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Fourth (4th) International Symposium on Roofing Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, September 17-19, 1997. Conference Report.


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Rossiter, W. J., Jr.

Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Vol. 103, No. 2, 209-215, March/April 1998.

Keywords:

roofs; building technology; conference summary; international sympsoium; roofing technology

Abstract:

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.