Louisa Hart

ERA: Strengthening the Roofing Industry

During the last decade, the construction community has become increasingly aware of the need for resilience in the built environment. Sometimes this awareness has been quickly and painfully raised in the wake of increasingly frequent devastating storms, like hurricanes Sandy… Read More

Testing for Resilience

Full Article The IBHS research facility, which opened in 2010 and is funded by property insurers, evaluates various residential and commercial construction materials and systems. The lab is the only lab in the world that can unleash the power of… Read More

An Industry Workhorse

For more than 40 years, EPDM membranes have been one of the roofing industry’s workhorses. Long appreciated for durability, longevity, ease of installation and repair, many EPDM membrane roof systems installed during the 1980s still are performing well. But EPDM… Read More

Resiliency in Construction

Link: http://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/86679-resiliency-in-construction Introduction There’s been intensifying discussion recently about the resiliency of the buildings where we work and live, how we can improve their odds at surviving natural disasters and ensure that they can rebound quickly to be fully functioning…. Read More

Work of Art

An EPDM roof supports the Alexander Calder mural in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read full article.

More Than Apples to Oranges

“If Einstein were alive, many roofing contractors might be turning to him for help. Faced with the complex problem of choosing roof systems to fit their customers’ budgets and building code requirements, roofing professionals are being bombarded with “science-based” solutions… Read More