December 2008


Green acres  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

Construction Services, a Tecta America company, installs a vegetative roof system on the Birmingham SSA Center.

Advances in asphalt  4.7 stars4.7 stars4.7 stars4.7 stars4.7 stars

Polymer-modified bitumen and built-up roof systems can offer sustainable options.

Crude yet refined 

The polymer-modified bitumen industry has had an interesting year.

Roof Hatch Basics 

Learn how to choose a roof hatch and comply with applicable safety regulations.

Clearing up CGL confusion  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

CGL language and overly broad court statements lead to confusion about CGL coverage.


Learn ways to decrease your 2008 tax bill.

Tech Today 
Concerns regarding FM Global uplift testing guidelines persist.

Capitol Hill 
Congress has allowed the federal moratorium on offshore drilling to expire.

Environment Matters 

Safe Solutions 
OSHA seeks to clarify PPE and training provisions.

As I was saying … 
The U.S. roofing industry's engagement with the international roofing community is valuable.