NRCA has awarded eight of its member contractors with the prestigious Gold Circle Award during its 129th Annual Convention held Feb. 17-19 in Orlando. The award recognizes outstanding workmanship and contributions to the roofing industry, including unique roofing-related jobs, programs and services. Additionally, two companies received a Gold Circle Safety Award for demonstrating superior safety measures.
The 2016 Gold Circle Awards were presented in the following categories:
Outstanding Workmanship: Low-slope
Castro Roofing of Texas LP, Dallas, won for its work on Southern Methodist University Owen Arts Center in Dallas. Working from 18 roof elevations, Castro Roofing of Texas installed a 102,600-square-foot polymer-modified bitumen roof system, a 5,300-square-foot composite shingle roof system, 78 skylights and a lightning protection system. In addition, the public project posed unique safety challenges for which Castro Roofing also was awarded a Gold Circle Safety Award.
Outstanding Workmanship: Steep-slope
Baker Roofing Co., Raleigh, N.C., won for its work on Kansas State House, the tallest architectural dome in the U.S. Located in Topeka, Baker Roofing completed work on the 21,300-square-foot dome using 20-ounce standing-seam copper panels created from templates to account for differences in compound curvatures and spacing the attachment points. In total, the dome required 230 linear feet of built-in monumental gutter constructed from 32-ounce copper and 752 linear feet of 24-ounce copper rib molding.
Midland Engineering Co., South Bend, Ind., won for its work on Cathedral of St. Paul, Birmingham, Ala. Constructed in 1893, the Cathedral of St. Paul’s Gothic Revival design incorporates intricate, multicolored slate patterns on the main roof and includes several steeples, ornate copper cornices and dozens of unique architectural copper features commissioned specifically for the church more than a century ago. Midland Engineering reproduced historically accurate slate patterns in multiple colors; six large slate crosses; dozens of copper finials and turrets; and more than 500 feet of copper cornices and radius gutters with matching straps.
Innovative Solutions: New Construction
United Materials LLC, Denver, won for its work on the Science Pyramid at Denver Botanical Gardens. The unique 3,800-square-foot facility was designed to mimic nature and seeks to educate visitors about the world of plants through a scientific lens. United Materials’ work incorporated 4-foot-wide hexagonal concrete composite roofing and 4-foot-wide hexagonal skylights and grates across 16 roof planes in varying degrees and slopes, as well as the installation of a drainage system for sump pumps to drain into an adjacent pond.
Innovative Solutions: Reroofing
Wedge Roofing Inc., Petaluma, Calif., won for its work on Small Precision Tools located in Petaluma. Working in nearly inaccessible areas with hundreds of nonconventional rooftop penetrations over a manufacturing facility that functions 24 hours a day, Wedge Roofing devised an approach to applying spray polyurethane foam (SPF) that included pre-applying the SPF to a rigid substrate, sliding the substrate beneath the roof obstructions and seamlessly integrating the components into the surrounding roof areas. This intricate method allowed the rooftop equipment to only be temporarily suspended, fabricating equipment curbs to code-compliant heights to facilitate the roof system installation, all without service interruption.
Service to the Community
Burns & Scalo Roofing Co. Inc., Pittsburgh, won for its work with The Education Partnership’s Adopt-A-School Program in Pittsburgh. The program connected Burns & Scalo Roofing with Whittier Elementary, an inner city school comprised of more than 200 students. Burns & Scalo employees and their families assembled “Power Tool” school kits containing essential supplies to help students with their classroom assignments and homework outside the classroom.
King of Texas Roofing Co., Grand Prairie, Texas, won for its work on Momentous Institute in Dallas. The organization serves 6,000 kids and family members directly each year through mental health programs and a social emotional health-based curriculum at its Momentous School. In honor of National Roofing Week held July 5-11, 2015, King of Texas Roofing led an effort to provide a new TPO roof system for the Momentous Institute’s 300-square roof and provided the labor.
Kirberg Co., St. Louis, won for its work on the Center for Women in Transition, St. Louis. The Center for Women in Transition assists women in the criminal justice system with making successful transitions to their families and communities. When a new roof was needed at the transitional housing facility, Kirberg Co. donated the materials and labor to get the job done.
Gold Circle Safety Awards
Castro Roofing of Texas LP, Dallas, won for its work on Southern Methodist University Owen Arts Center in Dallas. Working from 18 roof elevations, Castro Roofing of Texas installed a 102,600-square-foot polymer-modified bitumen roof system, a 5,300-square-foot composite shingle roof system, 78 skylights and a lightning protection system.
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Farmers Branch, Texas, won for its work on Dallas Love Field, a city-owned public airport in Dallas. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing’s work included a new 95,000-square-foot two-ply polymer-modified bitumen roof system on the main terminal, new baggage claim area, and two ticketing wings and concourses. The company also installed a 40,000-square-foot TPO roof system on the roadway canopy and 12,000 linear feet of aluminum coping on all combined roofs. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing’s 10-person crew worked for four years to complete the massive project on time and with no safety incidents.
For more information on NRCA’s Gold Circle Awards, visit www.nrca.net/roofing/Gold-Circle-Awards-703.