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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
May 2018 It’s challenging to specify the right materials and assemblies for a commercial roof system to satisfy a building’s specific performance and safety requirements. Even with design considerations in place, existing resources for finding applicable roof...read more
April 2018 By Joan Crowe, GAF & Al Janni, Duro-Last, Inc Air barrier basics The primary function of an air barrier is to prevent or restrict air leakage through a building’s envelope. Air barriers are intended to control air flow from the exterior to the interior...read more
March 2018 SPRI activities during RCI Conference Week: March 19 – 27 Visit SPRI at booth 219 at the upcoming RCI Annual Conference and Trade Show in Houston, Texas, and be a part of the official launch of the DORA (Directory of Roofing Assemblies) platform. DORA is a...read more
March 2018 SPRI published an article in the January-February edition of Roofing magazine. This article provides critical information on the single most common mode of failure that occurs when low slope roofs are exposed to high wind events. Inspections of low slope...read more