Why Critical Facilities Depend on Resilient Roofs for Operational Security?
Critical facilities act as the spine of their organizations. Being able to conduct normal business operations requires that these facilities remain open and fully functional.
Highly regulated industries, such as pharmaceutical/life sciences manufacturing and food processing, must maintain high-quality control standards, while implementing processes and systems that enhance operational uptime and minimize unnecessary or unanticipated costs. For critical facilities, the selection of a time-tested and resilient roof system is paramount in operational security.
Exploring an Emerging Trend:
What is Very Severe Hail?
Discuss the what, where and why of Very Severe Hail (VSH): macro-market need, geographical implications, system requirements and what this all means to you and explain the development of a standard: VSH test methods and approvals process.
Also, explore system design and roofing success: why history of performance is critical in decision-making and predict where VSH will go from here: how to navigate the evolution of the standards and system requirements.
Will Your Roof Withstand Very Severe Hail?
In this Read, Listen, Watch On Demand Webinar, Steve Kuhel, product manager for FiberTite, talks with Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS partner, about hail events and commercial roofing listings, including defining VSH, the emergence of hail events and geographical considerations.
Introducing New Professionals to Building Envelope Science
Traditional academic preparation of architects has often left them ill-informed about the challenges of the building envelope. While participating in industry-driven research, new architects learn important lessons about how both buildings and experimental setups go together. This webinar explores the process of engagement with research in the building sciences by sharing architects’ experiences of assisting with the organization, setup and data collection phases of an experimental study on reflective roofing, and shares the stories behind the experiment. Students, interns, emerging professionals, and all those who hire them and work with them will benefit from this insight into architectural education.
Roofing & Waterproofing Forensics
Forensic testing is playing an increasingly larger role in determining the cause of building exterior failures. The most important attribute of properly completed forensics testing is that it eliminates subjective thought and presents objective analysis based on factual evidence. This type of testing can also be utilized to provide critical information about existing roof systems and aid in establishing a program to extend the service life. In roofing and waterproofing investigations, forensics testing can be employed through two investigative methods: on-site analysis or material testing in an off-site laboratory. This webinar will explain how these methods can be conducted at all roofing and waterproofing components.
Vegetated Rooftop Gardens
Vegetated roofing systems are much more than aesthetically pleasing additions to a building. During this webinar you will receive a brief overview on the history of vegetated roofing as well as the importance of roof system selection and membrane performance. Vegetated roofing systems have several benefits, but one must not forget that these roofs are in fact roofs and therefore must be treated as such. This webinar explains the various components of a vegetated roof and how these roofing systems can be integrated into low impact development stormwater management plans.WATCH NOW