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Impact of CARES Act on roofing

On March 27, two days after Senate approval the House passed the “CARES Act“–a $2 trillion disaster aid package in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The President signed the bill into law later that day. Provisions include assistance to hospitals… Read More

The Roofing Industry: An Essential Component of American Life

The Coronavirus Crisis is presenting Americans, both individually and collectively, with unprecedented challenges. As municipalities, states and the Federal Government struggle to protect both our lives and our economy, a patchwork of frequently revised emergency orders and “guidances” have emerged…. Read More

DRRA – BRIC Funding

Earlier this summer, representatives from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), state and municipal governments, the construction industry, first responders, and insurance companies gathered in Washington with one common focus: how funds will… Read More

Finalize Funding for Mitigation Efforts

Sixth months ago, President Trump signed into law the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) and the Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief. His action was widely cheered by legislators on both sides of the aisle, and praised by a broad range… Read More

David Martiny of Firestone Building Products Named New ERA Chair

For Immediate Release Contact: Louisa Hart 301-646-2850 Louisaghart@gmail.com David Martiny of Firestone Building Products Named New ERA Chair WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2019 –David Martiny, Director of Product Management at Firestone Building Products (FSBP), has been named the new chair… Read More

ERA Supports Building Codes in Federal Disaster Aid Legislation

August 13, 2018 The Honorable John Thune Chairman U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 512 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Ron Johnson Chairman U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 340 Dirksen… Read More

BEWARE OF “HURRICANE AMNESIA”

BEWARE OF “HURRICANE AMNESIA” One Calm Season Will Not Change Long-Term Trends “From our perspective, it’s a good reminder of the risk that this country has for hurricane landfall. There’s a lot of hurricane amnesia that sets in when you… Read More