Changes in wind design with ASCE7-10 vs 16 – Webinar

Jennifer Keegan, AAIA
Director Building and Roofing Science
GAF Building & Science Team

Wind design of roof systems can be complicated. Let’s face it, there’s math involved! The latest version of ASCE 7 has only added complexity to the design process laid out in ASCE 7-16, as well as discuss the similarities and differences between the three versions of ASCE 7 (-05, -10 and -16). Changes to ASCE 7-16 influence related wind design methods. This presentation will also discuss updates to FM’s wind design process and the requirements within their related Loss Prevention Data Sheets (e.g., LPDS 1-28 and 1-29).

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the similarities and differences between the three versions of ASCE 7 and the roofing industry-developed methods to determine loads.
2. Identify the foundational elements involved in determining wind loads acting on a building.
3. Differentiate between the load side and the resistance side and understand how each are presented within the roofing industry.
4. Explain the recent changes and impact of the new information contained in FM’s Loss Prevention Data Sheets 1-28 and 1-29.


Advanced Safety and HR Policies for COVID-19

This webinar discusses advanced safety and HR policies for navigating COVID-19. Cotney Construction Law CEO, Trent Cotney, and Labor & Employment Partner, Ben Briggs, will discuss how to maneuver workplace safety guidelines, job-site protection plans, and implementation of new HR policies. The presenters also will discuss OSHA’s enforcement in the workplace.

New ANSI Lift Standards Webinar

Join Eric Stalmon, VP of Safety and Training for the Marr Companies as he breaks down the new ANSI A92.22 lift standards including updates on the latest training, machine designs, and best practices for operation.
The new ANSI Standards are effective March, 2020 are you ready?
ANSI standards released in late 2018 which were originally to become effective on December 10, 2019 will now be delayed until March 1, 2020.
The changes include renaming Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Rather than being classified by the equipment type, machines are now broken up by Groups, then sub-divided into Types.
In addition, the new standards place greater responsibility on the equipment user regardless of whether they are a large maintenance operation or a small business that rents a scissor lift, boom lift, etc. ANSI Standard A92.22 requires all MEWP users to develop a risk assessment and site safety plan, which must be shared with everyone on the work site. ANSI Standard A92.94 now requires training for occupants and supervisors of aerial equipment.
The requirements do not have the force of law as enforced by OSHA, but do present a liability issue for contractors who choose not to follow the most up to date safety standards.



Killer Contract Clauses Webinar

Join Philip Siegel of Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel for a discussion on Killer Contract Clauses.

This course will discuss the top 10-15 contract clauses that roofing contractors commonly face when presented with a contract from a general contractor or owner.  We will discuss the legal consequences of these clauses.  We will also discuss how to revise these clauses so that they are more equitable for the roofing contractor.


Changes to MA Construction Supervisor License Renewal Procedures

UPDATE: For those who need a list of Continuing Education Courses and Providers,




The Association was notified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, that the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) approved certain changes to construction supervisor license continuing education requirements. These changes will become effective on January 1, 2018.

The current continuing education requirement is to complete the following amount of hours over a two year period.

  • Construction Supervisors License (CS) – 12 Hours
  • Construction Supervisors License (1-2 Family Dwellings) (CSFA) – 10 Hours
  • Construction Supervisor Specialty License (CSSL) – 6 Hours

Now there are requirements for these licenses regarding the amount of hours that must be spent on specific topical categories such as:

  • Code Review – 4 hours for CS and CSFA; 2 hours for CSSL
  • Workplace Safety – 1 hour for all
  • Business Practices – 1 hour for all
  • Energy – 1 hour for all
  • Lead Safe Practices – 1 hour for 1st renewal

In addition, there are new restrictions on the amount of training that each license category may take online. Now CS and CSFA licensees may only take a maximum of 6 hours of online continuing education for credit.  CSSL may complete all 6 hours of their training online if they wish.  However, online courses are also required to administer pop quizzes every 30 minutes and a final exam to ensure that attendees are paying attention and active on the seminar.

For more information on MA CSL and continuing education credits, please contact the Association office, or visit the webpage here.