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Kemper System America, Inc.

Address:
1200 North America Drive
West Seneca, NY 14224
USA
Phone: (800) 541-5455
Fax: (716) 558-2967

  • The effects of Storm Water during Peak Flow periods in areas serviced by Combined Sewer Systems is a hot button issue all over the United States. Blue Roofs are a useful and cost effective tool for managing Storm Water during Peak Flow periods and can be used to contribute to minimizing Combined Sewer Over-flow.


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  • History of fully reinforced, cold-fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes. Technology - composite of resin and reinforcement. Understanding system components. Application process, performance benefits, range of applications. Project examples including detailing and various assemblies.


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  • Guided Manufacturing Plant Tour of Kemper System America’s West Seneca, NY Facility. Tour includes a review of plant safety criteria (5 mins); QC & R&D labs (30 mins) introduction into various equipment used for ASTM and product testing; Warehouse tour (5 mins) including discussion of building design for containing potential spills to protect surrounding wildlife area; Distribution center (5 mins) discussions including QC process for incoming raw materials and outgoing products; Manufacturing overview (15 mins) showing machinery and processes for creating various liquid resins, primer, topcoats, & coatings.


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  • There are now three distinct types of sustainable roof solutions: green, blue and white. Designers need to understand the relative benefits of each approach to effectively select the appropriate system for the project. Understand the standards that are used as the basis for green roofs and their myriad benefits that can be reaped. Numerous case studies will be presented.


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  • This program provides an in depth look at the performance standards, testing and codes relating to Air Barrier Systems. This includes the 2015 IECC code requirements and NFPA 285 requirements. Participants will understand how to select the proper air barrier system for their project and the benefits a proper system provides.


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  • Participants will be able to use the Cool Roof Ratings Council to locate product information mandated by new code amendments in many areas of the Country and LEED such as emissivity, reflectivity, and solar reflective index necessary to fight the Urban Heat Island Effect, understand several key roofing and waterproofing assemblies typically used, understand typical values or material performance requirements from minimum LEED and code requirements to maximum performance afforded by today’s technology in order to assist them in determining what types of products and designs would best fit their project and location and will have a general understanding of how traditional roofing systems contribute to the Urban Heat Island Effect in order to prompt them to more actively seek solutions to the problem both in roofing and other areas of their projects.


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  • Introduce the concept of cold-liquid reinforced systems. Describe their advantages and attributes, particularly with respect to sustainability and minimal environmental impact. Illustrate their wide range of roofing, waterproofing and surfacing applications. Step by Step application methods to increase efficiencies and productivity, where and when to use these products on your own, guidelines based upon 50 years of experience for various kinds of applications, do and don't tips, helpful hints to increase productivity, how to install from mobilization, site set-up, demo, preparation of all substrate types, primer guidelines, installation of various membranes and installation of various top coats. Overview of bidding procedures and guidelines to better help specifiers, contractors, owners, general construction managers estimate more accurately. Provide a hands-on demonstration using a 2 component urethane liquid resin with fabric reinforcement to show application of the membrane field, flashings, pipe penetrations and drains. Demonstrate surfacing application for use over membrane.


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  • With the mainstream usage of the Cold Fluid Applied, Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing Membranes; it is necessary to obtain the technical knowledge used to provide QC inspections. Course will provide attendees of basic "what to look for" information, some science related to the information, and corrective course of actions that may be possible.


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  • There are 3 modes of heat transfer: conductive, convective, & radiant. Radiant Heat Gain (RHG) accounts for significant increases in energy use and impacts building occupant comfort. The use of Radiant Heat Barriers in specific project types can reduce RHG by up to 80% or more improving building performance in both categories. This presentation will provide insight into the science and the solutions. Learning Objective 1: Understand Radiant Heat Transfer and how it effects Building Occupant Comfort & Energy Costs. Learning Objective 2: Compare various types of Radiant Heat Barriers identifying characteristics that make them suitable for specific projects. Learning Objective 3: Identify the three (3) modes of Heat Transfer Learning Objective 4: Understand how Radiant Heat Barriers can be used to block a significant portion of Radiant Heat.


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