Sika Sarnafil  announced winners of the second annual Sika Sarnafil Roof Consultant Project of the Year competition today. First place was awarded to SRI Consultants, Inc., of Middleton, WI; second place to INSPEC, Inc., of Minneapolis, MN; and Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger of Los Angeles, California, won the third place honor. The competition recognizes and celebrates excellence in roofing design.
“We are proud to acknowledge the outstanding problem solving skills and overall excellence demonstrated by these award winning project teams,” said Brian J. Whelan, Senior Vice President of Sika Sarnafil. “Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Roof Consultant Project of the Year competition and to the building owners who were provided with long-lasting roofing solutions.”
Sika Sarnafil evaluated the competition entries and selected the winners based upon criteria that included creative problem solving, project challenges, design solutions, and unique skills employed to ensure the success of the project.
The winning entry from SRI Consultants involved the roof rehabilitation of the Dane County Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison, WI. Persistent snow accumulation on the roof and accompanying heat loss from the building led to a series of complex problems that included extensive ice formation and leakage. SRI Consultants developed a comprehensive system solution that included special heating and insulation components and robust roof membrane detailing and securement using Sika Sarnafil’s S327 roof membrane.
INSPEC was a key member of the design team responsible for the 2.5 acre green roof installed on the Target Center arena in downtown Minneapolis—home to the Minnesota Timberwolves professional basketball team. This green roof is the fifth largest in the U.S. and one of the dozen largest in the world. Using Sika Sarnafil’s G476 single-ply waterproofing membrane, the team came up with a green roof that weighed no more than the previous roof. INSPEC was also responsible for the rehabilitation of 28 smaller, non-vegetated roofs at the arena, located on four different levels, and specified Sika Sarnafil’s EnergySmart Roof membrane.
Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger was responsible for extensive exterior renovations to the Hollywood Palladium, a historic music, dance and entertainment venue in Los Angeles, California. The company called for more than 60,000 square feet of new roof to be installed over 16 adjacent roof areas, including a large barrel roof and curvilinear canopy. Tan-colored EnergySmart Roof membrane from Sika Sarnafil enabled the complex to maintain its “historic” look, while still meeting the state’s requirement for a “cool roof” that conserves energy.
About Sika AG
Sika AG, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, is a globally active company supplying the specialty chemicals market. It is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures in construction (buildings and infrastructure construction) and in industry (vehicle, building component and equipment construction). Sika’s product lines feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring and roofing and waterproofing membranes. Sika AG has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Canton, MA and approximately 11,000 employees link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all of its business relationships. With this business structure, Sika generates annual sales of CHF 4 billion.