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September 21, 2011 - Sponsored by ASTM International D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, Seventh Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development will take place December 4, 2011 in Tampa, FL. Symposium will have primary emphasis on current research and development work, specifically centering on influence of laboratory and field investigations in development of standards for roofing and waterproofing materials and systems. Topics will address relation to low-sloped and steep roofing systems.

ASTM International Hosts Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development in December

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: September 19, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-The Seventh Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development will be held Dec. 4, 2011, at the Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by ASTM International D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee.

This symposium will be the seventh in a series that dates back to the mid-1980s. The primary emphasis for the symposium is on current research and development work, and will center on the influence of both laboratory and field investigations in the development of standards for roofing and waterproofing materials and systems. The symposium is intended to address topics describing research and standards development for both low-sloped and steep roofing systems including the following:
  • Roof system durability and service life prediction;
  • Roofing in a sustainability era;
  • Synthetic single-ply roofing systems;
  • Polymer-modified and conventional built-up bituminous roofing;
  • Self-adhesive membrane roofing;
  • Liquid-applied membrane roofing;
  • Advances in reinforcing fabrics for bituminous roofing;
  • Advances in adhesion technology for synthetic and bituminous roofing;
  • Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems;
  • Metal roofing systems;
  • Performance of shingles, tiles and other steep roof coverings;
  • Wind and fire resistance;
  • Environmental factors such as cool roofing and vegetative (green) roofing;
  • Technology of roof coatings;
  • Impact of computer technology and simulation on roofing standards development; and
  • Advances in waterproofing.

    The targeted audience is all roofing professionals, including contractors, architects, engineers, consultants, building owners, researchers, technologists, technicians, sales and marketing personnel, product development specialists, and insurers.

    Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Nov. 30. The fee to attend the workshop for non-ASTM members is $50 USD for online registration and $75 USD for onsite registration. There is no fee for ASTM members, presenters, session chairs and students with a valid ID.

    For additional information, visit, or contact symposium chairman Walter J. Rossiter Jr., Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. (phone: 301-975-6719;

    ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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