Intricate Roof Meets Refined Design of Coastal Florida Lifestyle Complex


Intricate Roof Meets Refined Design of Coastal Florida Lifestyle Complex

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – Serving as a gateway to Florida’s scenic highway 30A, the new 30Avenue mixed-use development is within easy walking distance to several famed beaches on northwest Florida’s panhandle. The distinctive complex offers 130,000 sq. ft. of combined retail and office space. The architecture and landscape of 30Avenue merge sophisticated design with the area’s natural beauty and relaxed coastal lifestyle.
 
30Avenue is composed of one- and two-story buildings clad with white stucco and covered with standing seam metal roofing. Approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD .040” aluminum Snap-Clad panels were utilized in a multi-phase installation. The PAC-CLAD panels were finished in Cool Color Cityscape, which was chosen to complement the extensive white stucco, and black shutters and awnings.
 
Design for the project was created by Dougherty Architecture + Design in Destin, Fla. “Our design intent was to create a retail/office complex that was reflective of the nearby beach environment and lifestyle,” said Joe Dougherty, principal. “With nice landscaping and a variety of interesting shapes and forms highlighted by a complex roof design, the project is really engaging.”
 
The Petersen Cityscape color was an important aesthetic factor, Dougherty noted. “Cityscape really enhances the white stucco,” he said. “And, of course, we used aluminum because of the harsh coastal environment. Aluminum stands up well against the weather and the saltwater.”
 
Dougherty Architecture has previous experience with PAC-CLAD products. “Petersen is a manufacturer we usually specify. And the Snap-Clad performance specs met all of our requirements for wind uplift, UV protection, ease of application and warranty,” Dougherty said.
 
Installation of the Petersen panels was done by Ameritech Roofing in Panama City, Fla. Ameritech project manager Philip Jorgenson agreed with architect Dougherty about the complexity of the roof design. “There were lots of different pitches and intersecting planes,” Jorgenson said. “We did extensive custom detailing on site. When you design a complex building like that, you can’t draw every detail. You see what the framers built and then figure out how to flash it. We ordered the panels in general sizes and then cut them to fit on-site. It’s a very efficient way to maximize use of the material. We were really close on the cut list.”
 
Jorgenson also agreed with Dougherty’s opinion of the Snap-Clad profile. “Snap-Clad is a popular panel that we like to use because of the wind rating and the aesthetics of it and because it doesn’t require mechanical seaming,” Jorgenson said. He also likes working with Petersen. “They provide a great product and they’re good people to work with. If there is an issue, they take care of it right away. We’re really pleased with our Petersen relationship,” Jorgenson reports.

For more information, visit www.pac-clad.com.

Published at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000


Roofing Companies Form Asphalt Underlayment Council


Roofing Companies Form Asphalt Underlayment Council

Four roofing companies—Carlisle, Gardner-Gibson, Maryland Paper and Mid-States Asphalt—have formed the Asphalt Underlayment Council (AUC), a new industry association developed to cultivate the long-term success of underlayment products for building envelope applications for both residential and commercial structures.

This new group’s Interim Executive Council was instrumental in identifying the need for an industry council that supports the standardization of underlayment product quality, performance and integrity. Current AUC members include Owens Corning, Polyglass USA, Mule-Hide Manufacturing, GMC Roofing & Building Paper, GAP Roofing, Warrior Roofing Manufacturing and GAF

“With the introduction of new types of roofing underlayment products, it was felt that an industry group was needed to monitor, administer and contribute to product standards,” noted AUC Executive Director Michelle Miller.

Because standards and requirements for roof repair, reroofing, roof recovering and replacement often lack clarification within the definition of underlayment, AUC’s inaugural technical committee will focus on code classifications and industry regulations.

“The pathways to code compliance vary depending on the product type,” said John Woestman, AUC’s technical director. “The continuous influx of newly designed products and ever-evolving regulations requires a strong knowledge base with deep understanding of the codes prevalent in this industry.”

Bringing regulatory issues to light through educational initiatives and industry outreach will be accomplished through raising awareness and advocacy. AUC will actively assist in the development of building codes to ensure the high performance of roofing systems in the future.

“We will work directly with installers and contractors who may not be aware of the various product categories that are occurring in the underlayment industry,” said Robert Almon, AUC Interim Executive Council member. “Understanding the nuances of underlayment as well as discerning codes and comprehending code compliance are vital. With our combined historical experience, AUC is in a prime position to ensure all the issues surrounding underlayment are addressed through a range of resources from an engaged council, committees and membership to a vibrant website that will be launched soon, growing media outreach, literature development and ongoing educational opportunities.”

The group welcomes roofing underlayment firms to join AUC to work to make these important initiatives viable and sustainable. To learn more about the Asphalt Underlayment Council or to ask about membership, email info@aucunderlaymentcouncil.org or call (847) 686-2243.

Published at Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:55 +0000


Allied Building Products Corp. Exterior Division Announces Opening of Marmora, N.J. Location


Allied Building Products Corp. Exterior Division Announces Opening of Marmora, N.J. Location

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Allied Building Products Corp. recently announced the expansion of its exterior products division in the New Jersey market with its new branch located in Marmora, N.J.  

The Marmora branch opened its doors on Sept. 1, 2017 providing a solid addition to the company’s strong foundation of 17 branches servicing the exterior and interior markets in New Jersey.  The expansion positions Allied to better serve the Jersey Shore and surrounding communities including; Ocean City, Margate, Seaville, Sea Isle City, Cape May Courthouse, Stone Harbor and Wildwood.  

Featuring both residential and commercial roofing and siding, the branch will carry trusted brands including shingles from GAF, Tamko and Owens Corning, siding and pvc trim from Royal and Tri-Built materials. To complement these brands there will be a range of doors, windows and stone veneer products available. 

Branch Manager, Derek Webber will oversee the Marmora location and will work with District Manager, Phil Orapello bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the new location.   

“Allied Building Products proudly continues its expansion into the Jersey Shore community bringing expertise, honesty and integrity to the community to help both restore the shore and keep it on a path to grow” said Orapello. “We look forward to servicing contractors, builders and consumers with the unmatched levels of customer service Allied is known for.” 

For more information, visit www.alliedbuilding.com.

Published at Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000


H.B. Fuller Agrees to Purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants


H.B. Fuller Agrees to Purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants

H.B. Fuller Company, a global developer and manufacturer of proprietary adhesives and sealants, announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a manufacturer of specialty adhesives and sealants.

“This accretive acquisition accelerates realization of our 2020 strategic objective to focus and grow in engineering adhesives and other highly specified market segments, while exceeding our targeted cash flow, EPS and EBITDA margin targets,” said H.B. Fuller President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Owens. “With Royal’s strong customer relationships and experienced team, we will add depth and breadth to our portfolio. Royal’s complementary offerings will expand our presence in North America, Europe and China, and add new technology and capabilities. We have identified $35 million in cost synergies and $15 million in growth synergies that we expect to realize over the next three years as a result of merging these two great adhesives businesses. Upon closing the transaction, H.B. Fuller will be a company with nearly $2.9 billion in revenue, focused on profitable growth in attractive engineering, durable assembly, and construction adhesives markets.”

Royal is expected to generate approximately $650 million in revenue and $138 million in adjusted EBITDA for H.B. Fuller’s fiscal year 2017. The company operates 19 manufacturing facilities in five countries, and employs approximately 1,500 people globally.

The agreed upon purchase price is $1,575 million, subject to customary adjustments. H.B. Fuller intends to finance the transaction through new debt financing. H.B. Fuller has previously announced specific financial goals for organic growth, cash flow and EBITDA margin improvement in the company’s 2020 strategic plan and believes this acquisition will support acceleration and over performance relative to these objectives. Royal is a supplier of industrial adhesives in a diverse set of end markets, including commercial roofing, aerospace, transportation, insulating glass, solar, packaging and flooring applications. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller will gain product technology and add people and skills that will result in a more capable and dynamic company for customers and employees, according to the company. H.B. Fuller remains committed to maintaining its current dividend and rapid deleveraging using the significant free cash flow it expects to have available for this purpose.

Subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close as soon as October of 2017. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as H.B. Fuller’s sole financial advisor in relation to this acquisition, and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is acting as H.B. Fuller’s legal counsel. H.B. Fuller is acquiring Royal from affiliates of American Securities LLC, based in New York with an office in Shanghai.

Published at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:00:48 +0000


New ASTM International Standard Supports Green Roofs


New ASTM International Standard Supports Green Roofs

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — ASTM International’s committee on roofing and waterproofing has created a new standard that will help professionals design and install membranes for “green roofs,” which support sustainability.

This standard (D8014, Guide for Selection of Membranes Used in Vegetative Roofing Systems) offers various options for reviewing the membrane installation before and after the vegetative components are put in place.  In particular, the guide helps ensure good water management systems.

“This guide will help identify the various conditions a designer should be aware of as well as when choosing a roofing membrane for a vegetative system,” says ASTM International member Joe Schwetz, vice president of technical service at Sika Sarnafil in Canton, Mass., USA.

Designers and building owners should find this new guide most useful.

For more information about ASTM International standards on sustainable construction, go here.

Published at Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000


Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome


Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome

AGAWAM, Mass. – OMG Roofing Products has introduced the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome for retrofitting the industry’s most popular retrofit drains – OMG Hercules Drains. The new strainer dome with built in vortex breaker technology is designed for better performance by helping to improve water flow from the roof.

According to independent studies, when upgraded with the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome, Hercules Drains offer up to 2.5 times greater flow capacity than Hercules Drains without vortex breaker technology.  Faster water flow off the roof also means that the drains get excessive weight off the roof faster.

Published at Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000


Roofing Contractor Announces the 2017 Residential, Commercial Contractors of the Year


Roofing Contractor Announces the 2017 Residential, Commercial Contractors of the Year

Each year, Roofing Contractor magazine honors the residential and commercial contractors that employ industry best practices, take care of their employees, and excel at quality workmanship and customer satisfaction.

The coveted industry awards for 2017 went to Power Home Remodeling, of Chester, Pa., in the residential category, and KPost Roofing & Waterproofing of Dallas on the commercial side.

Published at Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:45:00 +0000


Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome Improves Drain Performance


Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome Improves Drain Performance

OMG Roofing Products introduces the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome for retrofitting OMG Hercules Drains. The new strainer dome with built-in vortex breaker technology is designed to improve water flow from the roof. According to the manufacturer, independent studies demonstrate that when upgraded with the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome, Hercules Drains offer up to 2.5 times greater flow capacity than Hercules Drains without vortex breaker technology. Faster water flow off the roof also means that the drains get excessive weight off the roof faster. In addition, the integrated vortex breaker technology greatly reduces the chugging effect that occurs when a vortex collapses, which can overload the plumbing system.

Vortex Breaker Strainer Domes are made of heavy-duty cast aluminum for long life on the roof. The safety yellow powder coat makes them easily visible on the roof, so they do not pose a trip hazard. The new domes are compatible with all 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-inch OMG Hercules and OMG Aluminum Classic drains, including thermoplastic coated versions, and are installed using only a screwdriver with a #2 square drive.

For additional information, please call the Customer Service team at OMG Roofing Products at (800) 633-3800.

Published at Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:40:48 +0000


Roofing Contractor Kicks Off Best of Success 2017


Roofing Contractor Kicks Off Best of Success 2017

TUCSON, Ariz — Roofing contractors from across the country gathered in Tucson for the 13th annual Best of Success conference this morning intent on learning ways to grow their businesses while also sharing best practices to uplift the industry as a whole.

Jill Bloom, publisher of host Roofing Contractor magazine, kicked off the event with a reminder of the key mission – connecting contractors in a non-competitive environment designed so that they can learn from one another.

Published at Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:20:00 +0000


OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Extend Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements


OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Extend Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

WASHINGTON, DC – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018.

OSHA issued a final rule in Sept. 2014, extending the deadline by three years for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The final rule also extended by three years the employer’s responsibility to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely.

The agency is now proposing an extension of the enforcement date to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.

Comments may submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal or by facsimile or mail. See the Federal Register notice for submission details and additional information about this proposed rule. Comments must be submitted by Sept. 29, 2017.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

Published at Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000