The undulating profile of the Marco Polo Condominiums has been a fixture on the skyline of Honolulu since 1971. But even though the building still looks striking after 40 years, there was trouble in paradise - in the form of a leaky roof.
Working at heights is inherently dangerous, and safety should always be the most important concern when the workplace is on the roof. With the recent changes to OSHA’s residential fall protection guidelines and a well-publicized push to increase OSHA enforcement, safety has been in the spotlight more than ever.
Roofing contractors are notorious for their entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take risks. Each and every day they bet on the rain and many other risk factors. Taking on new types of work might be tempting, but diversity may not equate to more profits and success.
On May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kan., was hit by an EF5 tornado that ripped a 1.7-mile path of destruction through the town of about 800 residents. With winds that reached 205 miles per hour, the strongest tornado to hit the U.S. in eight years killed 11 people.
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply
roofing membranes have an excellent history in commercial roofing; however they
are constructed using organic polymers that can be damaged by extreme heat,
sunlight and UV.
When building owner Jerry Heinrich was looking
for a new roof for his manufacturing business, product quality and performance
were on the top of his must-have list. The building holds special meaning to
Heinrich as it has housed his family-owned business for over 60 years, enduring
additions to its structure over the duration.
The McLane Western Grocery Service Distribution
Center, a grocery-store pioneer from 1894, has today evolved into one of the
nation’s leading food distribution and logistics companies, serving convenience
stores, mass merchandisers, quick service restaurants, drug stores and movie
During this time of high unemployment, economic
challenges and seemingly never-ending recession, it is inspiring to see a
young, new company making a difference. EagleView® Technologies is a
fast-growing company that invented a new technology that is changing the
The National Great Rivers Research and Education
Center serves as both a museum and a scientific research facility for
individuals interested in how the ecosystem functions at the confluence of the
Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers.