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December 6, 2012
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  • Storm recovery could spark boom in construction jobs in Northeast
    Infrastructure repairs, along with home building and repair, could generate about 30,000 construction jobs by 2014, with most of them in the Northeast, said Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. The number of jobs depends on the availability of funds that local governments can spend on repairs to damage caused by superstorm Sandy. Reuters (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Modular green roof sprouts atop hospital in N.Y.
    Installation of a modular green roof that is about half an acre in size has begun at the New York Hospital Queens in New York City. The roof will consist of plant trays featuring sedum, and it is expected to reduce stormwater runoff from flowing into nearby waterways. Manhattan College will monitor the stormwater management performance of the roof. The Queens Gazette (N.Y.) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Firms discover benefits of tech to select subcontractors
    General contractors are finding that technology can help in the preliminary selection of qualified subcontractors. For instance, jobsite123 allows subcontractors to update their qualifications; lets companies then match subs to jobs they're qualified for; and all stakeholders can access the information. Textura’s PQM gives access to prequalification risk scores of subs in real time. Constructech (free registration) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kick-start your 2013 lead-generation efforts this month
    The holidays might not seem like the ideal time to run a lead-generation campaign, but you shouldn't put your marketing efforts on hold in December, Naomi Ruth Ganhinhin writes. One advantage of marketing during this time of the year is that there might be less competition, she notes. "Because there is less 'noise,' your e-mails have better chances of being opened ... and you have the opportunity to stay ahead of competition," she writes. (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 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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