Tag: Roofing

Secondary Drainage and Ponding Requirements in the IBC and IEBC

November 28, 2017

By Wanda Edwards, PE, RCI Senior Director of Technical Services Editor’s Note: Code and standards issues of relevance to the building envelope industry are discussed in this ongoing series of articles by RCI’s staff experts. INTRODUCTION Requirements for reroofing projects are found in both the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Existing Building Code […]

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Florida Relaxes Roofing License Laws After Irma

October 25, 2017

Due to catastrophic building losses following Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has suspended certain regulations concerning contracting of roofing work. The suspension applies to the 37 counties under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Disaster Declaration. Roofing work under the emergency order includes flat roofs and roofs made with […]

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Jackdaws Strip Straw From Rethatched Roof

September 24, 2017

The National Trust of England has been fighting to save the £75,000 (U.S. $88,600) thatched roof of a historic barn at a World Heritage site from jackdaws that have been tearing out the fresh straw. The 17th-century Tithe Barn in Avebury, Wiltshire, is owned by the U.K.’s National Trust and is home to a museum […]

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Córdoba Cultural Center’s Undulating Roof Is Also a Plaza

September 24, 2017

A huge sloping public square doubles as a roof for the Centro Cultural de Córdoba (Córdoba Cultural Center) in Córdoba, Argentina. The site, in Sarmiento Park, was commissioned by the city to commemorate the bicentennial of the Argentine Republic (July 9, 2016) and is located between two museums. The building is made of three elements: […]

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Foundation Supports Update of Wind Uplift on Low-Slope Roofs

September 07, 2017

The RCI Foundation has approved a grant request by Roof Technical Services to revise the 2013 edition of the Wind Uplift on Low-Slope Roof monograph based upon the recently released ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. The new ASCE 7-16 has some significant changes, including alterations in the wind maps. Coauthors […]

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Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

June 07, 2017

Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems. The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy-efficient and durable low-slope roofing systems employing concrete decks. The National Roofing Contractors Association’s 2014-2015 Market Survey indicates that concrete decks […]

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Ohio Valley Chapter Accepting Outstanding Contractor Nominations

May 23, 2017

by Kate Hendrickson, Ohio Valley Chapter The Ohio Valley Chapter of RCI feels that their team effort is not complete without including and recognizing the professional roofers in both Indiana and Ohio with whom they work. Therefore, a program was created to recognize an outstanding roofer of the year. Last year, several nominations for the […]

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Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar Receiving Overdue Reroof

May 03, 2017

You may only have seen the roofs of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar from the perspective of the 2012 movie “Skyfall,” and James Bond’s high-speed motorcycle chase across it. But they are a sight to see. And they’re a wreck. The iconic marketplace, whose original foundations were laid in 1461, has hundreds of small brick tile roofs–some […]

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NRCA Releases 2015-16 Market Survey

January 31, 2017

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released its 2015-16 market survey, providing information about overall sales volume trends in the roofing industry, as well as material usage and regional breakdowns. The survey shows a ratio of low to steep-slope sales of 74 to 26 percent. Thermoplastic olefin (TPO) remains the market leader with a […]

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