More Than Just a Single Ply

Achieving resiliency with single-ply roofing systems
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Duro-Last®, Inc. and Johns Manville
Presented by James L. Hoff, DBA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between the concepts of resiliency, durability, and sustainability as applied to the built environment.
  2. Describe how modern single-ply roofing systems can be a critical element in achieving resiliency in buildings.
  3. Identify the key strategies available for incorporating resiliency into single-ply roof system design and selection.
  4. Utilize the Resilient Roof System Checklist to design and select resilient single-ply roofing systems.


1 GBCI CE Hour
This test is no longer available for credit

Starting with a working definition of building resiliency, this webinar will explore different design strategies for achieving resiliency in roof system design and selection, with an emphasis on modern single-ply roofing systems. A key focus of the webinar will be how single-ply roofs, which by definition do not include redundant layers of roofing membrane, can be designed to provide redundancy in response to external forces such as high winds and hail.

The webinar also will focus on how properly designed single-ply roofing systems can help protect building occupants and equipment in the event of prolonged power outages by providing auxiliary lighting and electrical power and by helping to maintain acceptable interior temperatures. Finally, this webinar will provide participants with a Resilient Roof System Checklist that can be used to review and incorporate critical resiliency features into any single-ply roof system design.

Jim Hoff Jim Hoff is an experienced executive and researcher in the building materials industry, retiring as vice president of technology for Firestone Building Products in 2007 after 23 years of service. Dr. Hoff currently serves as President of TEGNOS Research, Inc., a consulting organization dedicated to expanding understanding of the building envelope. Dr. Hoff holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and architectural design as well as a Masters and Doctorate in management, and he has published numerous articles on building system performance, quality management, and life cycle analysis.


Originally published in July 2016