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EPDM roofing membranes first came on the scene in 1962 and became increasingly popular in the 1970s as the oil embargo drove up the price of asphalt-based roofs. Over the course of the last 50-plus years, numerous enhancements have been made to EPDM system components,...read more
The RCI Foundation has approved a two-year research grant totaling up to $50,000 to SPRI (representing the Single-Ply Roofing Industry) for research on the roofing assembly. SPRI is a collection of commercial roofing industry experts dedicated to providing an open...read more
The RICOWI Board of Directors announced the release of an investigation report on Hurricane Irma on September 23, 2018. The Wind Investigation Program (WIP) Committee deployed volunteer hurricane wind investigators after Hurricane Irma made landfall. Team members for...read more
The ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI, was filled to capacity at the SPRI quarterly meeting in July. The schedule was packed with 17 task force meetings and two special SPRI Member Services education sessions. A lunchtime discussion led by Dick Davis and...read more
May 2018 It is SPRI’s position that for edge securement products to comply with Section 1504.5 of the IBC each edge securement product must be tested for resistance in accordance with test methods RE-1, RE-2 and RE-3 of ANSI/SPRI ES-1 and that the testing must be...read more
SPRI April Technical Task Force Meetings – Progressing the roofing industry with a dog friendly atmosphere
This April 17, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI, SPRI held its quarterly meetings with a packed schedule and an engaged group of SPRI members and guests. A few new Task Force meetings were held including: Revision of WD-1 lead by elected Chair Joe Malpezzi of...read more