Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ohio City Offers Emergency Roofing Repair Program for Residents

The Akron, Ohio, Department of Planning and Urban Development announced an emergency roofing repair program that will provide grants and deferred loans to residents with leaky roofs. Homeowners can use the funds for roofing, sheeting, downspouts and gutters if they qualify.

From NRCA

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Retractable Roof Work at Arthur Ashe Stadium Continues

Construction crews are continuing work on the retractable roof over the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center's Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y. These photos capture the project from a variety of vantage points. The roof should be completed in 2016.


From NRCA

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

Private Construction Plays Significant Role in State Economies

Over the last 18 years, the value added by the private construction industry as a percentage of real (inflation-adjusted) national gross domestic product declined from a high of 6.17% in 1997 to a low of 3.66% in 2014 (the latest year for which annual data are available). Prior to 2014, the previous low percentage of GDP for the construction industry was 3.7% in 2011, inching up to 3.77% in 2012 and 2013 as both economic and construction activity increased. Although not included in these figures, the U.S. economy also benefits from purchases related to construction projects, such as equipment for a new factory, furniture for an office or residential property, and appliances for commercial and residential units. These additional purchases add at least 2-3% to the impact of the construction industry on the economy.


From ABC Newsline

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Connecticut Church Gets Solar Rooftop Installation

Black Rock Congressional Church in Fairfield, Conn., received a 132 kW solar installation on its new building. The installation has 418 ReneSola panels and 104 Hanwha panels on Ecofoot 2 racking. The racking was selected for its flexibility in tilt angle. Four Solectria string inverters were installed to protect the system in the event of a single point of failure.

From NRCA

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

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Missouri Woman Receives Free Roof Through No Roof Left Behind Contest

Bordner Installation Group of Raytown, Mo., will install a free roof for Tami Dickerson after she received more than 50% of the votes in a No Roof Left Behind contest. Bordner also secured local companies to help with gutter cleaning and tree trimming. Dickerson suffers from a rare immune disorder that made it financially difficult to get a new roof for her home.


From NRCA

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Roofers in Demand as San Francisco Prepares for El Nino

Forecasters have predicted a wet winter for the San Francisco area, prompting a surge in property owners seeking roof work in advance of the rain. R.E. Roofing is fielding three times its typical number of service requests. However, "there's not enough workforce to get to all the jobs when the calls come in, it's such a large amount," said Yale Proctor of R.E. Roofing.

From NRCA

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

Tuesday, October 13, 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

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cleaning Products Firm's Factory to Have Largest Rooftop Greenhouse in the World

Method, a cleaning products company, will soon have the world's largest rooftop greenhouse on one of its factories. The 75,000-square-foot greenhouse is expected to produce 1 million pounds of greens annually.


From NRCA

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

Monday, October 5, 2015

West Virginia County Courthouse to Get Roof Repairs

The Randolph County Courthouse in West Virginia will receive about $25,000 in repairs to its clay tile roof this fall. The structure has missing tiles and water damage on interior walls. "The general condition of the roof itself is not bad, but if we don't do something and do something quickly, it could deteriorate to the point that it causes us major problems," said Mike Taylor, Randolph County Commission president.


From NRCA

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Ohio Church to Get New Slate Roof After 150 Years

St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lancaster, Ohio, will get a new slate roof for the first time in 150 years, requiring 17,400 pieces of slate. The original steel nails are now rusted, and there are also problems with the roof's ridges and copper flashing. Rogers Roofing of Westerville, Ohio, will install about 56 tons of slate for about $336,000.


From NRCA

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