Congratulations to the Fall Golf Outing winners & Thank you to our sponsors!

On September 26th, the North East Roofing Eduacational Foundation held its Fall Golf Outing.  The NEREF Trustees would like to thank all those who participated and our sponsors as well as congratulate the following winners.

First Place – 55 

Steve Harvey, Chick Gorman, Mike Michael, Shawn Mackie

Second Place – 58

Glenn Szalay, David Klein, Matt Brown, Marty Gorman

Third Place – 59

Tom Gunning, Skip Gentile, Tommy Gunning, Matthew Therrien

 

              Longest Drive                               Closest to the Pin                      Air Cannon Winner

                 JC Marcone                                    Victor Szala                              Marshall Fox

 

The  NEREF Trustees would like to thank all of our golf outing sponsors

A&M Roofing Services LLC

ABC Supply Company, Inc.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply

A.R.M. Roofing Inc,

Atlantic Asphalt & Equipment Co., Inc.

Barrett, Inc.

Beacon Sales Company

Boston Roofing Contractors Association

Canopy Roofing Systems

Carlisle SynTec Systems

DP Carney Construction, Inc.

Cazeault Roofing & Solar

CertainTeed Corporation

Dataforma, Inc.

Alexander Doyle LLC

Eastern Architectural Reps

FiberTite Roofing Systems

Firestone Building Products

Hunter Panels

Hurley Construction & Roofing Company, Inc.

J&S Building Exteriors, Inc.

Johns Manville

Lincoln Equipment Associates, Inc.

Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal Company Inc.

North Bridge Building Products

North/East Roofing Contractors Association

O’Lyn Contractors, Inc.

OMG Roofing Products

Peck Brothers LLC

R&S Construction Services Inc.

R.K. Hydro Vac Inc.

Rockwell Roofing, Inc.

Saco Roofing

John F. Shea Company, Inc.

Silver Roofing, Inc.

SMR Inc.

Max Sontz Roofing Services, Inc.

SRC Roofing Inc.

Tech Roofing Services Inc.

Uni-Ply Roofing Inc.

Vanguard Organization, Inc.

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Contact NERCA for Hot Works Training

In an email to those currently registered as hot works trainers, the NFPA announced that Massachusetts has recently amended their state fire prevention regulations to require anyone performing hot work to have successfully completed the NFPA program.

The NFPA also stated that they would be setting up a database for verifying who has completed the training requirements.  Starting on June 18, 2018, the database will be available at www.nfpa.org/hotwork-lookup where users can find the first and last name, city/town and state of residence, certificate number, and successful exam date. The database will not include information on people who have taken the class, but have not passed the exam or earned their certificate.

For those who have already passed the course, no action is required, but for those who haven’t, they will have until July 1, 2018 to comply.

NERCA is a certified hot works training provider with the help of Contractors Risk Management (CRM). We would be happy to offer an additional hot works course if there is sufficient interest. Courses for individual contractors may have fees associated with the use of CRM, however NERCA might also offer courses if there is sufficient interest.

If any of our members require training, please contact the Association office or email jferrante@nerca.org.

Energy Report with Bright News for Solar Industry

According to an analysis by the International Renewables Energy Agency (IRENA), the United States increased green energy jobs by 6% in 2015 to reach 769,000 jobs.  While this is a good trend in the US, it represents a small fraction of global renewable energy employment which is at 8.1 million jobs. Continue reading “Energy Report with Bright News for Solar Industry”

Infrastructure Funding Issues Lead to Work Stoppages

In 2015, Congress passed a 5-year $305 billion Infrastructure Bill.  It was the longest reauthorization approved in more than a decade after years of stopgap bills and half-measures that bankrupted the Highway Trust Fund and made states wary of committing matching funding. Despite this small win, experts estimate the total infrastructure needs at over $1 trillion dollars in immediate needs. As states deal with the meager funding doled out by the Federal government, many are grappling with the results.

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Update on the Energy Marketplace

Power plants and other energy sources represent an important pipeline of work in the construction industry.  Therefore, we closely monitor the energy landscape not just locally, but regionally, nationally and internationally.

Rhode Island has served as a good barometer of the kinds of debates and decisions typical in our local market. From natural gas pipelines and power plants, to installing renewable sources like solar and wind power, Rhode Island has been out front lately on energy issues.  Just recently, Gov. Raimondo raised their renewable portfolio standard (RPS – the distribution of energy production by type) to 40% through 2039.

One example is the Block Island Wind Farm project, the first US offshore wind energy project.  Recently, the final transmission cables were laid from Block Island to the mainland. This is a first that not only provides the first connection with the conventional grid, but also will allow the wind farm to transmit energy back to shore.

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National Grid’s sea2shore cable lands on Block Island

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