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Selecting the Right Fastener of Resist Corrosion Tue, Mar 28, 2023 Josh Krohn, Engineering Services Manager, Triangle Fastener Corp. Since a completely corrosion free fastener does not exist, select a fastener that is as durable as the members it is fastening. Corrosion can be placed into two categories,... Read More

Benefits of Roof Coatings Mon, Mar 27, 2023 R.M Lucas Inc., and the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association Roof coatings are applied to low slope roofs on residential, commercial and industrial buildings to extend the life of a roof by preventing water, chemical or physical damage, ... Read More

Current and Coming Changes to the "25% Rule" Fri, Mar 24, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Silvers Systems Inc., and FRSA Director of Technical Services Recently, the Florida Legislature, as part of SB-4D, added an exception to the sections of the Florida Building Code (FBC) which are often referred to as&nbs... Read More

Tile Underlayment – Where We Are and How We Got Here Thu, Mar 09, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner of Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical Services   Changes in roofing underlayment requirements have evolved in dramatic ways over the last several decades, particularly when it comes to tile ... Read More

Multi-Pipe Penetrations: The Bane of Roofing Thu, Feb 16, 2023 Thomas W. Hutchinson, AIA, CSA, Fellow-IIBEC, RRCReprint permission - Roofing Magazine A Checklist Can Help Multiple Trades Coordinate Their Work on Pipe Curbs It never ceases to amaze me the way pipe penetrations through the roof are flashed ... Read More

When You Think You Have Seen It All...Think Again Tue, Feb 14, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical Services Approximately a month after Hurricane Ian made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida, I received a group email from the Roofing Industry Committee o... Read More

Team FRSA Pushes Through the Tape at the End of the FBC Modification Marathon - January 2023 Fri, Jan 06, 2023 The Florida Building Commission (FBC) met in December to consider the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) recommendations for final changes to the 8th Edition 2023 Florida Building Code. Read More

Use the FRSA-TRI Tile Manual to Properly Install Tile Hip and Ridge Members - November 2022 Wed, Nov 30, 2022 Proper installation of hip and ridge roof tile is likely to be the difference between a roof that withstands the uplift pressures of a high wind event and one that fails to protect the building it covers. Let’s look at important components of properl... Read More

The Codes are Working: Newer Buildings Tended to Protect Better During Ian - November 2022 Fri, Nov 25, 2022 At the October Florida Building Commission meeting in Gainesville, Dr. David Prevatt of the UF Department of Civil Engineering, presented preliminary findings to the Commission on the effects of Hurricane Ian to buildings in the area of impact. Read More

Ian Leaves Broken Hearts, Hopefully It Can Also Open Eyes - November 2022 Mon, Nov 14, 2022 I’m writing this article roughly a week after Hurricane Ian battered the state as one of the largest and deadliest hurricanes to hit Florida since 1935. Coincidentally, last month I discussed the potential of a similar scenario to Ian and the impact ... Read More

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