Course Content

Program Content

This intensive 4-day training course examines various new and older types of roofing systems in use today. The design and construction of each system is discussed and described in detail with each component being identified as to its characteristics and function. Participants will perform hands-on applications of all types of roofing systems, following standard details of construction technical specifications. On completion of membrane applications, participants will perform inspections on each system, carry out cut tests, membrane examinations and proper repair techniques.


Program Elements

  • Evolution to Single Ply Membranes
  • Roofing Safety
  • Roofing Materials: Coal Tar, Asphalt, 4 ply BUR, 2 ply Modified Bitumen, EPDM, PVC, TPO
  • Vapour Retarders, Protection Boards, Insulation and Fasteners
  • Modified Bitumen - Cold and Hot Processes
  • Applications: Inside and Outside Corners
  • Sloped Insulation
  • Construction of Roof Deck Assemblies (all systems)
  • Deck
  • Gypsum Board
  • Vapour Retarder
  • Insulation
  • Membrane
  • Corner Details, Vents, Drains, Membrane and Metal Flashings
  • Leak detection
  • Proper repair procedures for all major roof membranes

Who Should Attend

  • Architects/Specifiers
  • Roof Consultants
  • Roofing Contractors/Estimators
  • Roof Inspectors
  • Construction Product Representatives
  • Architectural Technologists and Technicians
  • Building Owners
  • Facilities Managers
  • Construction Purchasing Managers and Analysts