As the U.S. fights to overcome the deadliest pandemic in a century, we are facing many challenges in an uncertain time. Here at Holland Roofing, we want to ensure we are on the cutting edge of industry trends and industry news. Supply chain woes, material shortages and understaffing are just a few challenges the industry is facing. Here are just a few stories of the month we are reading to stay on the cutting edge!
What We’re Reading
Infrastructure bill contains $100M for construction technology (link)
“It’s more important than ever to modernize how we design, build and manage infrastructure so that each dollar we invest goes further,” said Si Katara, co-founder of the coalition and president of visual-based inspection technology firm HeadLight, in a statement.
$27- to $40-Billion in Losses from Hurricane Ida (link)
“CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced residential and commercial loss estimates for Hurricane Ida. According to this new data analysis, insured and uninsured losses from wind, storm surge and inland flooding damages to residential and commercial properties in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are estimated to be between $27 billion and $40 billion.” via RoofersCoffeeShop
Contractors Struggle as Clients Request 100% Vaccinated Job Sites (link)
“In the last few weeks, we’ve started to get vaccine mandates from owners on jobs,” said Kyle Peacock, CEO of Peacock Construction. About 75% of his direct employees are vaccinated, though rates among his subcontractors are lower. “All of our health care clients are doing it, but we’ve also had a couple office tenants that said they’re only going to let vaccinated people into their offices. It’s an issue we’re trying to solve.”