CSI Honors Low-Slope Roofing II

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards is pleased to announce that internationally recognized roofing technology expert Thomas Lee Smith, AIA, CSI, RRC, will receive the Construction Specifications Institute’s Publications Commendation, Special Publication for Low-Slope Roofing II, a title in NCARB’s continuing education monograph series. Smith will be honored in April 2003 at CSI’s annual convention in Chicago.

Low-Slope Roofing II, the tenth monograph published by NCARB, investigates alternatives to traditional built-up roofing—including modified bitumen, single-ply, sprayed polyurethane foam, metal, and liquid-applied systems. It is the companion volume to Low-Slope Roofing I, written by Justin Henschell, FAIA, and Paul Buccellato, AIA. Both titles are among 13 NCARB monographs currently available.

Through CSI’s recognition of Low-Slope Roofing II, the author is appreciative for the greater exposure that the monograph will have within the construction industry. Although architects were the intended audience for LSR II, it is a useful document for others interested in roofing, including specifiers, engineers, roof consultants, roofing contractors, and roofing manufacturers and their representatives.

A sole practitioner, Thomas Smith is president of TLSmith Consulting Inc., based in Rockton, Illinois. He specializes in architectural technology and research, with an emphasis on roofing systems. Smith is a licensed architect and holds the NCARB Certificate. From 1988 to 1998, he was the research director for the National Roofing Contractors Association. Smith has authored more than 100 magazine articles, numerous papers for national and international technical conferences, a chapter in two books, and various technical publications.

The NCARB monograph series offers architects and allied design professionals a convenient and economical way to earn professional development units and AIA learning units in health, safety, and welfare. NCARB’s monographs explore current and emerging topics ranging from sustainable design to professional conduct. All monographs may be ordered online through the NCARB web site. Monograph quizzes also may be taken online, providing an efficient and timely means of earning HSW units. For more information about NCARB’s monograph series, visit the publications area of the Council web site.

The Construction Specifications Institute works toward improving the process of creating and sustaining the built environment; enhancing communication among all disciplines of nonresidential building design and construction; and developing a common system of organizing and presenting construction information. More than 18,000 architects, engineers, constructors, specifiers of construction products, suppliers of construction products, building owners, and facilities managers comprise CSI’s membership. CSI was founded in 1948, is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has 143 local chapters nationwide.