NRCA has awarded four of its member contractors with the prestigious Gold Circle Award during its 130th Annual Convention held March 1-3 in Las Vegas. 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 2017 Gold Circle Award winners are:
Outstanding Workmanship: Low-slope
Black Roofing Inc., Boulder, Colo., won for its work on Denver International Airport’s south terminal development program. Working in cold weather on a prairie site with constant wind requiring full-time use of face masks, Black Roofing workers installed 97,000 square feet of monolithic membrane, including custom-tapered polystyrene insulation; 47,000 square feet of hot fluid-applied waterproofing at a public transit center, including fabricating and installing more than 250 copper weep inserts; 4,000 square feet of hot fluid-applied waterproofing on an indoor pool level; and 2,000 square feet of hot fluid-applied waterproofing on grade-level planters, including fabrication and installation of custom-made stainless-steel counterflashing. More than 450 tons of 4- to 6-inch cobble ballast, hoisted one bucket at a time, was installed in designated “art” areas. Detailing the extensive amount of membrane terminations and penetrations required a custom-fabricated, heavy-gauge stainless-steel termination bar measuring more than 1 mile. Working with two kettles on the roof deck at all times required extensive safety measures for which Black Roofing also was awarded a Gold Circle Safety Award.
Outstanding Workmanship: Steep-slope
Mahan Slate Roofing Co. Inc., Springfield, Mass., won for its work on Groton Schoolhouse Bell Tower, Groton, Mass. Mahan Slate Roofing workers replicated the bell tower’s copper work and weathervane; installed 60 squares of slate; replaced flat-seam copper on the bell tower floor and copper dormers; installed mahogany wood trim and custom heavy-duty copper gutters; and restored the clockworks and bell. In addition, the lights that illuminated the bell tower were not historically accurate, so Mahan Slate Roofing workers built recessed copper troughs into the slate and copper so the lights would be hidden from view. The custom-fabricated copper dome then was gilded in 14-karat gold to create a campus focal point.
Innovative Solutions: New Construction
Utah Tile & Roofing Inc., Salt Lake City, won for its work on Provo City Center Temple, Provo, Utah. In 2010, a devastating fire destroyed most of the original 1885 building. When the structure was rebuilt, it was converted into a temple. Utah Tile & Roofing installed more than 183,000 square feet of monolithic membrane at a mat sab under the entire building, 203,000 square feet of plaza deck waterproofing and 56,200 square feet of foundation wall waterproofing to encapsulate the building. To remain consistent with the original Victorian Gothic period, Utah Tile & Roofing workers installed a slate roof system with four steep spires and a center tower (a key feature of the building), copper trim, cast brass rain gutter brackets, copper gutters and downspouts. In addition, Utah Tile & Roofing workers field-fabricated ice-melt systems at the base of each spire and all gutter locations. Steep slopes ranging from 18:22 to 22:12 and heights up to 160 feet warranted extensive safety measures, for which Utah Roofing & Tile also won a Gold Circle Safety Award.
Service to the Industry
Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, won for its Associated General Contractors Construction Career Day. For the past three years, Commercial Roofers has hosted booth space, exposing local high school students to the various jobs available in the construction industry. Commercial Roofers provided students with the opportunity to practice hands-on heat-welded TPO membrane patches while the company’s superintendent and project manager answered questions about industry jobs, training, education and general interest inquiries. About 900 students from Clark County School District participated.