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Are Snow Avalanches from Roofs Preventable?

April 21, 2023

Forty years ago, an unprecedented avalanche occurred at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, and caused the deaths of seven people. I recently watched the 2021 documentary film Buried,1 which is a recounting by employees of Alpine Meadows of that incredible avalanche in 1982. They tried to prevent it, witnessed it, and then […]

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Cool Roofs for a Warming World

March 01, 2021

Why We Need Cool Roofs and What to Consider When Planning to Install Them By Kurt Shickman Rising temperatures are fast becoming the key challenge for our cities and urbanized areas. The effects of heat have negative outcomes for people’s health and well-being, social equity, energy use and peak demand, resilience of health, transportation and […]

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Back To Work On America's Roofs

IIBEC Joins Back to Work on America’s Roofs Coalition

June 17, 2020

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) has been part of a coalition of industry associations that have encouraged governmental organizations to allow the roofing industry to get back to work on the nation’s roofs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. IIBEC joined the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), the Chemical Fabrics & […]

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Largest Roofing Companies

December 03, 2019

ENR magazine has released its Top 600 Specialty Contractors list for the 2018 calendar year, ranking U.S. companies by the revenue they reported to the magazine. Making the top 20 firms in roofing, with their 2018 revenue in millions of dollars were: Centimark Corp., $627.6; Flynn Group, $382.1; Baker Roofing Co., $277.5; Nations Roof, $200.7; […]

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UAVs May Soon Be Roofers

November 01, 2019

An unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) equipped with a nail gun has been developed that may be the precursor to models that will keep some roofers on the ground while the drone does the dirty work. Ella Atkins, a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, designed the system after repairing […]

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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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Certification of Roofers Gaining Ground in North America and Europe

May 02, 2019

A nationwide survey of 499 roofers in England carried out by Chandlers Roofing Supplies in association with Fix Radio revealed that 72% said that work by unscrupulous or incompetent roofers was the top issue facing the future of the roofing trade. A further 73% said they had been called upon to rectify substandard roofing work […]

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Join RCI and a Roofing Coalition at Roofing Day in D.C. 2019

March 08, 2019

Sign up Now! Last March, the roofing industry came together some 400 strong to make our collective voices heard in our nation’s capital during the inaugural Roofing Day in D.C. 2018. This year’s event, to take place April 3-4, 2019, is fast approaching. When asked about the importance of RCI members participating in Roofing Day […]

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International Roofing Conference to be Held in Scotland

February 01, 2019

The International Federation for the Roofing Trade (IFD) 68th annual congress will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 25 to 28, 2019. Along with two days of presentations on international roofing themes, there is an accompanying guest program, including tours of Edinburgh and Holyrood Palace. There will be a traditional Scottish evening held in Edinburgh […]

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National Women in Roofing Pilots Scholarship Program

December 14, 2018

National Women in Roofing is pleased to offer a pilot program for scholarships for first-time attendees to NWIR Day and the International Roofing Expo at the 2019 IRE and NRCA Convention in Nashville, TN. The pilot program is designed to encourage first-time attendees who work for a contractor to experience the benefits of professional development […]

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