FOUNDATION

The Davis Memorial Foundation‘s mission is to support education, particularly as it relates to the development of a well-educated construction industry. Founded in 1995 in memory of Larry and Mary Davis, the Davis Memorial Foundation awards scholarships and grants, and sponsors technical seminars at colleges and universities.

Larry and Mary Davis personified the heart and spirit of the roofing industry community. Committed to supporting the professional standing of roofing contractors, Larry promoted high standards and believed that a well-educated membership was key to the industry’s future success. Founder of State Roofing Company in Modesto, California, Larry served as a director on the WSRCA board of directors and was active on several committees, often flying to meetings with his wife Mary in their private airplane. They perished in a plane crash in 1995 when they were returning from a Western States committee meeting.

The Davis Memorial Foundation is administered under the auspices of the Western States Roofing Contractors Association, which is committed to promoting professionalism in the roofing industry. To learn more about the events associated with the Davis Memorial Foundation, please click the links below.

TECHNICAL BULLETINS

LOW SLOPE

Information Bulletin 2015-5

Consider undetected, latent-hail damage of thermoplastic single-ply roof membranes

STEEP SLOPE

Technical Bulletin 2013-3

Important Roofing-related changes to wind design speed criteria found in ASCE 7-10

WATERPROOFING

Technical Bulletin 2013-1w

Evaluating concrete decks in preparation for waterproofing membrane application

INDUSTRY ISSUES

Technical Bulletin 2014-2

Updated Results of LTTR Testing, and R-Value of current generation roofing insulation

SAFETY & HEALTH

WSRCA Field Card 007

Basic material stocking safety when accepting roofing materials from a crane to the roof

ASK WSRCA

Ventilation Calculations

How to determine total square feet of net free ventilation for steep-slope roofing

LEGAL NEWS

Arbitration and Licensure

By WSRCA Legal Advisor Kenneth S. Grossbart: Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman