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Joan Crowe, AIA, director of technical services
(847) 299-9070, Ext. 7576
jcrowe@nrca.net


Joan P. Crowe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture degree (Structures Option) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a licensed architect in Illinois. In 1988, she began her career in the architectural/engineering profession when she joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., a nationally recognized architectural and engineering consulting firm in Northbrook, Ill.

Crowe joined the NRCA staff in 2000. Her responsibilities within the Technical Services Section include responding to requests for information and technical assistance, maintaining/developing technical documents and participating in various NRCA technical committees. Crowe is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

The following is a list of technical articles and papers written by Crowe:

2016
EnergyWise re-energized

NRCA updates its guidelines for SPF roof systems

2015
Keeping current

2014
Software Solutions

To Vent or not to Vent

2013
Who you gonna call?

After the Storm

2012
Wind by Design - NRCA's wind-load calculator receives an uplift

Vexing Ventilation Issues - Understanding building code requirements for attic ventilation

Is there an APP for that?

Another year, another volume

2011
Learning the ropes

Complications with cathedral ceilings

2010
Taxing issues

Focusing on fasteners

2009
Updating the calculator

2008
Seeking assistance

Tile roofing: a sustainable presence

Cold weather questions

2007
The life cycle cost conundrum

Curb appeal

Manufacturers LEED the way

Through wall scupper

2006
Mad about metal

Installing crickets

Modified bitumen fascia caps

Single-ply securement options

Channel flashing

Water, water everywhere

Plumbing vent detail

2005
Equipment support stands

SPF skylight detail

Clearing the air

Low slope reroofing guidelines

Modified bitumen gutter detail

Underlayment considerations

Disoriented about orientation

Calculating temperature gradients

2004
Preventing moisture entry

Steep slope reroofing considerations

Accessory overview

Metal chimneys

2003
Thermal movement in metal roof systems

Valley options

Radiant barriers

Metal slope requirements

SPF-based roofing

2002
Metal roofing basics

2001
Flashings at intersections





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