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Date

October 30, 2024

Start Time

01:15 PM

End Time

02:15 PM

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Using Metal Roofing to Provide Climate and Budget Conscious Solutions for Existing Buildings

This session will explore the climate effects of different roofing materials using a metal roofing solution to demonstrate how different roof systems compare to each other including their different life cycle costs and demand on resources.  Additionally, the speakers will discuss added insulation, reflectivity, structural characteristics, and the superior abilities of a structural roofing system. The speakers will finish the session discussing retrofitting, including implementation and whether retrofitting over an existing sloped metal roofs or converting a flat roof to a sloped roof works based on various projects compared to all other roofing systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of climate affects on different roofing systems.
  • Discover the capabilities of a structural roofing system.
  • Learn how and when metal retrofitting is an option for an existing roofing system.
  • The factors that go into converting a flat roof to a sloped roof.
  • Resource demand and life cycle of a metal roof system.

Continuing Education Credits:

PENDING – 1.0 AIA LU

Chuck Howard

President, Metal Roof Consultants

Chuck Howard is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Engineering in 1973 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently licensed as a professional engineer in sixteen (16) states. He has pursued a career in commercial construction since college graduation, with an emphasis on metal roofing from the start. In the late 1970’s he started a metal roofing company that specialized in retrofit metal roof construction. He followed that career throughout the 1980’s, 1990’s, and early 2000’s, having one of the largest commercial metal roof contracting companies in the US. During that time, he was responsible for approximately 35 million SF of metal roofs, including design. In 2002 he left the contracting arena and entered the professional engineering and consulting arena, where he is operating now as Metal Roof Consultants, Inc. He provides commercial metal roof consulting and engineering for contractors, architects, and building owners. He is accepted as a professional expert in metal roofing in legal proceedings. He is a member of NSPE-NC, ASCE and MBCEA which provide excellent resources to support his consulting business. He can be contacted through his website at www.metalroofconsultants.net.

Dale Nelson

Roof Hugger

Dale Nelson is the President of Roof Hugger, LLC. Tampa, FL Roof Hugger, founded in 1991, became a division of the LSI Group, Logansport, IN in 2016. Roof Hugger is a nationally recognized manufacturer of retro-fit framing systems for existing metal roofed buildings. The LSI group also manufactures a wide variety of standing seam roof clips, custom metal roof components and other custom components. Dale holds Florida Real Estate Brokers License and a Class-A Florida Contractors License. He has been in general contracting since 1973; constructing commercial and industrial buildings of all construction types, including wood column & beam, masonry, formed & poured, tilt- wall, and specialized in pre-engineered steel buildings