On Sept. 23 and 24, NRCA held a customized Roof Repair and Maintenance program for employees of Architect of the Capitol, the federal agency responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of the buildings in the U.S. Capital Complex.
The day-and-a-half long class, held in the Rayburn House Office Building focused on single-ply roof systems, and provided hands-on practice with hot-air welding and performing a roof system inspection.
“My experience with this class was awesome,” said Architect of the Capitol staff member Joseph Goldsborough. “I learned a lot about the different types of roofing, especially the PVC roof on our Rayburn Building. The instructors were also helpful.”
NRCA’s Roof Repair and Maintenance program provides hands-on exercises to guide workers through emergency, temporary and permanent repair procedures based on NRCA’s Repair Manual for Low-slope Membrane Roof Systems.
The customized programs include information about how to perform visual roof system inspections, roof moisture surveys and test cuts. Participants learn how to document and evaluate findings to prioritize repair strategies and establish preventative maintenance plans for emergency and temporary repairs.