RCMA Brings Experts Together


Cool roofs, hot technologies and other building science updates filled the agenda at this year's roof coatings conference in Baltimore.

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association wrapped up its second biennial conference with an increase in attendance and 81 companies represented.

Roof Coatings and More

The event, held July 14-17, covered topics from the future of sustainability to solvent reduction technology; 13 leaders in the roof coatings and building sciences community made presentations.

"RCMA is very pleased with the interest and strong registration rates of this conference," said executive director John Ferraro.

“We hope to grow this conference even more in the years to come, and we look forward to hearing feedback from conference attendees and the broader roof coatings industry to continue to improve on the success of this event.”

Steve Heinje / Quest Construction Products

Presenter Steve Heinje showed RCMA attendees the future of sustainability by comparing a cool vs. hot roof.

The presentations included:

  • “Novel PUA Hybrid Chemistry for Elastomeric Roof Coatings” by Dr. Steven Jiguang Zhang, Dow Chemical Company;
  • “Solvent Reduction Technology – What are the Rules?” by Dr. Michael Van De Mark, Missouri S&T Coatings Institute;
  • “The Building Envelope Emerging Technologies Portfolio in United States Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office” by Dr. Karma Sawyer of DOE;
  • “The Roots and Future of Sustainability” by Steve Heinje, Quest Construction Products;
  • “Methods for Measuring Energy Savings on Highly Reflective Coatings” by Daniel Bustos, DuPont Titanium Technologies;
  • “When the Going Gets Rough: The Impact of Substrate Texture on Solar Reflectance Ratings” by Jeffrey Steuben, Cool Roof Rating Council; and
  • “Cool Surfaces: An International Opportunity" by Kurt Shickman, Global Cool Cities Alliance.

Continuing Learning

In addition to committee updates covering codes and standards, VOC regulations, and other key industry issues, speaker from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the American Trucking Association, Health Products Declarations Collaborative, and Surface Optics Corporation provided additional educational content for attendees.


Tagged categories: Building envelope; Building Envelope; Conferences; Cool roof coatings; Roof coatings; Sustainability

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