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Drainage of Low-Slope Roof Assemblies

While providing adequate drainage on the surface of roofing systems is a fundamental concept, each project has unique challenges that should be addressed early in the design process to avoid problems during construction. This presentation explores some of these challenges, including coordination required for new construction and issues associated with installing tapered insulation on existing roofs.

Ethan Field, PE is a Senior Associate for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Field has over 15 years of experience providing a variety of building envelope consulting services to clients, with a focus on the design, evaluation and repair of roofing and waterproofing systems. His laboratory research program evaluating roofing and waterproofing membranes is published in ASTM’s Journal of Testing and Evaluation. Mr. Field is a member of RCI and ASTM’s Technical Committee on Roofing and Waterproofing.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.