Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systems: Fourth Edition

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For decades, this manual has been the most widely respected guide to designing, constructing, and maintaining low-slope roofing systems.

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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

About the Author:

C.W. Griffin is a member of ASTM International and the American Arbitration Association. He is a consulting engineer specializing in roofing and energy conservation and a former Senior Editor for McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record. His books include Energy Conservation in Buildings and The Systems Approach to School Construction. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Until his retirement in 1996, R.W. Fricklas was Technical Director of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute. He is a columnist for RSI magazine and writes a Web column on roofing for Buildings.com. He has been the recipient of the Voss Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials, the McCawley Award from the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association, and the Piper Award from the National Roofing Contractors Association. Mr. Fricklas has also been presented with Lifetime Achievement awards by the Colorado Roofing Contractors Association and the Institute of Roofing and Waterproofing Consultants, and is an honorary member of the Roofing Consultants Institute. He lives in Centennial, Colorado.

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