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Roof Observers - When and Why?

July 14, 2010
July 2010 Issue 100

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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