Date: May 06, 2021 | Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Up to 6.5 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Credits

2021 BEC-GD and IIBEC Great Lakes Roof Expo

The BEC-GD and IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter are hosting this HYBRID event so everyone can attend according to their own comfort levels.

Up to 6.5 hours of HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) AIA Continuing Education Credits available for in-person attendees
Up to 5 hours of HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) AIA Continuing Education Credits available for virtual attendees


8:00am – Check-in, Breakfast & Sponsor Displays
8:45am – Introduction
9:00am – Designing for Performance: Single-Ply Roofing Lessons Learned
10:00am – Sponsor Displays
10:30am – Demo 1
11:00am – Understanding Critical Transitions of Air, Vapor, & Moisture Barriers
12:00pm – Lunch & Sponsor Displays
1:00pm – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
2:00pm – Sponsor Displays
2:30pm – Demo 2
3:00pm – Tapered Insulation Systems
4:00pm – Conclusion


Designing for Performance — Single-Ply Roofing Lessons Learned
Zack Davis | Carlisle SynTec Systems/Commercial Roofing Specialists

Presentation Description:
Designing for performance is based on single-ply roofing installation conditions that provide the best practice approaches, including case studies and slides showing conditions and remedies. The presentation provides an overview of areas of single-ply roof system design, including, but not limited to: industry concerns, metal edging, air infiltration, flashings, membrane securement, insulation adhesion, membrane adhesion, insulation options, and membrane details.

1. Understand the importance of perimeter securement and edge metal systems.
2. Recognize the importance of pre-construction meetings and installation monitoring for a successful installation.
3. Learn how to identify causes and possible results of air infiltration into roofing systems.
4. Apply the understanding of the installation of the air, vapor, and moisture barriers concerns to the field during the site observation review.

Zack Davis is a life-long resident of Michigan where he has been in the roofing industry since 2009. He began his career at a large commercial roofing company as an assistant in the shop and worked his way up to the position of Project Manager and then to Roofing Field Superintendent. He then went to work for another large consulting and construction services firm where his role was General Manager of the Construction Services Group Roofing division. Zack serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter and is a member of the CSI Metro Detroit Chapter.

Zack’s primary responsibility as the South-East Michigan Carlisle Representative is to promote Carlisle SynTec’s full line of commercial roofing products, roof system design, technical guidance, and specification writing with a focus on Building Owners, Architects, Consultants, and Roofing Contractors.


Understanding Critical Transitions of Air, Vapor, and Moisture Barriers
Corey Zussman | Pepper Construction Company

Presentation Description:
This presentation will identify the many different critical transitions on a complex building and will give you the tools to better understand the sequencing needed to complete the installation in order to prevent constructability issues and potential rework in the field through construction photos of actual installations and explanations of each conditions. This presentation is typically for Architects that could only afford a 1-hour presentation.

1. Understand the differences between spray applied, Peel & Stick, & Roll-on AVB materials and when to use them.
2. Identify and understand the locations of critical transitions regarding the installation of the air, vapor, and moisture barrier through photos of correct and incorrect installations.
3. Learn how to prevent constructability issues during design development and create an action plan for each condition for construction regarding the installation of the air, vapor, and moisture barriers.
4. Apply the understanding of the installation of the air, vapor, and moisture barriers concerns to the field during the site observation review.

As a forensic architect registered in several states, including Wisconsin, Corey Zussman has been practicing in the construction industry for more than 30 years. He specializes in building envelope, restoration, preservation, life safety and interior finishes. While working on an average of 50-75 projects a year, Corey conducts constructability reviews, pre-installation meetings, comprehensive envelope meetings and construction observations. He has also become known for providing educational opportunities throughout the industry and has produced more than 150 “lessons learned” papers. Topics include building envelope and life safety concerns and enable Corey to proactively address issues during design review, pre-construction and construction. He maintains an extensive database of quality metrics gathered on more than 1,000 buildings and $3 billion worth of work and developed a quality app and a website, for mobile devices which houses the lessons learned papers and allows for easy access and construction verification in the field.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Glenn Parvin | CASS Custom Architectural Sheetmetal Specialists

Presentation Description:
Referencing the SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual and proper detailing and workmanship applications for metal roofing installations showing project failures due to improper workmanship and NOT following SMACNA or other high level recommended details. A story book of projects and how they failed, how they we reroofed and how proper SMACNA details were adapted and implemented to resolve the original deficiencies. We gain sheet metal roof knowledge by reviewing and exploring the BAD and the UGLY, learning from mistakes of as-built metal roofs.

1. Choosing the right metal system for the right application.
2. Review of proper detailing, flashing and workmanship to ensure a successful project.
3. Understand the benefits of contractor prequalification and foreman training.
4. Learn when to use air barriers and underlayments.

President and owner, Glenn Parvin, established CASS Sheetmetal in 1990. His mission was to create a company that specialized in custom sheet metal work, and it did not take long for its reputation for uncompromising quality to lead the company to very large and prestigious projects. CASS Sheetmetal has been in the custom sheet metal design, fabrication and installation business in Detroit, MI for over 25 years. Not only has the company helped to create some of the most beautiful landmarks in Southeast Michigan, but it has also built a reputation as one of the region’s best contractors. In addition to providing architectural sheet metal services. CASS Sheetmetal offers all facets of custom sheet metal roofing as well as other types of custom roofing applications, including copper, metal roofing, slate tiles, shakes and shingles.


Tapered Insulation Systems
Michael Fales | MWA/Firestone

Presentation Description:
An in-depth explanation of what tapered insulation is and the various uses for it.

1. What is tapered insulation?
2. Why is it used in roofing projects?
3. Show various designs from good to best.
4. Saddle/Cricket function and their design.
5. Specifying a good tapered insulation design.

Michael Fales has been with MWA/Firestone for 25 years with a focus on tapered insulation systems. However, as with most in the roofing products industry, he is often involved with all aspects of the roofing system. Michael enjoys working and maintaining computer systems and networking, which he finds proves useful in today’s mobile world.



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