August 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

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System Selection and Design Criteria
Wind uplift, energy efficiency, code requirements, and overview of 6 primary membranes.

• Gain a better understanding of what questions to ask during the design phase of a roofing project.

• Understand the difference between wind speed and wind uplift and gain an appreciation for factors that influence wind uplift calculations.

• Review benefits and drawbacks of cool roofing design.

• Review primary code considerations and how different roofing materials can meet specific requirements.

• Strengths and weakness of low slope roofing solutions.


Presented by Lauren Hughes from Johns Manville.
Lunch will be provided.

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BEC: Austin is an interdisciplinary organization that promotes the exchange of information on building enclosures and related science specific to the climate of Central Texas.

Interdisciplinary:  architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, consultants, facility managers, code officials, educators, manufacturers, and those with a stake in building enclosure performance

Exchange of information:  discussion, training, education, outreach, and awareness

Building enclosures and related science:  energy-efficiency, moisture control, indoor air quality, longevity, and durability

BEC: Austin typically meets the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm.
2018 BEC: Austin Committee Chairs:
Amy Gelsone, AIA
Michael Craig, LEED AP BD+C