Fundamentals of the Structural Deck

Where All Roof Systems Begin
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Armstrong and FiberTite
Presented by John A. D'Annunzio

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the fundamentals of the roof deck and realize how the roof deck impacts the total roof system from design to life span performance.
  2. Examine how to decipher and understand the different materials and types of roof decks on the U.S. commercial roofing market.
  3. Discuss each type of roof deck material, including proper roof system material attachment requirements.
  4. Describe the required repair methods for all deck types for use on remedial roof projects.


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This webinar will provide participants with an overview of structural roof decks. The webinar will focus on the current types of deck materials used in the commercial roofing market and includes types and materials. The focus of this presentation will be on requirements for proper design and application of the roof system based on the deck material. Design elements will include proper attachment methods for each deck type and deck repair procedures for remedial roof projects.

Fundamentals Structural Deck


John A. D'Annunzio has over 30 years of experience in roofing and building exterior consulting, design, forensics, and material testing. He’s an author of five construction related books and has over 200 published articles on roofing and waterproofing technology. John has conducted dozens of seminars and webinars throughout the world for architects, building owners, contractors, facility professionals, and industry organizations. He has also completed thousands of roof and waterproofing evaluations, design and material testing of all roofing and waterproofing materials.


FiberTite Roofing Systems
Armstrong World Industries


Originally published in June 2021