Shout it From the Rooftop
"While the opinions expressed in the book are solely based on my observations, findings, and conclusions, I believe that the issues being covered are current and relevant to anyone involved in the roofing design and maintenance process. It is one man's version of the town crier."
John A. D'Annunzio
The book is intended to be a practical resource for architects, engineers, contractors, specifiers, building owners, facilities management, maintenance personnel, and all other professionals involved with roof design, construction, and maintenance. The book provides a detailed, technical analysis of pertinent issues relating to roofing technology, including practical solutions to design aspects, application and maintenance procedures, and material selection and technology for the 21st century.
The book does not profess to address all roofing related issues- It is not that general. Instead it provides in-depth analysis of selected material studies and laboratory tests that were conducted by an expert in the field of roofing technology. The conclusions presented are based on experiences obtained from hundreds of completed roof investigations.
The book is the first of its kind to present optimal solutions to significant issues facing the roofing industry in the 21st Century
The Roof Management Handbook
Studies indicated that proper roof maintenance can extend the service life of a roof system, saving the building owner time, money, and aggravation. Studies also indicate that the roof is traditionally the most neglected component of a building. This is true in design, application, and lack of maintenance. The rule of thumb with roofs is primarily 'out of sight, out of mind'.
The intent of The Roof Management Handbook is to educate and inform participants at all professional levels and phases of the roofing process to the importance of proper annual roof maintenance. All stages of roof maintenance are outlined, including: the establishment of a maintenance program, inspection, and proper repair procedures for all commercial low-slope roof materials, and systems.
Roofing Technology for the 21st Century
Roofing Technology for the 21st Century is a detailed guide to advanced roof technology, design, and waterproofing. Each chapter ends with a series of questions designed to enhance the reader's learning experience. This workbook is ideal for all professionals involved with roof design, construction, and maintenance.
JUST A FEW OF THE TOPICS COVERED:
When the Lions Roared
Known as pro football's version of the 'gashouse gang', the 1957 Detroit Lions were one of the most dominant and colorful teams in NFL history. With the hard-nosed character that symbolized the Motor City of the fifties: the teams off the field antics rivaled their on-field dominance. Considered past their prime when the 1957 season started, the story behind this season is both compelling and inspirational as they overcame season log adversity and insurmountable odds to win their third championship of the decade. The coach quit the night before the first exhibition game because he felt the players were uncontrollable. This left the team in the control of a part time coach who- despite his laid back attitude- quickly corralled the players off the field and turned them into winners as they overcame every obstacle that was laid in their path. The team battled through the arrest of their star player, large deficits, injuries to key players, and a mid season losing streak that made it necessary for them to win five of their last six games to force a division playoff.
This book provides a historical account of the entire season from the banquet where Buddy Parker quit through the championship victory over the Browns at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Analysis of each game, including player interviews and fan reactions are provided. The book also features player profiles of the Lions and some of the NFLs most recognizable players from the decade including Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr, and Jim Brown.