RICOWI

RICOWI Celebrates 25 years in Research and Education

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) announced it will commemorate its 25th Anniversary at the fall meeting October 9 – 10, 2014 in Norman Okla. RICOWI would like to invite all past and present colleagues to join its members in celebrating this occasion. A dinner will be held to celebrate the...

RICOWI Reminder: Early Bird deadline August 12 for fall seminar, meetings

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues Inc., Fall Meetings will be held in Ottawa on September 12–13, 2013.  The Fall Meetings will include the Fall Board Meeting, Committee Meetings, Fall Seminar and a tour of the National Research Council Canada ‘s (NRCC) buildings: Fire / Acoustics; Material Emission / Insulation; and Building Systems...

Metal vs. Mother Nature (hail)

Roofing battles Mother Nature’s most physical and visual weapon  / Metal roofing stands up to the forces of nature as well as or better than any type of roofing material and you should know how to sell that benefit to your customers. This is the second in a six-part series on how metal roofing...

Rural Builder October 2012

Bracing for the storm: Tips on how to build against Mother Nature’s fury

By Oliver Witte – Floods, ice, snow, sleet, downpours, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, mudslides, stifling heat, bitter cold … Arrrgh! Builders have a fighting chance to defeat all but the worst storms if they pay attention to recent research in building techniques and materials. Rural builders who can address the weather-related concerns of owners...