LUNCH & LEARN SESSIONS

We are pleased to offer lunch and learn sessions that are AIA approved and eligible for CEC’s (continuing education credits). The following are our standard offerings but these can be tailored based on the needs of your firm. Please click on Request Lunch and Learn Session and select your session of interest to submit your request to our office, and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.

Firestone

Available in Ontario and Manitoba

 

Gaco

Available in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec & the Maritimes

SESSION NAME PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Firestone BPU: Design Guide Vegetative Roofing An extensive look into the rise of vegetative roofing, including market drivers, as well as keys to design and installation. Covers the various types of vegetative roofing systems and provides vegetation recommendations, maintenance expectations, information on codes and structural loading, and the return on investment for a Green Roof.
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Firestone BPU: Sustainable Roofing A comprehensive overview of “Green” Roofing, including discussion of USGBC/LEED and basic definitions of the sustainable roofing categories. Covers the types of vegetative roofing and engineered daylighting systems.
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Firestone BPU: Commercial Roofing Technologies Learn the basics – including common roof terminology, as well as popular roofing systems, product types and their assemblies.
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Firestone BPU: Single-Ply Assemblies Goes in depth regarding the specific installation methods and system assemblies for each of the single-ply roof cover types. This session includes:

  • EPDM Seams Supplement: Explains the evolution from glued to taped seams and compares performance
  • Thermoplastic Seams Supplement: Explains the critical factors for achieving functional heat welded seams; how to test for seam strength & what to look for to determine a good seam.
  • Ballasted Critical Areas Supplement: Covers the critical areas of any stone ballasted roof that must be addressed – roof edges and roof top traffic.
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Firestone BPU: Bituminous Assemblies Goes in depth regarding the specific installation methods and system assemblies for each of the bituminous roof cover types. This session includes:

  • BUR Assemblies Supplement: Shows a number of system assembly variations.
  • Mod Bit Assemblies Supplement: Shows a number of system assembly variations.
  • Hybrid Assemblies Supplement: Shows a number of system assembly variations.
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Firestone BPU: It’s In the Details Provides animated details for the most common areas that have to be addressed for any roof design by explaining & illustrating the basic concepts involved.
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Firestone BPU: Roof Insulations Covers the purpose of insulation; current code & environmental issues; the function & different types of roof insulations; compares performance of different types; installation methods.
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Firestone BPU: Single-Ply Roof Covers Describes the two types of single-ply roof covers – Thermoset & Thermoplastic; explains the basic installation methods of each; gives market breakdown by product.
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Firestone BPU: Roof Selection Criteria Wraps up all that has been covered in the seminar by asking a number of questions regarding the specific application to find the most appropriate solution.
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Firestone BPU: Roof Slope Explains why roof slope is essential & shows how to achieve it; covers tapered insulation design and tapering with lightweight concrete.
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Firestone BPU: Metal Roofing Overview of the types of architectural steep-slope metal roofing systems, metal and finish types, system selection, substrates and fastening methods.
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Firestone BPU: Roofing Warranties Explains the different types of warranties; clarifies exclusions; covers the responsibilities of the manufacturer & owner; illustrates real life conditions that are & are not covered.
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Gaco: Roof Coatings – A Sustainable Choice Provides the basics of defining roof coatings, the variety or roof coatings available in the market, coating sustainability on roof surfaces, and the energy benefits it may provide.
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Gaco: Waterproofing Solutions Covers the basics of waterproofing vs. damp-proofing, reasons why you should be clearly specifying waterproofing, and the methods of application.
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ONLINE LEARNING MODULES

We are pleased to offer a range of online learning modules. Our electronic Firestone BPU (Building Product University) sessions are available online to enhance your knowledge of various core areas that we specialize in. Please follow the link below in order to get started.

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