Hanley Wood University

 

Roofing

  • Building Green with Metal Roofs and Walls

    1.5 LU HSW

    This course will explore in depth the concept of cool metal roofs and walls while explaining their relationship to current energy code and guideline compliance. The environmental benefits of metal roofs and walls will also be explained, including contributions to numerous LEED® points. Additional case studies of various cool metal roof materials will be presented to illustrate how they can help lower energy use in a building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    February 2014
    Subject(s):
    Metal, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Retrofit Re-Roofing with Metal Roof Systems: Bringing New Life to Old Buildings with Energy-Efficient Applications and Sustainable Products

    1 LU HSW

    This course is an overview of re-roofing using metal roofing supported by an engineered framing or sub-framing system, also known as retrofit. The course will cover typical applications for metal roof and wall systems during the retrofitting process, identify building characteristics in which metal can resolve retrofitting issues of utility and design and explain the overall benefits of metal roof and wall systems for existing buildings, including energy savings. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Metal
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Metal Roofing: The Perfect Platform for Solar Technologies

    1 LU HSW

    A new metal roof installed over an existing roof, or a roof retrofit, provide the opportunity to add a photovoltaic (PV) system to a roof. This course will cover the basics of metal roofing and photovoltaics, as well as the synergy between solar technologies and metal roofing. Performance and environmental benefits, life cycle costs and retrofitting opportunities will be discussed. It’s important for a building owner to consider the roof and a PV system together as a single asset, rather than as separate components of a roof. With that approach, the total cost of ownership over the life of the asset can be assessed. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2013
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Metal Roof Systems
    Sponsor:
    Metal Construction Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • The Design Advantages of Engineered Polymer Roofing (Print)

    1 LU HSW

    At opposite ends of the aging process, from young children to the elderly, physical challenges increase the need for support to navigate the kitchen and to operate appliances safely. Using universal design principles to plan the layout and specify appliances for this multi-functional room will increase safety, comfort, function and independence for homeowners. This course will describe why the need for universal design is growing and how it can be incorporated into kitchen design to promote aging in place. The course will also discuss the basics of kitchen design and the types of appliances that should be specified in the kitchen. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2013
    Subject(s):
    Roofing
    Sponsor:
    DaVinci
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Selecting The Appropriate Roofing Adhesive For Flat-Roof Applications Course

    1 LU AIA

    Flat roof construction has unique challenges and durability issues associated with water; selecting an adhesive system that will complement the roof structure is important. This course will give provide an overview of roof construction common in commercial buildings, and offer a specific examination of multi-layer roof applications typical of flat-roof construction. Explore productivity and material costs issues related to flat roof construction and successfully choose the most appropriate adhesive for flat roof construction by comparing and contrasting a specific set of attributes related to durability, strength, healthfulness, cost, and ease of use that can greatly impact the performance of the roofing system. This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing, Caulks Adhesives and Sealants
    Sponsor:
    3M
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Building a Better Roof System with Roof Boards

    1 LU AIA

    The installed cost of a roof is generally less than 4% of the overall cost of the structure, yet roofing litigation is estimated to be 60-70% of all construction litigation. To help cut down on failed roofs on commercial buildings, and to cut down on subsequent litigation, this course is about creating a better roof system with the use of the most highly-rated types of roof board. This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing
    Sponsor:
    USG
  • What Makes a Thermoplastic Roof Sustainable?

    1 LU HSW/SD/CMP

    In a time when words like "green", "sustainable", “environmentally friendly", and "all natural" are being used to describe many products, it is difficult to know exactly what attributes to look for when making a purchase, and roofing is no exception. This presentation provides an in-depth look at sustainable roofing criteria, provides a methodology for rating the sustainability of various roofing systems and shows how to look past industry "green washing”. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Sika Sarnafil
  • Sustainable Green Building with Clay and Concrete Roof Tile

    1 LU HSW/SD/CMP

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. Starting with the history and basics of clay and concrete tile, learners will be able to understand how they contribute towards sustainable building design. Modern manufacturing uses computer modeling to help minimize the use of raw materials – creating more effective and efficient systems. Raw materials for clay and concrete tile are abundant across the U.S., helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the finished product. This course looks at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tiles to increase the efficiency of a building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2012
    Subject(s):
    Clay-Tile Roofing, Building Envelope, Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Boral
    Certification(s):
    AIA, GBCI
  • Cool Roofs in Perspective: Do Reflective Roofs Really Reduce Global Warming?

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. “Cool” roofs have become the fastest growing single segment of the commercial roofing industry, primarily as a way to save energy and address climate change. This course will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various roof types in different climates and the potential problems that may arise when “cool” roofs are installed in the wrong location. You will discover tools to run the numbers on each specific site and building before choosing the right roof for your project. Finally, it will analyze current studies that provide a fresh perspective on “cool” roofs and help you answer the question: “Do reflective roofs really reduce global warming?" Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2012
    Subject(s):
    Roofing
    Sponsor:
    Carlisle SynTec
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Grass Ceiling

    Green roofs are here to stay. But aesthetics and energy savings must be balanced with the practicalities of structure, water and wear. This article discusses the difference between intensive and extensive green roofs and provides detailed descriptions of extensive systems and options. It explores examples of extensive systems in current application and discusses the measurable benefits of extensive green roof systems. This program is registered for 1 HSW/SD hour with AIA. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2011
    Subject(s):
    Vegetated Roof, Roofing, Green Building