Roof Re-Covering: Building Code Facts
2009 International Residential Building Code re-roofing requirements are clear: removing and replacing damaged roof coverings with new roof coverings requires first removing all existing layers of roof coverings if the existing roof covering system is not structurally sound, is composed of wood shakes, or if it has two or more applications of any type of roof covering.
Hurricane Ike: Destructive Power Perfected
Of the sixteen named storms during the 2008 hurricane season, Ike was the most powerful. At one point, the diameter of Ike’s tropical storm and hurricane force winds were 600 and 240 miles, respectively, making Ike the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded.
U.S. Structural Engineers begin on-site damage assessments in Haiti
Published 20 January 2010-Homeland Security Newswire U.S. engineers are going to Haiti to study the earthquake and its ramifications for structural engineering; the structural engineers emergency response committee (SEER) of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) — the […]