Category: Lunch & Learn

Conducting Visual Roof Inspections with a Purpose

Most people can walk up on an existing roof and identify major issues, but the real value is in someone knowing how to conduct a visual inspection with purpose and insight. During this course we will: Learn specialized tactics for evaluating an existing roof. Key areas where roofs typically have issues and how to evaluate […]

Daylighting: Benefits, Basics And New Solutions – MTL101

This presentation will detail the benefits provided by daylighting, discuss where skylighting fits in a world of LEDs, describe the basics of how to evaluate daylighting potential in a building, review various types of units and glazings, and discuss accessory options available to meet standards such as VSH and fall protection. Learning Objectives: Understand the […]

Performance Influence: Roof Assemblies’ Interface With Decks – RFG604

With all the outside forces affecting building construction, such as the International Code Council, economic changes, and green standards to name a few, it is no wonder some decking materials have conflicted in interfacing with the roofing assemblies. Though these products are permitted by the building code, the weakness of the material to hold a […]

Moisture Migration: Causes and Cures – RFG603

Advances in product technology and building codes/standards have created unforeseen consequences with moisture migration from different sources entering into the roof assembly and affecting its long-term performance. During this course we will discuss how the moisture moved into the assembly and the result. We will highlight the overlooked details as well as how to mitigate […]

Tapered Polyiso Insulation: Commercial Roof Systems – ISO301

The goal of tapered roof insulation systems is to reduce or eliminate the amount of ponding or standing water on the finished membrane when the roof deck does not provide adequate slope. Draining the water in a timely and efficient manner minimizes the adverse effects on roof membranes. A properly designed tapered roof insulation system […]

Top 10 Reasons to Choose An EPDM Roof – EPDM101

Designed to help architects, specifiers, consultants, and building owners understand the primary reasons why they may want to upgrade to an EPDM rubber roof. A basic understanding of available commercial roofing options is helpful but not absolutely necessary to gain insight from this program. Learning Objectives: Learn about the time-tested, superior weathering and hail resistance […]

Building Envelope Design: Understanding Codes, Best Practices & Tie-in Detailing – BE601

Detailing building envelope systems and continuous air barriers have gained prevalence in the marketplace with inclusion into building and energy codes over the last decade. This course aims to bring awareness of code requirements as they relate to building envelope components and systems. It will also shed light on common material misconceptions. Additionally, this presentation […]

The Sustainable Benefits of Roof Coatings

This course will focus on the sustainability benefits of roof coatings. Specifically attendees will learn more about various types of coatings, how coatings combat adverse climatic factors, typical energy savings, benefits to urban areas, installation and application methods. Objectives: Identify roof factors that drive sustainability and energy efficiency in a building, such as reflectivity, emissivity, […]

Benefits of Rigid Cover Board

During this one-hour session attendees will gain a better understanding of the value rigid cover boards deliver to commercial roof assemblies, how they perform in adverse conditions and bring clarity to the characteristics of each major type of board. During this session we’ll review the evolution of cover boards, performance in adverse conditions, how they […]

Black or White Membrane, Sustainability and Energy Efficient Considerations – EPDM301

The one-hour session will cover energy performance of the roof assembly and materials, a review of ASHRAE with a complete energy analysis comparing different roof assemblies and various color membranes associated to geographic locations, “Cool” roofing, and construction generated moisture. Included will be a discussion of benefits and concerns on the interfacing of roof garden […]

Building Envelope Solution – BE101

The building envelope consists of all exterior components of a building’s–roof, walls, below-grade waterproofing, windows, skylights, and so on. When looking at these components it is important that each one be taken into consideration to prevent moisture or air from migrating into the building. The envelope is a complicated and integral part of any high-performance […]

Cold Storage – Roof System Considerations – CCM123

This presentation will bring knowledge of roof system design considerations when dealing with cold storage applications. The presenter will discuss various types of cold storage application techniques and provide insight on the importance of understanding internal climate zones and how they may impact design considerations for the roof system assembly. The presenter will discuss considerations […]

Designing for Performance – Single Ply Roofing Lessons Learned over 40 Years – RFG301

Designing for Performance is based on singly-ply roofing installation conditions that provide the best practice approaches to installations enhancements, including case studies and slides showing conditions and remedies. The presentation provides an overview of areas of single-ply roof systems design including but not limited to: Industry concerns, Metal Edging, Air Infiltration, Flashings, Membrane Securement, Insulation […]

Enhancing Durability & Energy Performance – SDC107

The one-hour session will cover options on how to go beyond a manufacturer’s specification to incorporate durable products and roofing assemblies. A review of membranes, insulations, cover boards, and insulation attachments will all be considered. In addition, time will be spent discussing energy performance of the roof assembly and materials, a review of energy analysis […]

EPDM-Defining the Standard for 50 Years – SDR113

Participants will learn the features and benefits of EPDM roofing solutions that have been proven to perform as well as advancements in technology that contribute to higher quality installations and long term service life. Objectives Review various studies that demonstrate the sustainability and long term performance of EPDM roof designs. Understand the innovative EPDM technologies […]