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

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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.

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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Course Reviews (5)
Excellent!
By (Engineer) on Nov, 29, 2019
Excellent!
Concise, informative and very useful
By (Architect) on Dec, 27, 2019
Concise, informative and very useful
Illustrations are frequently not representative of subject
By (Contractor / Trades) on Dec, 02, 2019
Illustrations are frequently not representative of subject. Language is a bit stilted and therefore awkward and occaisionally overly detailed or irrelevant
a lot of reading kind of slow
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 23, 2020
a lot of reading kind of slow
Questions on the exam that require referral to tables in the text should be provided with the questions
By (Architect) on Apr, 23, 2020
Questions on the exam that require referral to tables in the text should be provided with the questions.