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This course is designed for those who design roof systems and for those that need to understand roofing heat transfer and moisture affects on roofing systems.  The skills taught in this course are of use to all those involved in roof performance and are necessary skills for the RRC.  The principles taught have applicability to walls as well as roofs but the primary focus is on roof systems. The content moves quickly beyond basic thermal terminology and calculations to cooling-load calculations, annual energy consumptions and payback calculations, cool roofing, and temperature calculations within cross sections. Moisture starts with the psychrometric chart and moist-air properties. Additional topics include vapor retarders, the effects of moisture on insulation, air barriers, and mold issues. Read More

This is the recorded version of the live two-day course and is a first component of a two-part series covering, in detail, aspects of the technology and science of roofing. It covers the history and evolution of roofing up to present-day common applications. It features terminology and technical information regarding roof decks and structures, roof insulation, bitumen membranes, built-up and modified bitumen membranes and flashing systems. An understanding of heat transfer theory, moisture, thermal design, and the calculation of U-factors will also be presented. Highlights of the program include: critical aspects of roof decking and related supporting structures, heat transfer and practical heat transfer calculations, the function of heat transfer and the different types of roof insulation, the technology behind roofing bitumens and their related BUR and modified-bitumen membranes, and basic flashing nomenclature and bituminous flashing system construction. The Roof Technology and Science I course features fundamental concepts that prove useful for students in other IIBEC Educational Programs. Roof consultants, facility managers, contractors, architects, engineers, roofing material salespeople, property managers and others can gain new insight and professional development in the continually evolving world of roofing technology. This recorded version of the live two-day event is sponsored by GAF. Read More

This is the recorded version of the live two-day course and is the second course of a two-part series covering, in detail, aspects of the technology and science of roofing. Highlights of the program include: fundamentals of single-ply, polyurethane foam, and PMR roof systems; basic concepts and terminology of metal roofing; steep roof design and installation of asphalt shingles, tiles, wood shakes, and shingles; building codes; fire testing/ratings of roofing; a basic understanding of wind interaction upon roofing and typical wind ratings; principles of roof asset management, including roof inspections, maintenance, and nondestructive evaluations. This course is designed to provide individuals of differing backgrounds with relevant information about roofing technology and design. The chapters vary in intensity, from basic roofing concepts to advanced specific-application principles and theory. This recorded version of the live two-day event is sponsored by GAF. Read More

Warranties are not written to protect the consumer or user of a product, but to protect the manufacturer (with limited protection for the consumer or purchaser). This is true for roofing, automobiles, electronics, and other household products. Few roofs are installed without a warranty. However, how many times do we actually read a warranty in its entirety? And if we do, how many of us understood it? Owners or clients will demand that they receive a warranty for their newly installed roof. They believe that the warranty protects them against failure. I, along with numerous industry experts, can tell you that the 8-1/2-x-14-in. paper that is issued by a manufacturer will not keep water out of the building. Presented by: Paul Buccellato, F-IIBEC, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA of Henshell & Buccellato, Consulting Architects.  Paul Buccellato is a Registered Architect in four states and is board certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a Registered Waterproofing Consultant and Registered Exterior Wall Consultant with IIBEC. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the New Jersey Society of Architects, ASTM International (Committees D08 Roofing & Waterproofing [Co-Chairman Subcommittee D08.20 Roofing Membrane Systems], C15 Masonry Units, and C-24), Construction Specifications Institute, and the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants. He received ASTM’s Award of Merit in 2007 “for outstanding leadership, distinguished service, and personal dedication in developing and promoting voluntary standards” and was afforded the honorary title of Fellow. In 2018 he was elevated to Fellow at IIBEC. Buccellato has authored several technical papers on waterproofing and roofing, and four ASTM standards on roofing. He wrote a column on roof design for The Roofing Specifier and is a co-author of an NCARB monograph on built-up roofing. He has presented papers related to waterproofing and roofing for IIBEC and ASTM. Buccellato is a member of IIBEC’s Education Committee and past chairman of the Registered Exterior Wall Examination Committee. Read More

This presenter will demonstrate different issues associated with roofing materials used with water catchment systems for potable water systems. Discussion will focus on the history of stormwater catchment systems from around the world, methods of calculation of volume of stormwater collectable per sq. ft. of catchment area, understanding of stormwater filtration and new purification techniques, and conservation value of water catchment in arid climates. John Barton often designs domestic roof water catchment systems for the high desert area of Northern New Mexico. He is an award-winning registered architect and roof consultant with 25 years of experience. Barton’s work has encompassed a range of artistic and technical projects for educational, governmental, private, and nonprofit agencies. He is past president of the Santa Fe Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Read More

This presentation was initially provided at the 2021 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.  There have been significant developments in methods to quantitatively evaluate building enclosure thermal bridging. While these tools are available to the industry, it is apparent that many project teams do not know how to efficiently incorporate thermal bridging analysis as part of project design. As project teams are incorporating target value design and lean principles through an integrated project delivery, a thermal bridging analysis can bring huge value to the project. An effective analysis quantitatively identifies thermal performance and condensation risk, while working with the project team to determine the most cost-effective approach to meet the project goals. The thermal analysis can be reconciled with the owner’s project requirements, energy modeling, and HVAC design to realize the full value. This presentation will summarize the technical aspects of thermal bridging while using case studies to show how the process is used effectively to achieve maximum value. Roy Schaufelle Division 7 Solutions Inc., a Division 7 Materials Consulting Firm | Converse, TX Roy Schauffelle is president and founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc. He was the first technical director of SPRI and has worked in R&D for two large manufacturers, where he became a U.S. patent holder. Schaufelle was previously chairman of the board of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABBA) and currently serves as an executive advisor to the ABAA. He was previously a technical advisor to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG), was a 2012 award winner for his technical contributions to BSAG, and in 2016 was named the Individual Green Practitioner by the City of San Antonio for Sustainable Education and Outreach. Read More

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