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10/12/2020: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, The Three Vital Roles of Roof Insulation - Encore Presentation, Monday, October 12, 2020, 1pm-2pm Eastern

10/12/2020: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, The Three Vital Roles of Roof Insulation - Encore Presentation, Monday, October 12, 2020, 1pm-2pm Eastern

1 hr. Webinar

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-W101220

SME: James Hoff

This is a live, encore presentation of a webinar that was originally offered on 03/26/2019, 10/17/2019, and 06/18/2020. Attendees of the previously offered presentations, SKU #RV-W032619, RV-W101719, or RV-W061820 will not receive CEU for attending the 10/12/20 presentation.
Roof insulation doesn't get much respect. Out of sight and out of mind describes the approach of many commercial building owners and facility managers. If the roof system doesn't leak, then all is assumed good. But roof insulation affects building performance and operation in many different ways. Most roofs on commercial buildings - as many as 90% - consist of low-slope designs with rigid insulation installed above a concrete or steel deck and directly beneath an exposed roofing membrane. In these systems, the insulation contributes to three important building functions: 1) moderating thermal and moisture movement, 2) assuring prompt and effective storm water drainage, and 3) serving as a working platform for periodic equipment maintenance. When roof insulation is designed and installed to meet these functions, operating costs are reduced, occupant comfort and safety is increased, and the service life of the entire building is optimized. This webinar will provide the background and tools to help building professionals select the best roof insulation system for any situation - starting with preliminary design and field installation and through to ongoing roof asset management.
Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToWebinar. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call RedVector Client Support (1-866-546-1212) the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive. Students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.
Course Objectives

  • Review the basic components of low-slope commercial roofing systems and identify how they can affect the thermal efficiency, moisture resistance, and resilience of the overall building. 

  • Review the three ways heat moves through roof insulation, and identify practical strategies to effectively manage this heat transfer. 

  • Describe tapered roof insulation systems and how they can be used to manage storm water runoff and reduce the potential for roof leaks. 

  • Explain how a roof serves as a working platform during and after construction, and identify strategies to minimize long-term damage to the roof.

Jim Hoff is an experienced executive and consultant in the building materials industry. Jim currently serves as President of TEGNOS Research, Inc. a consulting organization dedicated to expanding understanding of the building envelope. Since the founding of TEGNOS, Dr. Hoff has provided a wide variety of strategic and technical consulting services to dozens of governmental, non-profit and corporate organizations, and recent clients have included the U.S. Department of Energy, the U. S. EPA, building material trade associations, building materials manufacturers, building envelope designers and private equity firms. In addition to his industry research and consulting activity, Dr. Hoff also serves as the instructor for the successful "Commercial Roofing Boot Camp" course co-sponsored by Building Envelope Magazine. Jim has published numerous papers addressing a variety of technical and business topics germane to the building envelope industry and is a frequent speaker at building envelope, sustainability, and energy efficiency conferences.
State Licenses
IN - Engineer (General - Board Approved - CE21800018)