Lab Live: Low-Slope Roofing
IN THIS SESSION
Building owners with low-slope roofing systems need to monitor these assemblies as they age to minimize leaks and assess remaining service life. To understand current performance and help plan for future decisions, engineers and material scientists often partner to evaluate new and existing roofing materials to assess their composition or determine potential causes of failure. In this “Lab Live” session, we explore low-slope roofing systems and common assessment approaches used in the field. Through a series of discussions and demonstrations, we will share nondestructive testing methods using drones and infrared scanning technologies, moisture content testing for roofing insulation, and assessment techniques for unknown coatings and materials. We will also discuss new research and testing methods in development and future trends in the industry.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand key considerations for low-slope roofing design, construction, and maintenance.
- Discuss nondestructive testing methods, including thermal imaging and drone-deployed assessment tools.
- Understand how other testing methods—like moisture content testing for built-up roofing systems and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) methods for unknown roof coatings—help to assess roof assembly performance.
- Recognize current research and new technologies available in the AEC industry.
ABOUT THE “LAB LIVE” SERIES
To understand material performance in the field or determine the causes of underlying building conditions, engineers and material scientists often look to applied science and research methods to improve design and construction processes and probe known issues or problems. By combining technical knowledge with expertise in testing and materials science, these teams can help solve their clients’ most challenging problems by understanding why they occurred in the first place. In Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) virtual “Lab Live” series, we will demonstrate these testing and discovery methods in real time in our Applied Science & Research Center to focus on common and challenging material problems. In these dynamic sessions, we hope to spark discussions that lead to creative ideas and improved collaboration.
Participants will earn 1.5 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email email@example.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.