February 2023 Blog Archive

Accident Investigation Wed, Feb 22, 2023 Jorge Castanon, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurer's Fund An accident investigation is a detailed analysis aimed at discovering the factors that led to an accident that caused a potential injury or injuries and property damage. An a... Read More

Evaluating Contract Profitability, Part 1 Mon, Feb 20, 2023 John Kenney, CPRC, CEO Cotney Consulting Group What is the language of business? The answer is accounting. Accounting speaks to owners and managers through numerous reports and financial statements, including a balance sheet, income s... Read More

Ergonomic Guidelines - Using Four-Wheel Carts in Roofing, Part 3 Sat, Feb 18, 2023 Dr. Ken-Yu Lin and Dr. Zhenyu Zhang, SHARE Lab College of Built Environments, University of Washington In last month’s issue, we discussed workplace setup and site pre-task planning. In this third and final article, we’ll focus... Read More

Multi-Pipe Penetrations: The Bane of Roofing Thu, Feb 16, 2023 Thomas W. Hutchinson, AIA, CSA, Fellow-IIBEC, RRCReprint permission - Roofing Magazine A Checklist Can Help Multiple Trades Coordinate Their Work on Pipe Curbs It never ceases to amaze me the way pipe penetrations through the roof are flashed ... Read More

When You Think You Have Seen It All...Think Again Tue, Feb 14, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical Services Approximately a month after Hurricane Ian made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida, I received a group email from the Roofing Industry Committee o... Read More

Disaster Contractors Network Connects Homeowners to Contractors for Post-Hurricane Repairs Sun, Feb 12, 2023 DCN Online In the aftermath of Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, Floridians are working hard to rebuild their lives. When it comes to making home repairs, a Florida licensed contractor will help ensure homeowners don’t become vict... Read More

Property Insurance Special Session Fri, Feb 10, 2023 Chris Dawson, Attorney, GrayRobinson The Florida Legislature convened in December for a second special session on property insurance, yielding another round of reforms to try to prop up the state’s struggling marketplace. During the ... Read More

Indemnification: Understanding the Three Levels Wed, Feb 08, 2023 Trent Cotney, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP When you review a contract, do you fully understand the indemnity clause and how it will affect you? This clause is one of the most litigated in the construction industry, so it is often high... Read More

Roofers Can Expect Growth in 2023 But Labor, Inflation Woes Keep Pressure on Mon, Feb 06, 2023 Brad Bush, Senior Vice President, HUB International The US roofing industry can expect to see continued growth in 2023 and further into the future. But even a healthy backlog of work won’t be sufficient to offset the forces keeping the squeeze on ... Read More