In the late spring months of 2017, the facilities project manager at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, determined that the roof on Kinnicutt Hall needed to be replaced. The campus building was covered by an aging built-up roof that was no longer performing at the desired level.

The aging built-up roof on WPI's Kinnicutt Hall was replaced by Sika's Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered membrane

WPI was forced to decide whether to replace the roof during the summer months when Kinnicutt Hall would be occupied, or risk waiting for Thanksgiving break when the building wouldn't be occupied but cold weather and other campus renovations could pose an issue.

If the school chose a summer installation, it was vital that the project not produce any odors or VOCs as there would be occupants inside the building on a daily basis.

After visiting the roof and assessing the situation, a Sika Roofing representative suggested using the Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered membrane, which contains no VOCs and is odor-free. In addition, the G 410 SA membrane could even be used during a late fall/early winter installation as it handles colder temperatures with ease and has the ability to be installed in temperatures as low as 20°F.

Ultimately, WPI decided on the summer installation and awarded the project to Rockwell Roofing, Inc., of Leominster, Massachusetts, one of Sika Roofing's authorized applicators.

Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered Membrane was successfully installed on WPI's Kinnicutt Hall

Rockwell is a "traditional" contractor that prefers the use of tried-and-true systems, but the ease of installation of the Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered membrane helped the project go smoothly and be completed in record time.

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