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Roofing and Waterproofing

Course Outline

This online course provides guidelines for design of roofing and waterproofing systems for building construction. It covers design of new low-slope and steep roof systems, reroofing of existing buildings, and waterproofing, and dampproofing systems. The course materials are based entirely on the US military handbook MIL-HDBK-1001/5A: Roofing and Waterproofing. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to provide guidelines for design of roofing and waterproofing systems for building construction. The contents covers many aspects of roof design and construction, beginning with the structural deck, choice of insulation, vapor control, many different systems of surfacing, an guidelines for plaza and below-grade waterproofing. You are required to study the following US military handbook:

MIL-HDBK-1001/5A: Roofing and Waterproofing
(93 pages, PDF file format, 217 KB).

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, save or print the document for your study.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

Roofing: Construction, Codes, Insulation
Roofing and Waterproofing Expert Witnesses and Consultants
Roofing and Waterproofing Products

Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.