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February 4, 2013
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Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
  News & Trends 
  • Retractable roof one of the upgrades seen for St. Louis arena
    A team of arbitrators has sided with the St. Louis Rams, recommending that a $700 million overhaul of the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis be undertaken to make it a first-tier stadium. The overhaul would include adding a retractable roof. It's not likely the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission will go along, so talks may turn again to building a new stadium to keep the Rams in town. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Asphalt shingles to preserve look of historic Maine building
    The 224-year-old Alna Meetinghouse in Alna Center, Maine, has a roof with wooden shingles. The Committee for Alna History has decided to re-roof it with asphalt shingles to "keep an authentic look." Some had proposed a metal roof that would last longer, but the group dropped that plan due to cost and the fact that the metal would alter the appearance of the structure. Wiscasset Newspaper (Maine) (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Tarco at Booth 713: Underlayments Are Our Business
Tarco will exhibit its LeakBarrier premium underlayments at BOOTH 713 this week at the IRE in San Antonio, TX. LeakBarrier underlayment products are for use beneath metal, tile and shingle primary roofs. APP, SBS modified and EasyStick Plus products provide primary protection. Visit our website, email us or dial 800-365-4506 for more information.

  Energy & the Environment 
  • New roof technology can add sustainability to existing buildings
    A new design known as "Energy Roof" can provide solar energy and collect rainwater for existing buildings, according to this article. The structure consists of "Solar Ivy cells" that use the sun and wind to create renewable energy, and a "Super Hydrophobic Drain System" that stores rainwater. It also functions as a green roof to reduce the heat-island effect. Eco Chunk (India) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  In the Office 
  • How to tap talents you didn't know your workers had
    Managers who spend time getting to know their workers, who are more open to the initiatives that their workers suggest and who push people to take more responsibility for their projects may find those workers have skills they never knew existed, Laura Vanderkam writes. CBS MoneyWatch (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Leadership tips from the African savanna
    Seeing a lioness caring for her cubs showcased some skills that every business leader needs, Beth Armknecht Miller writes. A lioness models good hunting techniques for her cubs, watches them carefully while allowing them space to fail and rewards their successes, she writes. "One of the primary roles a leader has is to develop her team to their full potential. And on the plains of the Serengeti, eating and being aware of your surroundings are critical to survival," Miller writes. Great Leadership (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NRCA News 
  • NRCA members can offer NRCA documents to homeowners affected by natural disasters
    NRCA provides documents its members can offer to homeowners and building owners to help them select an NRCA professional following a natural disaster. Each document addresses a specific natural event -- earthquake, fire, flood, etc.; criteria for selecting a professional roofing contractor; what to do before making roof system repairs; and post-storm safety tips and insurance information. The information is available in downloadable PDFs on NRCA's website. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Repair manual is available
    NRCA's Repair Manual for Low-slope Membrane Roof Systems will help you identify problems and permanently repair low-slope roof membranes. Learn the most reliable long-term repair procedures for built-up, polymer-modified bitumen, thermoplastic and thermoset roof systems. With instructions for more than 150 repairs, the manual is designed to be used on job sites. The NRCA member price for the manual is $115, and the retail price is $230. Purchase it here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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