10th Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development

(In-person only event)

Date: December 3, 2023 

Event Location:  Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing



About the Event

The 10th Symposium on Roofing Research and Standards Development will be held Sunday, December 3, 2023. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, the symposium will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee.


Objective and Scope

The symposium provides a forum for contributing to the fundamental understanding of acceptable roof performance, with the primary emphasis being current research and development work. The symposium will center on the influence of both laboratory and field investigations in the development of standards for roofing and waterproofing materials and systems.

The symposium is intended to address topics describing research and standards development for both low-sloped and steep roofing systems including the following:

  • Polymer-modified and conventional built-up bituminous roofing
  • Synthetic single-ply roofing systems
  • Self-adhesive membrane roofing
  • Liquid-applied membrane roofing
  • Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems
  • Metal roofing systems
  • Roof edge systems
  • Performance of shingles, tiles and other steep roof coverings
  • Wind and fire resistance
  • Moisture in concrete roofing systems
  • Air and moisture movement in roofing systems
  • Air barriers and their tie-in to the building air barrier system
  • Cool roofing, vegetative (green) roofing and solar
  • Thermal performance and energy efficient roofing
  • Technology of roof coatings
  • Hygrothermal simulations/ modeling
  • Roof system durability and service life prediction
  • Roofing in an era of sustainability and resiliency
  • Roofing retrofit
  • Advances in waterproofing
  • Advances in adhesion technology for synthetic and bituminous roofing
  • Advances in low-sloped roofing and its components

The targeted audience is all roofing professionals, including contractors, architects, engineers, consultants, building owners, researchers, technologists, technicians, sales and marketing personnel, product development specialists, and insurers.

The language of the symposium will be English.


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than April 15, 2022. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email symposia@astm.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium chair(s) will notify you via email and postal mail by June 3, 2022 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.


Publication Information

Symposium presenters are required to submit a paper to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than October 14, 2022 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Technical Program



Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the symposium.





Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.



October 31, 2023

After October 31, 2023
ASTM Member $65.00 $115.00
Non-member $115.00 $165.00
Presenter Waived Waived
Session Chair Waived Waived
Student Waived Waived

Not an ASTM Member?  An Individual Membership costs only $115.00 a year. If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committee D08 to begin taking advantage of all the ASTM membership benefits, please use the link below to join ASTM before registering for the event. After you have become a member, please return to this webpage to register for the event as an ASTM Member.

ASTM International Membership

All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this symposium before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

Presenters– Presenters for this workshop are automatically registered to attend, and do not need to register themselves.

Students – Students may be eligible for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify for the reduced fee you must be an active ASTM Student Member, full-time student, not employed full-time, and be able to provide a current valid university email address for registration. To register as a student, please email ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org.

Cancellations – A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration, please click the "Modify My Registration" button found in your registration confirmation email and follow the prompts to cancel your registration. Please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9522 if you need assistance.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at
symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9522, or ASTM Technical Support at https://www.astm.org/contact.


Technical Chair Contact Information

Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairs Sudhakar Molleti, Ph.D., National Research Council Canada, Email: Sudhakar.molleti@nrc.ca tel: 613-993-9673 and Walter J. Rossiter Jr., Ph.D., W.J. Rossiter and Associates, Clarksburg, MD, Email: wjrossiter@verizon.net, tel: 301-253-2534.


Continuing Education Units

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.55 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the symposium concludes.


Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official December Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than November 1st, 2023. The ASTM rate is $209 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. 

To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click here: The Washington Hilton Hotel 

To book accommodations using the government per diem rate, please click here: Government link

The Washington Hilton Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. The government per diem rates are set by fiscal year, effective October 1 each year; you will be charged the prevailing rate at the time of the meeting, not at the time of booking. To find current rates in the CONUS by visiting GSA.GOV. The government per diem rate reservations may be made via our online reservation system, using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.  

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: A credit card it is required to guarantee your reservation. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through an online travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if the accommodations were reserved via an online (Expedia, Trivago, Kayak, etc.) travel agency.

The December Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events, and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Washington Hilton Hotel offers wireless internet connection for a surcharge of $12.95 daily. 


Standards Development Meetings

The ASTM sponsoring committee invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the Committee D08 Homepage.