Category: Publications

#metoo

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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Clemson

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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RCI TAC Releases New Statement on Reuse of Insulation

September 06, 2018

The RCI Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) responds to industry issues, policy, and standards as they occur, and recommends association policy to the RCI Board of Directors on matters related to these items. This committee has recently released a Technical Advisory, available here, on the reuse of existing roof insulation during the replacement or repair of […]

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RCI Interface Featured Article: Construction Litigation Issues: An Update

September 01, 2018

By Derek Hodgin, PE, RBEC, CCCA Over the past 25 years, I have investigated numerous issues that have been the subject of construction litigation. Some of the issues have been related to product failures, while others are associated more with a construction type and/or process. This paper is intended to provide an update on past […]

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RCI Interface Featured Article: Nails: Let’s Get to the Point

August 01, 2018

By Rick Allen Nails are an integral part of modern wood frame construction structural connections such as framing, floors, walls, and roofs. These are the building blocks needed for a structure prior to completing a proper building envelope. For many, important information regarding nails and their use may need refreshing and updating. What is a […]

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New Gateway Arch Museum Opens

August 01, 2018

Watch this very cool time-lapse video of the construction of St. Louis’s Gateway Arch Museum: https://tinyurl.com/y7m227hq. The new museum opened on July 3, 2018. The project is the largest public-private partnership in National Park Service history, led by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Bi-State Development Agency, Jefferson National Parks Association, Great Rivers Greenway, and the […]

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GB Prime Minister Intends to Ban Combustible Materials on High-rise Buildings

August 01, 2018

Nearly a year in the making since the disastrous Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017, Dame Judith Hackitt published her long-awaited independent review of building regulations and fire safety in Great Britain in May. The final report, commissioned by the government, concluded that outlawing the use of combustible materials on tall buildings would not address […]

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OSHA Fines Roofing Company for Hyperthermia Death

August 01, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Middleburg, Florida-based Southeastern Subcontractors Inc. for failing to protect employees from the dangerous hazards of working outdoors in extreme heat. OSHA investigated the roofing company after an employee died from hyperthermia while working at a residential site in Jacksonville. Hyperthermia occurs when […]

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