July 2012
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Still water runs deep  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

Roofing contractors may be held responsible for ponding on new or re-covered roof systems. It is necessary to coordinate with the building owner, roof system designer and general contractor to address potential drainage deficiencies.

Worst possible environment  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

Empire Roofing Ltd. reroofed Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company's boiler rooms at the Muskogee power plant and received two NRCA Gold Circle Awards for its work.

Understanding the new green building code 

The new International Green Construction Code, 2012 Edition now is available for adoption by state and local code jurisdictions.

What's that smell? 

Understanding and managing inherent risks associated with fume-emitting products will help limit your liability to third-party claims.


Wind by design 

Roof Wind Designer, NRCA's online wind-load calculator, recently was updated to include ASCE 7-10—the 2010 edition of ASCE 7. ASCE 7-10 contains significant changes that will affect the wind design of buildings' exterior envelopes.


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Focus 
NRCA opens an office in Cochin, India.

Tech Today 
The International Energy Conservation Code,® 2012 Edition includes a new air barrier requirement that will significantly affect the design and installation of certain roof assemblies.

Capitol Hill 
NRCA achieved significant victories after federal courts blocked two National Labor Relations Board regulations.

As I was saying … 
Despite feelings of uncertainty, the roofing industry continues to exhibit a sense of resiliency.

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