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FRSA Visits IBHS for Roof Resilience Discussions and Testing Facility Tour Tue, Jan 09, 2024 FRSA visits the IBHS testing facility in South Carolina and discusses the future of roof testing. Read More

Exposure Categories and Surface Roughness Tue, Dec 05, 2023 An important consideration for wind uplift calculations is is taking into account where the wind is traveling through to get to the project location. As you can imagine, if wind has a straight path and a slick surface to travel over, the wind will ha... Read More

Reflecting on the Recent Past with an Eye on the Future Mon, Dec 04, 2023 FRSA has several important committees that help evaluate these proposals and formulate our positions. Codes Committee reviews our progress and approves proposals during meetings held in conjunction with the quarterly Board of Directors meetings. Thes... Read More

Building Risk Categories Wed, Nov 08, 2023 Riku Ylipelkonen, Owner, Standard Building Advisors and FRSA Technical Advisor Have you ever wondered why hurricane shelters protect you better than your home in the event of a hurricane? One of the main reasons that municipal buildings and hospital... Read More

Upcoming Solar Panel Changes in the Florida Building Code 8th Edition (2023) Tue, Nov 07, 2023 The new 8th Edition (2023) of the Florida Building Code (FBC) includes a few changes to sections that cover Solar Energy Systems. They are fairly limited in their scope but they do present an opportunity to review. In this article, we will examine re... Read More

A Weak Link in Florida’s Roofing Underlayment Requirements Sun, Oct 01, 2023 FRSA labored hard over the last three years to improve the underlayment code in Miami-Dade County. The Florida Building Commission approved new code over the opposition of Miami-Dade County building officials but the enforcement battle has yet to be ... Read More

Technical Thoughts Sun, Jul 02, 2023 Riku Ylipelkonen, Owner, Standard Building Advisors and FRSA Technical AdvisorHave you ever wondered why the Florida Building Code and the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (Miami-Dade County) exist? How do they compare with building codes in th... Read More

Steep Slope Underlayment Changes in the FBC 8th Edition Sat, Jul 01, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner, Silvers Systems Inc and FRSA Director of Technical Services Most of the underlayment requirements outlined in the new 8th Edition of the Florida Building Code (2023), other than those in the HVHZ (High Veloci... Read More

Avoiding the Landfill - The Recycling of PVC Roof Membranes Fri, Jun 23, 2023 Chemical Fabrics & Film Association, Vinyl Roofing Division IntroductionFor more than 50 years, durable, highly engineered, light-colored vinyl roofing membranes have cooled and protected buildings in climates around the world.&nbs... Read More

Mitigation and Inspections Forms - To Sign or Not to Sign Thu, Jun 15, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner, Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical ServicesIt seems as though the requests for roofing contractors to attest to certain facts or opinions in writing continue to increase with each year. Whether it... Read More

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