Specifications, Scope of work, Industry Standards, Arizona Workmanship Standards, Building Code, and All the Above

Specifications, Scope of work, Industry Standards, Arizona Workmanship Standards, Building Code, and All the Above


In this article, we will discuss the differences between a job specification, scope of work, industry standards, Arizona workmanship standards, and the building code. Knowing the differences, similarities, and how each applies to your project will help you...

Heat Emergencies

This article will describe the differences between a heat emergency and heat stroke and how to be prepared for working in the heat. 

When you took the job in the construction industry, you accepted a situation that puts you outside in the hot, summer heat. If you do not leave your house prepared for working in the heat you could suffer some severe health symptoms. 

Sometimes you...

Construction Payment Rights in Arizona

In 2010, the Arizona legislature revamped the laws governing the payment of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers who performed work on or supplied materials to privately-funded projects within the State. These changes are intended to ensure the prompt payment of licensed construction personnel who perform their obligations in accordance with the contract documents. However, contracting...

Someone filed and ROC complaint against you

In this article, we will discuss what happens when a customer files a ROC complaint against you. How the process begins, the investigation, the written directive, and most importantly avoiding it altogether.

At lunch the other day with an out of state roofer, the guys says to me "Arizona has the most aggressive ROC I have ever seen." Then told me a story about the ROC doing an...

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.


Contractor schools

Arizona Contractor License Center1010 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85034(866)-332-8453

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Standard Setting Associations

ICC -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...

TPO thermoplastic polyolefin

The TPO thermoplastic polyolefin Single Ply Roof System


TPO is a single-ply roof system, as opposed to a built-up roof system having several layers of roofing materials. TPO and other single-ply systems have one roof membrane.


The system components

These components not installed in every TPO System

The deck Air barrier when specified for the...

Roofing 101

Roofing 101 the basics

In this article, we will discuss the basic science of roofing, how it works, a brief look at the history of the development of the modern roof systems we have today.

Why do we need a roof?

For most people, the roof is out of sight and out of mind, about the only time anyone other than a roofer thinks about roofing is when theirs’s is leaking. Oh and...

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.

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...