DON’T GET BLOWN AWAY: A Low-Slope Roofing Roundtable Discussion

When:  Jan 27, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

DON’T GET BLOWN AWAY: A Low-Slope Roofing Roundtable Discussion


Panelists:

  • Bob Moretti, MBA, CSI, CDT - Director, Sales Operations & Training, Tremco Roofing
  • Brian Vladovich, AIA, LEED AP - Senior Project Manager, Olsson Roofing Company, Inc.
  • Kim Lis, NCARB, CSI, R.A. - Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
  • Patrick Giblin, RRC, RRO - Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates  

There are many layers of information to consider when calculating wind uplift design pressures and the selection of a low-slope commercial roofing systems. While the process sounds straight forward, the variety of calculation methods and rating standards can present a daunting challenge for a roof system designer. For example, while building codes reference ASCE 7, there are multiple, slightly different versions, and ASCE 7-22 is on the way. 

For this roundtable a roofing manufacturer’s director, experienced roofing contractor, forensic architect, and architectural specifier as moderator will discuss their experiences with selecting, specifying, and providing wind design for low-slope commercial roofing systems. Open dialogue from attendees to share experiences, lessons learned, and their approach to wind load design and selection of roofing systems is encouraged.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Summarize the methodologies for calculating design wind loads for roofing systems.
    2. Identify the characteristics of a project that are used to determine the wind uplift pressures for the zones of the roof.
    3. Discuss the industry tools and standards available for reference to help design and select low-slope roof system based on wind uplift design pressures.
    4. Describe key parameters to include in low-slope commercial roofing system specifications and installation requirements.
    5. Investigate manufacturer and installer warranty coverage terms related to wind uplift design requirements.

    Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA CES HSW/LU

    Cost For Program Held Via Zoom:

    CSI Chicago Members: FREE

    CSI Member - Non-Chicago Chapter: $20

    Non-Member Professionals: $40
    (3 or more years of experience in construction)

    Non-Member Emerging Professionals: $20
    (Fewer than 3 years of experience in construction)

    Non-Member Student: $10
          (Full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program)

    Space is limited to first 40 registered attendees.  Registration is refundable up to 5 days before the event.


    About Our Panelists:

    Bob Moretti
    , MBA, CSI, CDT
    Director, Sales Operations & Training, Tremco Roofing

    Bob joined Tremco Roofing in August of 2011 and has served in multiple roles, including: architectural and technical specialist, roof advisor and technical manager. Bob is currently the Director of Tremco Roofing’s technical department, leading a team that helps building owners, design professionals and Tremco Construction Product Group (CPG) employees across the globe, answer all roofing related technical questions and concerns.

    Brian Vladovich, AIA, LEED AP
    Senior Project Manager, Olsson Roofing Company, Inc.

    Brian Vladovich AIA, LEED AP has more than 9 years’ experience in the roofing industry as a project manager which includes estimating, submittals, coordination, field inspection, management, quality and cost analysis.  Prior to working in the roofing industry, Brian practiced as an architect for over 10 years, working on high rise buildings domestically and internationally.

    Kim Lis, NCARB, CSI, R.A.
    Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates 

    Since joining WJE in 2015, Kimberly Lis has worked on a variety of projects on existing buildings ranging from single family residential to high-rise urban structures. Her work focuses on the evaluation, testing, and design of repairs for modern and historic existing structures. Her repair and rehabilitation experience features a variety of work on concrete, roofing, waterproofing, stone paving, and plaza restoration. 

    Patrick Giblin, RRC, RRO
    Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates 

    Since joining WJE in 2011, Patrick Giblin’s work has been focused primarily on the investigation, testing, design, and construction of roofing (low-slope and steep-slope) and waterproofing systems. He has experience working with various materials including built-up, modified bitumen, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), hot-rubberized asphalt, slate, cedar shakes and shingles, architectural and structural sheet metal, and asphalt composite shingles.





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