Friday, July 31, 2015

Illinois Central College Sports Complex Adds Green Roof

The CougarPlex at Illinois Central College has added a green roof to reduce heat during the summer and insulate the sports facility during the winter. "I think that if we are not the first, [then] we are one of the first in the area," said Troy Hattermann, ICC's director of facility planning and design. "I think there might be some other ones out there now. I think it's a trend that is catching on."

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Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Baxter Building in Texas Needs Asbestos-Filled Roof Replaced

The historic Baxter Building in downtown Harlingen, Texas, needs a new roof. Workers discovered asbestos in the current roof. The city may choose to install a temporary roof and delay placement of a permanent roof because of budget restrictions.

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Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Reroofing Continues at Oklahoma Auditorium

Reroofing is back on track at the S. Arch Thompson Auditorium in McAlester, Okla., as part of a $250,000 project that includes reroofing a former high-school building. The project should be completed by Alpine Roofing by Aug. 1, depending on the weather.


From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pennsylvania Capitol Complex Getting Multiple Roof Repairs

The Capitol Complex in Pennsylvania is undergoing numerous roof repairs, including $3.5 million in fixes and updates to the roof, skylight and windows on the Matthew J. Ryan Building. The Finance Building and Forum Building will get roof and gutter repairs totaling $8.1 million, and the Capitol's East Wing will receive new roofing -- and possibly a green roof -- in a $19 million project. Additionally, the Keystone Building will get a new roofing membrane, substrate, insulation and flashing.


From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rain Creates High Demand for Roofing Projects in Texas City

Lubbock, Texas, roofing contractors are in high demand because of storms and rain. J.R. Ferguson of J Ferg Pros said an estimated 15,000 homes need new roofs in the area. "It'll be sunup to sundown for the next couple of weeks, I would imagine," Ferguson said.


From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NRCA Will Hold Roofing Industry Regional Summit

Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit Oct. 15 in San Francisco.  Roofing professionals from the region are encouraged to participate, regardless of their affiliation with NRCA, and take advantage of this one-day learning experience, which will provide in-depth information about the most critical safety, risk management, technical, building code and legislative issues affecting roofing businesses.


From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Monday, July 20, 2015

Construction Spending Reaches Highest Level Since 2008

Construction spending increased 2.2% in April, the highest level since 2008, according to the Commerce Department. The monthly increase was the largest since May 2012 and calculates to annualized construction spending of $1 trillion. Private construction increased 1.8%. Private nonresidential construction increased 3.1%, and public construction increased 3.3%. 

From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Friday, July 17, 2015

N.C. Church Rooftop Solar Installation Tests State Law

Faith Community Church in Greensboro, N.C., now has a rooftop solar system and will purchase solar energy from the nonprofit that owns the panels. The arrangement defies state law, which prohibits anyone other than recognized utility companies from selling electricity. It may serve as a test case to bring clarity to the law.

From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kentucky Arts Council's Building to Get New Shingle Roof

The Richmond Area Arts Council in Kentucky will install a new roof on the Episcopal Church building that houses its arts center. Hendricks Roofing will complete the $60,000 re-shingling project on the 128-year old structure.


From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Monday, July 13, 2015

Study: Roofing Demand to Rise 3.9% Annually Through 2019

U.S. demand for roofing is forecast to grow 3.9% annually through 2019, hitting a market size of $21.4 billion, a study said. The rebound is due to strong construction activity, according to a Freedonia Group study. Roofing tiles will see the fastest growth, while plastic and metal roofing will also enjoy above-average growth, the study said. 

From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100

Tampa, FL 33606

Friday, July 10, 2015

Senator Sponsors Congressional Recognition of National Roofing Week

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) sponsored congressional recognition of National Roofing Week in the Congressional Record. The recognition explains a roof's importance as a component of a home or business and recognizes National Roofing Week and its purpose.


From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606

Thursday, July 9, 2015

200-Year-Old Home Gets Grant for Handcrafted Cedar Shingles

The Scribner House, New Albany, Indiana's oldest framed house, will get a $7,000 grant toward a cedar shingle reroofing project. The Piankeshaw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution owns the home, which was built in 1814, and wants to replace the roof with handcrafted, historically accurate cedar shingles.


From NRCA

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
Trent Cotney, P.A.
407 N. Howard Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606