Low-Slope Roofing: The Latest ASCE 7 Wind Design Requirements

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Sponsored by SOPREMA
Presented by Darren R. Perry, RRC, PE

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review code history related to wind design for low-slope roofing and codes required in (your state) for low-slope roofing wind design.
  2. Describe ASCE 7-10 and ASCE 7-16 to determine wind design pressures for low-slope roofing.
  3. Discuss “Wind Pressure Calculators” and programs available to determine low-slope roofing “design pressure.”
  4. Identify approval agency listings/ratings and reporting for low-slope roofing.


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This presentation focuses on commercial low-slope roofing wind design, and covers fundamental building codes and standards related to wind design. This presentation includes a detailed review of ASCE 7, “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings & Other Structures.” Wind uplift testing requirements are covered, as well as agency approvals and listings for low-slope roofing.

Low Slope Roofing


Darren R. Perry, RRC, PE is the Technical Support Manager with SOPREMA, world leader in commercial roofing, waterproofing and building envelope products. Mr. Perry has a degree in mechanical engineering, is a licensed fire protection engineer and is a registered roof consultant. Perry’s responsibilities include management of technical support, codes & approvals programs and the warranty department for SOPREMA US. His experience includes 10 years with SOPREMA, 10 years as Vice President of REI Engineers and 12 years with FM Engineering Association/FM Global.


SOPREMA, Inc. SOPREMA offers a comprehensive line of commercial roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions combining superior products and systems with decades of proven performance. Our solutions include industry leading SBS-modified bitumen membranes, polymeric PMMA/PMA liquid applied membranes and synthetic single ply PVC membranes.


Originally published in June 2020