S-5! Founder and CEO Rob Haddock will present the fundamentals of Understanding Metal Roofing: Part I and II at the International Roofing Expo, providing the opportunity for attendees to earn continuing education credits.

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, beginning at 7.45 a.m., Haddock will present "Understanding Metal Roofing: Part I." Often billed as "Metal Roofing 101," the course includes technical information presented in a common-sense fashion that makes the art and science of metal roofing clear, concise and understandable. Topics include the history of metal roofing, metals and metallic coatings, metallurgy, galvanic weathering and material selection criteria. Also covered: fabrication and manufacturing techniques, various seam types and panel profiles in addition to underlayments, the use and misuse of sealants, seam technologies and the principles of thermal cycling and panel anchorage.

IRE Session Technical Track

Title: Understanding Metal: Part I and Part II
Speaker: Rob Haddock, founder and CEO, S-5!
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 11. Part I: 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.; Part II: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Islander DE

Then, later on Wednesday morning beginning at 9.30 a.m., Haddock will present a course building on the metal roofing essentials covered in the overview earlier that day. This extended course, "Understanding Metal Roofing: Part II" will cover the coil coating process, common and popular critical details of steep slope and low slope construction, in addition to curved applications and wind issues. Finally, the program delves into system design, drainage principles and system selection criteria, including the principles of water-shedding and hydrostatic designs.

Contractors, architects, specifiers, roof consultants, engineers, building owners and maintenance staff will benefit from these sessions. It's been called the best “crash course” available for sales personnel in-industry.

Haddock is a well-known expert in the field and has worked in various aspects of metal roofing for nearly five decades ― beginning as a laborer, then contractor, forensic consultant, technical author, educator, innovator, CEO and founder of S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions.

His innovations have resulted in nearly 60 patents, and his hundreds of writings and lectures have been translated into at least 10 languages. He has won numerous industry awards from MCA, CSI, ASTM and MBMA. For 35-plus years, Haddock has been a featured speaker at industry tradeshows, METALCON and IRE. His practical experience, colorful background and world travel add flavor to his technical expertise resulting in a “must-attend” course that is as poignant as it is entertaining for every educational or experience level in metal roofing trades and practices.