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As part of our commitment to top-quality products, GAF supports the ongoing training and continuing education needs of the market. On this page you’ll find links to continuing education curricular, from white papers to webinars, and industry articles to GAF blog discussions

Check out upcoming webinars & events hosted by the GAF Building & Roofing Science Team

Introducing The Home Office Webinar Series

Architects, to support your ongoing training and continuing education needs in these changing times, GAF has launched The On-Demand Home Office Webinar Series. This series will allow you to stay current with system design and performance, and earn your needed HSW credits, all from the comfort of your home.

On-Demand Webinars
Revisit the past episodes in the Home Office Webinar Series, and earn CEU credits that contribute towards AIA HSW CEUs, IIBEC CEHs, or BOMA points.



Featured White Papers    See all 

Insulation Value Optimization For Low Slope Roofs

Thomas J. Taylor, James Willits, Christian A. Hartwig, and James R. Kirby

Assessing Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems Installed Over Existing Metal Panel Roof Systems

James R. Kirby and Jennifer Keegan

Reflective Roofing Use on Commercial Buildings in the United States: An Energy Type and Cost Analysis

Thomas J. Taylor

Structural Concrete Decks, Vapor Retarders, and Moisture - Rethinking What We Know

Helene Hardy Pierce and Joan P. Crowe


Cool Roof Use in Commercial Buildings in the United States: An Energy Cost Analysis

Thomas J. Taylor

Physical Testing for Wind Resistance of Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems Over Structural Metal Panel Roof Systems

James R. Kirby and Jennifer Keegan

Simplifying the Complicated Process of Wind Design for Roof Systems

Joan P. Crowe and James R. Kirby

Eliminating Fastener Thermal Bridging in Low Slope Roofs: Energy Efficiency Savings versus Installation Costs

Thomas J. Taylor

TPO performance that's proven to stand the test of time

A recent study of EverGuard® TPO roofs installed between 8 and 16 years ago found the all performed above ASTM standards for newly manufactured TPO. GAF analyzed membrane samples from roofs across the US and studied thickness over scrim, surface cracking, and the ability to repair aging TPO membranes.

Featured Blogs    See all 

Parapets — Continuity of Control Layers
Air Barriers and Vapor Retarders: The Current Conundrum
Are You Considering Adaptation in Your Roof Design?
Roof Design Considerations When Incorporating Solar
Solar-ready design for low slope roofs
How to specify roofs for cold storage and freezer buildings

Continuing education for AIA credit

On Demand Webinars: GAF Building & Roofing Science “Home Office” SeriesContinuing Education Center WebinarYou can earn up to 1.5 AIA HSW CEU credits for each of the eight recorded live events. A total of 10.5 CEU credits will be available in the complete GAF Building and Roofing Sciences “Home Office” Webinar Series.VIEW DETAILS
Addressing Moisture Durability and Energy Performance in Roof AssembliesContinuing Education Center WebinarA Critical Review of Multiple Voluntary Green Building CertificationsVIEW DETAILS
Commercial Rooftop Solar: Maximizing a Stellar OpportunityContinuing Education Center WebinarExpanding Solar Power Generation through DesignVIEW DETAILS
Cool Roofing for Cool ClimatesContinuing Education Center ArticleTPO and PVC membrane reflective roofs continue to prove their effectiveness in all climate zones, debunking myths that cool roofing is only suitable in warm environmentsVIEW DETAILS
Parapets—Continuity of Control LayersContinuing Education Center ArticleParapet continuity of detailing required to manage moisture, air, vapor and thermal performance, as well as wind resistance requirements at the critical wall-to-roof interface.VIEW DETAILS
Parapet Predicaments and Roof Edge ConundrumsContinuing Education Center WebinarDiscuss requirements to manage moisture, air, vapor and thermal continuity.VIEW DETAILS
Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems over Metal Panel RoofsContinuing Education Center WebinarWhat are current market practices, best practices and industry concerns for wind resistance?VIEW DETAILS
R-Value Optimization for Low-Slope RoofsContinuing Education Center WebinarAre you getting what you paid for?VIEW DETAILS
Air Barriers And Vapor Retarders: The ConundrumAEC Daily Online CourseThis presentation provides the practical side to the AB/VR discussion and identifies common VRs and ABs, how they're installed, and why AB/VR approaches vary according to the type of construction and building use.VIEW DETAILS
Building Energy Efficiency & Roof DesignAEC Daily Online CourseThis course examines how the roof of a building—one of the few parts of a building envelope that undergoes periodic replacement—impacts energy efficiency. It also explores how roof design can be a key contributor to meeting both sustainability and energy operating cost goals.VIEW DETAILS
Low Slope Roofing: Why Choose Thermoplastic Single-Ply Roofing Systems?AEC Daily Online CourseWith a focus on commercial roofing systems, this course explores the drawbacks of traditional asphaltic roofing, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of single-ply roofing systems and their attachment technologiesVIEW DETAILS
Single-Ply Roofing Systems ExposedAEC Daily Online CourseThis course reviews the most prevalent membranes and describes the advantages and disadvantages of EPDM, PVC, and TPO. An overview of attachment methods is presented as well as a discussion of single-ply system strength, cool roof benefits, and condensation issues from a building science perspective.VIEW DETAILS
Steep Slope Roofing: Ventilation SolutionsAEC Daily Online CourseThis course discusses principles of proper ventilation in houses with steep-slope roofing—from the science behind moisture and airflow to the products used to assist ventilation through a structure.VIEW DETAILS

Interested in a Lunch & Learn for AIA Credit?

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