IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter’s “Roof Technology & Science I” Course was held virtually over 4 afternoons in November 2023 (November 9, 10, 23, and 24). The course was a great success with 2 presenters and 22 attendees. IIBEC SOC would like to thank our presenters Burt Carver, Owner of Apex Building Sciences Inc. and Peter Saunders, Building Science & Technical Services Lead of Henry Canada.
This four-day course is a first component of a two-part series covering, in detail, aspects of the technology and science of roofing. It covers the history and evolution of roofing up to present-day common applications. It features terminology and technical information regarding roof decks and structures, roof insulation, bitumen membranes, built-up and modified bitumen membranes and flashing systems. An understanding of heat transfer theory, moisture, thermal design, and the calculation of U-factors will also be presented.
In addition to the course, IIBEC SOC offered a review of the RRO application process and requirements on Thursday November 23rd before the Roof Technology and Sciences I course to go over the following:
- Focus on test preparation materials and resources with attention to general exam sections & objectives
- Review of the RRO Handbook
- Study topics
- How to complete the RRO application and registration process
A special thanks to Shawn Irani from TSS Building Science Inc., Blair Gamracy from Synergy Partners, John Mills and Gary Hamilton from Fishburn Sheridan & Associates for assisting with the review.
Our virtual facilitation over the four afternoons was provided by David Agnew from WSP, Meagan Kikuta from Tremco Roofing, Blair Gamracy and Adam Thompson from Synergy Partners.
The Southern Ontario Chapter has a corporate sponsorship program and we would like to thank them for their support:
- Artistic Skylight Domes
- Nortex Roofing
- Dean Chandler Roofing
IIBEC SOC Christmas Lunch is December 7th and is almost sold out
IIBEC SOC Diversity and Inclusion Forum will be held January 31st at the Ontario Science Centre
Annual General Meeting will be held February 8th – more details coming soon