV

If you follow professional football, you are no stranger to the new stadium built in Las Vegas for the latest local team. Allegiant Stadium is the fresh, 1.8 million sq. ft. arena located just off the famous Las Vegas strip. Like the building, the roofing design is something that has to be seen to be believed. Read more below..

Allegiant Stadium Project Overview
Allegiant Stadium - Las Vegas, NV

Eberhard Southwest Roofing - Las Vegas, NV

If you follow professional football, you are no stranger to the new stadium built in Las Vegas for the latest local team. Allegiant Stadium is the fresh, 1.8 million sq. ft. arena located just off the famous Las Vegas strip. Like the building, the roofing design is something that has to be seen to be believed.

Tasked with installing the new roof and the glowing Allegiant roof logo was Eberhard Southwest Roofing, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor. Working170 feet above the Las Vegas skyline, Eberhard installed 325,000 square feet of Sarnafil G 410 PVC membrane in Lead Gray color for the new adhered roof system. Careful coordination was the name of the game on this roof as 96 semi-trailer truckloads of material requiring 1,384 crane lifts to the roof where needed, all while other cranes and materials were being staged for different parts of the building. Eberhard, however, was able to manage the install without conflict and accident-free, all while battling Las Vegas high winds and high temperatures.

Eberhard was even tasked with installing the Allegiant Sarnafil Roof Graphics using custom colored Sarnafil membrane that was fabricated on the ground, folded, and hoisted onto the roof. With the smallest letter being 40 feet tall, the roofers utilized GPS coordinates to ensure everything was correctly aligned. Installing the new LED lights outlining the new roof logo added the final cherry on top and now it glows at night like the rest of downtown Las Vegas.

With the completion of the Allegiant Stadium roof and the new roof logo, Eberhard has kicked one right through the uprights for a home team win. Their skillful workmanship and careful material coordination have given them the win in our 2020 project of the year competition. Great job, now hit the showers!

Museum of Fine Arts – Kinder Building 
Houston, TX

Marton Roofing Industries - Houston, TX

There's no surprise here that a building housing some of the world's finest art would also be a work of art itself. That is indeed the case when it comes to the new Kinder Building at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. When standing at the new building entrance, one can see gardens in four directions and feel the inviting energy of a new sense of openness to the community. Read more below..

Museum of Fine Arts - Kinder Building, with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Museum of Fine Arts – Kinder Building Project Overview
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Kinder Building – Houston, TX

Marton Roofing Industries - Houston, TX

There's no surprise here that a building housing some of the world's finest art would also be a work of art itself. That is indeed the case when it comes to the new Kinder Building at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. When standing at the new building entrance, one can see gardens in four directions and feel the inviting energy of a new sense of openness to the community. The roof's design of concave curves was imagined from cloud circles pushing down on the roof geometry and added to the rooms' uniqueness inside as the curved ceilings become light reflectors.

Hired to install the new roofing system protecting the priceless works of art, while also blending in with the overall building design, was Marton Roofing Industries, a Sika Sarnafil Alliance Contractor. The Marton Roofing team installed a Sarnafil Adhered System utilizing the G 410 80 mil feltback membrane in white. Chosen for its superior performance and longevity, the Sarnafil roof system is one Marton Roofing has installed in the past and is very familiar with. Marton Roofing is known for their quality of work. And because of the new Kinder Building's fantastic new roofing system being an example of this work, we are proud to recognize the project as one of the best in 2020!

National Clothing Retail Distribution Center with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
National Clothing Retail Distribution Center – Brookshire, TX

Mid-South Roof Systems - Forest Park, GA

They say that everything is bigger in Texas. The new distribution warehouse for a national clothing retailer in Brookshire, TX, decided to stay true to that motto with their largest warehouse installation to date. Read more below...

National Clothing Retail Distribution Center Project Overview
National Clothing Retail Distribution Center – Brookshire, TX

Mid-South Roof Systems; Forest Park, GA

They say that everything is bigger in Texas. The new distribution warehouse for a national clothing retailer in Brookshire, TX, decided to stay true to that motto with their largest warehouse installation to date.

Home to some of the largest retail company distribution centers in the country, the county of Waller, TX, has been seeing some impressive growth. The latest addition is an impressive facility that spans nearly 44 acres and is surrounded by farmland.

Although the roof area was wide open and flat, the roof installation was anything but a piece of cake. The roof field needed nearly 200 curbs installed for rooftop HVAC units, several of which had to be set in place by helicopter! Add that to the sweltering 100+ degree heat and sudden

COVID restrictions, the crew of Mid-South Roof Systems, a Sika Sarnafil Elite Contractor, faced their fair share of challenges. To protect the building and its inventory, the Sarnafil Rhinobond System was installed using S 327 roof membrane in white. The project required more than 500,000 RhinoBond plates and fasteners, 2 million square feet of PVC membrane, and 200,000 concrete pavers.

Perseverance, cooperation, and communication were the tools that helped Mid‐South's team achieve success in Brookshire, and the new clothing distribution warehouse now boasts one of the finest roof systems in the lone star state. A BIG congratulations to Mid-South and their crew on a job well done!

SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, CA

BEST Contracting Services, Inc - Irvine, CA

Home to two professional football teams, this $5 billion stadium has the distinction of being the most expensive sporting venue built in the United States. The 3.1 million-square-foot, open-air complex boasts a swooping canopy composed of ETFE (durable clear plastic panels) and Sarnafil PVC roof membrane, designed to shield patrons from the elements while also feeling light and airy. Read more below...

SoFi Stadium with a brand new Sika Sarnafil Roof Membrane
SoFi Stadium Project Overview
SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, CA

BEST Contracting Services, Inc - Irvine, CA

Home to two professional football teams, this $5 billion stadium has the distinction of being the most expensive sporting venue built in the United States.

The 3.1 million-square-foot, open-air complex boasts a swooping canopy composed of ETFE (durable clear plastic panels) and Sarnafil PVC roof membrane, designed to shield patrons from the elements while also feeling light and airy. The roof is also inlaid with LED lights to display different colors and the logos for both local teams at night. The 300-acre development includes 25 acres of open space; 30,000 square feet of office space; 340,000 square feet of retail space, a 300-room hotel, as well as up to 2,500 homes. Now that calls for a celebration dance in the end zone!

Tackling the new facility's overhead protection and the occupants inside, Best Contracting Services Inc., a Sika Sarnafil Elite Contractor, installed 183,788 square feet of Sarnafil roof membrane in reflective gray color spanning over 40 separate roof sections. Best chose the new adhered roof system for its proven performance history to protect the sports venue's investment, luxury suites, retail shops, hotels, and restaurants. Spanning more than a year and a half, the fast-paced project schedule and maneuvering around 2000+ other trade workers proved to be a challenge for Best. Luckily, a challenge is when Best does their BEST work, so we are happy to announce the SoFi Stadium project as one of 2020's Projects of the Year.

Excellent job, everyone. Time to pop some champagne in the locker rooms!


LOW SLOPE – RE-ROOFING CATEGORY WINNERS

Bountiful Utah Temple with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Bountiful Utah Temple - Bountiful, UT

All Weather Roofing and Waterproofing - Salt Lake City, UT

There's nothing quite like the view of a beautiful mountain range unless that mountain range is the backdrop to one of Utah's most spectacular-looking temples! The 47th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stands out at 5,568 ft above sea level in the Wasatch Mountain Range's western foothills. Read more below...

Bountiful Utah Temple Project Overview
Bountiful Utah Temple - Bountiful, UT


All Weather Roofing and Waterproofing - Salt Lake City, UT

There's nothing quite like the view of a beautiful mountain range unless that mountain range is the backdrop to one of Utah's most spectacular-looking temples! The 47th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stands out at 5,568 ft above sea level in the Wasatch Mountain Range's western foothills.

Dealing with an old and failing roof system, Bountiful Utah Temple desperately needed a new system to protect their place of worship. The new replacement roofing system had to be watertight and able to withstand extremely high winds coming down from the Wasatch Mountain Range, hail, the famous Utah snowfall, and, on average, 220 days of clear skies and extreme UV exposure. The new system also had to be fire-resistant as the Temple backs up against steep, undeveloped mountain terrain and also has been known to be hit by lightning!

To meet all the project's needs, All Weather Roofing and Waterproofing, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, chose to install a Sarnafil Adhered System utilizing Sarnafil G 410 roofing membrane in white. Known for its decades of proven performance, the new roof system now keeps the building and its occupants dry and protected. And because of All Weather’s excellent workmanship and their crews' ability to work through all the weather challenges faced on the project, we are proud to recognize the Bountiful Utah Project as one of 2020’s Projects of the Year. .

After such an amazing roof installation, what can we say? The results are divine.

Denver Art Museum - Sie Welcome Center & Martin Building - Denver, CO

Douglass Colony Group - Commerce City, CO

A 70-year-old landmark for the city's arts and culture community, Denver Art Museum’s iconic Martin Building, designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti, is undeniably a work of art. That's why when Douglass Colony Group, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, had the opportunity to be a part of the restoration and the new Sie Welcome Center addition, they recognized the importance of honoring the Museum's past and current creativity with innovative solutions. Read more below...

Denver Art Museum - Sei Welcome Center and Martin Building with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Denver Art Museum Project Overview
Denver Art Museum - Sie Welcome Center & Martin Building - Denver, CO

Douglass Colony Group - Commerce City, CO

A 70-year-old landmark for the city's arts and culture community, Denver Art Museum’s iconic Martin Building, designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti, is undeniably a work of art. That's why when Douglass Colony Group, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, had the opportunity to be a part of the restoration and the new Sie Welcome Center addition, they recognized the importance of honoring the Museum's past and current creativity with innovative solutions.

The Sie Welcome Center's design vision was to create a new visitor entrance connecting the two museum sections and creating a structural work of art in and of itself. The exterior envelope consists of a unique curved glass wall system topped with an impressive elliptical-shaped roof. Located in downtown Denver’s tight quarters and installing the roof systems during the cold winter months, Douglass had their work cut out for them. With 37,000 square feet of roof area to cover, the team knew they needed a system that would stay watertight and perform for decades protecting the priceless art inside from Colorado's seasonal elements. That is why Douglass recommended the Sarnafil Roof System for all 20 of the new and renovated roof sections. With decades of experience protecting some of the worlds most important buildings and their occupants, the Sarnafil system has proven it is more than up to the task.

The new welcome center and Martin Building renovation blend seamlessly into the complete building design. The new Sarnafil roof also guarantees that the museum will be open to the public displaying magnificent works of art for many years to come. Rated one of the top 20 most attended art museums in North America, the Denver Art Museum serves as a centerpiece in the city. And after the new addition and renovation we see that rating breaking into the top 5 in no time!


Publix Corporate Headquarters with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Publix Corporate Headquarters
Lakeland, FL

Springer-Peterson Roofing - Eaton Park, FL

Sometimes a re-roofing project leads to a new roof opportunity. For Springer-Peterson Roofing, a Sika Sarnafil Elite Contractor, that is precisely what happened when they were hired to replace the old failing roof on the original Publix Corporate Headquarters building. After starting the removal of the old roof, they were informed that a whole new addition was also being built and that they would be asked to install the roof on that section as well. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Read more below...

Publix Corporate Headquarters Project Overview
Publix Corporate Headquarters – Lakeland, FL


Springer-Peterson Roofing - Eaton Park, FL

Sometimes a re-roofing project leads to a new roof opportunity. For Springer-Peterson Roofing, a Sika Sarnafil Elite Contractor, that is precisely what happened when they were hired to replace the old failing roof on the original Publix Corporate Headquarters building. After starting the removal of the old roof, they were informed that a whole new addition was also being built and that they would be asked to install the roof on that section as well. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

Work on the Publix (grocery store chain) headquarters had its challenges. No tear-off/removal of the old roofing system was allowed during office working hours. Springer-Peterson managed the roof removal from midnight to daybreak and then installed the new roof system during business hours to keep the project on track. By the time the original building's replacement roof was

completed, Batson Cook had the new addition structure ready for the roofing system to be installed. The timing could not have been better, and the Springer-Peterson's crew shifted gears quickly to the new project. To meet the performance requirements needed with a building being located in hurricane-prone FL, Springer-Peterson installed a Sarnafil Adhered Roof System on both buildings utilizing the G 410 membrane in white. This amounted to 125,000 sq. ft. on the original building and 62,000 sq. ft. on the new expansion.

With the old failing roof replaced by one of the best in the industry, Publix can rest assured knowing the facility manager will no longer be getting calls for "clean up on top-level" due to a leaky roof. Springer-Peterson can be proud that this fantastic roof installation is being recognized at one of the best in 2020!

Excellent job, everyone.

Sharp Healthcare Centralized Lab
San Diego, CA

TSP Roof Systems, Inc - Irvine, CA

While COVID-19 has caused many people to work remotely from their homes, Sharp Healthcare's Centralized Lab employees continued to come to work every day, now with the goal of finding a cure! And while Sharp's medical team was hard at work researching the virus, TSP Roof Systems, Inc., a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, was hard at work protecting their research from above.  Read more below...

Sharp Healthcare Centralized Lab Building with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Sharp Healthcare Centralized Lab Project Overview
Sharp Healthcare Centralized Lab – San Diego, CA

TSP Roof Systems, Inc - Irvine, CA

While COVID-19 has caused many people to work remotely from their homes, Sharp Healthcare's Centralized Lab employees continued to come to work every day, now with the goal of finding a cure! And while Sharp's medical team was hard at work researching the virus, TSP Roof Systems, Inc., a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, was hard at work protecting their research from above.

The work to be done at the Sharp building included tearing off and removing the multiple layers of old TPO and Built-up roofing systems down to the deck and replace them with a brand new, watertight, Sarnafil Adhered Roof System. Work on the re-roof began shortly before March 17th and came to a screeching halt when they were ordered to stop all work and quarantine until May-7th, almost two months from last being on the job.

Unfortunately, when they came back, things did not get much easier from there. Along with all of the new Covid-19 protocols in place for working on a job site, the critical nature of the work in the building, required constant schedule changes to when the roofing crew could tear off the old roof, use screw guns and use adhesive near the air vents. Because of this, most of the work was done at night while no one was in the building.

To protect such a sensitive work environment, TSP installed the adhered system utilizing Sarnafil G 410 feltback membrane in white for its durability, resiliency, and decades of watertightness. In the end, even though the project tested the limits of the TSP crew, the new Sarnafil roof system came out beautifully, and the installation went off without incident. Even better, because of their hard work, dedication, and fine craftmanship, Sika Sarnafil is proud to choose the Sharp Healthcare Centralized Lab as one of our winning projects for 2020.

I bet you can all agree that the new medical building roof sure does look Sharp, doesn't it?

STEEP SLOPE CATEGORY WINNERS

New Columbia City High School with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Columbia City High School
Columbia City, IN

Eastern Glass and Aluminum - Norcross, GA

Education is all about bettering oneself. In the case of New Columbia City’s new 300,00 square foot high school, that statement can be applied to both the students as well as the building itself. Designed more similarly to a college campus than your average high school, the two-story building has three gyms, a greenhouse, a state-of-the-art radio station, a community room for public meetings and events as well as several classrooms. With this leap forward in the public education environment, it's no wonder they would also want the very best from their roofing systems as well.   Read more below...

Columbia City High School Project Overview
New Columbia City High School - Columbia City, IN

Eastern Glass and Aluminum - Norcross, GA

Education is all about bettering oneself. In the case of New Columbia City’s new 300,00 square foot high school, that statement can be applied to both the students as well as the building itself. Designed more similarly to a college campus than your average high school, the two-story building has three gyms, a greenhouse, a state-of-the-art radio station, a community room for public meetings and events as well as several classrooms. With this leap forward in the public education environment, it's no wonder they would also want the very best from their roofing systems as well.

Fanning Howey, the project architect, and the city agreed that installing the Sarnafil Décor Roof System was the best choice to protect the new building while also giving it an appealing design feature. Simulating the look of standing seam metal roof systems, Décor hot-air welds extruded PVC ribs to the Sarnafil membrane to give the look of metal but the water-tight protection of a single-ply roofing system. Eastern Glass and Aluminum, a Sika Sarnafil Alliance applicator, no stranger to installing Sika Sarnafil systems on high profile projects, once again did a fantastic job. And it is because of their dedication to quality installations and attention to detail that we had to recognize this project as one of the best in 2020.

Be sure to take notes because New Columbia City High School is now learning in style.

Gateway Education Center – Greensboro, NC

Triad Roofing Company, Inc - Greater Piedmont Triad, NC

Gateway Education Center stands as a model program for the education of venerable students with severe learning disabilities and it’s important that those children and teachers can focus on learning – not their leaking roofs!  Read more below...

Gateway Education Center with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Gateway Education Center Project Overview
Gateway Education Center – Greensboro, NC

Triad Roofing Company, Inc - Greater Piedmont Triad, NC

Gateway Education Center stands as a model program for the education of venerable students with severe learning disabilities and it’s important that those children and teachers can focus on learning – not their leaking roofs!

Opened in 1983, the existing facility’s standing seam metal roof had been a problem for several years. Multiple repairs and even a roof coating couldn’t stop the roof from leaking. It got to be so bad that recently the county considered closing the school down permanently. Then in 2019, at a board meeting which was overwhelmingly attended by the Gateway Education staff, students, and family supporters, the monies were approved for the much-needed building repairs. The roof was top priority.

Hired with the important task of replacing the 61,000 square foot leaking roof was Triad Roofing Company, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, known in the area for their quality of work. To ensure the roof would no longer leak, Triad Roofing switched the metal roof system to a single-ply roof system for its hot-air welded seams impervious to water. Luckily the system that was chosen, Sarnafil’s Décor Roof System, is a simulated standing seam metal roof giving Gateway the look that they always admired but with the watertight protection they need. In the end Triad Roofing was able to repair the leaks while keeping the metal roof look. And for that accomplishment, they definitely deserve an A+!

Kansas City Aviation Overhaul Base with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Kansas City Aviation Overhaul Base
Kansas City, MO

JR & Co, Inc - Kansas City, MO

Once known as the Trans World Airways (TWA) Overhaul Base, this icon of the now Kansas City International Airport (KCI) had been underutilized and in dire need of restoration for decades. Read more below...

Kansas City Aviation Overhaul Base Project Overview
Kansas City Aviation Overhaul Base

JR & Co, Inc - Kansas City, MO

Once known as the Trans World Airways (TWA) Overhaul Base, this icon of the now Kansas City International Airport (KCI) had been underutilized and in dire need of restoration for decades.

Designed in the 1950s by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen, also credited with the design of the St. Louis Arch and JFK Airport, it serviced TWA's entire fleet for principal stockholder Howard Hughes. After TWA filed for chapter 11 in the 1980s due to the Airline Deregulation Act, the structure sat in disrepair with little upkeep until 2010, when Kansas City's Aviation Department purchased it.

Instead of using traditional roof construction methods, Saarinen applied the use of cables to support the roof. The design also used poured in place concrete for the roof deck, which the steel cables then ran through in sleeves and connected at the base's structure. The result is a roof design that is structurally remarkable and equally breathtaking. The challenge KCI faced now, was how to restore this beautiful roof to its former glory, and for that, JR & Co. Inc., a Sika Sarnafil Alliance Contractor, was brought in for their quality of work and attention to detail.

Not only was the unique shape going to be a challenge, but removing decades of old, leaking, rotting, polyurethane foam (PUF) roofing needed to be finished before the team could install the new roof system. Once done, it was decided that the best solution for a durable, long-lasting roof that could be attached directly to the concrete deck would be a Sarnafil Adhered Roof System using a feltback membrane and low-rise foam adhesive.

The result is one that I think even Howard Hughes would be proud of and why this project flew to the top of our radar for outstanding workmanship. Of course, it was selected as a 2020 winner in our Projects of the Year competition.

Martins Ferry Public Schools
Martins Ferry, OH

N. F. Mansuetto & Sons Roofing and Sheet Metal
Martins Ferry, OH

After several years of ever-worsening roof leaks, patches, and repairs, the Martins Ferry Public Schools – both the middle/high school and elementary school building – replaced their eleven-year-old original shingle roofs. With disappointment regarding the previous system's premature failure and concerns that the original roof was installed improperly, Martins Ferry Public School District turned to Mays Consulting & Evaluation Services & N. F. Mansuetto & Sons Roofing and Sheet Metal, a Sika Sarnafil Alliance contractor, to help them make the right decision. Read more below...

Martins Ferry Public School with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Martins Ferry Public Schools Project Overview
Martins Ferry Public Schools – Martins Ferry, OH

N. F. Mansuetto & Sons Roofing and Sheet Metal - Martins Ferry, OH

After several years of ever-worsening roof leaks, patches, and repairs, the Martins Ferry Public Schools – both the middle/high school and elementary school building – replaced their eleven-year-old original shingle roofs. With disappointment regarding the previous system's premature failure and concerns that the original roof was installed improperly, Martins Ferry Public School District turned to Mays Consulting & Evaluation Services & N. F. Mansuetto & Sons Roofing and Sheet Metal, a Sika Sarnafil Alliance contractor, to help them make the right decision.

Due to many years of water penetration, there was significant damage to the wood substrate underneath the old shingles. This required the crew to cut out portions of the substrate and replace them with new material. Add that to six weather-related delays, all while working on an active school site, and you can really see just how much this team had to adjust and think on their feet.

To guarantee a watertight roofing system that not only will last for decades but also gives the roof an architectural design element, N.F. Mansuetto & Sons installed 220,000 square feet of Décor Roof System, a simulated standing seam metal roof system using PVC membrane. The lead-gray G 410 felt back membrane with hot-air welded profile ribs met the performance they were looking for and a look they never knew they desired!

Because of the quality craftsmanship and N.F. Mansuetto’s adapting to ever changing site conditions we are happy to add the Martins Ferry Public Schools roof project to the 2020 Project of the Year winners list. Hats off to N.F. Mansuetto & Sons Roofing and Sheet Metal, your work definitely deserves high marks!

SUSTAINABILITY CATEGORY WINNERS

Centene Plaza Ariel View with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Centene Plaza - St. Louis, MO

Bi-State Roof Systems, Inc - Valley Park, MO

One national healthcare provider is leading the way and by not only taking an interest in the health of their customers but planet earth as well. Centene Corporation’s commitment to sustainability and healthy living drove its pursuit of achieving LEED Gold certification on their new high-performance building. Read more below...

Centene Plaza Project Overview
Centene Plaza - St. Louis, MO

Bi-State Roof Systems, Inc - Valley Park, MO

One national healthcare provider is leading the way and by not only taking an interest in the health of their customers but planet earth as well. Centene Corporation’s commitment to sustainability and healthy living drove its pursuit of achieving LEED Gold certification on their new high-performance building.

Bi-State Roofing, Inc., a Sika Sarnafil Elite applicator, was chosen to be the roofing contractor on the project tasked with installing a roofing and waterproofing system that helped meet Centene's sustainability goals. Having installed Sarnafil systems in the Midwest for years, Bi-State knew that the Sarnafil Green Roof System and Plaza Deck Waterproofing System would work perfectly at keeping the building and occupants dry while also turning the typically unusable roof area into a place where people could congregate. Like any construction project, Bi-State ran into some challenges such as limited staging areas, keeping roofing crews safe on the job, and delays from bad weather. But in the end, Bi-State delivered as promised, and the results speak for themselves.

Centene Plaza now stands tall as a 28-story office tower with a 1,700-space parking garage and public roof plaza. Utilized as a mix of retail space and offices, those 28 floors also have four separate green roof sections. With a working fireplace and waterfall, it is no wonder Bi-State chose the fire-resistant and watertight Sarnafil systems to protect the new building. On this project, both Bi-State and Centene get a vote of approval for their choice of sustainable roof solutions. We’re sure Mother Earth approves as well!

Salt Lake City Airport – Salt Lake City, UT

Noorda BEC/Flynn - Salt Lake City, UT

The first new hub airport to be built in the United States in the 21st Century is located at Salt Lake City International Airport. Noorda Building Envelope Contractor, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, was tasked with ensuring that the buildings and occupants inside stay protected for decades to come. Read more below...

Salt Lake City International Airport Airel View with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Salt Lake City Airport Project Overview
Salt Lake City Airport – Salt Lake City, UT

Noorda BEC/Flynn - Salt Lake City, UT

The first new hub airport to be built in the United States in the 21st Century is located at Salt Lake City International Airport. Noorda Building Envelope Contractor, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, was tasked with ensuring that the buildings and occupants inside stay protected for decades to come.

Before the project started, the original specified roofing assembly consisted of an adhered roofing system. Once the roofing installation was awarded to Noorda BEC/Flynn, the General Contractor asked Noorda/Flynn to review the specification and propose a roofing assembly that could be installed faster and in the weather conditions that Salt Lake City is accustomed to. Working together with Sika Sarnafil Technical and Sales representatives on possible options, Noorda BEC/Flynn ended up proposing a unique system that combined a standard mechanically-attached (in-seam) system along with a RhinoBond (field attachment) system to increase the speed of application and increase wind performance.

Part of the new roof installation's success can also be attributed to the value of sourcing labor and materials locally. Early on, both the GC and the Airport Authority determined that working with a local roofing contractor and a roofing manufacturer that stocked materials locally was the best way to ensure success working with long construction schedules and possible delays due to challenging weather. That dedication to sourcing local paid off and can be seen firsthand in the newly opened airport which is in the process of being Gold Certified by the USGBC LEED program Both the GC and the Airport Authority are so pleased that this project has opened the door for Noorda BEC/Flyn to be working on Phase III of the airport slated to begin in the summer of 2021. Now that's a high-flying success! Excellent work Noorda BEC/Flynn!

 

WATERPROOFING CATEGORY WINNERS

Massachusetts General Hospoital - Blake Roof Helipad with a Sarnafil Membrane Roofing System
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) – Blake Roof Helipad – Boston, MA

Feeley McAnespie Inc - Lowell, MA

Feeley McAnespie, Inc, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, was hired to remove Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Blake Roof Helipad’s old roofing system and install the new replacement system. The project also required having to evacuate the roof for each incoming MedFlight helicopter. Often the crew had less than ten minutes' notice to secure all materials and equipment, along with clearing themselves from the area so the MedFlight helicopters could land safely! Talk about urgent. Read more below...

Massachusetts General Hospital Project Overview
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) – Blake Roof Helipad – Boston, MA

Feeley McAnespie Inc - Lowell, MA

If there was ever a roofing project that demanded the job site and workers to stay clean, clear, and on high alert, it's on an operational hospital helipad – especially during a pandemic.

Feeley McAnespie, Inc, a Sika Sarnafil Elite contractor, was hired to remove Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Blake Roof Helipad’s old roofing system and install the new replacement system. The project also required having to evacuate the roof for each incoming MedFlight helicopter. Often the crew had less than ten minutes' notice to secure all materials and equipment, along with clearing themselves from the area so the MedFlight helicopters could land safely! Talk about urgent.

To meet the high-performance demands of one of the most renowned hospitals globally, Building Enclosure Science, the roof consultant on the project, chose a Sarnafil Adhered Roof System utilizing G 410 Roof Membrane under concrete pavers. This system will provide MGH long-term watertight performance for decades to come – much-needed security at such an important location.

The project finished without incident, in the time frame agreed upon, and even under budget! Thanks to the excellent work of Feeley McAnespie, MGH, and its customers can rest assured knowing that the Blake Roof Helipad will remain open and operational for decades to come.

 

PAST YEARS PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

The winners of the annual 2019 Project of the Year Contractor competition were selected at the beginning of 2020 by Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in PVC roofing and waterproofing membranes.

Winners were recognized for outstanding workmanship in five categories: Low Slope - New Construction, Low Slope – Re-Roofing, Steep Slope, Sustainability, and Waterproofing, for projects completed using either Sarnafil or Sikaplan membrane.

“The 2019 Project of the Year contractors should be proud of their accomplishments,” said Brian J. Whelan, Sika Sarnafil’s Executive Vice President. “Every year we receive dozens of entries from contractors all over the country and the selection process judges everything from project complexity and design uniqueness to craftsmanship and creative problem-solving. Congratulations to this year’s winners – we salute your dedication to the roofing industry and look forward to seeing what 2020 has in store!”

LOW SLOPE (NEW CONSTRUCTION) CATEGORY WINNERS

Fiserv Forum
new construction - first place

F.D. Thomas, Inc. of Sacramento, California took home first place in the Low Slope – New Construction category for its work on the Chase Arena & Warriors Mixed-Use Office & Retail in downtown San Francisco, home of the Golden State Warriors.

MGM Casino
new construction - second place

The second-place winner in the New Construction category was ADCO Roofing & Waterproofing of Los Angeles, California for their impressive work on St. Andrew’s Second Home, a London-based creative business for entrepreneurs and innovators.

Allianz Field
new construction - third place

In third-place for this grouping was Chris Andersen Roofing & Erecting. Co. Inc. of East Rutherford, New Jersey for their successful installation of the Sarnafil Rhinobond System on the barrel and flat roof sections of the nation’s largest indoor waterpark, American Dream Core and Waterpark in Hopelawn, New Jersey.

LOW SLOPE (RE-ROOFING) CATEGORY WINNERS

Truck Manufactuing
re-roofing - first place

In the Low-Slope Re-Roofing category, Utah Tile and Roofing, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah was awarded first place for its hard-work on the Pepper River Data Processing Center. The state of the old roof along with weather conditions, a tight-construction window, and the precariousness of keeping the interior dry throughout the process made the installation particularly impressive.

Seacoast Tower
re-roofing - second place

Douglass Colony Group of Commerce City, Colorado was the second-place finisher for its unique and challenging installation on the historic Union Pacific Railroad Moffat Tunnel.

Google Spruce Hangar
re-roofing - third place

Red Pointe Roofing of Orange, California was the third-place finalist for its notable work on the UC – Irvine Schools of Law and Education.

STEEP SLOPE CATEGORY WINNERS

Mori Hosseini
steep slope - first place

In the Steep Slope category, Coatings Applications & Waterproofing Co. of St. Louis, Missouri earned first-place honors thanks to its beautiful installation of the Sarnafil Décor Roof System on The Ritz Carlton in Miami, Florida.

Del Norte
steep slope - second place

Jeff Eubank Roofing Co., Inc. of Fort Worth received a runner-up medal for its beautiful Sarnafil Décor Roof System and custom logo on the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Harriet G. Darnell Senior Facility
steep slope - third place

Warren Roofing & Insulation Co. of Walton Hills, Ohio completed a breathtaking installation of the Sarnafil Décor Roof System on the Ursuline Sisters – Merici Crossings project in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

SUSTAINABILITY CATEGORY WINNERS

Seamans Center
sustainability - first place

In the Sustainability Category, Nations Roof of Kennesaw, Georgia earned a first-place finish for its superb work on the Resurgens Plaza office tower in Atlanta Georgia. The roof is an excellent representation of a sustainable design, featuring a spectacular courtyard and community gathering space.

Capital One Arena
sustainability - second place

In second-place was Anthony Roofing Tecta America of Aurora, Illinois for their impressive installation on the Com Ed South Headquarters and their Sarnafil PVC membrane recycling efforts.

500 Kendall Street Cambridge MA
sustainability - third place

Rounding out the top-three for this grouping were Recover Green Roofs and W.S. Aiken for their terrific work creating two pollinator-friendly green roofs for the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard University.

WATERPROOFING CATEGORY WINNERS

Salesforce Transbay Transit Center
waterproofing - first place

CFE, Inc. of Elmira New York took first-place in the Waterproofing category for their outstanding work on the University of Virginia Hospital Expansion and installing the Sarnafil roofing and waterproofing systems for the significant areas of green roofing, solar systems, and heliport.

Urbana Apartments
waterproofing - second place

Second-place was awarded to McEnany Roofing of Temple Terrace, Florida for their beautiful installation utilizing Sarnafil membrane on the KPMG Lakehouse in Orlando.

Summit Hotel
waterproofing - third place

Central States Roofing of Ames, Iowa took third-place thanks to their notable green roof work on the Iowa State University Student Innovation Center.

Winners of the annual Contractor Project of the Year competition were announced at the beginning of 2019 by Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes. Winners were recognized for outstanding workmanship in five categories: Low Slope - New Construction, Low Slope – Re-Roofing, Steep Slope, Sustainability, & Waterproofing. For projects completed using a Sika thermoplastic membrane for roofing or waterproofing applications.

“Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Contractor Project of the Year competition,” said Brian J. Whelan, Sika Sarnafil’s Executive Vice President. “Each entry is judged on project complexity, design uniqueness, craftsmanship and creative problem solving. We salute the winners for their dedication to the roofing industry and installation excellence.”

LOW SLOPE (NEW CONSTRUCTION) CATEGORY WINNERS

Fiserv Forum
new construction - first place

Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, took home first place in the Low Slope – New Construction category for installing a beautiful Sarnafil roof on the Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee, home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. 

MGM Casino
new construction - second place

The second place winner in the New Construction category was Titan Roofing of Springfield, Massachusetts, for Springfield’s MGM Casino, which was built on a three-block area of downtown where many structures had been damaged by a tornado in 2011.

Allianz Field
new construction - third place

In third place for this grouping was Berwald Roofing & Sheet Metal of North St. Paul, Minnesota, for its terrific work on Allianz Field, a beautiful new stadium that will play host to Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United FC beginning this year.

LOW SLOPE (RE-ROOFING) CATEGORY WINNERS

Truck Manufactuing
re-roofing - first place

In the Low Slope – Re-Roofing category, Oregon’s Flynn BEC earned first-place honors thanks to its massive 484,000-square-foot installation of Sarnafil membrane on a truck manufacturing plant in Portland. 

Seacoast Tower
re-roofing - second place

Advanced Roofing of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, received a runner-up medal for its work on the Seacoast Towers Condominium in Miami Beach. 

Google Spruce Hangar
re-roofing - third place

Anning-Johnson Company of City of Industry, California, completed a successful installation of Reflective Gray Sarnafil G 410 and S 327 membrane on Google’s new office at the historic Spruce Goose Hangar in Los Angeles.

STEEP SLOPE CATEGORY WINNERS

Mori Hosseini
steep slope - first place

Hartford South of Orlando, Florida, was awarded first place for its work on the beautiful new Mori Hosseini Student Union on the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The structure’s iconic design features a roof that is comprised of convex radius at both the ridgeline and the eave, making installation difficult and laborious.

Del Norte
steep slope - second place

BEST Contracting Services of Gardena, California, was the second place finisher for the exquisite Del Norte County Regional Airport in Crescent City, California. 

Harriet G. Darnell Senior Facility
steep slope - third place

Ideal Building Solutions of Norcross, Georgia, was the third place finalist for its work on the busy Harriett G. Darnell Senior Facility in Atlanta. 

SUSTAINABILITY CATEGORY WINNERS

Seamans Center
sustainability - first place

Poly Vinyl Roofing of Mount Vernon, Iowa, grabbed first place in the Sustainability class for its superb work on the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, which is located on the campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. The company utilized Sarnafil S 327 membrane and the roof boasts sustainable features such as a green roof, solar panels and even a pair of bioswales that slow down and filter storm water runoff before it enters the sewer system. 

Capital One Arena
sustainability - second place

The second-place project was awarded to Tecta America MAGCO of Jessup, Maryland, for its impressive install and roof membrane recycling effort on the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. 

500 Kendall Street Cambridge MA
sustainability - third place

Feeley, McAnespie, Inc., of Lowell, Massachusetts, took third place thanks to its work on 500 Kendall Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

WATERPROOFING CATEGORY WINNERS

Salesforce Transbay Transit Center
waterproofing - first place

In the Waterproofing Category, BEST Contracting Services earned another honor, this time a first-place finish, for its superb work on the Salesforce Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. This marvel of engineering boasts a city park on the roof level, along with a restaurant and cafe. The roof park features a fountain that sprays each time a bus enters the level below, a gondola that ferries visitors to the park from the Salesforce building next door, walking paths and seating areas.

Urbana Apartments
waterproofing - second place

In second place was Tecta America Southeast of Sanford, Florida, for delivering a well-appointed, centrally located courtyard at the Urbana @ Hunter’s Creek apartment complex in Orlando. 

Summit Hotel
waterproofing - third place

Rounding out the top three for this grouping was Tecta America Zero Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, for its terrific work on a terrace roof at The Summit Hotel, also in Cincinnati.

In all, more than 40 projects from around the U.S. were submitted for evaluation in the 2018 Sika Sarnafil Project of the Year competition. First place winners were awarded cash prizes, recognition at an awards dinner at this week’s International Roofing Expo and marketing support in the form or advertisements, social media and public relations.