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Task Group Forming to Develop Standards for Architectural (Non-Structural) Metal Roof Systems

ASTM Subcommittee E06.57 (Performance of Metal Roof Systems) is in the process of establishing a new task group to develop standards pertaining to architectural (non-structural) metal roof systems. These systems include steel, aluminum, and copper roof coverings which are used in exposed applications on schools, churches, shopping centers, and other commercial buildings. The standards to be developed might include a standard specification, and a test method for wind uplift resistance of the panel system and its attachment to the structure.

This activity would expand the scope of the subcommittee which, until now, has concentrated on standards related to structural roof systems. Subcommittee E06.57 invites all interested parties to participate in this standards development.

Please contact Subcommittee Chairman Mark Thimons, National Steel Corp., Technical Center, 1745 Fritz Dr., Trenton, MI 48183 (734/676-3810) for information about membership, or date and location of the next meeting. Subcommittee E06.57 is part of Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings, which meets Oct. 22-25 in Orlando, Fla. For further details, contact manager Steve Mawn, ASTM (610/832-9726; or e-mail: ). //

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