Tag: advocacy

IIBEC reps in front of US Rep Price's office

IIBEC Works with U.S. Congress to Pass Legislative Language to Ensure Responsible, Cost-Effective, and Fair Procurement Practices

July 10, 2019

By Jeff Taylor IIBEC is pleased to report that in June, the U.S. House of Representatives approved responsible construction procurement legislative report language in its FY’20 appropriations process. For the second year in a row, the U.S. House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government subcommittee has included direction to the General Services Administration (GSA) focused […]

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Cobb County Procurement Decision is Win for Industry

May 22, 2019

By Director of Industry Affairs Brian Gardner IIBEC Georgia Chapter members from Cobb County, GA (Past Presidents Pat Downey and Arthur “Chip” Ward), IIBEC First Vice President Scott Hinesley, and Director of Industry Affairs Brian Gardner met in April with Cobb County purchasing administrators to discuss the county’s procurement of construction via cooperative purchasing. On […]

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IIBEC Involvement in Roofing Day in DC Is Strong

April 11, 2019

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants came out in force at this, the second annual Roofing Day in DC held April 3-4 on Capitol Hill. Seventy-six individuals out of 378 who checked in identified themselves as IIBEC members—some 20% of the total. This was a slight improvement over last year, when 72 IIBEC (then […]

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Join RCI and a Roofing Coalition at Roofing Day in D.C. 2019

March 08, 2019

Sign up Now! Last March, the roofing industry came together some 400 strong to make our collective voices heard in our nation’s capital during the inaugural Roofing Day in D.C. 2018. This year’s event, to take place April 3-4, 2019, is fast approaching. When asked about the importance of RCI members participating in Roofing Day […]

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Denver Replaces 2017 Green Roof Law

March 03, 2019

Denver City Council has voted to repeal and replace the green roof law it passed in 2017. The older law required rooftop greenery on reroofs or new commercial buildings larger than 25,000 sq. ft. The revised law will require light-colored, reflective cool roofs. Building developers can choose several new options for attaining environmental goals, including […]

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Roofing Day in DC 2019

September 06, 2018

Mark your calendars, the date has been set! The NRCA-organized Roofing Day in DC will take place on April 3-4, 2019. Last year NRCA, RCI, and other members of the construction industry got together in Washington, D.C. to talk to leaders in Congress about issues that affect our industry. For last year’s event, over 400 […]

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Staff News – Taylor Lobbies for Building Envelope; van der Walt earns U.S. Citizenship

September 06, 2018

Taylor Helps Building Envelope Industry Connect with Congress If you follow RCI’s news, especially regarding advocacy, you may have heard a new name recently. Jeff Taylor, of U.S. Government Relations Intl., LLC (USGRI), has been advising RCI’s Advocacy Committee in creating a significant and vibrant advocacy program that is well-organized, efficient, and substantive. In his […]

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AIA to Vote on Addition to Code of Ethics Banning Sexual Harassment

September 01, 2018

A resolution calling for an amendment to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) code of ethics would include a provision requiring members to ensure that their workplaces are “environments of mutual respect and equitable treatment, free of abusive behavior and harassment,” according to ENR. Delegates at AIA’s annual meeting in June passed the resolution by […]

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RCI’s “Rally Congress” Campaign

August 28, 2018

Weigh in on the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act The RCI, Inc. Rally Congress webpage is an effective way for members to contact their congressional representatives and alert them to key issues of interest to the building envelope industry. The website is secured to prevent unauthorized use of members’ information or spam to their […]

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RCI Leaders and Congressman Price

Advocacy Takes Front Seat at RCI

August 17, 2018

By Jeffrey L. Taylor and Kristen Ammerman There are thousands of industry associations like RCI, Inc. (RCI), working every year to affect public policy in Washington, D.C. in a manner that positively impacts their members and their industries. With so many associations, interest groups, companies, and constituents vying for the ear of each elected leader, […]

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