Date: April 09, 2020 | Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Up to 6.5 hours of HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) 6 CEU Credits available

CANCELLED: BEC-GD and IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter Roof Expo

Join us for the BEC-GD and IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter Roof Expo!

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
-Breakfast & Lunch included with all ticket purchases-
Up to 6.5 hours of HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) 6 CEU Credits available


8:00am – 8:30am: Check-In, Breakfast, Sponsor Displays
8:30am – 8:45am: Opening Comments | Jerry Carter, 2020 BEC-GD Vice-Chair
8:45am – 9:00am: Demonstrations
9:00am – 10:00am: Presentation #1
10:00am – 10:15am: Demonstrations
10:15am – 11:00am: Morning Break, Sponsor Displays
11:00am – 12:00pm: Presentation #2
12:00pm – 12:45pm: Lunch Break, Sponsor Displays
12:45pm – 1:00pm: Demonstrations
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Presentation #3
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Demonstrations
2:15pm – 3:00pm: Afternoon Break, Sponsor Displays
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Presentation #4
4:00pm – 4:15pm: Closing Remarks

*The presentation order is still being finalized at this time

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

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 constructibility 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.

Entanglement of Vapor Retarders and Air Barriers in Roof Design
James R. Kirby, AIA | Building & Roofing Science, GAF

Presentation Description:
Vapor retarders and air barriers – what is the difference? Are we controlling vapor diffusion or air movement? Or both? Air barriers are required for new buildings per the IECC 2015 and IECC 2018, and the importance of air barriers cannot be overstated for energy efficiency and moisture control. We will discuss common vapor retarders and air barriers, how they’re installed, and the critical installation details as it relates to the roof and roof/wall interface. A case study with over one million square feet of roofing will be presented to show real-world design and installation considerations and challenges. You’ll also learn that current installation of vapor retarders and air barriers over concrete, steel, and wood decks require different materials and application methods. What’s new, what’s the same, and what to think about when you design roof assemblies in different climate zones and over different types of occupancies with varying construction types.

1. Define the differences between air barriers and vapor retarders.
2. Understand how these materials impact roof design and performance.
3. Review code requirements and how to achieve compliance.
4. Outline design and specification requirements to set achievable performance.

Black or White Membrane, What is the Sustainable and Energy Efficient Choice?
Brian Chamberlain | Carlisle Construction Materials

Presentation Description:
The one-hour session will cover energy performance of the roof assembly and materials, a review of ASHRAE with a complete energy analysis comparing different roof assemblies and various color membranes associated to geographic locations, “Cool” roofing, and construction generated moisture. The presentation will focus on the role single-ply membrane plays in today’s roofing market and its impact on tomorrow’s roof system performance.

1. Learn where “Cool” roofing is most effective.
2. Present trends within the industry offering Energy-Efficient assemblies.
3. Understanding energy-efficient roofing options and subsequent performance based on material color, insulation levels, building location and climatic conditions
4. Review the unexpected impact of membrane choice and real case results

Resilient Roofing – Meeting the ASCE 7-16 Standard
Robert Anderson | Firestone

Presentation Description:
The purpose of this course is to discuss how the new ASCE 7-16 standard affects resilient roofing systems.

Objectives :
1. Provide an overview of the ASCE 7 standards and geographic adoption
2. Review and contrast the changes of the new ASCE 7-16 standard
3. Gain a working knowledge of wind speeds impact on design and installation practices
4. Understand how the ASCE 7-16 standard affects roof installation methods
5. Explain how wind speeds relate to wind design practices and warranty coverage


*Each demonstration will happen four times throughout the day

Induction Welding – J.D. Osborne | OMG

Low-Rise Foam – Bob Reel | HB Fuller

Critical Details: Window Rough Openings and Penetrations Alan Wiechert | Vapro Shield

By way of a physical mockup, a live demonstration of how to properly flash penetrations and rough openings. The goal of the mockup demonstration is to show how to meet ASTM and AAMA standards for critical air barrier transitions.

1. Taking finger pointing out of rough openings.
2. Meeting ASTM and AAMA Standards for air barriers.
3. Solving various window interfaces.
4. Sequencing rough openings with WRB/AB in monolithic assembly.

Parapet and Control Layer DemoJames R. Kirby, AIA | Building & Roofing Science, GAF

The roof meets the wall at the intersection of aesthetics, functionality, durability, construction sequencing, and maintenance. Continuity of water, air, thermal, and vapor control layers are necessary for long term performance. This demo will provide specific strategies for achievable performance through design and specification.

1. Understand requirements to manage moisture, air, vapor and thermal continuity.
2. Outline design concepts to set achievable performance.
3. Demonstrate critical details blending form and function.
4. Comprehend that proper parapet detailing, installation coordination, and execution may be at odds with each other.


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