Third International Symposium on Roofing Technology

The Third International Symposium on Roofing Technology was held April 17-19, 1991, in Gaithersburg, Md. Following are the names of papers presented during the symposium and their authors.

Testing: Heat Aging

"The Effect of Heat Aging on the Load-Strain Properties of Glass Felt Reinforced Asphalt Built-Up and Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing Membranes, and The Effect of Ultraviolet Accelerated Exposure on Polyvinyl Chloride Membranes"
Carl G. Cash
Paper
"Single-Ply Membranes—Effect of Cold Temperatures and Heat Aging on Tensile Properties"
R.G. Turenne
Paper
"Effect of Heat History During Manufacture on SBS Modified Bitumen Coating Quality"
D.C. Portfolio
Paper

Modeling and Analysis

"Finite Element Modelling of Reinforced Bitumen Membranes"
G. Wayne Brodland
Paper
"Fatigue Endurance Program for Classification of Built-Up Roofing"
R.L. Bonafont
Paper
"Lap Shear and T-Peel Testing of Seams in EPDM, CSPE and PVC for Single-Ply Roofs"
Thomas E. Phalen Jr.
Paper
"Failure Initiation in EPDM Lap Joints in a Lap Shear Test"
C. Lakshamana Rao
Paper

Elastomerics: Seams

"Test Methods and Protocol for Evaluating Splicing Cement Performance in EPDM Roofing Membrane Systems"
Daniel Cotsakis
Paper
"Nondestructive Methods for Determining the Waterproof Integrity of Roof Membranes and Seams"
James P. Sheahan
Paper
"Factors Affecting the Strength and Creep-Rupture Properties of EPDM Joints"
Jonathan W. Martin
Paper
"Pulse-Echo Ultrasonic Evaluation of The Integrity of Seams of Single-Ply Roof Membranes"
Hiroshi Watanabe
Paper

Computer Applications

"Computer Data Base Use in the Analysis of Roofing System Performance and Design for New York State Owned Buildings"
Richard P. Bodane
Paper
"Computer Simulation to Avoid Ponded Roofs"
John E. Johnson
Paper
"Can an Expert System Help a Nonexpert to Assess the State of a Roof?"
Jacques Gendron
Paper
"The U.S. Army's Rooftop Analyzer (RTA)"
Farid Mehr
Paper

Bitumen Composition

"Initial Results from Thin Layer Chromatography in Asphalt Research"
Carol Brooks
Paper
"Characterization of Roofing Grade Asphalts"
William C. Cullen
Paper
"The Influence of Bitumen's Chemical Composition in Bitumen/APP Compounds for Waterproofing Purposes"
Rodriguez De Sancho Isabel
Paper

Thermal Insulation

"Analysis of Roof Systems Thermal Performance from Field Data"
G.E. Courville
Paper
"Test Methods for Evaluating Insulations for use with Single-Ply Roofing Systems"
Joseph A. Malpezzi
Paper
"Thermal Properties for Polyisocyanurate Foam Board Roof Insulation Blown with CFC-11 Substitutes"
D.L. McElroy
Paper
"Mechanical Properties Evaluation of Polyisocyanurate Roof Insulation Blown with CFC-11 Substitutes"
Thomas Lee Smith
Paper

Elastomeric and Thermoplastic Roofing: Field Exposure

"EPDM and PUF Roofing Long-Term Field Test Results"
David M. Bailey
Paper
"Laboratory Evaluation of EPDM Roof Membranes: a 17-year History of Performance"
Brian D. Gish
Paper
"Characteristics of Adhesive-Bonded Seams Sampled from EPDM Roof Membranes"
Walter J. Rossiter Jr.
Paper

Nonmembrane Roofing

"Evaluation of Performance Properties of Asphalt-Impregnated Corrugated Sheets"
R. Fournier
Paper
"The Development of an Expert System and Historical Data Base for PUF Roof System Specification, Design and Analysis"
Dean T. Kashiwagi
Paper
"The Effects of Hail on Residential Roofing Products"
Jim D. Koontz
Paper
"ARMA's New Approach for Evaluation of Asphalt Shingle Wind Resistance"
Donald E. Shaw
Paper

Bituminous Roofing: Testing and Analysis

"Durability of the SBS-Modified Bituminous Double-Layer System: Correlation Between Performances After Artificial and Natural Aging"
Claude Duchesne
Paper
"Durability Assessment of Roofing Membranes"
John C. Beech
Paper
"The Use of Thermo-Mechanical and Morphological Analyses for Research on Properties of Bituminous Compositions"
J.I. Zelmanovich
Paper
"Forced Vibration Tests on Bitumen and Polymer-Bitumen Membranes to Determine Their Fundamental Properties with Respect to Frequently Used Polymers"
H.W. Fritz
Paper

Design Considerations

"Practical Experience in Design, Application and Field Performance of Roofing in Developing Countries: The Special Case of Argentina"
Maria P. Lopez Diaz
Paper
"Protected Membrane Flashings Designed to Work"
Douglas C. Fishburn
Paper
"Architectural Contract Document Detailing for Single-Ply Membrane Roof Systems"
Thomas W. Hutchinson
Paper
"Specification for Quality Assurance of Single-Ply Membrane Material"
M. Puterman
Paper

Wind Engineering

"Wind Resistance of Mechanically Attached, Single-Ply Systems Fastener Load, Safety Considerations and Optimal Fastener Patterns"
Hans J. Gerhardt
Paper
"Wind Effects on Tiled Roofs—Wind Safety and Ventilation"
C. Kramer
Paper
"New Research into The Behavior of Cold Self-Adhering Modified Bitumen Roofing Sheets and Bituminous Cold Adhesive Compounds Under Simulated and Actual Wind Conditions"
Bert A. Haushofer
Paper
"Full-Scale Testing of Roofing Performance"
James R. McDonald
Paper

Maintenance and Repair

"Investigation of Universal Repair Procedures for Single-Ply Roofing Systems"
Robert L. Alumbaugh
Paper
"Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Ballasted EPDM Roof Systems"
Daniel Schumann
Paper
"T-Peel Strength Testing of New to Old EPDM Roof Membranes"
Christopher P. Hodges
Paper
"The U.S. Army's Implementation of The ROOFER Program"
Al Knehans
Paper

Elastomeric and Thermoplastic Roofing: Assessment

"Studies into Aging of the Roofing Coatings on The Basis of Chlorosulfopolyethylene and Forecasting of Their Durability"
Y.P. Shulzhenko
Paper
"Assessment of Single-Ply Roofing in Japan"
Katsuyoshi Nagatsuma
Paper
"Simultaneous Effect of Ozone Concentration and Temperature on Ozone Degradation of Rubber Sheets"
Kyoji Tanaka
Paper

Applied Technology

"Field Experiences Versus Standards and Designs"
R.J. Booth
Paper
"FIT Classification for Roofing Systems"
Alain Chaize
Paper
"Technology and The Role of the National Roofing Contractors Association"
William A. Good
Paper
"A New Horizon in Single-Ply Roofing (Free Electricity for Every Home)"
H.O. Laaly
Paper

Moisture and Systems Evaluation

"An Outdoor Construction Test Facility, Saskatoon, Canada"
C.P. Hedlin
Paper
"New Wetting Curves for Common Roof Insulations"
Wayne Tobiasson
Paper
"Attic Testing at The Roof Research Center— Initial Results"
K.E. Wilkes
Paper

Systems Evaluation

"Analysis of Modified Bitumen Roofing Materials Using The Stiffness Modulus"
Richard E. Norris
Paper
"Cold Weather Roofing Application"
John W. Stoll
Paper
"An Investigation of The Role of Differential Structural Motion as The Cause of Flashing Problems"
James R. Wells
Paper
"Evaluating Thermal Stability of Nonwoven Polyester"
R. Dupuis
Paper

Modified Bitumens: Testing

"Determining the Composition of Roofing Membranes Manufactured with Atactic Polypropylene (APP)"
F. Choquet
Paper
"In-Plane Testing of Fully-Adhered Modified Bitumen Roof Membranes"
Marcus J. Dell
Paper
"Weathering Characteristics of Polymer Modified Asphalt Roofing Membrane"
Richard Baxter
Paper
"Aging of Polyalphaolefinic Modified Bitumen for Roofing Membranes"
Luc Mathieu
Paper

The World of Practice

"Skydome Roof Assembly Design"
S.P. Graveline
Paper
"European Roofer's Experience After The 100 mph Winds of January and February 1990"
Bert Massaut
Paper
"Innovative Communications for a New Decade of Roofing"
Samir K. Ibrahim
Paper
"Achieving The Perfect Flat Roof"
John M.E. Potter
Paper

Elastomeric and Thermoplastic Roofing: Testing

"Stress-Strain Characteristics for EPDM, CSPE and PVC for The Development of Stresses in Membranes Utilized as Single-Ply Roof Systems"
David J. Allen
Paper
"Glass Transitions in Polymeric Roofing Membranes— Determination by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis"
O. Dutt
Paper
"The Application of Thermal Analysis to The Characterization of EPDM Roofing Membrane Materials After Exposure in Service"
Glen D. Gaddy
Paper

Roofing-related Issues

"Asbestos and Roofing: Is Common Sense Possible"
Carl Good
Paper
"Roofing Construction May Impact Existing Interior Building Asbestos"
Joseph F. Hale
Paper
"Degradation of Fire-Retardant-Treated Plywood: Current Theories and Approaches"
Mary Rose Still
Paper

French Translation

"Un systeme expert peut-il aider un non-expert a produire l'evaluation d'une toiture"
Jacques Gendron

No Paper

"Durabilite du systeme bi-couche en bitume modifie par polymere SBS: correlationentre les performances apres vieillissements artificiel et naturel sur chantier"
Claude Duchesne

No Paper

"Classification FIT des systemes d'etancheite de toitures"
Alain Chaize

No Paper

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