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Design and Maintenance of Roof Systems on Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Buildings

16 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify roof system types and components
  • understand roof system design principles and function as part of the building envelope
  • understand the roof as a depreciating asset within the life cycle of a building
  • assess the maintenance requirements of existing roofs
  • prevent premature failures of roofing systems by implementing a roof maintenance program
  • diagnose and remedy roof integrity problems
  • avoid potential problems by understanding the causes of roofing failures
  • understand the decisions surrounding a capital roof repair project

The efficient performance of roof systems is integral to the function of all buildings. Improper design and the absence of maintenance of roof systems can have significant economic impacts. These impacts, combined with the increased use of roof surfaces for other building functions and the continued evolution of roofing products and environmental requirements, mean that roofs can no longer be considered “out of sight, out of mind.”

This course provides objective information on the most current practices concerning roofing design, maintenance, management and rehabilitation.

Course Outline

  • Basic Design Requirements: Envelope, Structure, Durability
  • Roofing Systems Review: Systems, Components, Detailing
  • ‘New Age’ Design Requirements: Environment, Safety, Space Utility
  • Viewing Your Roof as an Asset - Life Cycle Performance
  • Roof Condition Assessments
  • Roof Maintenance Programs
  • Re-Roofing vs. Retrofit/Recovery

Who Should Attend
Building Owners and Managers • Civil Engineers • Architects • Plant Managers/Engineers • Maintenance Managers • Specification Writers • Roofing Consultants • Contractors and Suppliers • Technicians and Technologists • Construction Supervisors • Industrial Engineers • Plant Operations Managers and Supervisors • Consulting Engineers and Architects • Facilities Managers and Superintendents

Course Rating
4.6 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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