Monday, November 16, 2015

Rooftop Solar Helps New York's Tompkins County get EPA Recognition

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized New York's Tompkins County as a Green Power Partner thanks in part to its use of rooftop solar. The county generates more than 84,000 kilowatt hours of green electricity each year with a 147-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on its library. Other initiatives include installing solar panels on almost all county facilities and becoming a leader for the state in installed solar capacity.


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Friday, November 13, 2015

Roof Almost Done on North Dakota State University's New $11 Million Aquatic Center

Arched roof trusses were recently put into place on North Dakota State University's new Aquatic Center. The $11 million project is close to being completed. The facility, which is nearly enclosed now, is set to open next summer.


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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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

11% Jump in Commercial Construction is Expected Next Year

The 2016 Dodge Construction Outlook estimates that commercial construction will increase 11% next year, compared with a 4% increase this year. Multifamily housing, which was up 18% this year, will fall back, likely increasing a more modest 7%. Construction of religious buildings was up 2.3% this year and could increase 3.2% next year, according to the report. However, construction of manufacturing plants will likely decline, while public works projects will be little changed.

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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, November 11, 2015

Student Researches Ball Moss as Green Roof Material

William Niendorff, an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, is researching ball moss as a potential green roof material. "One of the greatest things about [the plants] is that they don't need soil at all, which means that if you're using them for a type of green wall or green roof, you don't have to worry about that extra weight on the structure," Niendorff said.


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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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

$7 Billion in Construction Projects Underway in Boston

Eighty-three construction projects in Boston worth $7 billion are changing the city. The work signals a demographic shift, as populations move to the core of the city. Projects include apartment buildings, retail space and hotels.


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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