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Building Innovation Conference Attracts Broad Range of Enclosure Experts

September 10, 2023

Building industry professionals including contractors, architects, and scientists from both government agencies and the private sector turned out September 5–7, 2023, in Washington, D.C., at the National Institute of Building Sciences’ (NIBS) Building Innovation Conference, where they learned about the latest innovations in the built environment. Sessions focused on building resilience, technology, and performance and sustainability.

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IIBEC Members, Staff Present at MCA

June 20, 2023

Emily Lorenz, PE, F-ACI, IIBEC senior director of technical services, joined IIBEC members Patrick Reicher, REWC, SE, and Jason Wilen, RRO, AIA, CDT, in a panel discussion during the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) summer meeting on June 14, 2023. The audience heard from the panelists on “Emerging Trends in Building Enclosure Design and Construction.”

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IIBEC Members, Staff Visit IBHS Facility

April 14, 2023

The Institute for Building and Home Safety (IBHS) hosted IIBEC members and staff this week at its research center in South Carolina. The IIBEC participants had an informative tour of the research center, including the full-scale main chamber facility, which includes a specially designed wind tunnel that is exceptionally large—6 stories tall and 145 feet wide by 145 feet long—followed by a tour of the hail lab where researchers create hailstones and then fire them at building enclosure components and systems using a hail-firing cannon. IBHS’s lab is the only one in the world that can test full-scale one- and two-story residential and commercial buildings in a controlled, repeatable fashion for highly realistic windstorms, wind-driven rain, hailstorms, and wildfire ember storms.

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2018 RCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium

October 05, 2018

About | Register to Attend | Education/Speakers | Sponsors/Exhibitors | Schedule  | Hotel Reservations Technical Education for Building Envelope Professionals November 16-17, 2018  (Friday and Saturday) 2018 RCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN The Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is a two-day educational program offering cutting-edge information regarding design, construction, […]

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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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Cities Make Net-Zero Carbon Pledge

October 01, 2018

The World Green Building Council is calling upon companies, cities, states, and regions to pledge to the Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration (NZCBD) to maximize the chance of limiting global warming to below 1.5°C as part of the Paris Agreement signed in 2015 by 196 countries. The mayors of 19 global cities—including eight U.S. and three […]

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Nido de Quetzalcóatl Slithers in Naucalpan

October 01, 2018

The Nido de Quetzalcóatl (Nest of Quetzalcóatl), a ten-home construction project in Naucalpan, Mexico, by Mexican organic architect Javier Senosiain, is an unusual residential park in the shape of a coiling serpent. Now you can book an Airbnb rental of one of its homes at $220 per night. Built in 1998, the builder took advantage […]

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