New Franklin, Ohio – The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc., (RICOWI), will host their 2016 spring meetings and seminar on Thursday, March 10 – Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL. The meetings and seminar will be held in conjunction with the RCI, Inc. International Convention at the same location. The Thursday March 10th schedule will include Committee meetings, the convening of the RICOWI Board of Directors & the Annual General Meeting; and, the Friday, March 11th agenda features the special Spring Seminar: “Roof Loads: A Weighty Topic”.
The Spring Seminar promises to be an exciting learning opportunity and a chance to discuss the research presented by top researchers in the field. The agenda includes the following presentations:
Air Barriers and their Influence on Roof Loading
      Dr. Bas Baskaran / National Research Council of Canada
Response of Photovoltaic Array to High Winds
      Timothy Johnston / Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
Hail Resistance of Low Slope Single Ply Roof Systems
       Dr. Thomas J. Taylor / GAF
ICC Code Development:  On the Road to 2018
       Michael Fischer / Kellen Company
Community Education and Engagement on Tornado Impacts (Is my Garden Shed More Tornado Resilient than my House?)
                      Dr. David O. Prevatt / Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment /     
                                      University of Florida
Attendees will be eligible to receive 6.0 RCI CEHs for attending the seminar.
You can register online at or contact RICOWI to complete the registration by mail or email. For further information contact: Joan Cook RICOWI Executive Director, by telephone: 330.671.4569; or email: