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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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AAMA Updates Standard for Liquid-Applied Flashing for Exterior Wall Openings

August 01, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that include fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-19, Voluntary Specification for Liquid Applied Flashing Used to Create […]

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IIBEC Seeks Senior Director of Technical Services

June 18, 2019

IIBEC is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Senior Director of Technical Services following the recent resignation of Wanda Edwards. Download the desired qualifications and description of the Senior Director of Technical Services Position ( For further information or to submit a résumé, contact Chief Operating Officer Melany Elwell at or […]

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Foundation Funds Update on Roof Drainage Publication

June 13, 2019

By Development Officer Rick Gardner The RCI Foundation has approved funding for the update of the 2003 edition of the Roof Drainage monograph as a result of significant changes in the International Building Code (IBC) and International Plumbing Code (IPC) standards and methods for roof drainage design. This effort is being led by IIBEC members […]

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