Manual of Built-up Roof Systems

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9780070247840: Manual of Built-up Roof Systems

New low-slope roof systems explained. Here's all the detailed information you need to stay current with the big increase in usage of single-ply and modified bitumen membranes and the unique problems they present. It's all in the third edition of The Manual of Built-Up Roof Systems, by C. W. Griffin and Richard Fricklas. Updated with a wealth of research and code updates from Hurricanes Hugo, Andrew and Iniki, the guide gets you up to speed on all the essentials--roof system performance, emerging materials, drainage, wind uplift, vapor control, fire resistance, thermal insulation, reroofing, and much more. And you'll even find field-tested solutions for such current roof system problems as lap-seam failures, membrane shrinkage and fastener backout.

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This edition has been updated to provide information on pertinent changes in applicable building codes, including recommendations stemming from Hurricane Andrew. It covers all major types of flat, multi-ply, built-up roofing systems that are typically used on commercial and industrial facilities.

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THE PREMIER GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ROOFS

For decades, this manual has been the most widely respected guide to designing and specifying low-slope roof systems. It remains unique -- the only working handbook that treats all topics in roof design, from fundamentals to roof systems and materials options.

This fourth edition covers major advances in design and materials, as well as changes in building codes. It gets you up to speed on roof system performance, emerging materials, drainage, wind uplift, vapor control, fire resistance, thermal insulation, reroofing, and much more. You'll even find field-tested solutions for such problems as lap-seam failures, membrane shrinkage, and fastener backout. Covering all major types of flat, multi-ply, low-slope roofing systems for commercial and industrial facilities, this definitive text also updates you on new procedures in inspection and maintenance.

For architects, roof designers, roof consultants, contractors, spec writers, attorneys, materials manufacturers -- anyone who needs authoritative, up-to-date information on all aspects of roof technology -- the Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systems dominates the field.

Roof It Right

  • Roof failure causes in depth (and specific methods for avoiding them)
  • Roof design fundamentals and flourishes, based on voluminous industry research and experience
  • New technologies and materials -- using them safely and correctly
  • Comprehensive coverage of all major roofing systems
  • Specifications, inspection, and maintenance tools for roofing work

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL ROOFS
The Roof as a System * Draining the Roof * Structural Deck * Thermal Design * Vapor Control * Wind Uplift * Fire Resistance * Historical Background of Contemporary Roof Systems * Elements of Built-Up Membranes * Modified-Bitumen Membranes * Elastomeric Membranes * Weldable Thermoplastics * Flashings * Protected Membrane Roofs and Waterproofed Decks * Sprayed Polyurethane Foam * Metal Roof Systems * Field Inspections * Reroofing and Repair * Roof-System Specifications * Roofing Guarantees and Warranties * Glossary of Roofing-Related Terms

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