This two-day course 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 RCI 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.
Roof Technology and Science II – August 16-17 in Seattle, WA
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: 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 non-destructive 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.
- 16 Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) from RCI.
- 16 Learning Units (LUs) from the American Institute of Architects.
Approved for Health Safety and Welfare credit.
Registration: 7:30 AM
Program Time: 8:00 PM – 5:00 PM each day
A continental breakfast and an afternoon break are provided. Lunch is up to the attendee.