Publication Types & Categories: Advocacy

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Une coalition de maîtres couvreurs plaide pour la vaccination contre la COVID-19

January 29, 2021

Une coalition d’associations professionnelles de maîtres couvreurs, fabricants, distributeurs et consultants exhorte les personnes éligibles à retrousser leurs manches pour les vaccins COVID19 lorsque disponibles et recommandés par les responsables locaux et les professionnels de la santé. La distribution et l’acceptation à grande échelle des vaccins COVID-19 sont indispensables à notre reprise sociale et économique […]

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IIBEC Technical Advisory No. 020-2021: Roof Covering Systems and New Concrete Roof Decks

January 14, 2021

Roof membrane and roof assembly installations over new concrete roof decks have always been prone to moisture-related problems due to latent moisture release by the concrete as it continues to cure. The problems are due to the release of excess moisture from the concrete into the roof assembly, which can impact roof system securement, the roof membrane, roof insulation, and related components. Moisture-related problems for roof membrane and roof assembly installations over concrete decks have increased significantly in recent years with changes in roofing materials, adhesives, construction practices, and schedules.

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IIBEC Statement on Racial Equality

July 27, 2020

IIBEC Statement of Support of Racial Equality As an organization, The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) stands firmly in support of efforts to eradicate racial injustice and provide opportunity for under-represented communities. Our association will work together with our members and industry partners to champion efforts that create sustainable transformation in our profession. […]

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IIBEC Technical Advisory No. 017-2019: Fiber-Cement Siding: Inherent Issues Affecting Performance

January 19, 2019

Roof membrane and roof assembly installations over new concrete roof decks have always been prone to moisture-related problems due to latent moisture release by the concrete as it continues to cure. The problems are due to the release of excess moisture from the concrete into the roof assembly, which can impact roof system securement, the roof membrane, roof insulation, and related components. Moisture-related problems for roof membrane and roof assembly installations over concrete decks have increased significantly in recent years with changes in roofing materials, adhesives, construction practices, and schedules.

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IIBEC Technical Advisory No. 018-2019-Electronic Leak Detection (ELD)

January 19, 2019

Roof membrane and roof assembly installations over new concrete roof decks have always been prone to moisture-related problems due to latent moisture release by the concrete as it continues to cure. The problems are due to the release of excess moisture from the concrete into the roof assembly, which can impact roof system securement, the roof membrane, roof insulation, and related components. Moisture-related problems for roof membrane and roof assembly installations over concrete decks have increased significantly in recent years with changes in roofing materials, adhesives, construction practices, and schedules.

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IIBEC Technical Advisory No. 016-2018: Reuse of Roof Insulation

September 01, 2018

Billions of square feet of roofing are replaced or repaired every year, and the existing roof insulation is typically removed and disposed into landfills. However, when roofs are recovered or repaired, the existing insulation is typically left in place rather than removed. Roofs are generally replaced when reaching the end of the useful service life or experiencing widespread/uncontrolled water entry. Owners, designers, and contractors may consider reusing the existing roof insulation when replacement of the roof system is performed. As such, IIBEC recommends members review the following when considering reuse of existing roof insulation on roof replacement projects.

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