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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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Wanda Edwards Named to Advisory Committee of National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

April 27, 2017

RCI Senior Director of Technical Services Wanda Edwards has been appointed to represent RCI as a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program. The program was established by Congress “to achieve major measurable reductions in the losses of life and property from windstorms through a coordinated federal effort, in cooperation with other levels of […]

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Victoria Station Roof Panel Collapse Injures Two

November 30, 2016

Two people were slightly injured when a plastic roof panel at Manchester, England’s Victoria Station partially collapsed during heavy rain, dumping a “tidal wave” of water from the ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) roof on October 18. The “bubble” roof was part of a £44 million (approximately $60 million in U.S. funds) upgrade project completed in October […]

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Hurricane Matthew Nearly Leads RICOWI to WIP Mobilization

October 20, 2016

By David Balistreri, RRC, CDT RICOWI Vice-Chair The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) held its 2016 fall meeting in Denver, Colorado on October 4-5 as Hurricane Matthew approached the coast of Florida. The primary topic on everyone’s mind during the conference was whether Hurricane Matthew would necessitate the mobilization of the Wind Investigation […]

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Join The RICOWI Hail Investigation Team

April 19, 2016

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) is gathering a research team. The recent hail storm in Texas (Windthorst, Sunset, Alvord, Denton, Frisco, Allen, Plano, Wylie, Murphy, Rockwall, and beyond) meets the RICOWI criteria for deployment of its Hail Investigation Team. The RICOWI Hail Committee Chair and Deployment Team met with the RICOWI […]

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