Best Contracting Services, Inc. of Gardena, Calif., won first place in the Low Slope category for its work at the Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. The contractor removed an older roofing system above several acute care departments and installed a Sika Sarnafil EnergySmart Roof® system, and without greatly impacting the hospital’s 24/7 operations.
Canton, MA. — February 18, 2009 – Sika Sarnafil, a leading manufacturer of vinyl roofing and waterproofing systems, has announced the winners of its 2008 Projects of the Year Competition. Twelve contractors were recognized for outstanding workmanship in completing a recent project utilizing a Sika Sarnafil thermoplastic membrane for roofing or waterproofing applications. A winner and two finalists were chosen from each of four different categories — Low Slope, Steep Slope, Waterproofing, and Sustainability.
More than 30 contractors from around the country submitted projects for evaluation in the annual competition. Entries were judged on project complexity, design uniqueness, project importance, craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. First place winners were awarded cash prizes and all finalists were presented with handsome recognition pieces.
First place in the Low Slope category was Best Contracting Services, Inc., of Gardena, California, for their work at the Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California. Best Contracting removed an older roofing system above several acute care departments and installed a Sika Sarnafil EnergySmart Roof® system — and without greatly impacting the hospital’s 24 / 7 operations.
Taking second place in this grouping was Total Building Maintenance, Inc., of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and third place went to Bloxsom Roofing & Siding Company of Traverse City, Michigan.
In the Steep Slope category, Peach State Roofing, Inc., of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was awarded first place for their efforts at the Mount Carmel Christian School in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Peach State replaced a 35,000 sq. ft. metal roof with a Sika Sarnafil Décor Roof System — making the facility watertight after years of leaking and giving the roof the appearance of standing metal seams. A-1 Roofing Company of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, was the second place finisher, and Meade Construction, Inc. of Fredericktown, Ohio was the third place finalist.
Mount Carmel Christian School, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Bloom Roofing Systems, Inc., of Brighton, Michigan, took first place in the Waterproofing class for their work at the H.H. Dow Academy, Ashman Court, in Midland, Michigan. The company installed a Sika Sarnafil waterproofing system under a 10,000 sq. ft. courtyard and put an end to chronic leaking which had adversely affected facilities below-grade for years. Second place in this category went to SLR Roofing Systems, Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, and third place to Dryspace, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
H.H. Dow Academy, Ashman Court, Midland, Mich.
In the Sustainability category, Silktown Roofing, Inc., of Derby, Connecticut, was the victor for employing an integrated photovoltaic system to reroof the 189,000 sq. ft. Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck, Connecticut. This roof included solar panels from Solar Integrated of Los Angeles, integrated with an energy-efficient vinyl membrane from Sika Sarnafil.
Naugatuck High School, Naugatuck, Conn.
In second place was T.L. Gowin & Company, Inc., of Cartersville, Georgia, and in third place for this grouping was Solar Integrated of Los Angeles.
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.
Subsidiaries in more than 70 countries worldwide 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.
For more information about Sika Sarnafil in the U.S., visit www.sikacorp.com.