Accession Number : ADA518899


Title :   Membrane and Flashing Condition Indexes for Modified Bitumen Roofs: Inspection and Distress Manual


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Bailey, David M.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA518899


Report Date : MAR 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : The U.S. Army is currently responsible for maintaining millions of square feet of modified bitumen roofing on its facilities. Modified bitumen roofing systems share a number of characteristics with other common systems, but they also employ certain unique materials and therefore have their own specialized distress and degradation mechanisms. Dedicated inspection guidance and condition index calculation methods are required to quantify the condition of an installation's modified bitumen roofing assets in order to make the best use of Army maintenance and repair resources. This document was developed to provide roof inspectors with a standard reference for performing inspections, and calculating a flashing condition index (FCI) and membrane condition index (MCI) for use in facility maintenance management activities. It represents a new implementation of the widely used ROOFER Sustainment Management System for roofing asset management.


Descriptors :   *ROOFS , *BITUMENS , *DEGRADATION , INSPECTION , INDEXES , MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES , CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , REPAIR , BUILDINGS , ARMY FACILITIES , LIFE CYCLE COSTS


Subject Categories : CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS & SUPPLIES
      STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
      LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE