Advanced Roofing Team Members Recognized for Exceptional Work in Membrane Roofing and Solar Energy at 2021 CASF Craftsmanship Awards
Advanced Roofing’s Terry Tilson and Jeff Madina were recently recognized with a Craftsmanship Award each by the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) for their skill and dedication to craftsmanship. Tilson was honored for his exceptional work in the category of Membrane Roofing for the Villa Magna Condominium re-roofing and HVAC project. Madina was honored in the Solar Energy category for his work on the COSTEX project in Miami.
Villa Magna Condominium
Villa Magna, one of the most exclusive and upscale condominium buildings in Highland Beach, Florida, needed a roof replacement, mechanical equipment, and lightning protection system in preparation for Florida’s rainy season. Terry Tilson and the team worked closely together as this project included multiple scopes of work, a split roof design, and a challenging location to utilize a crane with limited space along the beach on A1A. The old roofing system was removed down to the concrete deck and Durapax primer was installed along with one layer of PolyGlass Polybond smooth to ensure a watertight surface. Following the preparation work, the Advanced Air Systems HVAC crew and our Electrical division were then able to install the new air conditioning units, stands, and ductwork. The project was completed on time, within budget, and with no safety incidents or disruptions for residents.
When building their new headquarters in Doral, Florida, Costex Tractor Parts (CTP), which sells replacement parts for heavy machinery, made the commitment to going green from the beginning of their design process. With Jeff Madina’s expert craftsmanship, they now have South Florida’s second-largest solar roof, with nearly 4,000 panels delivering 1.6 megawatts of green energy. The system was designed to sustain high winds to take on Florida’s hurricane season each year. Utilizing Canadian Solar 395W and 400W panels on a lightweight concrete 120 mil Carlisle PVC Kee roof system, the team wrapped the roofing, skylights, safety rails with lightweight concrete. All were value engineered to higher performance PVC KEE membranes, with the walls fully encapsulated in membrane with 80 mil versus paint. The metals used were stainless steel versus galvanized. CTP now has a building that is not only operationally efficient, with all its resources under one roof, but one that is making a difference towards environmental progress.
“The Craftsmanship Award is our highest honor,” says Mike Fee, CASF director and President of Lotspeich Co. of Florida. The intent of our Craftsmanship Awards has always been to put the spotlight on jobsite craftsman whose skill and dedication make those projects possible.”
Since 1958, CASF has publicly recognized South Florida’s most skilled artisans at its annual Craftsmanship Awards. CASF honors as many as 50-60 craftsmen in dozens of categories each year. These range from mechanical piping and decorative concrete to glazed-block masonry and architectural woodwork. Learn more at https://www.casf.org/events/craftsmanship-awards/.