Structural Acoustical Roof Decks Reduce Noise, Provide R-Values Up to 44

Tectum Structural Acoustical Roof Deck solutions from Armstrong Building Solutions provide predictable noise absorption, durability, and sustainability to meet building design needs. Composite roof deck options provide R-values up to 44. By providing noise absorption up to 0.80, the panels often eliminate the need for additional acoustical treatments, providing faster and easier installations than standard steel roof decks.  

According to the manufacturer, Tectum Roof Decks are an ideal noise reduction solution for large, high traffic, exposed structure spaces such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, arenas, pools, ice arenas and multi-use facilities. Tectum Roof Deck panels also help meet ANSI S12.60 Acoustical Performance Criteria for learning spaces such as gymnasiums.  

Tectum Roof Decks are composed of rapidly renewable and FSC-certified aspen wood fiber that is bonded with an inorganic hydraulic cement for maximum durability and performance. Tectum 1 (non-composite panels) meet the most stringent sustainability criteria, including EPD, HPD, and Declare, and contribute favorably to LEED v4, and the Living Building Challenge.

Tectum Roof Deck solutions in plank or tile configurations are available in a wide variety of system configurations to address a building’s design requirements in low-slope applications and are compatible with virtually all roofing materials, providing a thermal barrier for field-applied foam plastics.

Tectum Composite Roof Deck panels are typically used in sloped applications where acoustics, insulation, a nailable surface, and structural integrity are all important. An NRC up to 0.80 provides predictable acoustics, often eliminating the need for additional noise reducing materials.

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Self-Adhering, High-Temperature Roofing Underlayment

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, offers a new high-temperature roofing underlayment, Premium HT Tile & Metal.

This self-adhering roofing underlayment is composed of a high-grade, reinforced polyester fabric laminated to a high-temperature asphalt adhesive system. This premium product also has a fiberglass-reinforced core for extreme durability. Product features a 3-inch (7 cm) selvedge edge to ensure a secure, monolithic seal. The surface fabric offers excellent foot traction and for stacking tiles during construction. UV exposure is 180 days.

Premium HT Tile & Metal is intended to be used as a whole-roof underlayment. It will withstand the high temperatures created by metal and tile roofing with a high temperature rating of 250°F (121°C). The top surface bonds well with foam adhesive systems and works well with nail-down tile roofs. It may also be used underneath cedar shakes, and synthetic or asphalt shingles. Premium HT Tile & Metal is self-sealing around common roofing fasteners to ensure a complete waterproof barrier.

The underlayment has a nominal thickness of 60 mils and is available in a 36 inch x 67 feet (91 cm x 20.4 m) roll size. Product meets ASTM D 1970 and TAS 103-95 through independent, third-party testing, and has been submitted for product approvals. Premium HT Tile & Metal comes with a 30-Year Limited Warranty.

For full technical data, installation instructions or to request a free product sample, visit www.mfmbp.com

Everest Systems Moves to New Manufacturing Facility in Houston

Due to its exceptional growth in the U.S. roofing market, Everest Systems has outgrown its current facility and is moving to a newly constructed 38,000-square-foot manufacturing facility just west of the George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas. 

Everest Systems offers high-performance commercial roofing systems featuring cost-effective, lightweight seamless membranes that waterproof and offer reflective properties that increase occupant comfort and save energy. Everest fluid applied membranes, based on their acrylic or GE Enduris silicone roof coatings, are designed to last for warranty periods of up to 20 years. These membranes are engineered for optimal performance with the specific substrate and building owner needs in mind. Once installed, an Everest roof system will be a seamless protective layer that is energy efficient, long lasting and renewable, according to the company. 

For more information, call 800-575-8966 or visit https://www.EverestSystemsCo.com.

Western Colloid Announces New President

Western Colloid announced Greg Hlavaty as president. With a long history in the roofing industry focused on roof coatings, Hlavaty brings not only experience and knowledge to the position of president but also a commitment of excellence to the employees and customers of Western Colloid. In his previous position as general manager, he built the Western Colloid mission of helping contractors build their business through exceptional support and training. 

Western Colloid operates the largest fleet of tankers servicing the roofing and coating industry in the United States. This footing in bulk transportation service allows contractors to keep installation costs low and helps the environment by reducing the use of barrels and pails. They pride themselves on offering free field inspections, prompt delivery, and exceptional service overall.

Hlavaty, a licensed contractor since the early 1980s, served as president of the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA) over the last year. His industry knowledge and leadership are well respected. As president of Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA), he serves on the Board of Directors and contributes his industry expertise to RCMA’s committees and task forces. Hlavaty also received the prestigious Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award in 2016. The award was presented by fellow RCMA Board member Helene Hardy Pierce, GAF, who recognized Hlavaty’s efforts in facilitating RCMA’s merger with the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI).

Hlavaty’s commitment to helping contractors is well known. For contractors who have worked with Western Colloid over the years, it is clear that the company is focused on its contractors. The quality of the products combined with excellent training programs and customer support continues to create outstanding opportunities for roofing contractors.  

“We are focused on three very important areas, consultation, field support and training, Western Colloid’s employees work closely with contractors to provide exemplary support and training,” stated Hlavaty. “We send qualified agents to inspect the roof and prepare a specification designed to address the needs of that roof at no cost. The Western Colloid representatives assist the contractor while providing ongoing advice, hands-on training, bidding support and/or on-site demonstrations.  We have an amazing team that delivers world-class roofing systems. I am grateful to be able to help lead a company like Western Colloid.”

 For more information, visit www.WesternColloid.com

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Adds New Location in Florida

ABC Supply Co. Inc.,opened a branch at 155 Dyson Road in Haines City, Florida. The location’s grand opening will take place on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, from noon to 4 p.m.

Brenton Binns will manage the branch. Binns joined ABC Supply in 2017. Before managing the Haines City branch, he worked as an outside sales representative at the Lakeland, Florida, location.

ABC Supply now has 45 locations throughout Florida with the opening of the Haines City branch.

“Brenton grew up with family in the roofing industry and has worked professionally with contractors for a while now, so he understands what they need to be successful,” said Frank Marcoccio, vice president of ABC Supply’s Southeast Region. “At every ABC Supply location our goal is to provide solutions that make our customers’ jobs easier.” 

At the Haines City branch and in locations across the country, ABC Supply associates are dedicated to making contractors’ jobs easier. Not only do ABC Supply associates have the expertise to provide building material recommendations, but ABC Supply also offers time-saving services to contractors. ABC Connect provides contractors with online tools to help visualize, estimate and order products from the jobsite. ABC Supply’s Freedom Programs provide value-added products and services, including marketing materials, logo creation and website design. Solution Centers located at every ABC Supply branch provide extensive product samples and meeting spaces to help contractors and their customers make product decisions.

Branch hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (863) 419-8206.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

OMG Inc. Named Company of the Year by SmartDollar

The statistics are alarming: 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. At work, stress over finances can take a toll on employee performance and impact productivity. Almost ten years ago, OMG, Inc. saw this as a factor limiting employee success and took action. 

OMG used SmartDollar, the financial wellness program created by money expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey, to teach employees how to take better care of themselves financially. “This has been a game-changer for us,” said Sarah Corrigan, Vice President of Human Resources. “More than 300 employees have taken advantage of the tools we offer for free to create a financial plan for themselves and their families.”

Helping employees succeed financially is part of OMG’s overall wellness strategy. “Reducing the worry over money allows employees to focus on their work and, more importantly, on themselves and their future,” said Corrigan. Using SmartDollar, the average OMG participant pays off more than $8,000 in debt and saves more than $5,000. Collectively, participants have achieved a positive swing of almost a million dollars through debt reduction and savings contributions.  

SmartDollar has recognized OMG as its 2018 Company of the Year.  “Our team absolutely loved hearing about what’s happening at OMG,” said Brian Hamilton, vice president of SmartDollar. “They did it.  They made the kind of behavior change it takes to change their lives and their family’s futures.” 

“We’re very proud of what our employees have accomplished,” said Hubert McGovern, OMG President and CEO. “There’s nothing more satisfying for us as a business than to help our employees succeed not only professionally, but personally as well.”

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com

The 2019 IRE Contributes to Nashville with 10th Annual Community Service Day

Roofing professionals participating in the 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) are given the opportunity to give back to the Nashville community by participating in Community Service Day, the show’s home repair and revitalization project. 

The 10thAnnual Community Service Day will take place on Sunday, February 10, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm. Volunteers and sponsors will work together to help rebuild the homes of families that are elderly, disabled or financially unable to support the renovation. This year the group will also perform work on a local Boys and Girls Club. 

“We are going into our 10thyear of the Community Service Day and I can definitely say that this is my favorite part of my job. I love giving back to others and it’s clear that the Roofing Industry feels the same way. I am proud to be part of this industry. Our homeowners are always so grateful for the assistance they receive. We are very thankful for our supporters who make this day possible” said Brandi McElhaney, Senior Conference Manager.

Skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed to help with the renovations. Skilled volunteers, made up of construction professionals, perform a variety of construction disciplines including roofing, interior/exterior painting, flooring, and minor carpentry. Unskilled volunteers help with set up, cleanup, and other miscellaneous projects. The International Roofing Expo is partnering with Rebuilding Together Nashville, a non-profit, volunteer-based program that repairs and rehabilitates homes and non-profit community facilities.

Community Service Day is made possible by the support of our sponsors. Sika Sarnafil has been the primary sponsor for ten years. 

Additional sponsors include:

  • Safety Equipment: Carlisle Construction Materials
  • Breakfast: ICP Building Solutions Group 
  • Lunch: OMG Roofing Products
  • Shuttle: Damato Enterprises 
  • Roofing Labor and Material: Don Kennedy Roofing Co.
  • Tool Sponsor: Centimark 

Participants can register for this event at the same time they register to attend the show. There is a $25 fee that includes transportation, beverages and snacks. Tax-deductible monetary donations can also be made during registration. 

The 2019 International Roofing Expo will be held February 11-13, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee USA, offering roofing contractors of all sizes and specialties a comprehensive preview of the entire roofing construction and maintenance industry.

Online registration is available at www.TheRoofingExpo.com/en/register. Companies looking to exhibit should contact sales@theroofingexpo.com

The Roofing Alliance Announces 2019 Student Competition Finalists

The Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), proudly announces its 2018-2019 Construction Management Student Competition Finalists. Celebrating its fifth competition, finalist teams will compete on February 12, 2019 at the 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Nashville, Tennessee. 

This year’s competition has been the largest to date with 11 teams from distinguished universities across the nation competing for 5 finalist positions. Each team is comprised of four talented undergraduates plus an alternate who are enrolled in the construction management program at their university.  

The finalist schools who will be competing in Nashville are:

  • Auburn University, The McWhorter School of Building Science, Auburn, Alabama with team members Jordan Edwards (team captain), Gettys Moore, Nathan Sloan, Jacob Oswalt, Luke Dyson and Faculty Advisor Lauren Redden
  • Colorado State University, Department of Construction, Fort Collins, Colorado with Mahoney Bajwa (team captain), Brenden Phelan, Dan Schouten, Code Ade and Faculty Advisor Nick Rubino
  • Louisiana State University, Department of Construction, Baton Rouge, Louisiana with Drew Bennett (team captain), Taylor Sperry, Caleb Burks, Ramon Joseph, Will Dugan and Faculty Advisor Robert Benton
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, Department of Construction, Mankato, Minnesota with Shola George (team captain), Chase Olson, Hunter Morsching, Hunter Campbell, Jon Harrington and Faculty Advisor Brian Wasserman
  • University of Florida, M.E. Rinker, SR. School of Building Construction, Gainesville, Florida with Sam Mitchell (team captain), Rob Rogers, Alex Idriss, Camille Rimmer, Tony Centro and Faculty Advisor Jim Sullivan

The judges for this year’s competition are:

  • Chris Baxter, Vice President and senior estimator for Rackley Roofing co., Inc., Carthage, Tenn.
  • John Geary, Chief Marketing Officer for Nations Roof, St. Charles, Ill.
  • Helene Hardy-Pierce, Vice President of Technical Services, Codes and Industry Relations, GAF, Parsippany, N.J.
  • Scott Kawulok, Vice President, B & M Roofing, Frederick, Colo.
  • Bob Pringle, Vice President, Evans Roofing Company Inc., Elmira, N.Y.
  • James Williams, Project Manager with Crain Construction, Inc., Nashville, Tenn.
  • Scott Wilson, Manufacturer Representative for Carlisle with Apex Group, Nashville, Tenn.

“This has been a unique and encouraging experience, for one who has had a full career in estimating and project management in this industry,” said judge Chris Baxter, V.P., Rackley Roofing Co., Inc.  “Hopefully, some of these young people are going to find their own career paths in roofing.  Some of them are going to do very well.”

John Geary, Chief Marketing Officer, Nations Roof shares, “I have been so impressed by the poise, knowledge and understanding that these outstanding young women and men have demonstrated in the competition.  In a relatively short period of time they have grasped the challenges we have created for them and come up with sound, feasible solutions for real life scenarios.

The roofing industry is in good hands with the next generation of leaders that are coming out of universities today.  I trust that they will be well rewarded for their efforts and help us all to reach higher levels of accomplishments in quality, safety and productivity.” 

The construction management student competition is designed to test the students on their roofing knowledge, project management capabilities and presentation skills. This year, the teams are tasked with submitting a qualified bid package for installing a new roof system for the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs Hotel in Franklin, Tennessee.  Judges reviewed the written proposals, submitted December 10, and selected five teams as finalists for the competition. 

The final leg of the competition will take place the morning of February 12th. The five finalist teams will participate in a 15-minute oral presentation at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The purpose of this presentation is for each team to summarize their proposal and provide their construction management strategy for the project. Later that evening, the winning teams and the Best Individual Presenter will be announced at NRCA’s Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception. The first- and second-place teams will be awarded $5,000 and $2,500 in scholarship funds for their schools, respectively.  

The oral presentations will be broadcast live via Facebook Live on the Roofing Alliance Facebook page.  The Roofing Alliance is encouraging attendees of the International Roofing Expo® to attend the competition and for those who cannot attend to watch via Facebook.  

For more information, visit www.roofingalliance.net.

SOPREMA Renews Scholarship Offer for Building Envelope Students in 2019

SOPREMA announced the renewal of the company’s annual scholarship program for students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or another field related to the building envelope. Since the 2016–2017 school year, SOPREMA has awarded 19 students with financial backing, and the company once again intends to offer up to four grants of $5,000 to students for the 2019–2020 academic year. 

The program is open to high school seniors and graduates, as well as current post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines. Applicants must be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2019–2020 academic year. The deadline for application submissions will be March 29, 2019.

“Our company is known for the value we place on education and a relentless pursuit of technological advancement, so we are pleased to once again do our part to help empower bright minds to enter and shine within our field,” said Sara Jonas, marketing manager, SOPREMA. “We are committed to the continual success of our industry, and that starts by encouraging sharp students to become the building envelope innovators of tomorrow.”

The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. For more information on the SOPREMA scholarship program, please reach out to soprema@scholarshipamerica.org.

For more information, visit www.soprema.us.

Redesigned Strut Support Provides Improved Performance

GREEN LINK Engineering will unveil its redesigned KnuckleHead Strut Support which provides improved performance and more visually appealing aesthetics at the AHR Expo opening Jan. 14, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The new design features a sleeker look with ribs flanking each side of the head. It is more characteristic of the KnuckleHead style reflecting intricate engineering and mold design.

“Aesthetics matter, just like performance,” said Lisa Mulder, GREEN LINK Technical Representative. “Our support heads have high performance features but also interesting designs that enhance the look of the finished job. Our new strut head has that same appeal.”

The new strut head features a 1 1/8 -inch deep cavity for holding a standard steel strut. When mechanically fastening the strut into place, bolts or screws pass through the side of the head into the metal strut.  The new design features a flat surface, instead of the previous curved design, resulting in easier installation and a tighter fit between screw and head.  

In areas where hurricanes or seismic activity are present, mechanical fastening is often required to secure installations.  A secure installation can be achieved without bolts or screws using GREEN LINK Adhesive/Sealant to bond to the metal channel as well as to the molded nylon surface of the KnuckleHead. With shear strength of up to 275 psi, GREEN LINK Adhesive/Sealant can replace mechanical fasteners making for easier installation, according to the company.

For more information, visit https://greenlinkengineering.com