Tag: roof

NWiR Forms Canadian Council

March 01, 2021

The National Women in Roofing (NWiR) organization has partnered with Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) to establish a Canadian Council of the NWiR. Technical Manager Wendy Fraser, PEng, of CRCA, will join the board of directors for NWiR’s Canadian Council and serve as its membership chair. Lillianne Dunstall will chair the NWiR Canadian Council. Dunstall […]

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Roofing Fatalities Up 15% in 2019

February 01, 2021

A report released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in December of 2020 shows that the number of roofing fatalities reported in 2019 was up 15% from 2018. The National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report showed that roofers accounted for 111 of 5,333 fatal on-the-job injuries in 2019. This rise is […]

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IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee Releases TA on Roof Covering Systems and New Concrete Roof Decks

January 15, 2021

The IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) responds to industry issues, policy, and standards as they occur, and recommends association policy to the IIBEC Board of Directors on matters related to these items. They have just issued a new technical advisory, entitled IIBEC TA-020-2021: Roof Covering Systems and New Concrete Roof Decks. Basic information is below. […]

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NYC Requires Sustainable Roofing Zones

July 01, 2020

All newly constructed buildings and all buildings undergoing a complete roof deck or roof assembly replacement in all five boroughs of New York City must now have a “sustainable roofing zone,” under Local Laws 92 and 94, which took effect in November. As part of the Climate Mobilization Act, this means a photovoltaic (PV) electricity […]

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IIBEC’s Technical Advisory Committee Encourages Members’ Input And How to Remove Moss From Shingles

April 16, 2020

By Walt Rossiter Since its beginnings, the tasks assigned to the IIBEC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have focused on two important activities: Identifying technical issues facing the building enclosure community that are of concern to the IIBEC membership, and Developing IIBEC Technical Advisories (TAs) or Position Statements (PSs) that define these issues and provide recommendations […]

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“Potholes” in a Mod-Bit Roof Membrane—Lichen Attack

January 03, 2020

By Harvey Freeman, MNSAA, MRAIC Introduction This article describes the interaction between a naturally occurring lichen and a modified-bituminous (mod-bit) roof membrane. I have not found this topic discussed by anyone in roofing literature. The growth of this lichen is very slow in relation to the expected life span of a mod-bit roof membrane. As […]

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Roof Decks A to Z; Part XII: Board Sheathing

February 01, 2019

By L.D. Hogan, RRC, FRCI, PE Abstract This is the twelfth in a series of articles examining various deck types. Of the numerous considerations necessary when selecting a roof system, the type of decking is among the most important. With the variety of decks to be encountered (both new and old), it is incumbent upon […]

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