As a critical part of the thermal envelope of buildings, roofing systems are subject to a number of important code requirements to assure public safety and energy efficiency. For both beginning as well as experienced design professionals, the plethora of code requirements can be complicated and confusing. How much roof insulation do I need and where should it be placed? Do I need an air barrier or a vapor retarder? Is the color of the roof important? If I install a new roof on an old building, does the roof need to meet the latest energy code? To help answer these and many more important questions, this webinar cuts through the confusion of modern commercial building codes and provides you with a straightforward and understandable approach to code-compliant roofing.
The webinar starts with a brief introduction to how commercial building codes are developed in the United States and how you can determine which specific local codes affect your design practice. Next, the webinar provides a detailed review of the critical energy-related provisions of current building codes that involve roofing, including minimum insulation levels, the need for air and vapor barriers, and emerging requirements for “cool” roofs. The lesson also provides detailed information about how to meet the requirements of current energy codes when re-roofing existing buildings. Finally, the lesson identifies free online resources to help you access important code information.
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