Cutting Through the Code Confusion for Roofing Professionals

Online

Length: 1 module

Instructor: Jim Hoff

Subjects: Green Building: Green Roofing

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Description

As a critical part of the thermal envelope of buildings, roofing systems are subject to a wide variety of building code requirements to assure public safety and energy efficiency. For anyone starting out in the roofing business, the plethora of code requirements can be complicated and confusing.

To help answer these and many more important questions, this special lesson from Dr. Jim Hoff of Commercial Roofing Boot Camp cuts through the confusion of modern commercial building codes and provides you with straightforward and understandable approach to code-compliant roofing.

The lesson starts with a brief introduction to how commercial building codes are developed in the United States and how you can determine what specific local codes affect your roofing practice. Next, the lesson provides a detailed review of the critical provisions of current building codes that involve roofing, including the key UL and FM ratings generally required to demonstrate code compliance. The lesson also provides detailed information on meeting the requirements of current energy codes, including minimum insulation levels and the use of air barriers. Finally, the lesson identifies free online resources to help you access important code information.

At the end of this free lesson, you will:

Lecture Videos

Immediately after you enroll, you'll have access to three lecture videos recorded by Dr. Hoff.

Q+A Call Recording

After watching the lecture videos, you can download an MP3 recording of a Q+A call with Dr. Hoff.

Resource List

You'll also have access to a list of supplementary resources that Dr. Hoff has compiled to help roofing professional understand different code requirements.

Self-Paced Online Course

This online course is both self-serve and self-paced. You can begin instantly upon enrollment.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible for as long as the course is offered on the HeatSpring.com marketplace, with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.

Instructor

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Jim Hoff

President, TEGNOS Research, Inc.

Jim Hoff is an experienced executive and researcher in the building materials industry, retiring as vice president of technology for Firestone Building Products in 2007 after 23 years of service. Dr. Hoff currently serves as Vice President, Research for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing in Washington, DC and as President of TEGNOS Research, Inc. a...[more]

Course Outline

Video Lecture, Discussion, and Q+A Call Recording

The video lesson starts with a brief introduction to how commercial building codes are developed in the United States and how you can determine what specific local codes affect your roofing practice. Next, the lesson provides a detailed review of the critical provisions of current building codes that involve roofing, including the key UL and FM ratings generally required to demonstrate code compliance. The lesson also provides detailed information on meeting the requirements of current energy codes, including minimum insulation levels and the use of air barriers. Finally, the lesson identifies free online resources to help you access important code information.

After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

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