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GCP Applied Technologies Green Roofs

Green Roofs & the Storm Water Crisis

By Damla Boyer, Product Manager, GCP Applied Technologies. Green roofs offer significant benefits in urban storm water mitigation. From Chicago City Hall to Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel, green roofs are growing fast. They’ve been well established in Europe for years, and now have taken hold in North America. In 2016, Toronto was recognized ...


IKO Canadian Company

Did You Know About IKO’s Canadian Roots?

By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner. IKO shares its history as a pioneer and leader in the global roofing and related products industry. IKO was founded in 1951 in Canada. It first manufactured building paper and then expanded to include coated roll roofing. Its first asphalt shingle was made in 1954, and ...


NRCA Implementing Technology

Report Shows Contractors Struggle with Implementing Technology

By NRCA. As technology use increases in the construction industry, contractors are struggling regarding how to implement innovations to ensure productivity and profitability, according to gangbox.oncenter.com. JBKnowledge’s 2019 Technology in Preconstruction Report says contractors not only have to find and justify an IT budget but also must research, test and implement new technology ...


SOS EMR Blog

What is This EMR My Insurance Guy Keeps Talking About and Why Should I Care?

By Safety Operation Services. Experience Modification Rate (EMR) has a big impact upon a business. The EMR is a number used by insurance companies to gauge past cost of injuries and future chances of having an accident. The lower the EMR of your business, the lower your worker compensation insurance premiums will ...


GAF Air Barriers vs. Vapor Retarders

Air Barriers vs. Vapor Retarders

By James R Kirby, GAF. Air Barriers vs. Vapor Retarders — do you know the differences? The use of air barriers and vapor retarders in construction is increasing rapidly, but many people — from building designers through specifiers to installers — remain confused as to the differences between them. There are many questions ...


Topps - Hurricane Blog

Preparing Commercial Roofs for Hurricane Season

By Topps Products. Historically, roughly three major hurricanes hit the United States every five years, and in recent years that average has increased.  Hurricanes are a serious threat to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. In 2017 alone, hurricanes caused roughly $282 billion in damage to the United States and the Caribbean, with ...


FiberTite How Solar Panels

How Solar Panels Impact Commercial Roof Systems

By Aubrey Barto, FiberTite. With the need for sustainable energy ever growing, some people turn to solar panels as a potential solution. The overall impact of these solar array systems needs to be taken into consideration; this includes more than just potential cost savings. If the proper steps are not taken, solar ...


WSRCA Reduce Burden on Employers

How OSHA is Trying to Reduce the Burden on Employers

By Cotney Construction Law for WSRCA. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is instituting a handful of new rules that took effect on July 15, 2019. The overarching goal of these updates is to streamline processes, decrease paperwork, and preserve funds. The final rule will lead to fourteen standards revisions related to record ...


CertainTeed Job Site  Safety

Job Site Safety: Fatal Falls At Their Highest Level in 26 Years

By Cara Corridoni, CertainTeed. Construction accounted for 19 percent of all worker deaths in 2017, with roofers ranking fourth among all occupations. No one will deny a job in construction is hard work. The days are long, the conditions demanding, the loads heavy. There is no getting around the physical stress of ...


FiberTite Common Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks

6 Common Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks

By FiberTite. The purpose of any roof system is to keep water out of and divert it away from the building. Seems like a simple enough task but it is far from easy. But sometimes roofs leak, and they leak for numerous reasons and for the most part, the least of all are the ...


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