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November 1, 2012
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  • Forecast: After Sandy, reconstruction's impact will be "minimal"
    Rebuilding after the damage caused by superstorm Sandy will cause "localized spikes in construction employment throughout November and the winter," according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America. However, the overall impact "is likely to be minimal" because reconstruction needs will mean planned projects are postponed, he added. Meanwhile, AGC released its analysis of employment data, which showed a decline in construction employment in 160 of 337 metro areas between September 2011 and September 2012. American City Business Journals/Albuquerque, N.M. (10/31), Bloomberg (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News & Trends 
  • NYC mayor provides update, action plan for storm-damaged crane
    Engineers say the crane boom that dangles from the top of the One57 tower under construction in Manhattan is securely tied to the building, according to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A new crane will need to be built to remove the damaged one, and that will take several weeks, Bloomberg explained. CNN (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Investors expect demand surge at Beacon Roofing, Owens Corning
    Investors seeing the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy expect a demand surge at Beacon Roofing, Owens Corning and building supply chains. That's because builders and consumers needing to reconstruct will compete for limited rebuilding supplies. Solar system installers are also expected to see increased business in Sandy's wake. Reuters (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fabric roof raised at new sports stadium in Minnesota
    A 78-foot-high fabric roof was inflated Wednesday at a 110,000-square-foot sports center in West St. Paul, Minn. The roof took only two-and-a-half hours to be inflated instead of the expected five to six hours, said city engineer Matt Saam. The roof was scheduled to be in place on Tuesday, but strong winds delayed the undertaking, said Saam. Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy & the Environment 
  • Green roof project to accelerate recovery at Wash. hospital
    Source: KNDO-TV /KNDU-TV
    A green roof consisting of sedums will be installed on top of the Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. The installation will help accelerate recovery for patients because the planted section is visible from parts of the hospital, aside from being able to control stormwater runoff and conserving energy, said Kathleen Obenland, the hospital's director of public affairs. The project will cost $600,000, and its first phase will be completed next week. KNDO-TV/KNDU-TV (Yakima, Wash.) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  In the Office 
  • A Sandy recovery FAQ
    If your business is reeling from the superstorm Sandy, you can start to get back on track by finding out if your employees need any assistance, Emily Maltby writes. "The quicker they can get their affairs settled, the quicker they can get back to work." It's a good idea to document your cleanup efforts for insurance purposes and to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, she advises. The Wall Street Journal (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Are you speaking your workers' language?
    Too many bosses fail to speak with their workers in an effective manner, writes David Kantor. It's vital that you try to read the room and get a sense for the communication needs of each individual with whom you speak, Kantor argues. "[A]long with a stronger skill set in communication ... comes leadership intuition and the knowledge to garner action and get results," he promises. ThoughtLeaders blog (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • Business interruption claims require careful documentation
    It will be several weeks before losses from business interruption because of superstorm Sandy will be calculated. Companies need to be careful with their documentation as they estimate their losses for their insurers. "They need to preserve a lot of documents that in the normal course of business may get overwritten or discarded," says Stan Johnson, a forensic accountant at Navigant Consulting. The Wall Street Journal/CFO Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRCA News 
  • The center will hold a webcast about LEED v4
    The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing will hold a webcast, "Leed v4: What you Need to Know Before Greenbuild 2012," Nov. 2 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. LEED v4 contains three credits under the Material Disclosure and Optimization title expected to affect the commercial roofing market. The webcast will help you understand what the Material Disclosure and Optimization credits require; explore the credits' effects on the commercial roofing market from manufacturer and practitioner perspectives; and learn how you can participate in the LEED development process. The webcast is $25. Learn more, and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NRCA releases construction details CD
    NRCA has made available The NRCA Construction Details CD -- 2012. With 573 customizable details from The NRCA Roofing Manual, the CD can be used with AutoCAD software to customize plans to fit your specific project needs. It contains construction details included in The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems -- 2009; The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing -- 2010; The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems -- 2011; and The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems -- 2012. The member price for the CD is $295 and the retail price is $395. Learn more, or purchase it. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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