Codes and Standards

Four Ways California's New Energy Code Will Affect Contractors Nationwide
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Four Ways California's New Energy Code Will Affect Contractors Nationwide

Even though the code is state specific, the Golden State’s massive market means it... More

Code Requires Working Platform for Roof-Mounted Equipment
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Code Requires Working Platform for Roof-Mounted Equipment

The requirement affects equipment that will require servicing and is mounted on a... More

Ten Years On, Virginia Tech's School of Construction Stays Ahead of the Curb
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Ten Years On, Virginia Tech's School of Construction Stays Ahead of the Curb

Co-founding donors A. Ross Myers and John R. Lawson II reflect on 10 successful... More

Fed Raises Rates for First Time in 2016, Anticipates 3 Increases in 2017
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Fed Raises Rates for First Time in 2016, Anticipates 3 Increases in 2017

The Federal Reserve said it would raise its benchmark short-term interest rate for... More

OSHA Updates Fall Protection and Walking-Working Surface Standards
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OSHA Updates Fall Protection and Walking-Working Surface Standards

The new final rule has implications for roofers and is intended to curtail fall... More

7 Ways a Trump Presidency Could Impact Contractors
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7 Ways a Trump Presidency Could Impact Contractors

His plans for trade, immigration and regulation reduction could cut both ways. More

Shingle Tests Raise Some Concerns
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Shingle Tests Raise Some Concerns

Only two of 17 products tested complied with tear-resistance requirements of the... More

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Silica Rule Generates Social Media Buzz

Here's a social media roundup of what experts are saying about the new proposed silica rule More

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Roofs: Let Them Vent

Code requirements, the fine print in manufacturer warranties and common sense all dictate that a roof be ventilated More

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