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1. New OSHA training tool is similar to computer game

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

OSHA recently launched the Hazard Identification Training Tool to educate small-business owners on hazard identification. It is a game-like, online and interactive tool that provides four scenarios for individuals to work through. These include OSHA Visual Inspection Training, Emergency Room, Manufacturing and Construction. The National Law Review (06/26)


2. Storm rips off part of S.D. Capitol building's roof

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

The South Dakota Capitol annex lost a quarter of its copper roofing after a strong storm. About 1,500 square feet of copper roof peeled back and fell to the nearby lawn. A maintenance team said it will be difficult and expensive to find a company to replace the copper flashing. Capital Journal (Pierre, S.D.) (06/25)


3. Study: Roofing demand to rise 3.9% annually through 2019

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

U.S. demand for roofing is forecast to grow 3.9% annually through 2019, hitting a market size of $21.4 billion, a study said. The rebound is due to strong construction activity, according to a Freedonia Group study. Roofing tiles will see the fastest growth, while plastic and metal roofing will also enjoy above-average growth, the study said. Building-Products.com (06/29)


4. Photos: Concrete panels create loft, increase height of old building

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

An apartment building in Innsbruck, Austria, has had a roof lift. Architect Daniel Fugenschuh added a loft to the 20th-century building using white, precast concrete panels. "The aim was to strengthen the existing character of the house as a tower," Fugenschuh said. Dezeen magazine (06/22)


5. Iowa school district struggles to make progress on roofing project

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

Muscatine Journal (Iowa) (06/24)


6. Maintaining Empress Hotel's slate roof is ongoing challenge

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

Maintaining the massive, million-plus-piece slate roof of British Columbia's Empress Hotel is an ongoing effort for father-and-son team David and Korby Grist of Grist Slate and Tile Roofing. The annual bill for roof maintenance can reach $300,000 and includes repairs to dormer copper roofs, dome tops, flashings and fixtures. During most of the past 25 years, the firm has worked on the roof for six to eight months each year. Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia) (06/28)


7. 6 ways that introverts can improve their networking skills

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

Introverts should avoid lingering in conversations, ask engaging questions and respond to compliments with a simple "thank you," George Mount writes. Pace yourself during networking events, and don't feel pressured to go to environments you don't enjoy. Brazen Careerist (06/24)


8. Tallest residential tower in the world to be finished in 2016

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Construction Week (06/25)


9. 80-story tower in Miami will be city's tallest

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

The planned 80-story, 1,049-foot-tall One Brickell City Centre tower in Miami has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, which said the structure would not interfere with air traffic. The tower, which will be the city's tallest, will house retail, offices, a hotel and condos and is part of a $1.05 billion mixed-use project. The county aviation department still must approve construction. The Miami Herald (tiered subscription model) (06/24)


10. Cast-iron church in U.K. gets new roof

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

St George's Church in the U.K., which is the world's first church with a cast-iron frame, will receive a new roof to preserve the building. The church is more than 200 years old. Liverpool Echo (U.K.) (06/28)




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