Essential Roofing Knowledge for Facility Managers
A new book by Paul Farrier from Concord Consulting and Dr Ken Brzozowski, Chief Technical Officer at American Roofing Systems (ARS), provides advice on roof maintenance and replacement.
The authors, who have acquired a combined total of 86 years’ experience in all phases of the roofing industry, share their insights in this challenging field.
Essential Roofing Knowledge for Facility Managers guides readers in securing the optimal balance between design, materials, and value. The book also provides a schema for approaching roofing projects in a logical way, from initial condition assessments to the most appropriate financial decision for the situation. It includes selecting the best type of roof for the building, incorporating project specifications that assure that objectives are met, and assembling the proper project management. It also suggests when to enlist assistance from a professional independent roofing consultant.
An important feature of the book is its emphasis on minimizing the variable costs which are prevalent on most roofing projects. The proper specification of products, systems and accessories eliminates the use of high-priced products and unnecessary labor. This, of course, minimizes cost and ensures a smooth-running project and safeguards the integrity of the entire application.