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Next Meeting: 3/2/2016
Lunchtime – gather at 11:30 AM, discussion under way by noon
Is there a “Best” Commercial Roofing System?

Documents (via the web):

The Relative Durability of Low-slope Roofing
The Fourth International Symposium on Roofing Technology, RCI
(Carl G. Cash, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.)

Life-Cycle Costs of Commercial Roof Systems, Journal of Architectural Engineering
(Donald P. Coffelt, M.ASCE; and Chris T. Hendrickson, Dist.M.ASCE)

Life Cycle Inventory and Assessment of Selected Low Slope Roofing Systems in North America
(Prepared for the EPDM Roofing Association by TEGNOS Research, Inc.)

Life Cycle Analysis of Low Slope Roof Systems
(Prepared for Sarnifil by Carbotech AG)

Conflicting Claims Based on Life-Cycle Analysis of Roofing,
(Richard L. Fricklas)

For a good general overview of commercial roofing systems:
Building Envelope Design Guide – Roofing Systems, Whole Building Design Guide
(Tom Smith, AIA, TLSmith Consulting, in association with BEC, NRCA, and RCI)
Moderator/Presenter: Erik Murray, AIA
Is there a “best system” for use in commercial roofing? This is Part 1 of a two-part session on commercial
low-slope roofs. The articles and documents that we will discuss this month (see web links above) are all
focused on roof durability and life cycle assessment. Next month we will review article that debate the
value and performance of solar-reflective roofs.

General Information:
About the Book Club: Achieve better practice through self-study and debate. For those that want to dig a little deeper than is possible in a lunch-n-learn program, we offer the BEC Book Club. Ideal participants are architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, and owner’s representatives that want to better understand modern roofing and waterproofing concepts and best practices, as well as discuss in more detail with peers. Each session will have time for questions and discussion on current issues/details in your work. Emerging professionals may find this program particularly helpful.

Meeting Location: Board Room, AIA San Antonio – Center for Architecture, 1344 South Flores Street, Ste. 102, San Antonio, Texas 78204

Brown bag lunches. There are several options in the area for lunch on the run, as well. Nearby options include:
THE FRUTERIA (across the street) 1401 S. Flores #102, 78204 Phone 210.251.3104
LA TUNA GRILL (off Cevallos) 100 Probandt, 78204 Phone 210.212.5727
EDDIES TACO HOUSE (near I35) 402 Cevallos St W, 78204 Phone 210-222-2400
THE STATION CAFÉ (sandwiches, etc) 108 King William, 78204 Phone 210 444-2200
JIMMY’S FAMILY PIZZA (off S. Flores) 226 E. Fest Street, 78204 Phone 210.212.8225

Continuing Education Credit: 1 AIA/CES LU/HSW available for each meeting session in which we are reviewing chapters. The moderator/presenter for each session must help develop learning objectives for the session and a session title to provide to Laura Smith for logging of the CEUs. In order to receive credit, each attendee will be responsible for filling out their name and member number on the sign-in sheet at each session. We may not be able to accommodate CEUs for anyone that doesn’t sign in.

Cost: None. This is similar to joining a knowledge community or committee of AIA San Antonio. Some events and activities may have some associated cost; these will be optional and discussed with the group in advance.

New Members and Occasional Attendees: If you know someone who would be interested in joining the book club, or may be able to enrich the discussion of a particular topic, they are welcome to attend the meeting. Also, please let me know if there are any folks to add to this email mailing list.

Thank you for your interest and participation in the BEC Book Club!

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