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Since 1994, the International Codes, or I-Codes, have served as models for almost all state and local codes in the United States. The 2012 edition of the I-Codes includes several landmark advances to increase energy efficiency in buildings. Not only does the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) include new and higher standards for almost every component in the building envelope, but these standards are further increased in the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC), which is intended to serve as an overlay code, or “above the code” standard for sustainable buildings.

Although the significant advancement in energy efficiency in the 2012 I-Codes is considered to be beneficial by energy experts, the number of new options available may be confusing to the non-expert. In an effort to assist building designers and contractors, the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association and have published a Roof and Wall Thermal Design Guide for interested building professionals.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Provide attendees with an understanding of the prescriptive thermal value tables in the 2012 edition of the I-Codes.
  2. Offer an explanation and translation of information into simple and straightforward roof and wall R-value tables covering the most common types of roof and wall assemblies.
  3. Describe how the new design guide is organized and how building professionals can use the guide to better understand the prescriptive thermal design standards of the 2012 I-Codes.
  4. Provide webinar attendees with a free electronic copy of the new Roof and Wall Thermal Design Guide.

James Hoff
Research Director
Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
Sponsor: Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, Hunter Panels, Sika, Duro-Last Roofing, Inc., GAF


This course discusses how various applications are ideal for retrofitting projects and how a retrofit roof system can be utilized for existing and even new construction. Retrofitting a building offers key benefits, including long-term performance, minimal maintenance expenses, a beautified appearance and energy savings.

Flat roofs commonly create problems because of their lack of ability to discharge rainwater effectively. They also tend to accumulate dirt and debris further degrading the proper discharge of water. This causes moisture build-up and possible leakage into a building’s interior. Learn how a retrofit roof system creates a sloped roof plane and how they are useful for both low-slope or high-slope applications. This presentation provides an in-depth look at how even complex roof geometries can be retrofitted to provide a roof with an elongated life while improving the energy efficiencies and aesthetics of a building.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover the market demands related to retrofit roofing
  • Learn all of the benefits a building owner receives, including energy and maintenance savings
  • Understand all of the various applications for retrofit roof systems
  • Examine the framing fundamentals, project and design considerations and roof assessments
Speaker: Don Riggs, Assistant General Manager - Project Services, MBCI

Sponsor: MBCI
This presentation will review the design principles that are essential for proper low-slope roofing applications. Each component of the roof system will be defined and different material choices will be explored. The presentation will also illustrate the roof calculations that are required to ensure that the roof stand up to the elements, including precipitation, wind and ultraviolet rays.

Attend this webinar to:
  1. Learn the proper design elements of the roof as system.
  2. Define roof system components (deck, insulation, membrane, flashings) and review material choices available.
  3. Analyze roof calculations that are required to provide proper design for the elements, including precipitation, wind and ultraviolet rays.
  4. Review proper low-slope roof applications, including drain design and perimeter flashing.

Sponsors: Duro-Last, GAF, MFM, MBCI
This presentation will go over the basics of installing solar on roofs, the pro's and con's of certain roof products, solar war stories, and the key's to making solar a win with your roof.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the basics of installing solar on roofs
  • Discuss the pros and cons of certain roof products
  • Review the keys to making a solar a win with your roof
  • Review practices that should be avoided when applying solar

Peter Rienks, Senior Account Executive, Inovateus Solar

Sponsors: GAF, and MBCI

Provide a summary of the benefits a properly insulated EPDM roof system can provide, as well as the strategies that are available to the architectural professional within the elements of sustainable, energy-efficient and dependable commercial building and roof system design.

Learning Objectives:
  • Access the advantages of adhered, mechanically fastened and ballasted roof assemblies and the design flexibility these systems offer
  • Examine the energy-saving benefits of a properly designed EPDM roof and tools used to quantify them
  • Examine EPDM solutions that utilize innovative technologies to design enhanced system performance
  • Review Studies that demonstrate the sustainability and long term performance of EPDM roof designs
Scott Long, EPDM Product Manager, Carlisle Construction Materials
Sponsored by: MFM

Marty GrohmanEven though every building has a roof, the roof’s role in green building can sometimes be overlooked. Of course, the primary role of the roof is to control moisture (and if the roof doesn’t get that done, all the other green building investment isn’t going to matter, because the building won’t last!). However, there is increasing recognition among property owners, facility managers, and design professionals that the roof is a key element of sustainable construction.
The webinar will cover the top five sustainability trends in commercial roofing, including recycling, thoughts on the anticipated influence of the IgCC, the LEED® Rating System (where it is heading, and alternatives to it), as well as trends in green building generally. The program will also include an overview, in a ‘Fast Facts’ format, of sustainable aspects of asphaltic roofing; the vegetative roofing market; and introductory thoughts on rainwater reclaim.

During this webinar we will:
  • Describe the roofing industry's role in green building.
  • Determine how to prepare and specify membrane roofing and insulation recycling.
  • Examine LEED® lingo and jargon; review some common misconceptions; and learn how to talk about the LEED Rating System and present yourself as it relates to your roofing business.
  • Analyze Fast Facts about solar, garden, asphaltic, and cool roofing; rainwater reclaim.
Marty Grohman, Director of Sustainability - GAF

Sponsored by: GAF, Duro-last, MBCI, Tapco, Quest Construction Products
Mike Ennis
Mike Ennis, Technical Director of SPRI, will provide an overview of the information needed to properly design a roof to withstand wind loads. He will review International Building Code Requirements and ASCE 7, which provides methods to calculate building loads due to a variety of forces. He will help attendees learn to determine the forces which could potentially destroy the roof and calculate wind loads via ASCE 7-10. Other wind design resources covered include ANSI/SPRI WD-1, “Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies,” and ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1, “Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems.”

During this webinar we will:
  • Describe the International Building Code Requirements
  • Provide an Introduction to ASCE 7
  • Solve problems using ASCE 7
  • Evaluate other wind design resources
Mike Ennis, Technical Director - SPRI, Inc.

Sponsored by: Duro-last
John D’Annunzio
  • Analyze International Building Codes that pertain to waterproofing design.
  • Indentify the specific codes and an in-depth interpretation of the code requirements.
  • Acquaint designers with the specific codes that they must have knowledge of for proper waterproofing design.
  • Describe waterproofing design fundamentals for vertical (below-grade) and horizontal applications.
Speaker: John D’Annunzio, President, Paragon Inc.
Sponsored by: Polyglass, Garland, and Grace Construction

We review design principles that generate effective barriers for combined water, air, vapor and heat flow through the building enclosure, and provide examples of how misunderstanding or misapplication of these principles can lead to costly failures. We illustrate the potential consequences of inadequate enclosure design and construction through case studies, and provide guidelines for prevention.

Attend this webinar to:
  • Review the most common sources of failure in building enclosures
  • Understand the mechanisms and consequences of these failures
  • Examine the fundamental errors that cause failures, and how to prevent them
  • Review design principles that generate effective barriers for combined water, air, vapor and heat flow through the building enclosure.
Matthew C. Carlton, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Staff , Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Matthew C. Carlton, AIA, LEED AP, is Senior Staff in the Building Technology group at national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH). He has more than 14 years of experience in architecture, historic masonry restoration, building failure investigation, and New Construction design and Peer Review Services. He has an understanding of material compatibility in building enclosure design. He is a mentor for the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and the Building Enclosure Council.
Joshua B. Kivela, P.E.
Senior Staff, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc

Joshua B. Kivela, P.E., is a Senior Staff II in the Building Technology group at SGH. He has more than 12 years of experience in design, investigation, evaluation, restoration, and construction administration and monitoring of historic and contemporary buildings. He specializes in waterproofing design of building envelope systems including foundations; wall systems; curtain walls; windows/glazing; skylights; and flat, steep, and low-slope roofing and has a background in construction and laboratory testing.

Sponsored by: Polyglass, GAF Materials Corporation

Grant Grable
The course will cover how Toplighting/Daylighting has a history in lighting and what to consider when choosing a toplighting system. In addition, we will discuss where energy savings is recognized in toplighting and the human performance opportunity from daylighting.

Attend this webinar to:
  • Analyze how Toplighting / Daylighting has a history in lighting
  • Specify what to consider when choosing a toplighting system
  • Define where energy savings is recognized in toplighting
  • Examine the human performance opportunity from daylighting
Grant Grable, LEED A.P., Vice President, Value Stream Leader, SUNOPTICS

Sponsored by: Polyglass, Tapco, International Roofing Expo

David R. Hawn
Issues that are important to both roof performance and to assure the new requirements are met will be discussed. Several topics will be introduced and from that a few will be presented in more detail. For those, a few lessons learned and industry needs will be presented along with things that can or must be done in the meanwhile. It is not all bad news; after all, we are the industry problem solvers. As new problems arise our value and opportunities increase.

Attend this webinar to learn:
  • How to identify and avoid trouble with new regulatory requirements
  • New approaches and product to best avoid constructability and performance issues caused by compliance with new regulatory requirements
  • Solutions to problems encountered and venues to help share solutions utilized
  • How to think forward concerning the pitfalls associated with implementation of new technology and regulations
David R. Hawn, FRCI, RRC, CEM, President, Dedicated Roof and Hydro-Solutions, LLC

Sponsored by: Eco-Star

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