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BCBEC – Vancouver Luncheon: Single Ply Roofing Membranes
May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Hamish Matheson, RRO, TQ, IP
Josh Jensen, ASCT, CHI, RRO, RRC
and Leonard M. Coughlin
Hamish Matheson is Trade Qualified from ITA (TQ) and a Red Seal Ticketed Roofer, an RCI Registered Roof Observer (RRO), and brings roofing and project management experience from New Zealand, Scotland, North West Territories, Yukon, Alberta and British Columbia.
Hamish provides technical support to the design community through reviewing roof details, assemblies, specifications, inspection reports. His role is to help design authorities interpret and effectively use the RCABC Roofing Practices Standards with the ultimate objective of ensuring good roof design and practices.
Hamish also sits on the CSA Roofing Committee, which is responsible for the testing/research and development of many roofing material and installation standards in Canada. He is also an active member of the Special Interest Group for Dynamic Evaluation of Roofing Systems (SIDGERS).
Josh Jensen was an RCABC-accepted roof inspector and is an RCI Registered Roof Observer (RRO) and Registered Roof Consultant (RRC). Actively involved in industry, Josh is the 2013 past President of the RCI Western Canada Chapter. He also serves on the Board of Directors for BCBEC and on the standards technical panels for Underwriters’ Laboratories Roof Wind Uplift Resistance and Roofing Covering Testing standards. He is regularly asked to provide roofing and waterproofing technical education and support to various industry and professional groups throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
His expertise encompasses roofing and waterproofing systems for any application, including ultra-energy efficient and green roof assemblies. The previous 14 years Josh was a consultant at an Engineering firm, more recently Josh is a Principal at a building envelope and roofing construction firm and brings insight in the roofing and waterproofing industry from multiple angles.
Leonard Coughlin has been an active member in the British Columbia roofing industry since 1982 . He began with Tremco in 1982 and opened the Carlisle office for Western Canada in 1985 . In 2000 he joined Enercorp as an Independent representative for Carlisle Syntec . He has served on the Board of Directors for RCI WCC and the RCABC and has been the leader in the development of single ply roofing in B.C. for 35 years.
ABOUT THE TOPIC: SINGLE PLY ROOFING MEMBRANES
In our rain intense region, we tend to avoid risks and stick to what is familiar when it comes to roofing. As with many building systems, single ply roofing did entail a learning curve which the industry has within the last decade largely overcome. Evidence of this is the level and quality of warranties now offered by single ply roofing manufacturers.
This presentation gets three unique perspectives on the single ply roofing industry. First, Leonard will cover what single ply roofing systems can achieve and the use over the last few decades within BC. Josh will then cover his history in the roofing consulting market as well as how and why his perspective of roofing membrane selection changed over his 15 years within the industry. Hamish will than wrap up with the perspective of the RCABC and how the choice of single ply roofing can affect the project.