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Take a long lunch and get 2 Credits from SikaSarnafil!

  • Tue, October 20, 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • GFSOA Meeting Room, 325 2nd St. S


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This class will run from 11:00AM- 1:00PM.  Lunch will be served and you will have 2 credits when you are done.

Class 1: The Facts about PVC and the Environment 

Discussion about how polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the most commonly used plastic in the construction industry and if it imposes a burden on our environment.  Learn what third party test results say about PVC.  Understand how PVC is actually one of the more sustainable construction products being used.  Learn how to accurately evaluate both sides of the PVC argument to make and educated judgment.

Class 2: What Makes a Thermoplastic Roof Sustainable?

The importance of proven performance and membrane durability (the longer the roofing system lasts, the less roofing systems end up in a landfill)  Understanding the difference between Post-industrial, Pre-consumer and Post-consumer recycling and the benefits of choosing a product that recycles post-consumer back into new membrane (full circle recycling).  A knowledge of the natural fire resistant properties of some roofing membranes and a review of how different fire resistant roofing membranes perform when actually on fire.  An understanding of the term "life-cycle" and how specifying a roofing system that has a low impact on life-cycle is beneficial not only for environment, but an owner’s wallet.  

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