Competition Highlights Excellence in Roofing Installation

CANTON, MA – March 1, 2017 – Sika is pleased to once again recognize outstanding achievement in the application of the company’s roofing and waterproofing systems with the announcement of the 2016 Projects of the Year winners.

The Projects of the Year competition highlights quality workmanship particularly noteworthy in the areas of design, application, and installation. The company is delighted to be associated with the dozens of projects submitted by its contractor network, and is truly grateful to have such a talented core of applicators representing the company and its products.

This event is competitive each year and this year drew nearly 50 entries from around the country. Sika offers congratulations to this year’s winners. Compliments to all on a job well done!


Commercial Roofing Project of the Year in Low Slope Category
Department of Energy’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant – Paducah, KY

The 64-year-old Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Ky., produced uranium until 2013. When it came time to deactivate and remediate the equipment, a new roof needed to be installed before operations could proceed safely. RSS Roofing Services & Solutions of St. Louis took on the complex project, installing a Sarnafil RhinoBond System using S 327 80 mil membrane and 1-inch glass facer ISO over the existing five gravel roofs.

Due to the sensitive environment, RSS workers had to go through an extensive training program. They were also required to receive materials on the perimeter of the 3,400-acre campus, then unload and shuttle the materials to the facility. Thanks to the outstanding work by RSS, the Paducah Plant was able to avoid the fallout of failing roofs.

Low Slope Runners-Up:

The second-place winner was Utah Tile & Roofing, Inc., of Salt Lake City for the Peace Coliseum at Overstock’s Corporate Campus, also in Salt Lake City.

Third place went to Advanced Roofing Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for their work on the important National Hurricane Center in Miami.


Sika Sarnafil Commercial Roofing Project of the Year Steep Slope Category
Endeavor Building at NVIDIA Headquarters – Santa Clara, CA

The Endeavor Building at NVIDIA Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., is as ingenious as the graphics that are created inside of it. The structure’s distinctive design is based on the triangle, the fundamental building block of computer graphics, and nowhere is that more evident than the roof.

The multifaceted, 270,000-square-foot roof features triangular-shaped surfaces that are separated by a two-foot-wide gutter system. Alliance Roofing Company installed a Sarnafil Décor Roof System comprised of G 410 60 mil membrane in Light Gray. Because the decking was being installed immediately before, one big challenge was having enough workable space to store material for each section. Alliance used its own ingenuity to get the job done both efficiently and flawlessly.


Midland Engineering Company, Inc., of South Bend, Ind., was the second-place finisher for the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Josall Syracuse, Inc., of Syracuse, N.Y., was the third-place finalist for their work on the Onondaga County Water Treatment Plant in Oswego, N.Y.


Commercial Roofing Project of the Year Waterproofing Category
Harvard Business School’s McArthur Hall/McCollum Center – Boston, MA

Recently, some of the brightest minds in the country turned to the brightest minds in roofing. When Harvard Business School wanted to replace a small, existing green roof with an intensive system covering 11,000-square feet, they looked to Recover Green Roofs of Somerville, Mass., for the answer.

Recover connected with Omni Ecosystems to become the Northeast’s first certified installer of their comprehensive green roof system. After Sarnafil G 410 membrane was installed, Recover put down Omni's ultra-light soil blend that grows a diverse variety of native species, which mimic the natural cycle of a meadow and self-regenerate with each season. This project is a living example of what is possible in sustainable roofing in an urban environment.

Waterproofing Runners-Up:

The second-place project was awarded to Nations Roof of Carolina for its impressive green roof on Central Piedmont Community College’s Pease Auditorium, which overlooks the skyline of Charlotte.

HRGM Corporation took third place thanks to their work on the Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

Sustainability Category

Commercial Roofing Project of the Year Sustainability Category
Zurich Insurance North America Headquarters – Schaumburg, IL

Featuring a combination of roofing, waterproofing, pavers and green roof modules, the roof on the new Zurich Insurance Headquarters is nothing short of a masterpiece. Sullivan Roofing installed the 150,000-square-foot roof using conventional, fully-adhered Sarnafil membrane over cover board, inverted roof membrane waterproofing assemblies with Hanover pavers and Live Roof green roof modules, as well as ILD EFVM leak detection at 16 different locations from the ground all the way to the 12th-floor penthouse.

Thanks in part to its Sarnafil roof, the building has earned a LEED Platinum rating. While Zurich Insurance will continue to protect its policyholders from hardships, this sustainable roof will protect Zurich Headquarters from the same.

Sustainability Runners-Up:

In second place was Noorda BEC of Salt Lake City for delivering a gorgeous solar roof with a Sarnafil membrane to the Vivint SmartHome Arena, also in Salt Lake City.

In third place for this grouping was BEST Contracting Services, Inc., of Gardena, Calif., for their fantastic work on the Los Angeles Convention Center.