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Two-Day Metal Roofing Course Slated For December 5-6 At U Of W-Madison

Rob Haddock
Rob Haddock

Madison, WI – On December 5-6, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will once again be conducting a two-day, in-depth educational course—worth continuing education and professional development credits—on Metal Roofing Systems. Course instructors will be Rob Haddock, Director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, and Mark Malkin, PE, U of W-Madison Program Director.

An outline for the course—which is of benefit to Contractors, Architects, Owners’ representatives, Materials specifiers, Manufacturers, Building Envelope Commissioning Authorities and anyone involved in metal roofing design, construction, maintenance, repair, and re-roofing—has been developed and posted. It is as follows:

Understanding Metal Roofing: Part 1

• History and material options
• Metallic coatings and metallurgy
• Profile types and roll forming
• Hydrokinetic or hydrostatic?
• Principles of joining and sealing
• Sealant performance
• Why do metal roofs leak?

Understanding Metal Roofing: Part 2

• Principles of thermal response
• Panel attachment and fixity
• Curving options
• Slope considerations
• Common sense roof design
• Wind and its effects
• Paint types and coatings

Additional course elements include: Rob’s Rules of Metal Roofing; Minimizing Oil Canning; Re-Roofing with Metal; Snow Retention Devices; and Integration with Solar PV.

Attendees of the course have the opportunity to earn 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs); 12 Professional Development Hours (PDHs); and/or 12 AIA Learning Units / Health Safety and Welfare (LU/HSW).

The course will be conducted at the Fluno Center in Madison. The enrollment fee is $895 and covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, and course materials. Discounted pricing is available when scheduled in conjunction with a related course on Low-Slope Roofing Systems. Additional information about the program—including how to enroll and testimonials from those who’ve taken this course in the past—can be found here: 

Haddock is one of the metal construction industry’s most recognizable figures and has for decades been regarded as one of the most popular and knowledgeable educational program presenters. His “nuts and bolts” background in metal construction comes from having operated for 15 years one of the nation’s largest metal roofing and building erection companies. He has authored a number of training and educational curricula for various trade groups and is a prolific technical author. Haddock served as a faculty member of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute and holds several US and foreign patents. He is a member of NRCA and ASTM, as well as a lifetime honorary member of the Systems Builders Association and the Metal Construction Association.

Malkin is a Program Director in the UW-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD). He is a registered Professional Engineer with over 25 years of combined experience in university construction project management and HVAC systems design. His course offerings in the Facilities segment of EPD include HVAC and plumbing fundamentals, building and property maintenance code review, and design and operation of science labs, data centers, museums and libraries.

A few quotes from past students:

"This has been the most comprehensive seminar of my experience, and I have attended approximately 100 in the last 30 years." - Harold Seckinger, Architect

"The most informative and entertaining presentation on metal roofs you will ever see. Simply put, if you own, build, design or inspect metal roofs you need to see this class!" - John, Northland Consulting Engineers, Duluth, MN

"I have worked in this industry for 20 years and learned more in the last 2 days than the prior 2 decades." -unidentified

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