Industry news

Designing for Moisture Durability & Energy Efficiency

There can be a perception in the market that a “green building” is a better building, and that the risks associated with “building differently” are inherently covered by the green certifications driving the industry forward from a sustainability standpoint. Both better buildings and risk mitigation…
Benjamin Meyer
October 29, 2020
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Proven Performance: GAF releases aged TPO study

Introduced as a roofing membrane in the 1960s, and first marketed in the U.S. as a commercial roof membrane in the early 1990s, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) has, within the last two decades, become the fastest growing commercial roof membrane on the market. TPO now represents…
Don Kilcoyne
October 29, 2020
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Value Engineering Part 2: Retaining Performance

In the first Value Engineering post about the attributes of high performing roof designs, value engineering is defined as “a concept that states there are less expensive ways to get equivalent performance,” and the post described the performance attributes that make for a long-lasting, high-performing…
James R. Kirby, AIA
October 29, 2020