Sika Sarnafil, a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing systems, announced the winners of its 2007 Projects of the Year Competition.

Prospect Waterproofing Company of Sterling, Va., took first place in the Waterproofing class for their work at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms, in Ashburn, Va.


Prospect Waterproofing Company of Sterling, Va., took first place in the Waterproofing class for their work at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms, in Ashburn, Va.

Sika Sarnafil Presents Project of the Year Awards

CANTON, Mass. - Sika Sarnafil, a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing systems, announced the winners of its 2007 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 - Steep Slope, Low Slope, Waterproofing, and Sustainability. Nearly 30 contractors 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 Steep Slope category was Midland Engineering Company of South Bend, Ind., for their work on a truly unique and challenging high-rise condominium complex, The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge. This newly constructed facility, located in Covington, Ky., just across the river from Cincinnati, featured an average slope of 9 inches by 12 inches at heights ranging from 150 feet to 300 feet. Second place in this grouping was Allied Restoration Corporation of East Hartford, Conn. Third place went to Pfister Maintenance Inc., of Paterson, N.J.

In the Low Slope category, DRI Commercial of Irvine, Calif., was awarded first place for their efforts on the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, Calif. DRI Commercial installed some 170,000-square feet of Sika Sarnafil’s highly reflective, energy-efficient EnergySmart Roof® membrane - reroofing the entire facility without greatly impacting the hospital population.

Interstate Roofing and Waterproofing Inc. of Onalaska, Wis., was the second place finisher. Commonwealth Building Systems LLC of Rockland, Mass. took third.

Prospect Waterproofing Company of Sterling, Va., took first place in the Waterproofing class for their work at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms, in Ashburn, Va. The company installed more than 225,000 square feet of membrane as a base for an innovative, ecologically effective series of green roofs designed to hold vegetation and plant coverings. Second place went to F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Company Inc., of Milwaukee, Wis. And third place was KPost Company of Dallas, Texas.

In a Sustainability category, Solar Integrated Technologies Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif. was the inaugural victor for completing the largest Building Integrated Photovoltaic system in the world - the roofing system for the Tesco Fresh and Easy Market cold and freezer storage facility in Riverside, Calif. Solar Integrated Technology installed more than 650,000 square feet of membrane with energy-creating photovoltaic panels integrated directly within the Sika Sarnafil roofing material.

In second place was Silktown Roofing Inc., of South Grafton, Mass. And third place was Silktown Roofing Inc., of Manchester, Conn. For more information about Sika Sarnafil, visit www.sikacorp.com.

FLIR Offers Free Conferences

BOSTON, Mass. - FLIR Systems Inc announced it plans to hold more than 40 free conferences throughout the United States. The conferences will focus on infrared technology and how to use infrared cameras for a variety of applications including electrical and mechanical surveys, quality assurance for repair work, roofing, heating and cooling systems, predictive maintenance and more. The conferences will allow for hands-on demonstrations, time with FLIR product experts, opportunity to learn about new product enhancements and features, and FLIR's Infrared Training Center certification programs. Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged. To find a free conference near you and to register, call 800-254-0633 or visit www.infraredseminars.com.

Weekly Executive Report Serves Companies Doing Business With Latinos

There’s a new tool available to gain valuable insight into the Latino business and labor market. Speaker, consultant and columnist Ricardo González has launched The González Report, a weekly Executive Report designed to help those who work with or do business with Latinos. González leverages his firsthand knowledge of the Latino populace with years of business consulting and management to bring you the most important news, reports, and studies that affect business with Latinos. He offers concise, to-the-point commentary and analysis to help you quickly know what is happening in areas that affect business with Latinos. Special focus is given to the areas of management, immigrations, marketing, political and social events, reports and studies. To request this free weekly report, visit www.gonzalezreport.com/executivereport.htm.

John T. Morgan Roofing Celebrates 75 years

ROANOKE, Va. - John T. Morgan Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, one of Virginia’s most successful roofing contractors, will celebrate its 75-year anniversary in the spring of 2008. As a roofing contractor that specializes in the installation of both commercial and residential roofing systems, John T. Morgan consistently strives to exceed the demands of its customers and provide them with innovative solutions on every project. As John T. Morgan Roofing approaches its 75-year anniversary, this accomplishment affirms its commitment to providing superior products and services.

“This marks a milestone in the history of John T. Morgan Roofing,” said Nick Shears, vice president of sales and marketing at Carlisle SynTec. “They have truly established themselves as a leading roofing contractor, and will continue to do so as they persistently strive to provide quality service on each and every project.”

For more information about the products and services provided by John T. Morgan Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, call 540-342-7498 or visit www.johntmorganroofing.com.

CSI to Elevate Nine Members to Fellowship

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - CSI announced that they will elevate nine members to Fellowship status during the Honors and Awards Gala at CONSTRUCT2008 & CSI’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas on Friday, June 6. Fellows are nominated by their colleagues and selected by CSI’s Jury of Fellows in recognition of their accomplishments in advancing construction technology, improving construction specifications, educating people in the construction industry or advancing the goals of the Institute.

CSI members joining this distinguished group in 2008 are: Jim Balboni, CSI; R. Michelle Beard, CSI, CDT, SEGD; H. Michael Hill, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, LEED AP; Duane Johnson, CSI, CDT; Howard Levine, CSI, CDT; Dru Meadows, CSI, CCS, AIA; Mary Nowee, RA, CSI, CCS; Thomas Rauscher, CSI; and Edward Smith, CSI, FAIA.

In the organization’s 60-year history, only 376 members have been elevated to Fellowship. For more information on CSI Fellows or the 2008 Annual Convention, visit www.csinet.org.



Obituary: Dorothy Lawrence, 1924-2008

Dorothy M. Lawrence (nee Miller), 83, of Aurora, Ohio, died Feb. 19, 2008. She was born May 20, 1924. Mrs. Lawrence was the owner of the Laurenco Company and fellow member of A.S.T.M. Industry leaders said she was an asset to the industry and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her son, Jonathan (Jennifer); daughter, Caroline; and grandchildren, Jack and Elizabeth. Her husband, Jack, predeceased her. A memorial was held Feb. 25, 2008. Condolences may sent to: 571 Daleview Road, Aurora, Ohio 44202, or to the funeral home at: Blessings Funeral Home, 8592 Darrow Road, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087.