PUBLICATIONS

These publications highlight areas of specialization for Norris Consulting Services.

Envelope

Pushing the Envelope- periodic column in RCI Interface, Journal of RCI, Inc. July 2012, October 2012, March 2013, February 2014, August 2014, December 2014, and June 2015.

 

Patching a Breach in the Building Envelope System Using Polyurethane Foam Interface, Journal of the Roof Consultants Institute, pp. 32 & 33, November 1996.

 

The Self Composting BuildingWESTCON Presentation, June 2013.

 

Flashing

Mock-up Water Test Results of Sample Flashing Systems for Storefront Windows in Stucco Walls with Primary author Chris Nelson, RCI Interface, March 2010.

 

Hurricane Damage

Hurricane Fran Damage Observations Presented: 8th U.S. National Conference on Wind Engineering, Baltimore, Co-author: Akhtarhusein A. Tayebali, June 5-7, 1997.

 

First Look: Hurricane Fran Storm Damage Interface, Journal of the Roof Consultants Institute, pp. 20-22, October 1996.

 

Metals in Concrete

Conditions Necessary for Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete Waterfront Structures Presented at the Conference on Understanding Corrosion Mechanisms of Metals in Concrete: A Key to Improving Infrastructure Durability, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Co-author: Douglas F. Burke, 27-31 July 1997.

 

Roofing

Reroofing Requirement mean Radical Changes The Communicator, Summer 2014.

 

Tips for Selecting an Out-of-State Roofing Contractor to Effect Repairs Following a Disaster Interface, Journal of the Roof Consultants Institute, p.44, January 1997.

 

Design of roofing systems using mechanical behavior of roofing membrane materials Proceedings of the Sustainable Low Slope Roofing Workshop, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 1996.

 

Design and Construction of Engineered Bituminous Roofing Systems Contractors Guide, pp. 45 – 50, Co-author: Robert L. Alumbaugh, June 1993.

 

Mechanical Behavior of Modified Bitumen Roofing Materials proceedings of the VIII Congreso Internacional de la Impermeabilizacion," pp. 444-455, Madrid, Spain. CoAuthors: Robert L. Alumbaugh and Carl L. Monismith, 1993.

 

Design of Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems Using the Stiffness Modulus Concept, doctoral thesis, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1991.

 

Analysis of Modified Bitumen Roofing Materials Using the Stiffness Method Third International Symposium on Roofing Technology, Montreal, Canada; pp. 401-417. CoAuthors: Robert L. Alumbaugh, Edwin F. Humm, and Carl L. Monismith, 1991.

 

The Use of the Stiffness Modulus to Aid in Design and Construction of Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems RCI Interface, March 1990, Roof Consultants Institute, Raleigh, NC; Co-Authors: Robert L. Alumbaugh, Edwin F. Humm, and Carl L. Monismith, 1989.

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