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IIBEC Interface to Publish Extra Issue This Spring

March 24, 2020

Traditionally, IIBEC Interface readers receive a double issue in May/June, dedicated to reports on the IIBEC Annual Convention and Trade Show. But due to the unavoidable postponement of the convention due to COVID-19, members and subscribers will receive not only their usual April issue (scheduled to be mailed next week), but a May and a […]

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Attic Ventilation 101

November 01, 2019

Many may not realize that residential attic ventilation was a requirement in the very first edition of the Building Officials Conference of America’s (BOCA’s) model building code published in 1948. And of course, attic ventilation is still addressed in model building codes today. But considering attic ventilation has been required for over 70 years, it […]

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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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Façade Stabilization: Expect the Unexpected

August 01, 2019

By Stefan Nespoli, PEng Setting the Stage of Uncertainty Consider a nine-story high-rise multi-unit residential property constructed circa 1990 with a failing concrete brick façade. Due to areas of brick cracking and walls out of plumb, the owner had originally engaged a contractor to perform retrofit helical brick tie installation. For a variety of reasons—including […]

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Evaluating the Adequacy of Siding Attachment

July 01, 2019

By John C. Wylie, REWC, PE; and Derek A. Hodgin, RBEC, PE, CDT, CCCA Introduction There are six sides to a building that engineers, architects, and consultants must consider during the design phase of a project. A key element is the design and installation of the exterior wall cladding on four of those six sides. […]

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Welcome to IIBEC Interface

April 01, 2019

You are now reading articles from the first issue of IIBEC Interface: the Journal of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants. We have a new masthead, a new logo, and a new name. Our institute and our journal have come a long way. Originally incorporated in 1983 as the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), the […]

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Reading Between the Contour Lines of the Wind Speed Maps: Giving Tornadoes Their Due

January 01, 2019

By Bruce A. Hall, RBEC, Assoc. AIA, CDT; and Matt B. Phelps, PE, PhD Introduction In the United States, extreme wind events occur each year, causing substantial physical harm to people and damage to the buildings they occupy. This article will provide design and construction-related professionals with U.S. inland historical data and suggested design options […]

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