S-5!, MBCI develop AIA course, Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs

Colorado Springs, Colo., November 28, 2016 – Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs is a new AIA continuing education course, developed by S-5! and MBCI to help architects discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures.

This is a 1 Hour AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Learning Unit course. It offers architects the opportunity to learn about wind uplift requirements, testing and proper wind mitigation specification techniques as well as metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics.

Architects and firms requesting a presentation of this course will learn about:

  • Current wind uplift tests and how they are performed.
  • Wind uplift ratings, wind zones and specific wind uplift requirements.
  • Specific metal roof products, panel profiles and applications that perform best for wind uplift.
  • Methods and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics for metal roofs.
  • Wind control value engineering techniques and refer to project specific examples.
  • The proper selection and specification techniques of wind-rated roofs and accessories to meet uplift requirements.

S-5! described the course as being critical for all design professionals to understand how wind forces act on a structure. “This is an exceedingly critical topic for projects being designed in high wind areas, especially those structures that are being built in tornado and hurricane prone regions,” S-5! says.

The course can be scheduled as a live presentation through S-5!. Call 1-888-825-3432 or email info@s-5.com for more information.

S-5! zero-penetration clamps attach ancillary items to standing seam metal roofs without violating the integrity of the roof or the roof’s warranties. The clamps mount snow-retention and wind-performance systems, solar arrays, signs/banners, light fixtures, gas piping, stack/flue bracing, walkways, HVAC, lightning protection, equipment screens, conduit, condensate lines and more.

Since 1976, MBCI has provided customers with quality metal roofing and wall products, superior service and competitive pricing. It remains an industry-leading manufacturer of metal roofing and metal wall panels and other products. With its large product selection and full engineering and design capabilities, MBCI supports both the design community and customers from project conception through project completion. For more information about MBCI and its family of companies and many product offerings, visit www.mbci.com or call (877) 713-6224. For more information about MBCI’s 40th anniversary celebration, visit mbci.com/40years.