Press Releases & News

Publication
Nov 2020
Fiscal Year 2019 - Annual Meeting

Thank You! Thank you to our Members, Directors, Sponsors, Staff, and Volunteers for everything you do to make RICOWI, Inc. a success year after year. 2019 was no slouch. Highlights included the completed transition from Joan Cook to Jordan Loudon as Executive Director, an international seminar, and the release of another Wind Investigation Program (WIP) Report – "Hurricane Michael".

Newsletter
Aug 2020
RICOWI Inc. Summer Newsletter

Welcome to the RICOWI Summer 2020 "Mini" Newsletter! In this first-of-its-kind edition, you will find information about exciting upcoming events, and what’s been happening recently. Get to know the Board of Directors and become acquainted with new Affiliate Members in a Q&A section.

Press Release
14 Aug 2020
INTRODUCING: The RICOWI Foundation, Inc. Funding for Industry Research

The RICOWI Foundation, Inc. has been officially recognized as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. The Foundation's work of industry research is important to the future growth and direction of the building community which includes academia, industry, contractors, code officials, specifiers, insurers and general consumers.

Article
Apr 2020
Storm Chasers - Influencing the Roofing Industry, One Report at a Time

[RICOWI's] reports greatly affect the industry, with the Metal Construction Association (MCA) relying on RICOWI reports and other research to fulfill its mission of promoting the use of metal in the building envelope through marketing, education, and action on public policies that affect metal’s use.

Published in Apr 2020 Metal Roofing Magazine

Article
Nov 2018
Internships - The Right Road to Employee Recruitment?

Members of the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI Inc.) are using internships and/or co-op programs to explore a way to find new talent.

Published in Nov 2018 RCI Interface

Publication
RICOWI Best Practices Guide for Roofing

Properly designed, installed and maintained roofs can significantly reduce or prevent damage to buildings and their contents from natural hazards.

Press Release
4 Oct 2018
RICOWI Releases Roofing Investigation Report on Hurricane Irma

The RICOWI Board of Directors announced the release of an investigation report on Hurricane Irma on September 23, 2018. The Wind Investigation Program (WIP) Committee deployed volunteer hurricane wind investigators after Hurricane Irma made landfall.

Article
27 Jun 2017
Report Reveals How You Can Protect Your Pole Barn Roof

It's not a regular occurrence for 5" hail to rain down on pole barns in the Midwest. But there are lessons to be learned from areas in the country where that does occur – such as Fort Worth, Texas.

Press Release
11 Jun 2017
IBHS & RICOWI Offer Expert Advice From Roofing Professionals

Free, best-practices guide removes the guesswork from roofing for property owners, inspectors, code officials, roofing consultants, contractors and insurance professionals.

Press Release
2 May 2017
North Texas Hail Investigation Report Published

The purpose of the project was to document the effects of hail impact on a variety of roofing products, and to describe roof assembly performance and modes of damage for substantiated hailstone sizes.

Press Release
19 Apr 2016
RICOWI to Investigate Hail Roof Damage in DFW Metroplex Area

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI, Inc.) has announced deployment of research teams to the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex hail damaged areas. The teams will be conducting the investigation from May 2, 2016 – May 6, 2016.

Press Release
14 Feb 2016
RICOWI Spring Seminar to Focus on Roof Loads

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc., (RICOWI), will host their 2016 spring meetings and seminar on Thursday, March 10 – Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.

Press Release
12 Aug 2014
RICOWI Honors André Désjarlais

RICOWI, Inc. awarded André Désjarlais with a Lifetime Honorary Membership in recognition of his dedication and support. Mr. Désjarlais volunteered his services for over 18 years to the RICOWI organization.

Press Release
10 Aug 2014
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 OK. Past and present colleagues are invited to join RICOWI members in celebrating this occasion.

Press Release
4 May 2012
Dallas-Fort Worth Hail Investigation Report is Available!

The purpose of the project was to document the effects of hail impact on a variety of roofing products, and to describe roof assembly performance and modes of damage for substantiated hailstone sizes.

Press Release
7 Jul 2011
RICOWI Investigates Hail Roof Damage In The Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI, Inc.) reports that seven research teams investigated hail damaged roofs in the Dallas / Fort Worth area from June 13 – June 17, 2011.

Press Release
9 Jun 2011
RICOWI to Investigate Hail Roof Damage in Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI, Inc.) has announced deployment of six research teams to the Dallas / Fort Worth hail damaged areas. The teams will be conducting the investigation from June 13, 2011 – June 17, 2011.

Press Release
9 Feb 2011
RICOWI to Host Spring Meetings and Innovative Seminar in Reno

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc., (RICOWI), will host their 2011 series of spring meetings Thursday, April 7 – Friday, April 8, 2011, at the Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada. The Spring Meeting series will include new innovations and interactive concepts in programming.

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