Some regulation changes are like clockwork. You can predict them and plan accordingly. So, mark your calendar! The International Code Council, for instance, publishes new building codes, known as International Codes®, every three years. They recently announced an initiative to develop standards for remote virtual inspections for energy and water performance in buildings. If the results lead to changes in energy codes, the roofing industry will also see changes.
Attend the International Roofing Expo, Polyurethanes Technical Conference, or other yearly events. It's one time in the year when roofing professionals like yourself gather to discuss strategies, share new technologies, and explore the latest products — products that meet the latest regulations.
Explore the American Chemistry Council website, too. Council groups like the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) and the Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) champion the growth and promotion of North American polyurethanes and foams through education and product stewardship programs. Stay in tune with the American Chemistry Council and you'll be one of the first to know when chemistry-impacting policies come through the pipeline.
At a minimum, attend local meetings and events hosted by your city's Codes and Building Safety Department. Many building codes are state and county-specific, so this will be the best place to learn about regulation changes that immediately impact your projects.