Advancements and changes in the North American commercial roofing industry

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technology: 29 March 2007, Bath, United Kingdom
Pages112; # of pages: 12
AbstractBuilding envelopes are designed to separate the controlled indoor environment from the outdoor environment. The building envelope consists of roofs, walls, windows and basement. A roof is an integral assembly of a building envelope and the 2005 North American roofing market was more than $25 billion Canadian.The North American roofing community has also made significant advancement in the dynamic wind evaluation of commercial roofs through a North American roofing consortium, Special Interest Group for the Dynamic Evaluation of Roofing Systems (SIGDERS). SIGDERS was established to develop a North American wind uplift test standard for roofing systems under dynamic conditions in 1994. This paper also presents results from the SIGDERS ongoing research effort, including an overview of a new publication, ?A Guide for the Wind Design of Mechanically Attached Flexible Membrane Roofs?.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49276
NPARC number20377054
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