• Publish and distribute a SPRI document based on membership information that supports the successful use of waterborne bonding adhesives with TPO, PVC and EPDM membrane systems - with associated limitations in application - for use as a general guideline, as well as a response to concerns expressed by the National Roofing Contractors Association.
• Revise and re-canvass ANSI/SPRI FX-1 2006 “Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners” in order to comply with ANSI requirements that such documents are re-canvassed every five years.
• Revise and re-canvass ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2008 “Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies” so it will comply with the current ASCE 7 document.
• Develop a consensus standard for nuclear based moisture testing of roofs. This would then allow nuclear based moisture testing to be considered for reference by applicable code bodies based upon the document developed by RCI, “Detection and Location of Latent Moisture in Building Roofing Systems by Nuclear Radioisotopic Thermalization.”
• Create an education program to provide information on SPRI Standards to the industry.
“It is through these types of technical, educational and standards writing efforts where we, at SPRI, feel we can make the best contributions,” said SPRI President Dave Bailie. “In this way, we not only contribute to our own members’ knowledge of issues impacting commercial roofing assemblies, but we also address these topics for all industry stakeholders that have an interest in the results.”
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