RedVector RV-7797

Roofing - Flexible Membrane Edge Design

Roofing - Flexible Membrane Edge Design

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Advanced

Item#: RV-7797

SME: Mark Peterson, P.E., M.ASCE

This course has been discontinued.

Flexible membrane roofing materials are one of the more common types of roofing materials and probably the most common type for commercial structures. One of the important design considerations for a roof is the wind loading and the most critical area for wind loading is the edge of the roofing system.

This 2-hour interactive online course provides a design guide for edge systems used with low sloped flexible membrane roofing systems. Another RedVector.com course is available on materials used for flexible membrane roofing and additional courses are available on other design considerations.

This course includes a test at the end.


Vector Solutions has a long history of providing industry-specific content for its customers. While this course and its content remain accurate and functional within our systems, the look and feel may not match our more modern offerings.
Course Objectives


Upon completion of the course, you will understand:

  • How to estimate design wind speed based on geographical areas
  • The four different categories of building exposure which are influenced by the terrain surrounding a building
  • The different types of nailer secured systems
  • The test methods used for edge systems
  • The impacts of copings, caps, edge flashings, gutters, extrusions and formed metal on edges
  • The importance of proper selection of materials for metal edge systems to reduce the potential for corrosion
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Mark Peterson, P.E., M.ASCE
Mark Peterson, P.E., M.ASCE Photo
Mr. Peterson has a BS and MS from Montana State University and more than 28 years of engineering experience in hydrology and hydraulics. He is currently a senior engineer with Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson and has worked extensively in both the private sector and in state government. He is licensed as a PE in MN, MT, ND, SD and WY. He was chairman of a three-person committee that re-wrote the Hydraulics Manual for the Montana Department of Transportation and authored the storm water regulations for subdivisions in Montana. He also teaches a two-day course on Introduction to Detention Pond Design for the American Society of Civil Engineers throughout the U.S.
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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AR - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
CT - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
DE - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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DE - Home Inspector (General)
Accreditation: This course is approved for 2 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits
FL - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
FL - Engineer (General - 272)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MO - Engineer (General - ,)
MS - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.20 CEUs for this program
NE - Engineer (General)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.20 CEUs for this program
NH - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NH - Engineer (General - ,)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NY - Engineer (General)
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OH - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
OH - Engineer (General - ,)
OK - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV570-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: This course is approved for 2 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits
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