We were very excited to hear from Comox Valley based Nelson Roofing and Sheet Metal yesterday that they won “best metal roof of the year” for their work on the Station. This from the industry trade magazine MetalMag in their 2011 Architectural Awards.
Having the building receive another award is pretty cool, but doubly so because Nelson Roofing and Sheet Metal really deserves recognition. Their work was really above and beyond (like many of our local trades). Early on in the process, Nelson Roofing and Sheet Metal proposed that they could handle the architectural sheet metal of our complex curved roof even beyond what the architects and engineers thought could be done. Previously we blogged about how the Roofing Contractors Association of BC was on site filming the install and speaking to the crew about how it worked.
Chicago based Metalmag is a trade resource for metal construction professionals depending on metal news and trends, innovative products and technologies, best practices, and project showcases. The winners of the 2011 Metalmag Architectural Awards have been selected from an impressive crop of approximately 150 entries, winners were chosen in the categories of Interiors, Metal Buildings, Residential, Retrofit, Roofs, Walls and Building Green. Along with the winners, the judges also selected 11 projects as honorable mentions. The judges for this year’s design competition were Raffi Tomassian, designer with DNK Architects Inc., Cincinnati; Jason Wright, associate with Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, D.C.; and Tim Wurtele, architect with HDR Inc., Omaha, Neb. The results of this year’s competition are posted here.
You can read the article about the roof in MetalMags digital edition here – go to pages 56-57.
Some of the crew from Nelson Roofing and Sheet Metal pose as they put the last of the curved roof panels down on the roof – very proud of their job and with good reason. Congratulations again! Its a thing of beauty!