Category: Interface Highlight

Blast From IIBEC’s Past: 1999

February 01, 2021

In 1999, the first issue of RCItems was published. This newsletter took member news, the CEO’s column, and other association information and created a smaller publication, separate from Interface, but inserted into each issue. This allowed Interface itself to focus almost exclusively on technical articles. IIBEC’s expansion continued, and several new chapters were born: The […]

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Tribute to Joe Hale

January 04, 2021

By Rick Gardner What would you tell someone starting out in the industry today? Base your business on integrity and delivering your work product on time. Associate with people you trust and who can give you advice. None of us knows everything about the structure of the enclosure and roofing. Can you tell me about […]

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Built Environment Leaders: Social Equity and Diversity Starts at the Top

January 01, 2021

More than 40 business leaders recently met to share best practices and discuss industry challenges. Leveling the playing field of social equity and diversity will require a collaborative effort within the building industry. In December 2020, more than 40 C-suite association leaders participated in high-level discussions during a roundtable to Improve the Workforce of the […]

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Will DACA Revival Address Worker Shortage?

January 01, 2021

A federal judge in New York City has reinstated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will allow undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to apply for work permits. US District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said he was “fully restoring” the program, according to an article in Washington Post on December […]

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Shenzen Museum Will Flow Like a River

January 01, 2021

Plans have been accepted for Southern China’s first large-scale museum of natural history. The Shenzen Natural History Museum, to be built in the Yanzi Lake area of Shenzhen’s Pingshan District in Guangdong, China, ran a design competition which received over 70 proposals internationally. The winning design, entitled “Delta,” was by 3XN, B+H Architects, and Zhubo […]

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IoT in the Building Enclosure

November 01, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the various devices used every day around the world that are connected to the internet. This includes your smart phone, but it also may include things like your thermostat, your television, your watch, and even your coffee maker. Each of these “things” sends its data somewhere, ostensibly to […]

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Study Shows More Women Employed in Construction Industry

November 01, 2020

A new study from Smart Asset used Bureau of Labor statistics to assess the workforce, comparing 2015 to 2019. The number-three fastest-growing job for women in the United States was construction manager. In 2015, there were 49,400 in that position, while in  2019, there were 99,400, an increase of 101%. The number of female civil […]

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