Off the Top

Off the Top is an e-newsletter designed to provide architects and specifiers with the latest insight and information from Firestone Building Products. Each issue will feature product innovations, informative articles and valuable tools, including links to helpful industry resources and trade show information. Select the links below to access recent issues of Off the Top.

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Off the Top – February 2012

  • A letter from Rick Ruppert, Firestone’s Architectural Services Manager, focuses on why Firestone’s Platinum Systems are the “New Green”.
  • This installment of Product Innovations looks first at the Firestone Platinum Systems, including PlatinumPVTM, and then takes a close look at what Firestone UNA-CLADTM Metal has to offer.
  • The Product Profiles section highlights the University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium project, as well as the Colorcon Global Headquarters and Technology Center project.
  • In Tools of the Trade we take a look at the Cool Roof Rating Council Continuing Education Course.


Off the Top -September 2011

  • A letter from Rick Ruppert, Firestone’s Architectural Services Manager, highlights numerous products innovations and the latest from Firestone.
  • Design considerations focuses on theRoofPointTM roof rating system.
  • Product innovations featuring NetPave 50 Permeable Pavers, UltraPlyTM TPOSA Membrane, UNA-CLADTMDelta Series Concealed Fastener Panel System and UNA-FOAMTM Insulated Metal Panel System.
  • Project Profilesspotlight onthe Warwick Middle School and the Carl Harrison High School.
  • Tools of the Trade highlights RoofGenuityTMRoof Modeling Tool.

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Off the Top – May 2011

  • A letter from Rick Ruppert, Firestone’s Architectural Services Manager, addresses various components of the building envelope and how it can be green
  • “EPDM Research Sheds New Light on Old Favorite” – feature article
  • “The Changing State of VOC Regulations” – feature article
  • Product innovations features Firestone EPIC System, UltraBlend Roofing System and the new UNA-FOAMTM Insulated Metal Panel System
  • Project Profiles spotlight on the Karmanos-Crittenton Cancer Center and Stephen T. Mather High School
  • Tools of the Trade highlighting FirestoneRoof mobile web app and more


Off the Top – February 2011

  • Aletter from Rick Ruppert, Firestone’s Architectural Services Manager, addressing the state of the industry and the optimism for growth this upcoming year
  • “Reroofing Decisions” – feature article
  • “Seven-Year Report on the TPO Weathering Farm Project” – feature article
  • “Making Mod Bit Green” – feature article
  • Product innovations from Firestone, including SkyScapeTM VegetativeRoofing System
  • Energy saving resources featured in our Tools of the Trade section

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Off the Top-June 2010

  • A letter from Rick Ruppert, Firestone’s Architectural Services Manager
  • Tools of the Trade section featuring RoofGenuityTM, Firestone’s roof modelingtool
  • “New Roofing System Helps Preserve Historic New Mexico Building”- feature article
  • “Lighting the Way to Energy Savings”- feature article
  • Three of the latest product innovations from Firestone
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