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A commercial roof evaluation by an independent, objective roof consultant is the first step in identifying deficiencies.
Paying attention to manufacturer instructions when storing temperature sensitive materials.
The roof and pavement industries are increasingly adopting UAV technology as part of the process to cost-effectively manage roof and pavement assets.
Quality assurance provided by Benchmark project oversight prevents inferior workmanship and ensures a sound installation.
Staff Consultant and Chief Drone Pilot Ben Fiedler answers some of the most frequently asked questions about UAV technology at Benchmark and explains how it benefits Benchmark’s clients.
Having a third-party roofing consultant like Benchmark conduct a detailed roof evaluation can determine if roof replacement is able to be deferred, reducing impact on facility operations and delaying expenditures.
Learn how having on-site observation was essential to prevent a contractor from installing wet insulation over a corroded and damaged steel deck.
New Hire Press Release
A comprehensive roof evaluation can identify potential causes of defects, as well as improvements to increase the roof’s service life.
Learn how overlooking details in roofing construction can have deadly ramifications—and potential liability issues for the owner.
Learn how having a third party roofing consultant like Benchmark can help reveal key design elements that could shorten the life of a commercial roof.
Wrapping Up: Relationships, Cost, and Planning
New Hire Press Release
New Hire Press Release
The Fine Print
Benchmark employees planted 57 trees to replace flora destroyed during the derecho that hit the Cedar Rapids area in August 2020.
Special Bulletin 2021 – UPDATE
Smog, or air pollution, is a silent killer present across the globe. Using this sustainable roofing material your next roofing project can help fights this global killer.
During this educational webinar titled, Material Shortage and Pricing Volatility: A Facility Manager’s Dilemma, you will learn about the conditions impacting the material supply chain and hear real life stories …
Is your commercial rooftop solar ready? From modifying an existing roof to preparing for new construction, learn what you you need to know.
With a skilled labor shortage and roofing systems becoming more technical in nature, what can we expect in the future?
It’s important to understand the impact change in building occupancy use has on the building’s roof system and structural elements.
Are you responsible for a problematic metal roof and are struggling with differing opinions on the cause of the problem?
Rooftop Solar Webinar Benchmark President Ron Harriman and Joe Cain of Solar Energy Industries Association discuss the growing use of rooftop solar, changes to the I-Codes, and real-world experiences in …
Are the mechanics installing the materials are trained and qualified to install the specific products in your roofing assembly?
New Product development vastly expands number of qualified assemblies
Summary of several revised roofing-related Loss Prevention Data Sheets (LPDS).
Reduce the risk of a roof collapse caused by excessive snow loads
Join Andrew and Ben as they discuss how roof design is the critical first step to long term roof performance.
Andrew, Mike and Jennifer participate in a town hall discussion about roof asset management.
Learn a few tips to maintain your roof assets during COVID-19
Eric and Brad discuss roof evaluations and strategies to reduce cost, extent asset life, and manage risk.
Eric, Andrew, and Troy discuss the impacts of COVID-19.
Three partners join the company’s ownership team.
Reflection of 42 years in the roof industry
Very Severe Hail Rating
Good roof design starts with identification and evaluation of the project-specific criteria.
Factors considered to determine the best past to restore roof.
Four partners join the company’s ownership team.
What strategies can be employed on roofs with solar arrays already in place, or when considering addition of PV over an existing rooftop?
Roofing Design Standards can be a good starting point, but…
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Healthy organizations have minimal politics and confusion, high morale and productivity, and low turnover among good employees.
When you inspect or reinspect a metal roof or investigate a roof leak to determine the source and potential solution, where do you start?
Understand the components of asphalt and best practices in installation.
As the 2017 hurricane season approaches, it seems appropriate to review some basic roof-related preparedness activities.
Roof and Pavement Management Seminar
Is subcontracting of roof-related work bad or out of the ordinary? Are you experiencing more subcontracting on your roofing projects?
The following article outlines the procedures Benchmark follows in developing roof specifications and bidding documents.
Congratulations to Andrew Reynolds, P.E.
The IBC mandates that a roof’s wind uplift resistance be designed to satisfy the requirements of ASCE-7.
One of the first things most roofing professionals learn is how to take a core sample or core cut.
Begin with the end in mind.
Benchmark, Inc., was profiled by Business Day TV with Terry Bradshaw, highlighting the importance of managing aging roof assets in a school district.
Design, construction and maintenance
Undertaking the “monster project” of roofing over a working paper machine
Use lifecycle models and cost analysis to raise the ceiling on your roof’s value