Tag: codes

TAC and Codes and Standards Committee Seek Your Input

November 30, 2022

The IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Codes and Standards Committee (CSC) need your input. A major TAC objective is to identify building enclosure technical issues important to IIBEC membership. As you encounter topics, issues, or concerns, please notify the TAC so they may be considered for possible advisory development. Technical Advisories are developed and approved by the TAC, reviewed and approved by the IIBEC Board of Directors, and then posted to the IIBEC website for use.

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ICC Governmental Members Approve IIBEC Secondary Drainage Proposals

November 21, 2022

Results of the International Code Council’s (ICC’s) online governmental consensus vote—including the passage of both of IIBEC’s code change proposals (CCPs) submitted for the 2024 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC)—were posted last week. This step finalizes results from the ICC’s Public Comment Hearings in Louisville, Kentucky, where IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Emily Lorenz, PE, was joined by IIBEC Secretary/Treasurer Chris Dawkins, PE, in defending IIBEC’s two CCPs related to minimum slope and secondary drainage during reroofing.

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IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee and Codes and Standards Committee Seek Input

October 12, 2020

The IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Codes and Standards Committee (CSC) need your input. A major TAC objective is to identify building enclosure technical issues important to IIBEC membership. As you encounter topics, issues, or concerns, please notify the TAC so they may be considered for possible advisory development. Technical Advisories are developed and […]

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Miami-Dade Enhances ePermitting

June 01, 2020

The Miami-Dade County Building Department stepped up its online Roofing Permitting Application System to allow contractors to apply for permits  from the county’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Construction, Permitting, & Building Code Division. The newest ePermitting System application made available during the COVID-19 pandemic allowed applications for installation of metal roof panels for […]

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Remediation Lags on Buildings Constructed Like Grenfell Tower

January 03, 2020

Work to remediate buildings with similar cladding in the wake of the tragic Grenfell fire in June 2017 in London, England, has been “not as fast as I should like,” said U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking to Parliament recently. He criticized, in particular, owners of buildings in the private sector, saying, “Too many building […]

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IIBEC Fails to Overturn Life-Safety Issue Exception During Recent Code Hearings

November 04, 2019

By IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Emily Lorenz IIBEC member Stephen Patterson, coauthor of Roofing Design and Practice, and IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Emily Lorenz represented IIBEC member interests at the International Code Council’s hearings in Las Vegas, NV, that occurred October 23-30, 2019. Their primary testimony was focused on removing Exception […]

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Codification Efforts on the Climate-Resilient Design of Commercial Roofs and Wall Assemblies

September 01, 2019

By Dominique Lefebvre, Marianne Armstrong, Bas Baskaran, and Michael Lacasse Abstract This article highlights recent Canadian advancements towards codification efforts on the climate-resilient design of commercial roofs and wall assemblies. The roofing advancements on climate resilience have led to the drafting of a new standard—CSA A123.26, Performance Requirements for Climate Resilience of Low Slope Membrane […]

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