Category: Interface Highlight

The Art and Science of Snow Mitigation on Metal Rooftops

September 01, 2021

Each year, rooftop avalanches cause costly property damage, personal injury, and even death. Snowpack can suddenly release and dump tons of snow below the eaves in a matter of seconds, endangering building elements, adjacent roofs, landscape, vehicles, property, and pedestrians. Nonexistent or inadequate snow retention systems create safety issues and potential liability for building owners, […]

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IIBEC Advocacy – August 2021

August 09, 2021

IIBEC-Backed Brooks Language Included in House Funding Bill On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Funding Bill, which includes IIBEC-backed language upholding the Brooks Act. Specifically, the language states: SEC. 529. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the General […]

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IIBEC Launches Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider (CBECxP®) Application

August 09, 2021

By Alec Jeffries, Senior Director of Membership and Credentials Candidates for IIBEC’s Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider (CBECxP®) credential can now complete an interactive online application process. With the expansion of IIBEC’s focus to building enclosure commissioning, the organization recognized a need in the marketplace for a CBECxP® credential. IIBEC is currently pursuing ISO/IEC 17024 […]

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The Passing of Joe Hale

August 09, 2021

Joe Hale, longtime member of IIBEC (formerly of RCI) passed away peacefully on June 6, 2021, at his home in Max Meadows, Va. Hale is a past RCI President, RCI-IIBEC Foundation Chair, and Fellow of IIBEC. Hale has been a member of IIBEC since 1985; he was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award […]

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Preview of the 2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show

August 09, 2021

IIBEC’s premier annual event features over 17 hours of live, in-person educational seminars, a two-day trade show, and live product demonstrations. IIBEC’s 2021 International Convention and Trade Show provides a forum for professionals who share a common goal of sustaining the highest standards and a desire to learn from one another. It provides an opportunity […]

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Mid-Century Modern Heritage Conservation

July 01, 2021

The Qube in Vancouver, BC, is a historic site listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.1 Currently a condominium building, the 12-story mid-century modern structure was designed by the architecture firm of Rhone and Iredale, with Bogue Babicki as structural engineer, and constructed in 1968 and 1969 to serve as corporate headquarters for the […]

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Closing Code Loopholes: Cool Roofs and Condensation in Reroofs and Re-covers

June 01, 2021

Kade Gromowski RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, PE Editor’s Note: Although this article focuses on condensation related to cool roofs, it is acknowledged that condensation can occur in any type of roof system when the air comes in contact with a surface that is below the applicable dew-point temperature. On a cold morning in October, I […]

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How to Give Owners What They Want Through Performance Specifications

May 01, 2021

By Melissa I. Payne, BECxP, CxA+BE, CDT There are numerous sources of potential building enclosure failures. These failures have caused building repairs and litigations to become a billion-dollar annual industry and are one of the main reasons why the industry needs performance specifications. This article will explain building owners’ directives and discuss properly executing the […]

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