International Roof Coatings Conference
Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association 
July 16 - July 19, 2012
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore Hotel - Baltimore, MD



Roof Coatings Manufacturers Assocation
Penny Alston 

(202) 207-1126


Monday July 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM EDT
Thursday July 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
550 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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In partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association is happy to invite you to attend the International Roof Coatings Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on July 16 – 19, 2012. This is the premiere conference for anyone in the roof coating, building envelope, green building, cool roofing, research, or architectural communities.

Take advantage of the registration fee discount for bringing multiple attendees from your company. Please click on the registration link to register you and your colleagues from your company at the discounted rate today!

As you can see in the Schedule of Events below, RCMA has arranged for an impressive lineup of speakers and presentations. This will definitely be a can’t-miss conference for all RCMA members.

Conference Registration:
Registration for the International Roof Coatings Conference will be open until July 9. Please note that registering for the conference does NOT reserve you a hotel room.

Multiple Attendees per Company:
RCMA is offering a discount for companies who bring multiple attendees. Please fill out ONE registration form per company and indicate on the form who the additional attendees will be. The additional attendees will be given a discounted registration rate.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsoring an event is a great way to get your company’s name in front of the conference attendees. If you would like to sponsor, you will have the opportunity on the registration form.  

Hotel Information:
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore*
550 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

*Please note that the InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel has changed its name to the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Hotel Reservations:
To make your hotel reservation, please contact the hotel directly. Reserve your hotel room online by clicking here and using the group code "RCMA". Or, you can make a reservation by phone by calling 1-800-SONESTA (766-3782) and referencing the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association. We encourage you to take advantage of the RCMA discounted room rate of $199 per night which expires on June 25, 2012.

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Schedule of Events

Monday, July 16

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Opening Reception

Tuesday, July 17

7:30am – 8:30am
8:30am – 8:45am
Welcome and Conference Overview
Presented by Jeff Blank, SR Products, and Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8:45am – 9:30am
Reduction of Surface Reflectance through Controlled Particulate-Microbial Contamination
Presented by Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9:30am – 10:15am
An Outcome-Based, Multivariate Approach to Roof Surface Thermal Contribution.
Presented by James Hoff, Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
10:15am – 10:30am
Morning Break
10:30am – 11:15am
Water-based PVDF Coatings for Cool White Roof Applications
Presented by Sean Arsenault, Arkema
11:15am – 12:00pm
Analysis of TPO Roofing Membrane and Methods to Improve Adhesion of Waterborne Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Presented by Joe Rokowski, Dow Construction Chemicals
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Keynote Speaker
Art Rosenfeld, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Elastomeric roof coatings performance, durability and life cycle of post applied coatings as compared to inline coated manufactured membranes
Presented by Amir Khan, Gardner-Gibson
2:45pm – 3:00pm
Afternoon  Break
3:00pm – 3:45pm
Cool Roofs Cause Condensation – Fact or Fiction
Presented by Philip Dregger, Technical Roof Services, Inc.
3:45pm – 4:30pm
Coatings Forensics
Presented by Steve Heinje, Quest Construction Products
4:30pm – 5:00pm
RCMA Membership Benefits
Presented by Joe Mellott, The Garland Company
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday Reception


Wednesday, July 18

7:30am – 8:30am
8:30am – 9:15am
Test Method Changes Impact on Roofing Solar Reflectance and Thermal Emittance
Presented by Jeffrey Steuben, Cool Roof Rating Council
9:15am – 10:15am
Keynote Speaker
Marc LaFrance, US Department of Energy
10:15am – 10:30am
Morning Break
10:30am – 11:15am
Accelerated aging of roofing materials: how to mimic the changes in solar reflectance
Presented by Mohamad Sleiman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
11:15am – 12:00pm
FEVE Fluoropolymer Resins for Long-Life Coatings on Roof Surfaces
Presented by Robert Parker, AGC Chemicals

12:00pm   IRCC Concludes /  RCMA Members Only Programming Begins

12:00pm – 1:00pm
RCMA Member Lunch
1:00pm 1:20pm
RCMA President's Update
1:20pm – 1:40pm
Member Services Committee Update
1:40pm – 2:00pm
Technical Committee Update
2:00pm – 2:15pm
Afternoon Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm
Environmental Product Declarations Overview
Presented by Wendy Hennessy, UL Environment 
3:15pm – 3:35pm
RCMA Energy Savings Map
3:35pm – 4:00pm
Codes and Standards Update
4:00pm – 5:00pm
RCMA Government Affairs Presentation
Presented by Craig Brightup, RCMA Lobbyist
5:30pm – 7:00pm
RCMA Associates Function and Reception


Thursday, July 19

8:00am – 8:30am
8:30am 9:15am
Government Affairs Committee Update
9:15am – 9:45am
RCMA Issues and Answers
9:45am – 10:00am
Morning Break
10:00am – 12:00pm
RCMA Board of Directors Meeting