WE09 - Low-Slope Roofing: How to Reduce Labor Expense without Compromising Quality

Wednesday, February 13 from 7:45 AM to 9:15 AM « Back

This course will compare labor efficiencies across several common single-ply and multi-layer roof coverings, and explore the major factors that were observed to impact the labor efficiency of a low-slope roof installation. Findings will be shared from an extensive North American labor study on low-slope roof system applications, conducted between 2011-2016 by Trinity | ERD, a building envelope consulting firm.  This session is presented at all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced.

1. Identify the typical labor requirements for common multi-layer and single-ply roof coverings. 
2. Evaluate how labor efficiencies compare across various common roof systems at a task level, such as field application, drain details, base flashing, etc. 
3. Evaluate the impact that project parameters such as climate and roof design/features have on labor efficiency across multiple roof coverings and improve the ability to adjust estimates appropriately. 
4. Identify common mistakes low-slope roofing contractors make that have major impacts on labor expense and profit—and how to avoid those mistakes.


Credits: 1.5 hours of DBPR/CILB credits

Education Tracks: Money Matters, Intermediate, Advanced, Beginner

Event Type: Conference > Session