Rooftop Equipment Securement: Codes and Solutions

Rooftop Equipment Securement: Codes and Solutions

This one-hour course provides a framework for understanding the importance of rooftop equipment securement. We’ll review current methods that are no longer code compliant and explore modern innovative solutions that properly secure all rooftop equipment and accessories. We will examine the critical need for application appropriate planning, calculating and installation.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe the updated codes required for rooftop equipment securement to be compliant and provide long-term performance and safety during natural weather events, protecting the building envelope and community
  2. Identify proper securement and installation options for various rooftop equipment on all low-slope commercial roof types, including fasteners by deck type, anchors, labor, and their associated cost for proper performance
  3. Explore engineering and specification requirements for the securement of rooftop equipment including wind uplift, seismic movement, compression, and watertight integrity
  4. Explain the difference of available rooftop equipment attachment products, including design, performance, and installation requirements for proper product selection
  5. Identify rooftop equipment applications and the importance of code compliant securement, including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, communication, life safety, security and many more
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIA Course Number: 
APRTE101