07/14/2010

Roof Observers - When and Why?

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July 2010 Issue 100
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Roof Observers – When and Why?

With all the players in the game – building owners, designers, specification writers, general and subcontractors, material suppliers, and building codes and standards organizations – do we really need another party in the process?

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