Balancing Your Metal Roofing Budget: How Design Decisions Impact Project Cost
This course is focused on balancing your metal roofing budget and how even small design decisions impact project cost through both code requirements for wind uplift and a labor and materials perspective. We take a deep dive in to the major design elements that impact installed cost and how small changes may have big impacts based on code requirements to keep the assembly attached, non-design elements that impact installed cost i.e. exposure category and building classification, and the variables for the major design elements and how changes can impact attachment requirements per code for structural integrity, design options for controllable variables and reference real world project examples to bring the entire decision making process together and highlight the decision making process an architect is faced with when complying with codes for occupant safety, the owners requirements and budget.
- Identify major design and non-design elements that impact installed cost from a code (wind load) requirement, labor, materials, occupant safety and installation perspective.
- Define variables for the major design elements and their impact on cost and structural integrity.
- Discuss options for controllable variables (i.e. height, geometry, pitch) and how small changes can have a big impact on both budget and structure.
- Review real world project examples to illustrate how problems arose and were solved to function correctly, keep the structure intact overtime, and remained cost effective.