Architects and Specifiers

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Education

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


Talk to GAF first at these upcoming events:
Join GAF for these upcoming Building & Roofing Science Webinars. Have a real interactive discussion with real live people. All attendees will earn 1.0 AIA HSW or 1.0 IIBEC CEH credits.



Office Hours with The Building & Roofing Science Team

Book a thirty-minute time slot with the GAF Building & Roofing Science team members to discuss your project-specific questions, code conundrums, head scratchers, impossible details, or building & roofing science ponderings. Share your screen and we'll work through it together!


Office Hours will be open every Wednesday from 4-5:30.


 

 


 


  

 

 

 

Education by topic

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.

Interested in a Lunch & Learn for AIA Credit?

Call GAF Architectural Information Services (AIS) at 1-800-522-9224 or email at AIS@gaf.com

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