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Portland BEC December 2018 Meeting

December 4, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Top 10 Things That Will Get a Metal Roof Designer in Trouble - Portland BEC Dec 2018 Meeting

Portland BEC December 2018 Meeting: Top 10 Things That Will Get a Metal Roof Designer in Trouble


Sheet metal is a unique roof system choice that continues to evolve into new systems and applications. Metal roofs are gaining market share in both commercial and residential markets. Building owners have a high performance and aesthetic appeal expectation for metal roofs. Along with this evolution come the problems associated with it. This seminar is intended to provide a review of the top ten problems for metal roof designers. This will include a description of the problem, why it may occur, ramifications and how to prevent it through proper design. The authors will draw from over 50 years of combined metal roofing experience.

Charlie Smith is widely recognized as the industry’s foremost authority on recover systems utilizing metal roofing. Charlie holds several patents in the recover field including both metal-over-metal and metal-over-shingle solutions. As an industry leader, Charlie recently co-wrote the new RCI metal roofing course with Brian Gardiner if a frequent presenter at RCI and other roofing industry events.

Charlie Smith founded Architectural Building Components in 1989, when he purchased the equipment of a small Houston, Texas-based metal roofing manufacturing business. Over the next 23 years, the company grew into an industry-leading metal roofing and wall system solution provider specializing in the use of metal to recover existing low-slope roofs. In 2012, Architectural Building Components became a part of McElroy Metal which enabled Charlie to focus on educational and product development efforts to help the roofing industry design creative solutions with metal.


Dec 4 2018 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Aceh Community Room
Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204

Charlie Smith

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Corporate: $150.00 per year (allows unlimited attendees)
Individual: $50.00 per year (about $5.00 per lunch seminar)
Student: $25.00 per year


About the Portland Building Enclosure Council
The Portland BEC (Building Enclosure Council) was formed in December 2005 as a committee of the Portland Chapter of the AIA. It is a part of a national network of BECs established by an agreement in May 2004 between the AIA and BETEC, the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

In 2011 the Portland BEC became an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization supported by its individual, corporate, and student members. The Portland BEC is run by an elected group of officers and a board of directors.

The purpose of the organization is to promote and encourage discussion, training, education, technology transfer, the exchange of information about local issues and cases, relevant weather conditions and all matters concerning building enclosures and the related science.

The organization is charged with providing a forum for the construction industry in the crucial area of building enclosures.

The Portland BEC meets at noon on the first Tuesday of scheduled months at the Mercy Corps Building. The meeting lasts 1 1/2 hours and is structured around a presentation on issues relevant to the building enclosure. Anyone with an interest in improving the quality of the built building enclosure is welcome to attend.


December 4, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Aceh Community Room at Mercy Corps
45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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