Fourth (4th) International Symposium on Roofing Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, September 17-19, 1997. Conference Report.
Fourth (4th) International Symposium on Roofing
Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, September 17-19, 1997.
Rossiter, W. J., Jr.
Journal of Research of the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, Vol. 103, No. 2, 209-215,
roofs; building technology; conference summary;
international sympsoium; roofing technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology
Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) and the
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) have
joined in sponsoring Symposia on Roofing Technology on a
biennial basis sinnce 1969. These Symposia are the
major industry forums for the dissemination and
discussion of research results and for the presentation
of the latest advances in roofing technology. In 1997,
1985, 1991, and 1997, the Symposia were international in
scope with international co-sponsors, authors, and
audience. In 1997, NIST and NRCA were joined by CIB,
RILEM, the International Waterproofing Association
(IWA), the National Research Council Canada (NRCC), and
the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) in
co-sponsoring the Fourth International Symposium on
Roofing Technology - a summary of which is presented in
this report. This Symposium was held on September
17-19, 1997 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.