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FRSA's Underlayments Positions Among Early Wins for Our Code Modifications - August 2022 Mon, Aug 15, 2022 In late June, the Florida Building Commission held the first round of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings to review potential modifications to incorporate in the upcoming 2023 Florida Building Code 8th Edition (effective date 12/31/2023). It ... Read More

Competent Person - August 2022 Fri, Aug 12, 2022 We all want to stay abreast of OSHA requirements that are related to the construction industry. While there are many, one that is often overlooked is the OSHA standard 1926.32(f) or the requirement that an employer assign a competent person to each j... Read More

FRSA - 100 Years Strong - August 2022 Wed, Aug 10, 2022 Throughout 2022, this column will recap some of FRSA’s rich history, through accounts from meeting minutes and a published book called FRSA The First Half Century. Read More

A New Kind of Solar Roof - Timberline Solar Brings Roofing and Solar Together - August 2022 Mon, Aug 08, 2022 The solar power industry has traditionally been separate from the world of roofing. But recently, they’ve converged. This fusion makes sense: the best time to install a rooftop solar energy system is when you are getting a new roof and roofing contra... Read More

Commitment to Safety - August 2022 Thu, Aug 04, 2022 A commitment to safety requires that jobsite safety is placed above everything else. That means before profitability, costs, productivity, timelines, etc. Your employees are your number one asset, so by committing to safety, you are proving to them t... Read More

What You Should Know About Florida's Telephone Solicitation Laws - July 2022 Sun, Jul 31, 2022 If you run a business, you should be aware of Florida’s version of the national Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which legislators passed last year. This state version, Senate Bill 1120 (SB 1120), is similar to the federal TCPA and includes ... Read More

Understanding Productivity in Roofing - July 2022 Sat, Jul 30, 2022 According to a study published in the Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, a lack of productivity among U.S. and Canadian construction contractors costs them about $5.4 billion annually. Construction has lost productivity over the pas... Read More

Tool Maintenance - July 2022 Fri, Jul 29, 2022 When asked, “What are your most important assets that contribute to the success of your business, most owners will always say “My employees,” and they would be right. However, what is often overlooked and what represents a smaller line item in the bu... Read More

Property Insurance + Building Safety = Special Legislative Session - July 2022 Wed, Jul 27, 2022 The Florida Legislature convened in Special Session on May 23 to address the state’s ongoing crisis in residential property insurance. Over the course of approximately 72 hours, the Legislature accomplished passage of major reform legislation that ha... Read More

Meet FRSA's Awesome Team - July 2022 Mon, Jul 25, 2022 When I first began working for FRSA in 1985, we had 63 employees who worked for FRSA Services Corporation, our for-profit division. Together, we worked on items for FRSA’s different entities – the Association, Credit Union, Self Insurers Fund (SIF), ... Read More

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