Building Enclosure: ERA Releases First Annual Report on Resilience

ERA Releases First Annual Report on Resilience Building Enclosure Read Full Article Here The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), the leading trade association representing the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their suppliers, is releasing its first annual report on resilience, “Building Resilience: The Roofing Perspective.” The report focuses on events during this past calendar… Read More

Roofing: Improving Disaster Mitigation Strategies

Improving Disaster Mitigation Strategies Roofing Jared O. Blum Read full article here This past January, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), a non-governmental, non-profit organization, reported that for every dollar spent on mitigation efforts to protect the built environment from the ravages of natural disasters, six dollars could be saved. These findings were part… Read More

RCI Interface: Resilience: An Investment in the Roofing System of the Future

Just eight days into the new year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a report that confirmed what millions of Americans had experienced first-hand: 2017 had seen an unprecedented number of natural disasters, which set new records for “billion-dollar” destructive events in the United States. Author: Ellen Thorp Source: RCI Interface Read the… Read More

ROOFING: UPDATED NIBS STUDY PROVES MITIGATION IS A SOUND INVESTMENT

Updated NIBS Study Proves Mitigation Is a Sound Investment Roofing Magazine Louisa Hart Read Full Article Here More than a decade ago, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), a nonprofit mandated by Congress to improve building process and facility performance, issued a landmark report which changed the conversation about the value of resilience. The… Read More

Roofing: Testing for Resilience

Research Centers Provide Valuable Information About Roof Performance Roofing Louisa Hart 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 highly realistic windstorms, wind-driven… Read More

Professional Roofing: 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 now is being appreciated in a new context. Author: Louisa Hart Source: Professional Roofing Magazine… Read More

NIBS: NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION SAVES: 2017 INTERIM REPORT

National Institute of Building Sciences Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report https://www.nibs.org/page/mitigationsaves More than a decade after releasing its original report on mitigation, the National Institute of Building Sciences issued Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report. The 2017 Interim Report highlights the benefits of two mitigation strategies. The Institute’s project team looked at the results of… Read More

Bloomberg News: The Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever

The Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever: By the Numbers Bloomberg News Brian K Sullivan Read full article. This year’s U.S. Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever, racking up $202.6 billion in damages since the formal start on June 1. The costs tallied by disaster modelers Chuck Watson and Mark Johnson surpass… Read More

Replacement Contractor: Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’

Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’ Replacement Contractor Read full article. Farmers says the information it gathers ultimately will help homeowners save money on repairs and replacements. The work is being carried out In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a non-profit industry research group. What Farmers calls the “roof… Read More