BURSI—Roof Insulation and Cover Boards

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Johns Manville
Presented by Derek Nickum

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a better understanding of both high-density and low-density roofing insulation.
  2. Review thermal resistance design along with dew point calculation.
  3. Complete a comparative analysis of all primary low-slope roofing insulations and coverboards.
  4. Describe tapered insulation and system design.


1 AIA LU/Elective
This test is no longer available for credit

This course takes a look at the insulation systems available and common to the low-slope commercial roofing industry. Attendees will gain a better understanding of high-density protection boards, lower density and higher thermal performance insulation boards and lightweight insulating concrete. Additionally, time will be dedicated to review design considerations including but not limited to thermal resistance design, dew point considerations and vapor retarders, installation best practices and tapered design.

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Derek Nickum

Derek Nickum is the Specifier Services Manager for Johns Manville. He joined JM in May 2013. Derek has a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and has been working in the construction industry since 2008. He holds national memberships in CSI and RCI, and is pursuing his professional engineering license.

Johns Manville logo. Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading manufacturer of premium commercial roofing products from bituminous to single-ply to liquid applied and everything in between. JM has depth and expertise in the building sciences with top professionals available to help with your building projects. For more information, visit www.jm.com.


Originally published in June 2018