A new, all-in-one insulated roof deck system is revolutionizing the commercial roofing industry. Providing superior benefits to traditional roofing materials, new insulated roof deck panels are suitable for almost any application. This course will compare the innovative new solution to traditional low-slope roofing methods; explain its features and benefits, and how the diaphragm design is part of a building’s structural integrity; and explore design and installation considerations for a successful project.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the history of low-slope commercial roofing and understand the technology behind the advanced design of an insulated roof deck system.
  • Describe the advantages of an insulated roof deck system and why it exceeds the typical materials used for low-slope roofing.
  • Explain diaphragm shear, and describe the benefits offered by using the diaphragm insulated roof deck system.
  • Recognize the components for design and discuss installation methods used in insulated roof deck systems, as well as the benefits for green building certification.

Pre-requisite: None.