Since 1995, NRCA annually has honored outstanding contributions to the roofing industry by recognizing NRCA members who have met standards of achievement in four categories: outstanding workmanship, innovative solutions, service to the community and service to the industry.
This year, at NRCA's 119th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, deserving NRCA members received the 2006 Gold Circle Awards for challenging projects, unique solutions and community involvement. Following are descriptions of the winning projects.
Gold Circle Award category: Outstanding workmanship—low slope
Recipient: Carlson Racine Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Racine, Wis.
Project: Johnson Athletic Center, Racine
Roof system types: Standing-seam copper roof system, SBS-modified bitumen and fully adhered EPDM
A college-preparatory day school, the Prairie School is settled on the shores of Lake Michigan in Racine. All its buildings were designed by Charles Montooth, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's influence on Montooth's work is evident in the unique campus buildings.