Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, or ETFE, has become a popular option in stadium design and is being used at Banc of California Stadium and U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. The material is energy efficient, allows a high span-to-weight ratio, provides ample natural light to pass through it and wraps easily.
A hailstorm in July 2016 left the Colorado Springs, Colo., area facing $353 million in insurance claims from 84,500 homeowners. In Bend, Ore., homeowners were dealing with leaky roofs left by heavy snow and ice build-up from December and January storms.
Demand for machinery and electrical equipment spurred evidence of improved business spending during the first quarter. Manufacturing activity is on an upswing as well, with the energy sector moving it forward.
DPR Construction project executive Gretchen Kinsella is overseeing the $318 million renovation of Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix and recently gave birth there, making her feel that her life had come full circle. She is the company's youngest project manager and says her career advanced only because she was willing to speak up and express her views.
Asking the right questions in the right way at the right time is how you uncover the information you're looking for, especially with an unfriendly interviewee, says Frank Sesno, former CNN White House correspondent. "Bridging questions are questions that are meant to create a rapport, bridge a divide with someone who is suspicious or hostile or reluctant," he says.
Overhauling the nation's tax code may be more difficult now that repeal and replacement of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act has failed. The Republican health plan would have involved significant reductions in spending, which GOP lawmakers had hoped would enable them to cut taxes without adding to the government's red ink.
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced legislation that would raise the federal gas tax by no more than 1.5 cents per year. The bill would allow the government to issue $17 billion a year in bonds and put the revenue into the Highway Trust Fund to be used for infrastructure projects.
Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Michael D. Vodika in the March Details section. Each month in the Details section, Professional Roofing asks an NRCA member a variety of questions so readers can learn more about the individuals who are members of their association. View March Details here.
NRCA will hold Roofing Industry Regional Summit
Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit April 25 in Littleton, Colo. Roofing professionals from the region are encouraged to participate, regardless of their affiliation with NRCA, and take advantage of this one-day learning experience, which will provide in-depth information about the most critical issues affecting roofing businesses. The early bird price for the summit is $99; after April 11, the price will be $149. Find more information here.