Category: Industry News

IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Appointed to 2024 IECC Committee

June 22, 2021

Emily Lorenz was appointed to the newly formed Commercial Energy Code Consensus Committee. As IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services, Lorenz will represent IIBEC members in developing the commercial provisions of the 2024 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The International Code Council Board of Directors voted in early 2021 to change the […]

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ASCE/SEI 7 Available for Public Review

June 22, 2021

Codes and Standards Updates The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has posted the 2022 version of ASCE/SEI 7, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, for public comment through August 2, 2021. Any interested person can view and submit comments on the proposed changes to the standard. Balloting instructions: Accessing […]

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How History and the Census are Impacting Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal

May 10, 2021

Two factors beyond the control of any one person could potentially upend President Biden’s $4.1 trillion infrastructure proposal: history and the census results. Succinctly stated, history shows that the president’s party usually suffers losses in the mid-term elections for a variety of reasons, and the census results, according to respected campaign watchers, could easily shift […]

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TAC Wants to Hear Your Industry Concerns

April 28, 2021

The IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) needs your input. As you encounter topics, issues, or concerns, please notify the TAC so those issues or concerns may be considered for possible advisory development. Technical Advisories are developed and approved by the TAC, reviewed and approved by the IIBEC Board, and then posted to the IIBEC website […]

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Factory Mutual Revises Scope of FM 1-52

March 26, 2021

In October 2020, Factory Mutual (FM) published a revised scope for FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1- 52, Field Verification of Roof Wind Uplift Resistance. The scope was changed to replace the statement of allowed use in cases “where inferior construction is suspected (or known to be present) or where a partial blow-off […]

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Roofing Coalition Urges Widespread COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 29, 2021

A coalition of roofing trade associations representing contractors, manufacturers, distributors, and consultants urges eligible individuals to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccinations when available and recommended by local health officials and medical professionals. The widespread distribution and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccinations is critical to our shared social and economic recovery. Our industry is built […]

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IIBEC Announces New Dates for 2021 International Convention and Trade Show

December 16, 2020

Raleigh, NC – December 15, 2020 — The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) has postponed their 2021 International Convention and Trade Show. The event will now take place September 15-20, 2021 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and the Phoenix Convention Center. It was previously scheduled for March 4-9, 2021.  “We are excited that we […]

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The IIBEC “Network” of Continuing Education Providers

November 25, 2020

By Caroline Lewis Is your organization interested in providing IIBEC-approved continuing education hours (CEHs) for the building enclosure industry? Join the IIBEC Continuing Education Provider program and learn how your company can provide technical education to a global network of thousands of IIBEC members and registrants. Registration for 2021 IIBEC Continuing Education Providers is now […]

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Brooks Act Turns 48

November 17, 2020

By Brian Gardiner Forty-eight years ago in October, the Brooks Act (Public Law 92-582) was enacted, requiring a qualifications-based selection (QBS) process for choosing design professionals on federal projects. The federal government uses QBS as incorporated into Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6 – Architect-Engineer Services. Over 45 states have adopted some form of QBS. […]

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