Category: Publications

The Guide: An Overview of IIBEC Services 2020-2021 Is Here

May 27, 2020

The Guide: An Overview of IIBEC Services 2020-2021 is a 76-page, magazine-style publication. It is your personal handbook of IIBEC services and programs. Look for it to arrive in your digital library shortly. This year’s guide features advertisers from our upcoming Virtual Convention and Trade Show. Download an optimized .pdf version of IIBEC The Guide here. It […]

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Wind Uplift Pressures on Low-Slope Roofs, Fourth Edition (2018)

January 01, 2019

The fourth (2018) edition of this monograph, authored by Stephen Patterson, RRC, PE, of Roof Technical Services, Inc. and Madan Mehta, PE, PhD of the University of Texas at Arlington, is a publication of the RCI Foundation and is now for sale at RCI’s online storefront at https://tinyurl.com/ybbuzko9. The price is only $45 for members […]

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RCI and RCIF Kick Off Choctaw Academy Initiative

December 01, 2018

By Tara Wilson Pictured on the cover of this month’s RCI Interface is the last remaining structure of what was once the Choctaw Academy in Georgetown, Kentucky. The Academy was the first federally funded, racially integrated, non-missionary, and non-military school for Native American boys in the U.S.—an institution that brought together students from 18 different […]

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Why Historic Buildings?

December 01, 2018

By Trevor Vilac This article is for information purposes and is not intended to replace the advice of a heritage professional or other conservation specialists. Have you ever been captivated by a sense of intrigue in an old building? Or been fascinated by the lasting impact of past events associated with a particular space? There […]

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Ural Philharmonic Concert Hall to Mimic Sound Waves

December 01, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The venue will contain a 1600-seat concert hall and a smaller 400-seat chamber music hall. “Echoing the physical aspects of sound waves, the design of the new philharmonic concert hall is based on the properties of musical sound […]

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Laser Etching of Building Artifacts

December 01, 2018

By Don Kilpatrick On a recent assignment where the owner opted to replace rather than lift and re-lay the existing materials, our staff was afforded the opportunity to experiment with slate that was otherwise destined for the dumpster, or to be salvaged for reuse at other locations. Through sounding, pieces of slate that retained structural […]

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The #Metoo Movement – How #Youtoo Can Mitigate Your Risk

November 01, 2018

By Trent Cotney and Marci Britt Beginning in October 2017, when dozens of women in the entertainment industry came forward with allegations that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed or assaulted them, the #MeToo Movement was launched, and soon a tidal wave of similar allegations flooded in against a long list of other prominent, […]

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How Stuck is the Stucco? A Method for Measurement and Analysis

October 01, 2018

By Matthew Innocenzi Stucco is a popular and versatile cladding material that is commonly found in the southern United States. The application of stucco can be broken into two key categories, depending on the substrate to which it is applied: (1) direct-applied stucco and (2) stucco over lath. In the former application, stucco is applied […]

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Survey on Building Adaptation Would Assist NSF and Clemson University

October 01, 2018

Clemson University researchers are asking building professionals to take a short (five- to ten-minute) survey being conducted by the Learning Buildings Research Group (LBRG) in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering. The first goal of the survey is to identify factors that facilitate or impede the adaptation of existing buildings. The second goal is to […]

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