Roofing Technology & Material Science

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Live webinar airing on August 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by FiberTite Roofing Systems and Johns Manville
Presented by Brian Chamberlain

Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish how the roofing materials are tested to meet or exceed the building code criteria.
  2. Classify the roof components including membrane, cover boards, insulation, thermal barriers fasteners, adhesives and typical roofing assembly.
  3. Review how the roofing assemblies are tested for impact, heat aging and fire.
  4. Identity the need for proper uplift design in respect to certification, roof assembly and perimeter edge.



This course will focus on Chapter 15 of the International Building Code to show how roofing materials and assemblies are tested and installed. From roof coverings, cover boards, insulation, thermal barriers, securement methods and overburden, such as vegetated roofs, pavers and photovoltaic, will all be reviewed to ensure code compliance. In addition, a review of the exterior fire test, interior fire test, and wind resistance for the roof assemblies and edge metals. This webinar will also offer some additional resources, such as UL, FM Global, SPRI standards and Dora listings.


Image courtesy of ATAS International/Carlisle Construction Materials


 Brian Chamberlain, has been in the roofing industry for over 30 years and a long-time member of SPRI. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and earned a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Architectural Design. Brian has been assisting architects, consultants, and specifiers on assemblies focusing on performance, sustainability, and resilience. He is part of a team responsible for assemblies, details and code-testing. He has presented technology information throughout the U.S., Canada, and overseas, offering information on unique design issues.


FiberTite Roofing Systems
Johns Manville


Originally published in August 2022