In September 2011, at the International Roofing Symposium 2011:
Emerging Technologies and Roof System Performance held in
Washington, D.C., Rene Dupuis, president of Structural Research
Inc., Middleton, Wis., and I presented a paper about research we
have been conducting regarding the dryness of newly poured
structural concrete roof decks and alternative approaches for
evaluating concrete decks' readiness for roofing materials.
Our research may help you if you are involved in new
construction roofing projects with concrete roof decks or an
existing roofing project with a concrete roof deck where moisture
accumulation within the roof system is problematic.
Most roofing professionals have relied on historical,
nonscientific methods to determine the dryness levels of...
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