9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Resilience and the Impact on Roofing
In the roofing industry the materials, assemblies, installation, and warranties should be well-considered, but special attention should be placed on meeting the International Building Code (IBC). A roofing specification is a road map for the roof assembly to meet the building code based on performance and quality. Though this might seem clear-cut, the difficulty comes from understanding the changes within the building code, its criteria, and industry changes. Design professionals face questions, such as: Are the listed ASTM standards within the IBC for material, testing, and roof assemblies current, or have they become obsolete, deleted, or replaced? ASCE 7 now has multiple versions that are used in different states/organizations. Which should be used and when? FM Global has changed its criteria. How does this fit in?
These questions, combined with the pressures on the design professional, such as the demand on turnaround time and services, increase the liability of knowing the IBC requirements and the limitation of educating emerging professionals on material mechanics. The result can be a conflict between code and specification.
This presentation will offer a clearer understanding of the building code, its criteria, and the critical changes that could affect the specification and the installation of a roofing assembly.
- Explain variances in the definition of the term “resilience” that exist among different organizations.
- Review of the standards (ASTM, ASCE, FM, etc.) and how they are applied beyond the building codes.
- Evaluate case examples of real-world projects that incorporate a redundancy with consideration of worse-case weather events.
- Construct a checklist of standards and codes that should be considered based on specific concerns of the building owner and/or the use of the building.