Seminars and Demos

ROOFTech 2019 will feature seminars and demonstrations. You'll learn about steep slope and low slope roofing systems along with some valuable insights about roofing insulation.

Attendees at ROOFTech 2019 will have the unique opportunity to observe the actual installation of various roof assemblies right on the exposition floor. The demonstrations will present a brief history on the development of each major roofing assembly, some of their features and benefits, and then provide a live application of each system. Demonstrations will showcase typical flashing details, good roofing practice techniques as well as all important safety precautions. There will be a team leader who will provide running commentary.

ROOFTech 2019 seminars and demonstrations are organized by the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association. Full schedule will be available in the spring of 2019.

ROOFTech 2019 seminar and demonstration attendance might be accredited for continuing education by the following associations:

OAA Structured Learning Hours

Earn OAA ConEd Structured Learning Hours by attending seminars and demonstrations accredited by the Ontario Association of Architects. Credits will be granted based on the length of the session. Attendees will earn one (1) OAA Structured Learning Hour for each session hour attended. Seminars and demonstrations less than one hour in length are not eligible for OAA ConEd credits.


BOMI Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Designation Credits

Earn BOMI Designation Credits by attending seminars and demonstrations accredited by the Building Owners and Managers Institute. Credits will be granted based on the length of the session. Attendees will earn one (1) BOMI Credit for each session hour attended.
Earn OAA ConEd Structured Learning Hours by attending seminars and demonstrations accredited by the Ontario Association of Architects. Credits will be granted based on the length of the session. Attendees will earn one (1) OAA Structured Learning Hour for each session hour attended. Seminars and demonstrations less than one hour in length are not eligible for OAA ConEd credits.

2017 Seminars and Demos

Tuesday, April 25

Expand your knowledge by attending one of 4 expert-led seminars tackling timely issues, trends and best practices. Seek solutions to matters affecting you directly while earning continuing education credits. Seminar details will be posted by November 1, 2017


CONCURRENT SEMINARS/BUSINESS SESSIONS

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT LEVELS

Presentation will be 1 hour

Presenter: Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos, Chief, SME Stakeholder Engagement, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME), (www.buyandsell.gc.ca) and regionally (www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ontario/bpme-osme/)

This seminar will help you learn how to do business with the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. You will learn how these levels of government do its purchasing, and how to include these groups as your customers! This seminar will cover many topics including: understanding their procurement processes, building relationships and how to prepare a bid response. This session will be presented by representatives from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit

Presenter: 
Mr. Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos has been working for Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ontario Region since 1991. He has held various positions, ranging from Real Estate Advisor to Geomatics Project Manager and is currently the Chief, SME Stakeholder Engagement with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME). Mr. Argiropoulos is responsible for supplier outreach and engagement for OSME. He also delivers seminars that assist and inform suppliers in Ontario on how to do business with the Government of Canada, The Build in Canada Innovation Program, how to navigate the federal procurement system and how to utilize www.buyandsell.gc.ca, the federal procurement website. 

ROOFING FROM AN ASSET POINT OF VIEW

Presentation will be 1 hour

Presenter: Joel Dandelé, President of Dantech Building Technologies Inc.

Building owners and managers need to decide when to repair or replace a roof in a building’s life cycle. In order to maximize service life, a roof must be viewed as any other asset. Maximizing ROI while controlling costs can be a difficult task. What can be done to maintain the roof, keep costs down and avoid problems? This session identifies how the right choices in the design and installation stages will assist in maximizing a roof’s performance while correct maintenance and planning can extend service life and maximize ROI.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit

Presenter: 
Joel Dandelé is President of Dantech Building Technologies Inc. based in Markham, Ontario. Joel has over 38 years of hands-on experience solving roofing and building envelope problems. Throughout his roofing career, Joel has been responsible for managing industrial / commercial / institutional accounts and corporate accounts across Canada. Joel’s education in roofing and waterproofing has been developed through his past contacting, technical sales and consulting experience in the ICI roofing market place. Joel is currently a Director of OIRCA and a past-President of RCI - Ontario. 


FREE DEMONSTRATIONS                                                                          

11:00 AM                                                                                                              THERMO-PLASTIC ROOFING SYSTEMS

The presentation will begin with a discussion of the development and evolution of thermo-plastic membranes, their features and benefits. The use of thermo-plastic membranes in new, re-roofing and recover applications in both conventional and protected membrane assemblies will also be covered. The demonstration will show how a thermo-plastic roofing system is assembled from the roof deck up including the vapour retarder, insulation and attachment methods. The thermo-plastic membrane will then be installed showing the positioning of the sheets, treatment of the edges and corners, and fastening and seaming techniques.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit 


1:00 PM                                                                                                                            EPDM ROOFING SYSTEMS

The presentation will open with the history of EPDM membranes as well as their features and benefits. The use of EPDM membranes in new, re-roofing and recover applications in both conventional and protected membrane assemblies will be discussed. The demonstration will include the installation of the vapour retarder and the roof insulation, and a discussion of the attachment methods. The EPDM membrane will then be installed showing the positioning of the sheets, treatment of the edges and corners, and attachment and seaming techniques.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit


3:00 PM                                                                                                            STEEP SLOPE ROOFING SYSTEMS

The presentation will begin with a history and general overview of steep slope roofing. The differences between steep slope and low slope will be addressed and the features and benefits of each steep slope system; shingles, slate and traditional metal roofing will be discussed. Asphalt shingle products will then be installed showing both the field of the roof, as well as common details such as a valley, hip and ridge.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit

Wednesday, April 26

Expand your knowledge by attending one of 4 expert-led seminars tackling timely issues, trends and best practices. Seek solutions to matters affecting you directly while earning continuing education credits. 


BUILDING ROOFS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

Presentation will be 1 hour

Presenters:
Dr. Bas Baskaran
, Group Leader at the National Research Council of Canada
Peter Kalinger, Technical Director at the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association

Climate change is predicted have profound effect on our as-built environment in the coming decades. Although there is no absolute certainty on the magnitude of its consequences, there is general agreement that they will be increased risk of damage to our infrastructure and the buildings we inhabit. Stresses imposed by anticipated rising temperatures, more intense rainfall and water runoff, more frequent and intense wind and hail, and ice storms all threaten the durability and reliability of the building envelope. Identifying the weakest links on the roofs for climate change and developing adaption techniques are essential to secure the performance of the roofs. A holistic adaptation approach should encompass all aspects (design, product evaluation and installation) to provide the building owner a resilient roof. This presentation discusses key principles for evaluating, designing, and building climate change resistant roofs.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit

Presenters:

Dr. Baskaran is a Group Leader at the National Research Council of Canada. At the NRC, he is researching the wind effects on building envelopes through experiments and computer modeling. As adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, he supervises graduate students. As a professional engineer, he is a member of Roofing Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI), RCI Inc., ASCE, SPRI, ICBEST, and CIB technical committees. He is a Research advisor to various Task Group of the National Building Code of Canada and member of the wind load committee of American Society of Civil Engineers. He has authored and /or co-authored over 200 research articles and received over 25 awards, including Frank Lander award from Canadian Roofing Contractors Association and Carl Cash Award from ASTM. Dr. Baskaran contribution to the Canada’s science and technology was recognized by Her Majesty Queen with 60th Silver Jubilee medal

Peter Kalinger has been the Technical Director of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association since 1993. He has over 40 years of experience in the roofing industry. He has authored numerous papers and articles on roofing in technical and scientific journals and presented papers at national and international symposia on roofing technology. He is active on numerous Canadian roofing and has been an active member of International committees including CIB/RILEM, and ASTM and is a member of the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI, Inc.), and Construction Specifications Canada. In 2012, Mr. Kalinger received the ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing William C. Cullen Award for his outstanding contributions to international standards for roofing and waterproofing. Mr. Kalinger holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. 


MAKING IMPORTANT ROOFING DECISIONS AND AVOIDING COSTLY MISTAKES: STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING OWNERS & MANAGERS

Presentation will be 1 hour

Presenters: 
Mark Baxter, Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation
Andrew Durbin, Honeywell Building Solutions
Jean-Guy Levaque, Senior Principal, Building Sciences

All building owners and managers will at some time be faced with the need to replace or renovate a roof. With the vast array of products, designs, and systems available today, finding the best and most effective solution can be a daunting task. Replace or recover? Repair or tear-off? The right decision can add substantially to the bottom line and the building’s performance. The wrong decision can result in economic loss and unhappy tenants. This session will provide building owners and managers with some practical and proven guidelines for making those important roofing decisions and avoiding costly mistakes.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit

This session will be a panel discussion involving three levels of professional expertise in the making of critical roofing decisions. The panel will comprise a Professional Commercial Roofing Contractor, an Engineering Roof Consultant and a Property Owner/Manager.

Presenters:
Mark is Vice President of Business Development at Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation. Semple Gooder has served the industrial roofing market since 1947. The company is a founding member of both the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association (OIRCA) and the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA). Mark has learned the business by doing. He graduated from the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship program and is a Certified Sheet Metal Worker. He then spent time as a Roofing Superintendent, working his way up to his current role. Mark is a Registered Roof Observer.

Andrew Durbin is a facility manager for Honeywell Building Solutions providing facility management services to the Metrolinx East Rail Maintenance Facility located in Whitby, Ontario.  This is a Design Build Finance and Maintain project currently under construction with an anticipated substantial completion of December 2017.  Upon completion Andrew and his Facilities Teams will oversee maintenance operations, utilities infrastructure, energy management, and environmental services. Prior to joining Honeywell Andrew spent 3 years with Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions first as Operations Manager and then Customer Business Manager at the Humber River Hospital. Andrew also spent 5 years as Manager, Technical Services at Sunnybrook Health Care Centre in their facility management team.  Andrew has been directly responsible for facility maintenance for almost 10 years and has had both new construction and existing facilities each bringing unique challenges in maintenance planning and execution.  Andrew also spent 10+ years as a project coordinator and project manager delivering energy projects in the ESCO market for healthcare and educational facilities. Andrew holds a certification in Building Environmental Systems from Seneca College and is a Six Sigma Green Belt

As a Specialist Roofing Consultant with more than 36 years of experience, working for WSP Canada Inc., Jean-Guy has been servicing high profile National clients, in existing building retrofit and new construction. A fluently bilingual consultant, he has an in-depth knowledge of the roofing industry and is widely recognized throughout Canada. Mr. Levaque actively participates in the shaping of the roofing and building envelope industry in North America as Immediate Past President of RCI Inc. (2014-2015), a 3,100 member strong association of professional roofing, waterproofing and building envelope professionals. In his role as the Roofing Centre of Excellence Leader, Jean-Guy helps position WSP as the Best in Class in the industry.


FREE DEMONSTRATIONS

10:30 AM                                                                                                                                          GREEN ROOFING

A presentation that will provide you a better understanding of one of the most commonly discussed topics in commercial roofing today: The Green Roof. Utilizing full sized sectional mock ups of a typical garden roof, attendees will be walked through the successive layers that comprise this type of assembly. Each component will be discussed as to their function and possible variations so that participants may obtain a firsthand knowledge of this increasingly popular roof design.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit


12:30 PM                                                                                                     MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOFING SYSTEMS

The presentation will examine the history of modified bitumen as well as their major features and benefits. The use of modified bitumen membranes in new, re-roofing and recover applications in both conventional and protected membrane assemblies will also be covered. The demonstration will show the installation of a modified bitumen roofing system from the deck up including the vapour retarder, the primary insulation and a cover-board application. The modified bitumen membrane will then be installed showing the base sheet and cap sheet, treatment of the edges and corners, and fastening and attachment techniques.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit


2:30 PM                                                                                                                          BUILT- UP ROOFING SYSTEMS

The presentation will discuss the history, evolution, features and benefits of built-up roofing. The use of buildup roofing in new, re-roofing and recover applications in both conventional and protected membrane assemblies will be also examined. The demonstration will show the installation of the vapour retarder, the primary insulation and a cover-board, and their attachment methods. The built-up roofing membrane assemblies will be also examined. The built-up roofing membrane will be installed showing the plies, the waterproofing coats, and treatment of the edges and comers and the surface.

1 OAA Credit 
1 BOMI Credit