High-density polyiso cover boards offer compressive strength that protects the low-slope commercial roof system from traffic, puncture, hail damage, and other impacts of weather. These easy-to-install, lightweight boards can also increase the roof system’s durability.
Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has designed the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London, United Kingdom.
The Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects with engineering firm Aecom, incorporates cultural references to the city in an abstract manner and combines them with practical responses to the climate, context, and the functional requirements of a football stadium.
Proper specification, design, and installation of a zinc roof can provide an esthetically appealing, cost-effective, durable system capable of lasting for up to 80 years. To realize the full potential of a zinc roof, it is important to understand not only project-specific conditions, but also the material’s composition and colour palette, seam types, attachment, and installation.
The Alberta Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA) will hold a “Single-ply Membrane Education Day” on February 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the CSC Edmonton Chapter have been invited to this event.
The members of the Edmonton Chapter have been invited to Rooferama, an annual event organized by the Alberta Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA). The event will take place at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre on Wednesday, February 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Accurate assessment of the watertightness of new and existing roofs can potentially save building owners hundreds of millions of dollars annually. The challenge for roofing specifiers is choosing the most effective exterior-to-interior watertightness evaluation techniques because there is no single, straightforward method to accurately assess water ingress. It is, however, possible to obtain reliable information on the watertightness resistance and condition of an existing roof system by combining water-detection methods.
Even in winter, immediate replacement of roof systems could be an absolute necessity, depending on the severity of leaks and the interior environment the roof is supposed to protect. Contingent on the size of the roof, its complexity, and contractor availability, there may be time to squeeze in the replacement before snow falls. While roofing can be performed during the cold, winter months, there are many challenges that must be addressed by designers, contractors, and owners. These difficulties can be amplified when reroofing over an occupied facility.
Architects can integrate solar arrays into building designs instead of adding them as an afterthought. As solar photovoltaic (PV) technology matures and design options expand, everything from the colour of frames to the tint of the glass can be selected.