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MAY 2012 | VOL. 42 ISSUE 5

COLUMNS

Focus

A U.S. Court of Appeals curtails the period of time companies can be cited for Occupational Safety and Health Administration reporting violations.

Tech Today

NRCA's and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association's limited testing of polymer-modified bitumen sheet products shows some products do not comply with applicable physical property requirements.

Capitol Hill

NRCA is seeking reform to the "Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction" tax incentive. The reform would spur job growth in the construction industry.

As I was saying …

The Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service have announced plans to be more aggressive in their investigations of independent contractors. Roofing contractors should be familiar with federal and local state laws.

DEPARTMENTS

FEATURES

A new standard for single-plies - A new ANSI standard will help ensure single-ply membranes live up to sustainability claims

A new standard for single-plies

A new ANSI standard will help ensure single-ply membranes live up to sustainability claims


Are your customers ranting or raving? - Managing your business's online reputation is as important as the products and services you offer

Are your customers ranting or raving?

Managing your business's online reputation is as important as the products and services you offer


Storm woes, foes & kudos - Buckley Roofing helps historic Friends University recover from hail damage

Storm woes, foes & kudos

Buckley Roofing helps historic Friends University recover from hail damage


Thinking outside the seam - Electromagnetic induction welding systems offer an alternative to mechanically fastened roof membranes

Thinking outside the seam

Electromagnetic induction welding systems offer an alternative to mechanically fastened roof membranes


What's the intention? - Letters of intent do not always serve as binding legal documents

What's the intention?

Letters of intent do not always serve as binding legal documents