Category: Industry News

Traditional Danish Thatching Was Done With Seaweed

January 03, 2020

On the Danish island of Laesø, once known for its salt industry, there still exist dwellings thatched with seaweed, also known as eelgrass. The walls of the homes were made of driftwood. Since both the seaweed and the driftwood were saturated with salt water, they survived for centuries. The seaweed houses still standing there have […]

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Grenfell Building After Fire

Remediation Lags on Buildings Constructed Like Grenfell Tower

January 03, 2020

Work to remediate buildings with similar cladding in the wake of the tragic Grenfell fire in June 2017 in London, England, has been “not as fast as I should like,” said U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking to Parliament recently. He criticized, in particular, owners of buildings in the private sector, saying, “Too many building […]

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RCI Foundation Giving Tuesday a Success

December 10, 2019

The RCI Foundation (soon to be RCI-IIBEC Foundation) got a very special year-end gift from its members on this year’s Giving Tuesday: $23,675 in donations for our student scholarship funds. Our goal was $20,000, but thanks to IIBEC members and the industry, we were able to surpass it! All gifts on Giving Tuesday were made […]

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IIBEC Leadership Barnstorms Washington, D.C.

December 10, 2019

In a substantive and full two-day visit to Washington, D.C. in mid-October, IIBEC leadership, led by President Bob Card and new CEO Brian Pallasch, met for a series of meetings with elected leaders, federal agency decision makers, key congressional staff, and allied industry association professionals to advance policy agenda items central to the work of […]

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IIBEC Officer Candidates 2020

December 09, 2019

The IIBEC Nominating Committee, chaired by Dave Hawn, has qualified the following officer candidates for the 2020 officer election: First Vice President: Ted Sheridan, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, PEng Second Vice President: Chris Giffin, RRC, AIA, NCARB Secretary/Treasurer: Amy M. Peevey, REWC, RRO, PE, CDT Descriptions of the candidates follow. These candidate profiles and the […]

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Meet the Region Director Candidates for 2020

December 09, 2019

Regions IV, V, and VI will have region director elections this year. Voting will be online, and will begin on Monday, January 6, 2020 and be open for two weeks. When voting opens, a link will be posted and an email will be sent to members who are eligible to vote. Elected region directors will […]

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University of Kentucky Students Attend Louisville BES

December 06, 2019

Ten students and two professors from the University of Kentucky School of Architecture attended the IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium in Louisville, KY. The RCI Foundation (soon to be the RCI-IIBEC Foundation) helped cover their registration and hotel expenses during the event. “It is a real privilege to expose these students to IIBEC and to the […]

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Make Things Happen: Join an IIBEC Committee

December 04, 2019

Being active in your association starts at the committee level. It’s where things are formulated, where they percolate, and often where things really happen at IIBEC. Exam questions get written. Documents, papers, and articles are judged and reviewed. Convention and symposia plans are made. Ethical issues are examined. Educational programs are developed. Potential authors for […]

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Largest Roofing Companies

December 03, 2019

ENR magazine has released its Top 600 Specialty Contractors list for the 2018 calendar year, ranking U.S. companies by the revenue they reported to the magazine. Making the top 20 firms in roofing, with their 2018 revenue in millions of dollars were: Centimark Corp., $627.6; Flynn Group, $382.1; Baker Roofing Co., $277.5; Nations Roof, $200.7; […]

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Blast From IIBEC’s Past: 1987

December 03, 2019

The Executive Committee summer workshop meeting of the board of directors of the Roof Consultants Institute (now IIBEC) took place in San Francisco, CA, in August 1987. Seated, left to right: James E. Magowan and Richard “Dick” Canon. Standing, same order: George F. Kanz, Robert W. Phillips Jr., and D.B. “Ben” Hales. At this session, […]

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