The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues is committed to providing in-depth and comprehensive education to identify and address important technical issues related to the cause of wind and weather damage to roofing systems.
The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) is committed to
providing in-depth and comprehensive education to identify and address important
technical issues related to the cause of wind and weather damage to roofing
systems. RICOWI’s research and education initiatives focus on providing a broad
knowledge base regarding wind, hail, energy efficiency and durability effects;
the establishment of new/improved consensus standard practices for weather
design and testing; and providing an educational platform of roof design and
weather concepts within the building community.
RICOWI is currently seeking speakers for its 2011 Spring Educational
Seminar. A Call for Presentations has been released to professionals in the
roofing industry including previous speakers, the Roof Consultants Institute,
Design Community, Code Bodies and other affiliated roofing
This is your opportunity to showcase your research; lessons learned in
the field; and educate others about the affects of weather on roofing
The event will be held Friday, April 8, 2011, in Reno, Nevada. The audience is for:
Architect/Engineers, Consultants, Building Owners/Facility Managers,
Manufacturers, Distributors, Foremen, Superintendents, Project Managers, Roofing
Contractors, Code Bodies and the Insurance Industry.
Eight 45 minutes education sessions will be chosen. Potential
presentation topics include: Weather Damage Case Studies; Lessons Learned in the
Field after weather events; Innovative Roofing Solutions to Wind and Hail
Issues; Sustainable Roofing
Green Building Codes for Roofing; Design
Details; Mitigation and Loss Prevention; Edgemetal; Maintenance and Repair
Solutions; Green Detail; Secondary Details; Weather Modeling and Predictability;
Fasteners and Fastening Systems; Above Sheeting; Ventilation; Light Weight
Concrete; and Research and Development.
Submission forms with abstracts should be submitted no later than
November 15, 2010 to the RICOWI Offices. The RICOWI Meetings and Education
Committee will review and authors will be notified regarding the selection of an
abstract by November 30, 2010. Once accepted authors will be required to have
bio’s and finalized abstracts in by December 05, 2010 for the preliminary agenda
publication on the RICOWI website and for distribution. All presentations and
hand-outs will be due from presenters no later than February 28,
If you have questions regarding RICOWI’s Call for Abstracts please
contact Joan Cook, RICOWI’s Executive Director, at 330-671-4569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RICOWI Seeking Speakers
October 6, 2010