Monday, August 31, 2015

Great Lakes Roofing Aims to Build New Headquarters in Wisconsin

Great Lakes Roofing hopes to build a 13,278-square-foot facility for its new headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The building would house 13 corporate staffers and 30 field employees. The village's architectural control board is considering the design of the proposed two-story building.

From NRCA

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

Beacon Roofing Supply to Buy Roofing Supply Group for $1.1 Billion

Beacon Roofing Supply will purchase distributor Roofing Supply Group for $1.1 billion, which includes the company's debt. The deal is expected to close Oct. 1.

From NRCA

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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Roof Work Begins on Anfield Stadium in England

The roofing process at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, has begun with the raising of a 650-metric-ton truss. The stadium will be expanded to three tiers, boosting capacity by 8,500 people.

From NRCA

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Green Roof Design Should Consider Maintenance Needs

Green roof designs should take maintenance needs into account with careful plant selection and sustainable plans for irrigation, fertilization and weed control. Plant selection should include hardy local varieties and drought-tolerant plants like Sedum and mosses. Installing a thin-layered waterproof membrane system with synthetic water-retention layers can help prevent weeds and cut down on maintenance requirements.

From NRCA

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

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lack of Roof Maintenance During Drought Leads to Problems

Recent rain in the northern section of California's San Luis Obispo County revealed roof problems exacerbated by maintenance lapses during the ongoing drought. "A lot of people when it's not raining -- in a drought like we have been -- they wait till the last minute. So we've had people calling us saying their whole living room is flooded, house is flooded, drips in the kitchen, all kinds of different things," said William Duggins of Mid State Roofing.

From NRCA

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Solar Companies Reducing "Soft Costs" Through New Designs

With the cost of solar panels falling, reducing the "soft costs" associated with installation is a critical priority for solar companies. New mounting systems could help reduce the time and money needed for rooftop installations. For example, a PV mounting system from QuickMount does away with long rails, which reduces the amount of bolts that must be drilled into roofs.


From NRCA

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Texas School District OKs $620K Duro-Last System for Roof Repairs

The Glen Rose School District in Texas is installing a $620,568 Duro-Last Roofing System to address roof damage at the high school and junior high. The roof repairs will be performed by DK Haney Roofing. After the repairs, the roofs will have a 20-year warranty.

From NRCA

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

Friday, August 14, 2015

Asymmetrical Design to Help ETFE Roof on Vikings Stadium Withstand Snow

The ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene roof on the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium will be equipped with several features to help it withstand heavy snow. For example, it will have an asymmetrical design and a catch-basin gutter system around the roof. Meanwhile, thin cables will be used to help support the ETFE panels.

From NRCA

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Repairs on N.Y. Church Roof will Require Lifting Roof, Pulling Walls Back In

The 107-year-old First Congregational Church in Riverhead, N.Y., aims to replace its cedar shake roof with an asphalt or metal roof, as the roof has begun to collapse. "We're going to do a weight reduction of 6,000 pounds in the ceiling and 25,000 pounds on the roof material," said Richard Cox of RC Construction. The work will involve lifting the roof and then using cables to pull the walls back in.

From NRCA

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Roof Trusses Installed at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento

The Golden 1 Center, the new home of the Sacramento Kings, saw its new roof begin to take shape as the first trusses went into place Monday. The two trusses are the start of the roof framework for the open-air court. The project should be completed in October 2016.

From NRCA

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Green Roof Maintenance Requires Membrane Inspections

Green roof maintenance must involve testing of the waterproofing membrane, beginning with flooding it with water before planting to check for leaks. It is best to choose a membrane that is highly resistant to roots. The membrane should get regular inspections after planting to check for leaks and drainage backup.

From NRCA

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

Monday, August 10, 2015

Los Angeles Skyscraper Schedules $50M in Upgrades, Including Rooftop Observatory

About $50 million in improvements will be made on the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles. A rooftop observatory will be part of the upgrades.


From NRCA

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

Friday, August 7, 2015

Builders in Dubai to Construct 3D-Printed Building

The world's first fully functional 3D-printed building is set to be erected by builders in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. "This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors," said Mohammed Al Gergawi, UAE's Minister of Cabinet Affairs and chairman of the UAE National Innovation Committee. The 2,000-square-foot building will be printed layer by layer with a 20-foot-tall 3D printer.


From NRCA

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

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Construction Materials Prices, Dominated by Crises Economics, Expand Slightly in June

Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded 0.2 percent in June after increasing 1.1 percent in May. Year-over-year prices were down 2.2 percent in June and prices have not increased on an annual basis for the past seven months. The last time this occurred was the third and fourth quarter of 2009 when the global economy was still reeling from the financial crisis; however, June's year-over-year decline in construction input prices was the smallest of 2015. Prices of inputs to nonresidential construction industries rose 0.3 percent on a monthly basis, but are down 3.6 percent on a yearly basis.

From ABC Newsline

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

Florida Goodwill's "Solar for Good" Initiative Launches with New Roof

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida launched its "Solar for Good" initiative by showcasing the 12,000-square-foot solar array on the roof of its store in Oviedo. The installation is part of an effort to put solar arrays on nine Goodwill stores in the next five years. The project should save the charity almost $5.4 million on energy over the next 25 years.

From NRCA

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