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Designing for Disaster with the Resilience Standard

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by jar546, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Version 2.0 of RELi, a resilience-focused standard for buildings, is about to launch. Here’s what to expect from the updated resilience standard.


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  2. Mark K

    Mark K Platinum Member

    May 12, 2010
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    Be very careful when the word resilience is used. The term is used to mean so many difference things by different people that it lacks meaning.

    While social equity and biodiversity are worth consideration they are not necessarily best implemented in the context of building codes.

    Building codes will need to change in response to climate change. Still the idea that designs should be based on predictive data instead of the criteria in the building code should not be the basis for building permit approval
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  3. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

    Nov 25, 2009
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    Ahhhhhh..yes......Resiliency...the reason we need to tape the joints in our roof plywood now....

    (Amd) R905.1.1 Underlayment. Underlayment for asphalt shingles, clay and concrete tile, metal
    roof shingles, mineral-surfaced roll roofing, slate and slate-type shingles, wood shingles, wood
    shakes and metal roof panels shall conform to the applicable standards listed in this chapter.
    Underlayment materials required to comply with ASTM D 226, D 1970, D 4869 and D 6757 shall
    bear a label indicating compliance to the standard designation and, if applicable, type
    classification indicated in Table R905.1.1(1). A minimum 4-inch-wide (102 mm) strip of selfadhering
    polymer-modified bitumen membrane complying with ASTM D 1970, installed in
    accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for the deck material, shall be applied over all
    joints in the roof decking.
    Underlayment shall be applied over the entire roof and over the 4-inchwide
    (102 mm) membrane strips and shall be applied in accordance with Table R905.1.1(2).
    Underlayment shall be attached in accordance with Table R905.1.1(3).
    1. As an alternative, self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen underlayment complying with
    ASTM D 1970 installed in accordance with both the underlayment manufacturer’s and roof
    covering manufacturer’s instructions for the deck material, roof ventilation configuration
    and climate exposure for the roof covering to be installed, shall be permitted.
    2. The 4-inch-wide (102 mm) strips of self-adhering polymer-modified-bitumen membrane
    are not required for roofs sheathed with lumber having a nominal width of less than 3 feet
    (914 mm).

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