SPRI, Needham, Mass., the organization representing sheet membrane and component suppliers to the commercial roofing industry, has developed a comprehensive, day-long program on factors to consider regarding the wind resistance of low-slope roofing systems.
The course covers a wide range of topics, from wind effects on buildings and how they act on different types of roof systems, to the ways that wind loads are referenced by industry organizations like Factory Mutual Research Corp. and the American Society of Civil Engineers. SPRI’s own publications on wind issues, which include the SPRI Wind Design Guide as well as its ANSI/SPRI RP-4 and ES-1 standards, are also discussed.
An interactive portion of the program leads seminar participants through real-world examples, step by step. In this way, SPRI’s program conveys both the science and the practice of calculating wind loads. About 300 slides thoroughly showcase these design concepts. A course manual reinforces the topics discussed during the seminar and includes copies of all these slides.
This program is now available for presentation to interested associations and related industry groups. For more information, contact SPRI’s headquarters at 781.444.0242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.