Papers are Invited for ASTM International Seventh Symposium on Roofing

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W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -Papers are invited for the Seventh Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development, which will be held Dec. 4-5, 2011, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the Dec. 4-7 standards development meetings of the committee.

The symposium provides a forum for contributing to the fundamental understanding of acceptable roof performance, with the primary emphasis being current research and development work. The symposium 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.

Interested presenters must submit a 300-500 word abstract online at by May 4, 2010. Symposium chair Walter J. Rossiter will notify you by Aug. 4, 2010, of your paper’s acceptability for presentation. Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Journal of ASTM International (JAI). JAI is an online, peer-reviewed journal for the international scientific and engineering community (

For more information, visit the symposium home page on the ASTM Web site ( For additional technical information, contact symposium chair Walter J. Rossiter Jr., Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. (phone: 301-975-6719;

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