Thursday, January 7, 2016

School Renovation Project in California Requires Careful Removal of Clay Roofing Tiles

A building at Napa High School in California has been repurposed as a technology center for students, staff and the community. Quattrocchi Kwok Architects and Lathrop Construction Associates preserved the building's historic look by carefully removing the Spanish-style red clay roofing tiles so they could be reused. They also reinforced and refurbished the building's wood timber trusses and installed environmental controls.


From NRCA

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

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Roof of Michigan Museum is Removed, Rotated, and Reset

The Hamburg Historical Museum in Michigan will get a new roof thanks to the Hamburg Township Historical Society's Raise the Roof campaign. The project involved lifting and rotating portions of the roof so they could be placed in a new configuration. An I-beam support and manufactured trusses also were installed, allowing a new roof to be constructed over part of the building.


From NRCA

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Construction Industry Likely Will Expand Despite The Fed Increasing Interest Rates

Federal Reserve officials announced Dec. 16 that they unanimously voted to raise short-term interest rates 0.25 percentage points; this is the first increase since June 2006. Dodge Data & Analytics' 2016 Construction Outlook report noted that long-term rate increases likely will be gradual and predicted slow but steady expansion for the overall construction industry 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, January 4, 2016

NRCA Releases Statement Commending Approval of Senate Amendment

NRCA has released a statement commending the House and Senate for approving the Senate amendment to H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations and Tax Measures. NRCA especially is pleased that several important tax provisions are extended on a permanent basis, which will provide greater certainty in tax policy and help NRCA members with business planning.


From NRCA

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