An outdoor living space is one of the most desired areas of a home. Contributing factors are a growing staycation mentality and a preference for healthy lifestyle choices. Therefore, incorporating outdoor living spaces with rooftop decks is a smart investment.
The Calgary Chapter is holding a lunch meeting on “Low-slope Metal Roofing and Fire Issues with SBS Roofing,” on Tuesday, October 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winston Golf and Country Club. Stephen Teal, business development manager for Flynn Canada, will be speaking at the event.
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the Xi’an International Football Centre, China, will be a 60,000-seat stadium for national and international matches as well as domestic league games, youth training academies, entertainment performances, and cultural events.
Roofs are subject to very extreme physical and environmental conditions. They are, for the most part, the first line of defense against exterior elements, and, in many instances, the most neglected building element. Roof maintenance does not have to be a very complicated and time-consuming endeavour.
The National Research Council Canada (NRC) is working to integrate climate resiliency into building and infrastructure design, guides, and codes. In this article, the authors present a framework for climate-resilient design of commercial roofs that will become part of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A123.26, Performance Requirements for Climate Resilience of Low Slope Membrane Roofing Systems.
Roof enclosures have the largest litigation potential in the construction industry due to complexities in design, application, and environmental exposure. A self-drying roof enclosure would minimize the litigation potential and provide additional benefits, such as increased roof resiliency, reduced financial burden, and minimal impact on the environment.