Chuck Howard, PE, owner of Metal Roof Consultants, Inc., will be giving two speeches at METALCON 2012. The annual event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago on October 9-11.
Howard will lead Using The KISS Method on Wednesday, October, 10 from 8:30AM -11:45AM.
The very large and lucrative retrofit roof market is the best arena for contractors to quickly capture more business and make more money. And this course is where you’ll find the best ideas for getting into the growing metal retrofit market. In his user-friendly manner Chuck will walk you through the enormous opportunities that retrofit offers to contractors and building owners. He’ll show you the details and simplicity of installing metal roofs over existing sloped roofs or over flat roofs and shingles to create slope. Video testimonials from successful retrofit contractors will provide more tips and tricks of the trade. Information on the expected life of retrofit metal roofs compared to other conventional roofing will be provided. The design flexibility of metal and opportunities in retrofit walls will also be discussed. Other benefits will also be covered, such as how to determine life cycle costs and use this information when selling a project.
To be sure all questions are answered the session will include an open forum where participants can ask questions to a panel of metal roof and retrofit experts including contractors, consultants and product specialists. This course has all the details you can use immediately to get a ROI on attending METALCON 2012.
Howard will also lead Tired of Your Roof From Hell on Tuesday, October 9 from 8:30AM -11:45AM.
Tired of dealing with the ‘roof from hell”? This program is designed for you. Led by two experts in retrofit roofing, this course will show building owners, developers and maintenance supervisors how to turn a roof into an asset with a return on investment rather than being a maintenance nuisance. Learn how metal retrofit roofing can address common failures associated with conventional roof materials and understand some of the specific benefits of metal retrofit roofing. Retrofitting with metal roofing introduces many sustainable features of the building envelope, as well as offering opportunities to improve energy efficiency. Retrofitting a roof can allow a building owner to add more insulation, introduce convective cooling, lower solar heat gain, and add several types of renewable energy sources and can even help to reduce potable water usage. Information on converting a flat roof to one with slope as well as retrofitting existing sloped roofs will be shared. Video testimonials from building owners that have used metal roof retrofitting will provide additional items for consideration. How to determine life cycle costs and the benefit of using life cycle costing will be demonstrated. The design flexibility of retrofit in walls will also be mentioned. This comprehensive session also includes an owner/supervisor open forum with a panel of additional experts in metal retrofit roofing and wall applications.