Education Network

GenFlex is proud to bring you the Firestone Building Products Education Network. These courses can be taken at no cost to you, using interactive learning techniques with audio, text, graphics, animation and videos to present important information and concepts.

For more information and step by step instructions on how to sign up, download this brochure or watch this quick video:

Course descriptions can be found below .

 

Roofing 101
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Learn the basics of commercial roofing by exploring our Roofing: View from the Top series. These mini courses range from 3-9 minutes giving you the opportunity to investigate the essentials of roofing systems at your own pace.  We recommend taking the first course in this series to learn about the Raceway Motorsports Park project.  Check back for new curriculum paths available soon that qualify for architect continuing education credits and new contractor onboarding programs for those rainy days.

COURSES

Keeping the Dream Alive: Raceway Motorsports Park

  • Learning Objectives- Through this and other related mini-courses, you will investigate the essentials of roofing systems.
  • Description- Follow the challenges facing a racing consortium as it considers purchasing Raceway Motorsports Park, a complex once widely regarded as THE place to go for motor racing of all kinds. 

Assessing a Roof: Guided Example

  • Learning Objectives- Gain awareness of the 12 key questions that are important when evaluating a roof and review recommendations for various scenarios. Download the consideration worksheet so that you can implement the evaluation process into your day-to-day or add to your current process if one is already in place.
  • Description-This course will cover important questions to consider when evaluating the roofs at Raceway Motorsports Park. 

Starting with Decking

  • Learning Objective- Learn more about roof decking including types, re-roof vs. re-cover considerations, as well as designs to help inform your own projects.
  • Description-The deck is the roof’s foundation and it needs to support and be compatible with other system materials. This course will cover how deck type affects the selection of roofing materials.

Opting for Quality Insulation and Cover Boards

  • Learning Objectives- Gain awareness of the types and properties of insulation and cover boards, practice choosing the best cover board for a specific project type and gain an overview of design considerations.
  • Description- In this course, we will determine which insulation and cover boards optimize energy efficiency and offer the best value for the Raceway Motorsports Park.

Choosing the Right Roofing Material

  • Learning Objectives- Learn about the types of roofing materials including single ply membrane, asphalt and metal, the various attachment types as well as design considerations.
  • Description- In this course, we will look at the durability, sustainability, and energy efficiency of different membranes to determine the most appropriate for each building in our Raceway Motorsports Park project. 

Protecting Your Investment with Surface Enhancements

  • Learning Objectives- Explore the types of surface enhancements and review design considerations for various roofing projects to help inform your day-to-day.
  • Description- Several solutions can improve a roof’s performance, enhance its aesthetics, and protect the investment in the long run.

Ask the Experts: Selecting the Right Membrane for Your Project

  • Learning Objective- Gain an overview of wind resistance, review the different factors that can increase or decrease wind resistance and walk through example projects from coast-to-coast to better understand how various factors apply.
  • Description- Learn from industry experts about some of the more difficult concepts explored in Roofing Systems: View from the Top.

Ask the Experts: Insulation to the Rescue!

  • Learning Objective- Gain awareness of the history of insulation and fire safety
  • Description- Learn from industry experts about some of the more difficult concepts explored in Roofing Systems: View from the Top.
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Ask the Experts: What About Attachments?

  • Learning Objective- Gain an overview of the most common roofing system attachment types and, the advantages and disadvantages of each in a helpful chart to reference in your day- to-day.
  • Description- Learn from industry experts about some of the more difficult concepts explored in Roofing Systems: View from the Top.

Build It! New Beginnings Church

  • Learning Objective- Review design considerations for an example project and practice selecting the type of roofing system that would best meet the design needs for a church.
  • Description- In this course, you can apply what you have learned in previous courses and Build It! with real-world examples. 

Build It! King College Student Center

  • Learning Objective- Review design considerations for an example project and practice selecting the type of roofing system that would best meet the design needs for a college student center.
  • Description- In this course, you can apply what you have learned in previous courses and Build It! with real-world examples.

Build It! Steubenville Maintenance Facility Building

  • Learning Objective- Review design considerations for an example project and practice selecting the type of roofing system that would best meet the design needs for a maintenance facility.
  • Description- In this course, you can apply what you have learned in previous courses and Build It! with real-world examples. 

Roofing Systems: View from the Top Quiz

  • Learning objective- complete the quiz scenarios with an 80% passing score to ensure knowledge transfer after completing the roofing 101 series.
  • Description- Now you can demonstrate what you’ve learned throughout Roofing Systems: View from the Top by answering a series of questions.

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Learn more about commercial roofing products training, installation steps, tips, and helpful do’s and don’ts with our training videos and downloadable reference guides, viewable from your mobile device, tablet or desktop computer. Earn points by completing courses with a passing score of 80% or more for a chance to get your name at the top of the Education Network leaderboard. You may also rate the courses you like most or recommend new course topics within the community feed.

 

Product Courses: Disclaimer (If quiz score <80% course will remain In-Progress)

COURSES

GenFlex EZ TPO Peel & Stick Install Video and Quiz

Watch the 3.5-minute install video and complete the quiz

(only onscreen text no sound in video)

Provides an overview of installation steps for GenFlex EZ TPO Peel & Stick membrane with advanced adhesion technology, which goes down faster than standard fully adhered systems.

 

GenFlex Quick Jet Spray Adhesive Training Video, Quiz and Job Aid

Watch the 3-minute video, download the PDF to reference at any time and complete the quiz

Provides an overview of installation steps for Quick Jet LVOC spray adhesive, a portable and easy to use alternative to roll-on adhesives for installing GenFlex non-SA single-ply membranes.

 

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