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.
Wind by design
Roof Wind Designer, NRCA's online wind-load calculator, recently was updated to include ASCE 7-10the 2010 edition of ASCE 7. ASCE 7-10 contains significant changes that will affect the wind design of buildings' exterior envelopes.
Worst possible environment
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.
Still water runs deep
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.
What's that smell?
Understanding and managing inherent risks associated with fume-emitting products will help limit your liability to third-party claims.