Design and Estimating

The design services tapered network uses the latest technology to offer architects, consultants, general contractors, distributors, and roofing contractors a complete, accurate, and timely engineered tapered insulation system for any project. Kline-Johnson’s fully trained and experienced design team has access to the most advanced software and hardware, including Taper Plus and AutoCAD. This efficiently creates CAD-generated installation shop drawings ranging from basic tapered layouts to complex projects requiring quick turnaround time. We are committed to providing accurate and timely tapered take-offs that encompass all critical elements affecting proper drainage.

Additionally, Kline-Johnson offers architects and consultants a free tapered design assistance service. Through this service, we create a professional and effective tapered system design for any project prior to bid. Based on a copy of the roof plan (AutoCAD format is preferred) and all relevant factors, our design staff will create an AutoCAD drawing detailing the optimum tapered layout, which may then be transferred directly to the bid documents. By considering all mandatory design factors, we offer peace of mind that your tapered design will promote positive drainage.

Our estimating department will provide estimates on commercial garden roofing projects, pedestal paver systems, unique plaza paver systems, standing seam metal roofs, single skin metal wall panels, and complex Rain Screen and Barrier Systems.

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Resilient Roofing- Meeting the ASCE 7-16 Standard

The course will review changes to ASCE 7-16 as referenced in the 2020 IBC. The course will explain how wind speeds relate to wind design practices and warranty coverage.

Commercial Roofing Technologies (RFGTEC)

Learn the basics, including common roof terminology, as well as popular roofing systems, product types and their assemblies.

Commercial Roofing: High Performance Roof Systems

Discuss the various characteristics that define a high-performance roof system, including superior product performance, extended life expectancy, energy efficiency and maximizing life cycle.

Optimized Insulation

Covers the purpose of insulation; current code & environmental issues; the function & different types of roof insulations; compares performance of different types; layout and attachment methods; condensation issues and tapered insulation.

It’s in the Details

This program discusses the most common details that must be addressed in any roof design, while exploring the basic concepts involved in both single ply and asphalt roof system details.

Understanding Thermoplastics

A review of TPO, PVC and PVC KEE single ply roof membranes.

Design Guide Vegetative Roofing (RFGvegsys)

The rise of vegetative roofing, including market drivers, as keys to design and installation.

Introduction to Daylighting Systems (RFGdaylgt)

An overview of various daylighting systems, key industry information, and the ROI analysis for this type of product.

Building a Better System with Roof Boards

Introduction to roofing boards, typical applications, forces that affect roofs and roof board specification review.

Metal Roofing Systems (RFGmtl)

Selection criteria required to obtain the appropriate metal roofing system for their specific project. Additional learning objectives will be understanding the available metal roofing options and systems.

Exterior Wall Systems Integration Details

A review of “perfect wall” components from the structure to the cladding system. WRB, insulation, CI framing systems, thru wall flashing materials and metal wall claddings will be discussed.

Understanding Spray Polyurethane Foam

A history and review of spray polyurethane wall and roof foam types, composition and processing. Topics will include: fire ratings, thermal performance and sustainable attributes.

Structural Cementitious Panel

An introduction and overview of structural cementitious roof and floor panels. Topics discussed include: Fire Ratings, Sound Ratings, Factory Mutual testing and modular construction.

What’s Going on Behind the Cladding?

Become familiar with design requirements of the building envelope, continuous insulation (CI) and associated performance requirements under ASHRAE 90.1.2016. Review envelope design and energy performance requirements of HAMM (Heat, Air, Moisture, Water, Water Vapor).

Design and Technical Considerations for Metal Wall Panel Systems

A detailed, high level overview of all metal panel systems available. Review wall components, assemblies, regulatory, structural and LEED requirements without compromise to the desired aesthetics.

Edge Metal: Standards for Roofing (METAL)

Examines codes and standards, issues associated with wind effects, and ANSI/SPRI ES-1 test methods for edge metal systems.

Thru-Wall Flashing Compatibility, Sustainability and Performance* (York18)

Understand the performance characteristics, recycled content, and life cycle costs of the different thru-wall flashing materials.

Cold Liquid Applied Roofing & Waterproofing Systems (KSA1)

History of fully reinforced, cold fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes. Technology - composite of resin and reinforcement. Understanding systems components, application process, performance benefits, and the full range of applications.

Green, Blue and White Roofing and their Applicability to Sustainable Design (KSA2)

There are now three distinct types of sustainable roof solutions: Green, blue and white. Understand the standards that are used as the basis for green roofs and the myriad of benefits that can be reaped. Numerous case studies will be presented.

Elevate Roof Coatings

Defines roof coatings and reviews the different types of coatings. Reviews application and inspection process, sustainability, and energy benefits.

All seminars earn 1 AIA and 1 HSW unit - *1 GBCI unit in addition - **1.5 HSW units