Understanding the Roofing-Related Changes with FM Global's Loss Prevention Data Sheets

Updates May Impact Your Roof System Designs
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Sponsored by Trufast
Presented by Mark S. Graham

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the roles FM Global and FM Approvals play in the roofing industry.
  2. Assess the aspects of changes FM Global has made to their roofing-related Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets.
  3. Review examples explaining the impacts these changes can have on roof system designs.
  4. Explore how designers of roof systems can implement FM Global's changes.


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FM Global and their laboratory testing and classifications subsidiary, FM Approvals, serve as a reference standard in many designer's roof system designs. In late-February, FM Global published revised versions to a number of their roofing-related Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets. In this hour-long webinar, Mark S. Graham, NRCA's vice president of technical services, will provide an overview of FM Global's and FM Approval's role in the roofing industry, review recent changes to FM Global's Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets and show examples of how these changes can impact roof system designs.

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Mark S. Graham is the Vice President of Technical Services for the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) in Rosemont, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. In 1984, he began his career in the roofing industry when he joined F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc. in Milwaukee as an estimator and project manager. In 1986, he joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., in Northbrook, Ill., as a project engineer specializing in the investigation, design and repair of roofing and waterproofing systems. Graham joined the NRCA in 1993 and is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for NRCA's Professional Roofing magazine.


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Originally published in May 2020