Roofing Project of the Year
Sika Sarnafil Announces 2012
Contractor Roofing Project of the Year Winners
Roofing Contractors Judged on Project Complexity, Design Uniqueness,
Craftsmanship, and Creative Problem Solving
February 5, 2013 – CANTON, MA – Winners of the 2012 Contractor
Project of the Year Competition were announced today by Sika
Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and
waterproofing membranes. The competition highlights excellence in roofing
installation and the winners include: Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Manteca, CA;
Cowles Hall at Elmira College in Elmira, NY; George W. Bush Presidential Center
in Dallas, TX; and the Arizona State University Student Recreation Center in
Sustainability Category Winners
In the Sustainable category, Star
Roofing Inc. of Phoenix, AZ won for the Arizona State University Student
Recreation Center. The roofing project involved the tedious and time-consuming
task of flashing the many pipe stands required by a newly installed solar system
that is now delivering heat, air conditioning and hot water to the building
while also heating an adjacent pool.
The lifespan for solar modules can be decades necessitating a long-lasting roof surface that can perform for an equal number of years or more. ASU launched a major rooftop solar initiative several years ago and seeks out roof systems that will outlast the solar system.
The university’s Student recreaction Center now features solar-ready EnergySmart Roof® and solar system that is delivering heat, air conditioning and hot water to the building while also heating an adjacent pool.
Piping for the solar system was rack-mounted and required 550 support members attached to the steel deck. Locations for these support posts were marked and Star Roofing teams cut through the existing insulation to expose the steel deck, with a steel plate and steel tube then attached to the deck. Star Roofing had EPS custom-cut and used it to fill these holes and fit over and around the tubing.
The project involved the tedious and time-consuming task of flashing the many pipe stands required by the solar system, with the EnergySmart Roof greatly simplifying this process thanks to its inherent flexibility and weldable seams.