TROY, Mich. — Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing and Roofing Contractor have teamed up with Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) to offer a day-long series of educational courses focused on building-envelope design. The event will take place May 14 at the Waltham, Mass., headquarters of SGH, a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures. ARW Live will now offer five courses on topics including commercial roofing, insulation and waterproofing.

Event sponsors include The Dow Chemical Company, Polyglass USA Inc., Sika Sarnafil and Georgia-Pacific Gypsum.

The five educational courses are designed to provide architects, roof consultants, roofing professionals, waterproofing professionals, building owners and facility managers with key insights on building design and advice on protecting their building assets. Many qualify for continuing education credits. The updated agenda for the event is as follows:

8 a.m.-9 a.m. — Continental breakfast and registration

9 a.m.-9:15 a.m. — Introductions and welcome by ARW

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. — “Understanding the Influence of the Building Enclosure Commissioning Process” by Joshua Kivela and Matthew Carlton, SGH

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. — “Separating Cool Roofing Facts From Myths” presented by Stanley Graveline, Sika Sarnafil  

11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — “Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems: Simplified Approach to Commercial Low Slope Roofing” presented by Jerry Solov, GlobalShield Inc.

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. — Lunch and networking

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. — “Sustainable Building Design: The Myth of Breathability” presented by Dan Tempas, Dow

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. — “Waterproofing for Plaza Decks and Vegetative Roofs” by Philip Moser, SGH

3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. — Tour of SGH facility

ARW Live represents a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts about the keys to designing a well-integrated, energy-efficient building envelope that will stand up to the elements,” said Liz Obloy, associate publisher of ARW. “Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing and Roofing Contractor are proud to offer this enhanced ‘lunch and learn’ event that allows attendees to earn continuing education credits.”

The registration fee of $30 includes five educational sessions, lunch and a guided tour of SGH’s headquarters facility.

 The agenda is subject to change. For more information and to register, visit