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Aug 20, 2019

The idea to open ThinkShapes Mail came to us in October of 2009, at a time when the economy had been less than stellar for over a year. We were a successful digital printing firm, but we realized that digital print was becoming a commodity. There were a lot of shops offering the same services. Prices were dropping as everyone was getting a bit desperate for business. And while we knew people loved us for our quality and impeccable service, we still wanted to stand out and give people something u ...

Aug 20, 2019

Building owners, property managers, architects and engineers are realizing that the roof can be more than a cover for their facilities and are choosing roofs that provide social, economic and environmental benefits.  With the use of our rubber pavers, roofs can increase property values, extend the longevity of roofing materials, decrease life cycle costs as well as cool and insulate the building. Many cities, such as this one, provide incentives to install our products in order to help manage st ...

Aug 06, 2019

Quality is key in all aspects of Unity’s products. Each day we work to ensure excellent quality in workmanship, material selection, production, packaging, shipping, and installation as well as in our business processes. Our products are tested and certified to meet various ADA, ASTM, BTA, CPSC, LEED, FM and NPPS criteria, including USGBC for LEED points and credits. Product quality begins with material selection, where we use pure recycled rubber that has been ground to the specified size in-hou ...

Aug 02, 2019
Beloit, WI

We’re excited to announce that AccuLynx has been ranked as one of G2’s High Performers! According to G2’s Spring 2019 Report, AccuLynx has been named as one of the best Construction Management Software providers based on user recommendations and customer satisfaction. If you’re not familiar with G2, it’s a platform for current, verified users to share experiences, thoughts and feedback on various services and technology. Rankings are based on how likely users are to recommend the service to othe ...

Jul 30, 2019
Beloit, WI

International Software Awards Program Announces Finalists AccuLynx, the leading cloud-based business management software for roofing contractors, today announced it is a finalist in the 2019 SaaS Awards. The company is recognized in the “Best SaaS Product for Customer Services/CRM” category. The SaaS Awards program is in its fourth year of recognizing software innovations that fuel organizational successes. Categories for the 2019 awards program include Best Data-Driven SaaS Product and Best Ent ...
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Jul 30, 2019
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL

The expanded reach of Petersen’s trusted PAC‐CLAD brand includes a manufacturing facility in Phoenix. The 52,000 sq. ft. facility became fully operational in the first quarter of 2018, and is be equipped to provide the Western U.S. construction market with the full line of PAC‐CLAD ste l 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 ...

Jul 30, 2019
Elk Grove Village, IL

   Brands: PAC‐CLADLocations:  Illinois (HQ), Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona, Minnesota Reach: International (continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Caribbean)Markets: Nonresidential and residential new construction and retrofitAnnual revenue: More than $180 millionEmployees: More than 200Founded: 1965Ownership: Carlisle Corp. Product typesRoof panels ● Wall panels ● Soffit panels ● Flat sheet ● Coil ● Perforated aluminum ● Coping/fascia ● Column covers ● Snow retention ● Custom fabrication ● Glass ...

Jul 19, 2019
Georgia Commons

A Consultant’s Guide to Reroofing Evaluation and Design Introduction Roofs are an integral component of the building enclosure. They arethe first line of defense against water intrusion into a building and are alsotypically the most exposed element of the building. Roofs are often taskedwith managing the largest volume of rainwater on a building, experiencethe greatest degree of thermal changes in the building enclosure, and arerequired to perform for 20 years or more without interruption. As yo ...

Jul 19, 2019
Georgia Commons

The success of any roofing or waterproofing system depends on well conceived and constructed details. Whether the structure has a low or steep slope roof system, a plaza deck with various hardscape elements and water features, or a below grade foundation system in variable soil conditions under hydrostatic pressure, the selection of the right product and its detailing in the context of the project application is of paramount importance. Attention to even the smallest detail can dramatically impa ...

Jul 19, 2019
Georgia Commons

Keep Tabs on the Roof Six steps guide facility executives in developing a roof asset management program BY EDIS T. OLIVER Roofs are no longer merely the skin on the top of a building. Today, the roof isan integrated component of a complex building envelope system that includesthe foundation, walls, windows, masonry and structural components. All thosecomponents combine to provide an energy effi cient, waterproof envelope. Withenergy effi ciency becoming a crucial goal, the roof is expected to pe ...

Jul 19, 2019
Licensed Architect

 BY TIMOTHY M. CROWE, ALA, SE, PE AND ANDI MELE, EIT Building envelope upgrades and repairs are commonly done reactively, such as in response to apparent issues.Performing repairs and/ or system replacements in reaction to building symptoms without properly diagnosing the issues can lead to significant costs to the owner. This article examines a proposed roof replacement intended to address recurring moisture problems in a commercial building in the Chicago-area. Following an inspection and furt ...

Jul 19, 2019
Asheville, NC

The Grove Park Inn’s original red clay tile roof, one of the historic hotel’s trademark features, was completely replaced in 2000 and quickly began to exhibit signs of failure. The cracked and loose tiles presented a falling hazard to hotel guests, and staining compromised the hotel’s appearance. The owners of the Grove Park Inn needed experts in the fields of roofing and waterproofing to investigate the source of the stains, water leakage, and distress and to design a repair solution, all while ...

Jul 03, 2019
Beloit, WI

Business Management Software Provider for the Roofing Industry Redefines the Customer Service Experience with Industry-Leading Support Program for Roofing Contractors  AccuLynx—the leading cloud-based business management software for roofing contractors—ensures successful utilization of its software with a multifaceted support program that caters to every user’s needs. AccuLynx’s customer support starts from the day a roofing company purchases the software, and continues throughout the entire du ...

Jun 24, 2019

 G.E.M. Inc., the manufacturer of Euroshield® recycled rubber roofing products for steep-slope application is excited to announce a world first… a truly “Hail Proof” rubber roofing panel backed by a written warranty, in our most realistic looking slate profile to date…Vermont Slate HP (Hail Proof). The Vermont Slate HP is the latest version featuring a new locking butt edge panel design including a thicker butt edge detail. It has been tested for impact resistance using a simulated 4” diameter f ...

Jun 11, 2019
Beloit, WI

More Roofing Contractors Taking Advantage of Electronic Ordering Through Exclusive Partnership with Nation’s Largest Distributor of Roofing Materials AccuLynx , the leading cloud-based business management software for roofing contractors, today announced customers are placing material orders through its integration with ABC Supply Co. Inc. at a record rate, with orders averaging three times the historical average order size. AccuLynx’s all-in-one solution provides the fastest way for residential ...

Oct 24, 2017
Irving, Texas

Detec Systems has successfully developed an Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) testing method for black EPDM single-ply membranes. This testing method uses the same low voltage horizontal membrane scanning platform described in ASTM D7877 with a circuit modification to account for the conductivity of black EPDM which contains carbon black for UV stabilization. This carbon black adds electrical conductivity to black EPDM membranes causing other ELD testing methods to produce false positives which pr ...

May 15, 2017
Bettendorf, IA

May 15, 2017 Nick McManus MBRICO PO Box 1108 Bettendorf, IA 52722 RE: Mbrico Tile Deck Loading  Dear Nick, This letter is in response to your request for a review of the existing superimposed loading for the Mbrico Tile Deck system associated with replacing standard deck boards in accordance with the IRC Code. For installation of the Mbrico system, the lx4 deck boards are removed.  lx4 wood deck board weight: 2.5 psf  Design Loads are as follows: IRC (Residential living area) Live Load: 40 psf M ...

Oct 27, 2015
Ontario, Calif.

IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Oregonbased Tile Roofing Institute was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-2015 to reference the 2012, 2009, and 2006 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC). ER-2015 evaluates “The Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual” dated July 2015. ER-2015 addresses the installation requirements for concrete and clay roof tiles and must be used in conjunction with a concrete or c ...

Jan 01, 2015

Unity Surfacing Systems (a division of Unity Creations, Ltd.) has been watching the growth of rubberized safety surfacing, flooring and paver industry for years.  We have identified the challenges of using traditional tiles/mats/blocks/pavers such as: product-to-product separation, curling and pealing, as well as wind up-lift……………And we’ve responded…….big-time. Unity has always been one step ahead of the competition. After being in the business longer than most (established 1987), we are committ ...

Aug 26, 2014
Ontario, Calif.

IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that California-based MCA Clay Roof Tile was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0356 to reference the 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and the International Residential Code® (IRC) and the2010 and 2007 editions of the Florida Building Code, Building (FBC-Building), and Florida Building Code,Residential (FBC-Residential). ER-0356 states that MCA Clay Roof Tile as shown in the report satisfiesapplicable c ...

Jan 01, 2013

Unity Surfacing Systems (a division of Unity Creations, Ltd.) has seen more and more architects, engineers and designers looking for unique ways to create additional designs, layouts and patterns, similar to that of PIP (Pour-In-Place), using the tile/mat/block/paver system that will provide the “WOW” effect on playgrounds, rooftops, recreational areas, schools, daycare centers, parks, etc., We have identified the challenges of using the traditional tile/mat/block/paver systems ………… And we’ve re ...

Mar 01, 2019
DALLAS, TX

Proving to be the most trusted source for leading-edge products, education, and networking, roofing professionals packed the halls of the Music City Center with energy and excitement at the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Held February 11-13, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA the 2019 IRE spanned over 152,000 square feet, the largest in the show’s history. The event attracted a record breaking 14,295 roofing professionals ...

Jan 30, 2019
Dallas, TX

The 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out over 151,800 square feet and over 500 exhibitors. The also marks the largest show floor in the event’s history. Taking place February 11-13, 2018, at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA the International Roofing Expo is the premiere roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to experience face-to-face interaction, product review, education and networking. ...

Jan 10, 2019
Dallas, Texas

The 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), which will be held in Nashville, TN is shaping up to be the most impactful events yet. The exposition will be held February 11-13, 2019 at Music City Center and will bring together all segments of the industry for three packed days of education, exhibits, engagement, and community. “The IRE not only provides a global marketplace and unparalleled opportunity for learning but supports the organizations responsible for moving the industry forward.” commen ...

Jan 14, 2019
Dallas, Texas

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 10th Annual 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. ...

Oct 19, 2018
Dallas, TX

Registration has officially opened for the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), which will be debuting in Nashville, TN. The exposition will be held February 11-13, 2019 at Music City Center. The IRE plans to attract over 10,500 industry professionals, over 500 exhibitors, from over 60 countries, spanning over 138,000 sq. ft. “We’re excited to be going to Nashville, which is a new city for us.” commented Tracy Garcia, CEM, Show Director of the IRE Expo. “It is such a fun town, with a great c ...

Sep 19, 2018
Dallas, TX

Jesse Itzlerwill present the Keynote address at the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE)in Nashville, TN on February 11,2019. “Jesse is the real-life version of the Dos Equis’ guy, one of the most interesting people in the world. He’s done so many different things,” said Lewis Howes, New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of the School of Greatness. Jesse is an entrepreneur, author, and a creative mind. He co-founded the largest private jet card company Marquis Jet and engineered the cocon ...

Mar 01, 2018
Dallas, Texas

The International Roofing Expo® (IRE), sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), concluded this month with great success. Held February 6-8, 2018, the business-to-business expo and conference connected manufacturers and suppliers of roofing products, services, and technologies, with roofing contractors from across the United States and the globe.The 2018 IRE spanned 137,480 net sq. ft., the largest in the show’s history, and attracted 10,076 roofing professionals from 62 ...

Dec 13, 2017
Dallas, Texas

Roofing professionals participating in the 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] are encouraged to give back to the New Orleans community by participating in Community Service Day, the show’s home repair and revitalization project.Now in its ninth consecutive year, Community Service Day will take place on Monday, February 5, from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, with volunteers helping rebuild the homes of families that are elderly, disabled or financially unable to support the renovation.  “We began this tr ...

Sep 14, 2017
Dallas, Texas

September 14, 2017 – Legendary NBA star Julius "Dr. J" Erving will present the Keynote Address during the 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], taking place February 6-8, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA.   Known as one of the greatest players of all time, Erving will reveal his strategy for overcoming challenges, and will also illustrate how to cultivate a champion’s mindset.   “Not only is Dr. J one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of professional basketball, he is also a succe ...

Aug 22, 2017
Dallas, Texas

UAV industry manufacturers and suppliers looking to increase their bottom line, build brand awareness and meet face-to-face with ready-to-buy attendees, should plan to exhibit at the 2018 International Roofing Expo [IRE], the largest and most comprehensive event in the industry for commercial and residential roofing professionals.  “The ability to easily inspect and collect information has made UAVs, commonly known as drones, very in demand among our attendees,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show ...

Mar 21, 2017
Dallas, Texas

   The 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program.   Taking place February 6-8, 2018, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, the educational program conference presents the latest trends in the roofing industry designed to help attendees increase their bottom line and expand their tec ...

Mar 17, 2017
Dallas, Texas

The roofing industry was booming with energy and excitement as a record number of attendees filled the sold-out show floor at the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE].  Taking place from March 1-3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the annual tradeshow and conference drew a total attendance of 11,273 roofing construction professionals. "This was an amazing show to find leading-edge products, high-level education and numerous networking opportunities,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “T ...

Feb 22, 2017
Dallas, Texas

The GAF Education Center will debut next week at the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], offering attendees a curriculum of eight condensed classes dedicated exclusively to roofing industry education, not product pitches. Through eight, 45-minute sessions in the GAF Education Center, expert trainers will teach roofing industry strategies that will help attendees build skills, think critically and arm them with practical solutions to work smarter. “The addition of the GAF Education Center add ...

Feb 17, 2017
Dallas, Texas

   The 2017 International Roofing Expo [IRE] trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out over 131,000 square feet and 465 exhibitors. The also marks the largest show in the event’s 62-year history. Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the International Roofing Expo is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to experience face-to-face interaction, product review, education and netwo ...

Sep 15, 2016
Dallas, Texas

    Online registration is now open for the International Roofing Expo® [IRE], taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.   Online registration is available at www.TheRoofingExpo.com/Attendee/Register, where show information is accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week.   "We recommend that attendees register early for the International Roofing Expo to receive discounted registration rates," said Tracy Garcia, CEM, Director of the IRE. "In ad ...

Aug 25, 2016
Dallas, Texas

   Attendees and exhibitors of the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] can make housing and travel reservations through the official hotel vendor, IRE Housing, powered by onPeak. Offering hotel, airline and car rental discounts through a variety of companies, IRE Housing offers the biggest savings and most valuable perks.   Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the show will offer roofing contractors of all sizes and specialties a comprehens ...

Jun 19, 2015
Dallas, Texas

In addition to his responsibilities as President of Dallas-based Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction & Real Estate, Inc., Rick McConnell has been named President of Informa Canada,  one of the world’s leading business intelligence, knowledge and events businesses.“McConnell’s tradeshow career, expertise in growing businesses and strong leadership skills made him the natural choice for this dual role in managing and growing these North American teams,” said Will Morris, CEO of Informa Exhibitio ...

Feb 04, 2015
Dallas, Texas

Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, will debut as an exhibitor at the 2015 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], February 24-26, 2015, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana USA.Houzz will be exhibiting in booth #2513 on the show floor in the Business & Technology Pavilion. Visitors to the Houzz booth will receive one-on-one training on how to use Houzz to showcase their work to the over 25 million monthly users who visit Houzz looking for home prof ...

Nov 18, 2014
Washington, DC

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. The sale is subject to customary regulatory review and is expected to close by the end of ...

Jun 05, 2014
Dallas, Texas

Building off the buzz from the record-breaking show in February, the 2015 Int’l Roofing Expo® [IRE] recently held its annual Early Space Draw, assigning 82% of the total show floor. “Taking place three months prior to the general Space Draw, the Early Space Draw process allows exhibitors to secure the lowest possible booth rate and the best possible location on the show floor,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “Covering more than 84,900 net square feet, a total of 257 companies were as ...

Oct 29, 2013
Dallas, Texas

Hanley Wood Exhibitions has named trade show industry veteran, Tracy Garcia, CEM, as Show Director of the International Roofing Expo® [IRE] and International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo."Tracy Garcia has a great deal of expertise and an outstanding track record," said Donna Bellantone, Vice President of Operations. "Her considerable knowledge, expertise and skills will play a vital role in developing initiatives to grow the show."Garcia has more than 25 years of trade show management experience. Mos ...
 
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