At the RCI convention in 1992 in Nashville, TN, Dr. Walter Rossiter, of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), addressed the Research Committee of RCI, asking for its assistance in data collection of in-situ mod-bit roof systems. Rossiter is now IIBEC’s Director of Technical Services.
Jim Sheahan, RRC, of J.P. Sheahan and Associates, gave a talk about nondestructive testing for determining the waterproof integrity of roof membranes and seams. Jim served as RCI president in 1999-2000.
Seventy companies exhibited at the trade show. Following an advertising campaign for the latter half of 1991, 384 individuals requested membership information and 73 new members joined RCI.
The Registered Roof Observer program became a reality, and the first exam was given in Reno, NV, in June.