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Bid Rigging

What is bid Rigging?

 

Call me crazy, that honesty is good business, in my opinion. I realize that the word "honest" is subjective, and there are all sorts of grey areas that people travel in and around. Ast the end of the day, we all have a basic understanding of what is right and what is wrong. "Its just business" is the thing the guys says in the mobster movies just before he...

Building Code For Roofer

I was working on a report today, and as usual, I was referring to various authoritative documents.  And I thought "Hey the people who come to might site might like this one" This link will take right to the Internation Building Code for roofing and roof assemblies.  It is a pretty great reference when you need to know something or cite an authoritative source.

https://codes....

The ABCs of Indemnity Agreements and Additional Insured Endorsements

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The ABCs of Indemnity Agreements and Additional Insured Endorsements

Understanding your business’s risk exposures is the cornerstone to managing them. Whether your business relies on outside vendors to provide goods and services, or you’re a provider of goods and services to your clients, you should be aware of how to take contractual precautions to protect...

Help! I am Afraid of a Bee

Within the past few months in my CPR and first aid classes I have had construction workers say they have epinephrine pens because they have severe allergic reactions to bees. What really disturbs me, in one class, one guy said that he told his coworkers where his pen is, and that one bee sting can kill him and his coworkers started making jokes out of it.  This type of allergic reaction is...

4 Things I Learned From Greg Hayne On Service

4 Things I Learned From Greg Hayne On Service

 

At the FRSA in 2019, I had the pleasure of sitting in and listening to Greg Hayne, who is considered the guru of building service departments for commercial roofers.

I not only had the chance to listen but also had the chance to go up and pick his brain after attending.

There was a lot to take in but I wanted to share...

What does it mean to be a professional

 

What does it mean to be a professional?

Does it mean dressing nice and being overly polite? Does it mean always smiling and shaking hands all day? What does being professional mean?

Dressing nice and speaking to people politely are certain things that professionals do. However, those things aren't what makes them a professional. Instead, those are the natural characteristics of...

Arizona Workmanship Standards

 

Full version attached as a pdf

Every contractor in Arizona is obligated by law to follow the Arizona workmanship standards. Keep in mind that some manufacturers and code may differ, and these are minimum standards. The very bottom of quality standards.

The following are portions of the standards that are relevant to the roofing and waterproofing industry.

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Standard Setting Associations

ICC https://www.iccsafe.org/ -About the International Code Council

The International Code Council is a member-focused association with over 64,000 members. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the...

Trade Associations

What is a trade association?

Trade association noun an association of people or companies in a particular business or trade organized to promote their common interests.https://www.dictionary.com/browse/trade-association

Why should you join a trade association?

If you care about the industry that feeds you and you want to see it become better and grow. One of the best way...

Who is the ROC Registrar Of Contractors and why does it matter

 

Who is the ROC

The Registrar of Contractors established in 1931 to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public concerning construction in Arizona. It is their job to investigate complaints against licensed contractors and work to resolve them. These folks have much power to do what they do, and when they do their job right, they are a tremendous benefit to our society...

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