Hands-On Roofing: TPO Membrane Technology & Rooftop Safety

December 09, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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National Roofing Training Room & Warehouse
6821 Academy Parkway W. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Join us and try your hand at roofing! 

Do you know how to heat weld TPO single-ply roofing membrane?  What things should you be aware of when observing a project roof installation? Do you know what TPO roof assembly and installation options are available that may save your owner time and money? How do you safely climb a ladder? These and other topics will be presented with an opportunity for you to see and try your hand at roofing. 

TPO membrane roof assembly systems have become the predominant roof of choice – accounting for 70%+ of roofing installations in the western US.  This program will give you an overview of the Materials & Methods of installation for this growing market segment that can contribute to Building Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and is critical to Weatherproofing the building envelope.  The session will provide a hands on opportunity to experience the HOW TO of TPO membrane installation options; provide a checklist of best practice criteria for seam welding & penetration detailing and discuss code requirements for critical edge-metal terminations for a typical TPO roof membrane installation.  The program will discuss safe ladder climbing & roof top concerns for Architects, Owners, Consultants and Product Representatives who may be on the roof during and after TPO installation.

The program is sponsored by Upland Team and National Roofing.

Who:  CSI Albuquerque Chapter

What: December Lunch Meeting

Where: National Roofing Training Room & Warehouse, 6821 Academy Parkway W. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87109

When: Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:30am

1 AIA HSW CEU (pending)


The lunch presentation will be at the NEW National Roofing offices at 6821 Academy Parkway West, NE.  Do not go to their old facility.  Follow signs for on-site parking and building entry.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress warmly – part of the presentation will be in a warehouse space.

Safety glasses and gloves will be provided for anyone who wants to try welding TPO – no additional safety gear is necessary.

Spray adhesive application will be demonstrated.  Be aware that overspray can get on shoes & clothing – dress accordingly.


David Vaughan, CSI CDT, CCPR – Independent Roofing Manufacturer’s Representative for Upland Team

Robert Caranta, CSI, CDT, CCPR – Estimator National Roofing

Michael Ryan, RA – Staff Architect & Chief Technical Officer National Roofing

Justin Birrell, Roofing Apprentice, Independent Roofing Manufacturer’s Representative for Upland Team

Rudy Borroel, Project Manager National Roofing


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