Tag: standards

Emily Lorenz

IIBEC Attends Roofing Coalition Meeting at FM

September 08, 2022

Emily Lorenz, PE, F-ACI, IIBEC senior director of technical services, joined other roofing industry allies at a meeting hosted by FM Global and FM Approvals near its Norwood, Massachusetts, headquarters on August 30, 2022. The group of approximately 40 professionals received updates on FM products and discussed current industry trends. FM Approvals expects to begin […]

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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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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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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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Wind Uplift Pressures on Low-Slope Roofs, Fourth Edition (2018)

January 01, 2019

The fourth (2018) edition of this monograph, authored by Stephen Patterson, RRC, PE, of Roof Technical Services, Inc. and Madan Mehta, PE, PhD of the University of Texas at Arlington, is a publication of the RCI Foundation and is now for sale at RCI’s online storefront at https://tinyurl.com/ybbuzko9. The price is only $45 for members […]

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