Media Advisory: SGH Engineers to Speak about Green Roofs

WHO:  Daniel A. Delisle, LEED AP, Staff II - Building Technology, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
          Jeffrey D. Kerr, P.E., Senior Staff II - Building Technology, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.             

WHAT:  The 26th RCI International Convention and Trade Show provides educational programs, industry-supplier and manufacturer updates, networking opportunities, and social events for building envelope consultants.        

In their talk on "The Green Roof: Common Sense Advice on Durability," Daniel and Jeffrey will review waterproofing design and construction advice for vegetative roofing assemblies; identify design considerations for the roof deck, waterproofing membrane, membrane-level drainage, insulation, and surface drainage; and draw on their experience in investigating failed vegetative roof waterproofing installations. They will examine common design and construction pitfalls that can cause premature failure of green roof systems and detail strategies to avoid them. 

WHERE:  Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
             Reno, Nevada

WHEN:  April 7-12, 2011 

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 Media Contact: Franceen Shaughnessy, Corporate Marketing Specialist,, 781-907-9114

About Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures. Our award-winning work encompasses building, nuclear, transportation, water/wastewater, and science/defense projects throughout the United States and in more than 30 other countries. 

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