RoofersCoffeeShop.com Offers Forum for Communication and Free Ad to Areas Affected by Hurricanes


RoofersCoffeeShop.com Offers Forum for Communication and Free Ad to Areas Affected by Hurricanes

The online community will provide a place for the industry to talk to each other and communicate their needs during recent and coming hurricanes.

RoofersCoffeeShop.com, the place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business, is encouraging contractors and those serving the roofing industry to use its Hurricane Relief Forum as a place to communicate about what their needs are in the areas of the country that have been hit hard by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In addition, anyone in the affected area can post a free classified ad using the code HURRICANE to advertise for help wanted, equipment needed or anything else they need.

“One of our customers called and we were talking about what we could do to help after the devastation caused by these hurricanes,” stated Vickie Sharples, a RoofersCoffeeShop.com Partner.  “We figured that we could do what we do best – help the industry communicate with each other. We created the Hurricane Relief Forum as a place for contractors and others to reach out to the roofing community with their needs or to offer help.”

RoofersCoffeeShop.com has offered a Forum for Contractors since it went online in 2002. Since then, thousands of contractors have become members of the free online community and talk every day about topics related to roofing and running a successful business.

The Hurricane Relief Forum is on www.rooferscoffeeshop.com and it is free to sign up and participate.

Published at Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:08:42 +0000


Staying Storm-Safe: Online information resources for Hurricane Irma ’17


Staying Storm-Safe: Online information resources for Hurricane Irma ’17

As of this writing (Friday, 9/8/2017), Hurricane Irma appears on track to make landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday. The storm has already left extraordinary damage in its wake as it has swept through the Caribbean. As in any emergency situation, accurate information is one of our most valuable life-saving tools, so GAF has pulled together the following links to help you and your family remain as informed as possible before, during, and after the storm.

Live updates from the National Hurricane Center (from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization — NOAA): http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Irma

Know your zone:
Florida: http://www.floridadisaster.org/publicmapping/
Georgia: http://www.gema.ga.gov/Pages/default.aspx
South Carolina: http://www.scemd.org/
North Carolina: https://readync.org/EN/Index.html

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-irma

Ready.gov offers numerous hurricane resources, including a family communication plan: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Find open shelters via the American Red Crosshttp://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter

You can search for open shelters in your area by texting SHELTER and a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA). Ex.: SHELTER 01234 (message and data rates may apply).

For information on protecting your pets from the hurricane, visit: http://abcnews.go.com/US/floridians-protect-pets-ahead-hurricane-irma/story?id=49651563

Will phones work during and after the storm? Read this from the Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article171637092.html

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Published at Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:14:28 +0000


World's No. 1 Daylight Award for Students of Architecture is Kicking Off


World's No. 1 Daylight Award for Students of Architecture is Kicking Off

GREENWOOD, S.C. — Are you an architecture student and passionate about daylight in architecture? Now you have the chance to show how you see the role of daylight, as the International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture invites contestants to sign up.

The award challenges students of architecture all over the world to explore the theme of daylight and consider its role in our lives as an ever-relevant source of light, life and energy in buildings — and as an important discipline in architecture. Students can register from Sept. 1, 2017 to April 1, 2018 and submit their daylight projects before June 15, 2018.

The award is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the architecture contest as a concept, and our aim is to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment by inspiring creative explorations on the themes of daylight in buildings and daylight investigations from the world’s leading future architects,” said Per Arnold Andersen, head of the International VELUX Award.

Reviewed by a high-profile jury

In June 2018, an international jury with high-profile architectural professionals and UIA (International Union of Architects) representatives will convene to review all the submitted projects online, and will appoint five regional winners in each of the two categories. The 10 regional winners then personally present their project to the jury, who elect one global winner in each of the two categories.

Omar Gandhi, who was a jury member in 2016, offers this advice to future participants: “It isn’t about going to a fancy place or to the other side of the world. Look around in your own community, whether it’s the suburbs or in an urban city or in the country. There are everyday questions, and problems, that need answers — and a natural, real and honest investigation is what the jury will be looking for.”

All winning projects will be awarded within a total prize sum of up to €30,000, and the winners will be celebrated at an award event in October 2018.

What is required to participate?

To participate, you need to be enrolled at a school of architecture and register your participation at iva.velux.com and submit your daylight project by June 15, 2018.

There are two project categories: 1) daylight in buildings and 2) daylight investigations.

Every student project needs to be backed by a tutor and both the winning students and their tutors are recognized and win prizes.

The No. 1 global award for students of architecture

The overall theme of the International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture is “Light of Tomorrow.”

Running every other year, the award has grown into the biggest global student award within architecture, since it was held for the first time in 2003. So far, 4,500 student teams have participated over the years, representing more than 60 countries worldwide, and the juries have included 30 high-profile architects from practice and teaching.

See all winning projects as well as the award brief and detailed information about registration and participation on the IVA website.

For more information, visit www.veluxusa.com.

Published at Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000


Petersen to Open PAC-CLAD Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix


Petersen to Open PAC-CLAD Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix

Petersen is expanding the reach of its trusted PAC-CLAD brand by opening a new manufacturing facility in Phoenix. The 52,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2018, and will be equipped to provide the Western U.S. construction market with the full line of PAC-CLAD steel and aluminum cladding products, including standing seam roof panels, hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, sheet, coil and more.
 
The expansion West provides a solution to growth challenges Petersen has faced, said Mike Petersen, CEO. “To date, we have been limited in our ability to effectively service customers in the Western United States, largely because of the challenges and high costs of transporting products from our Texas and Illinois facilities and over the Rocky Mountains. By opening this Phoenix facility, we’re creating a foundation on which to grow the PAC-CLAD brand into the West Coast market,” Petersen said.
 
The new facility will be managed by David Hedrick, whose background includes more than 15 years of management leadership in both the manufacturing and architectural metals industries. “I’m excited about joining the Petersen team and opening this new PAC-CLAD manufacturing facility. The Arizona PAC-CLAD team looks forward to providing the Western United States construction industry with the high-quality PAC-CLAD products and professional service the rest of the country has enjoyed for more than 50 years,” Hedrick said.
 
Petersen’s facility is located in existing commercial space south of downtown Phoenix. Questions and inquiries about the Phoenix facility can be directed via email to Rob Heselbarth at rheselbarth@petersenmail.com. The Phoenix location is the sixth for Petersen, joining the company’s other facilities in Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Acworth, Ga.; Tyler, Texas; Annapolis Junction, Md.; and Andover, Minn.

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Published at Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:00:41 +0000


Petersen to Open PAC-CLAD Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix


Petersen to Open PAC-CLAD Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix

Petersen is expanding the reach of its trusted PAC-CLAD brand by opening a new manufacturing facility in Phoenix. The 52,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2018, and will be equipped to provide the Western U.S. construction market with the full line of PAC-CLAD steel and aluminum cladding products, including standing seam roof panels, hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, sheet, coil and more.
 
The expansion West provides a solution to growth challenges Petersen has faced, said Mike Petersen, CEO. “To date, we have been limited in our ability to effectively service customers in the Western United States, largely because of the challenges and high costs of transporting products from our Texas and Illinois facilities and over the Rocky Mountains. By opening this Phoenix facility, we’re creating a foundation on which to grow the PAC-CLAD brand into the West Coast market,” Petersen said.
 
The new facility will be managed by David Hedrick, whose background includes more than 15 years of management leadership in both the manufacturing and architectural metals industries. “I’m excited about joining the Petersen team and opening this new PAC-CLAD manufacturing facility. The Arizona PAC-CLAD team looks forward to providing the Western United States construction industry with the high-quality PAC-CLAD products and professional service the rest of the country has enjoyed for more than 50 years,” Hedrick said.
 
Petersen’s facility is located in existing commercial space south of downtown Phoenix. Questions and inquiries about the Phoenix facility can be directed via email to Rob Heselbarth at rheselbarth@petersenmail.com. The Phoenix location is the sixth for Petersen, joining the company’s other facilities in Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Acworth, Ga.; Tyler, Texas; Annapolis Junction, Md.; and Andover, Minn.

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Published at Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:00:41 +0000


KARNAK Launches a New and Improved Website


KARNAK Launches a New and Improved Website

CLARK, N.J. — KARNAK, an industry-leading manufacturer of reflective coatings, sealants and cements, recently announced the launch of an updated website designed for an improved user experience. A key feature on the new site is a decision tree that helps visitors determine which product is right for them by walking them through a series of simple questions. 

The new design gives site users quick access to important information and resources including product installation videos and instructions and technical data. Frequently asked questions are addressed as they relate to fabrics and reinforcements; damp proofing and waterproofing and for general roofing scenarios.

The Roof and Foundation Conditions page identifies common issues that are experienced on roofs and walls. The causes of the conditions are reviewed and the damage that can be created is described along with suggested maintenance and repair information provided for each condition.

The new website is optimized for access from mobile devices with pages that rapidly load and navigation that is easy to use on a smartphone or tablet. Visitors to the site can also stay informed on the latest company activities and news by signing up for the new email newsletter. Visit the new site at www.karnakcorp.com.

Published at Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000