September 25, 2017

11:30 A.M 

The Ranch, Las Colinas, Texas

Program Name:Advantages of coverboards on Low Slope Roofing Assemblies

Program Description: This course will provide a brief overview of low slope roof systems and provide the necessary background to discuss cover-boards and thermal barriers. The various coverboard types and reasons for their use will be described. Each board type will be discussed along with their primary features, benefits and challenges. The long-term performance of all low slope roof systems is impacted by a number of external factors such as weather events and roof system abuse (natural and man-made).

Speaker:  Frank E. Fuller, FCSI 

Speaker BIO:  Frank Fuller is one of the few Dallas natives and a proud Texan. After spending many years in restaurant management Frank plunged headlong into residential and commercial construction products in 1980. In 1994 Frank became an Architectural Representative in the TX, OK and AR markets.   Frank’s experiences as an Architectural Rep. range from Architectural Coatings, Weather Barriers for the Building Envelope and now High Performance Gypsum with the National Gypsum Company as a Construction Design Manager. Frank has been a member of the Construction Specifications Institute since 1995; He has served as a leader on the Chapter, Region and Institute levels. He has just been elevated to Fellowship and continues to strive to be a Trusted Advisor to the Architectural and Design Community.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the reasons to use a coverboard in the design of low slope roofing systems.
  2. Determine the different types of coverboard materials available in the marketplace.
  3. Identify which coverboards you should use with different types of low slope roof systems.
  4. Assess the external factors that impact the long-term performance of a commercial roof system
  5. Determine the performance characteristics of the various coverboards to determine which coverboard to use for individual roof projects.


The North Texas Chapter hosts monthly Lunch & Learns at The Ranch in Las Colinas, Texas. Each event features a topical presentation and discussion lead by a speaker within the Industry. Starting this year (2017), events will typically be scheduled for the 4th Monday of each month. A list of upcoming Lunch and Learn dates are included on the Events page. 

Come Join us!

Meeting Location:   The Ranch at Las Colinas

Meeting Address:    857 W. John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, Texas 75039 

Registration start time:   11:30 am.

Presentation begins:       12:00 pm.

(please arrive before noon so the servers can take your order prior to the start of the presentation)

​NTCRCI Member Cost:         $15 online or $20 at the door

Non-Member/Guest Cost:   $25 online or $30 at the door

Payment can be submitted online by clicking the Buy Now button (see button below) or can be collected at the door.

Upcoming Lunch and Learn

Past Presentations

August 28, 2017

Event Cancelled

July 24, 2017
Selecting the Best Membrane and Foam Insulation Materials for 
Commercial Wall Construction. 

Speaker: Brian Carey
Commercial Roofing Training & Development Manager. The Sherwin Williams Company – DBD Roofing Solutions

June 26, 2017
Reflective Roof Coatings: Cool Stories

Speaker: Joseph O. Sorrentino, 
Commercial Roofing Training & Development Manager The Sherwin Williams Company – DBD Roofing Solutions  

May 22, 2017
Drainage Design, Roof Collapses, and The Code

Speaker: Stephen L. Patterson, P.E., CPRC, RRC / Director of Engineering Services, RoofTech, Fort Worth, Texas

April 24, 2017
Right People, Right Seats. Moneyball for Business Owners and Managers

Speaker: Mark Bowlin, Culture Index Dallas

March 27, 2017
Trends in Building Construction

Speaker: Richard D. Voreis, Chief Executive Officer of Consulting Collaborative

February 27, 2017
Drone Services and the Construction Industry

Speaker: Eli Young, Operations Manager for Premier Drone Solutions, LLC

January 23, 2017

Navigating the Consultant/Contractor Relationship (Panel Discussion)

Paul Walden, CSL Materials

Ronnie McGlothlin, Empire Roofing

Billy Jones, CDC

Andy Wharton, Chamberlin

Bruce McMahon, WJE

November 18, 2016 
Chemical Resistant Membranes in an Integrated Building Envelope

Speaker: David Leslie, Director of Technical Services & Product Management – Polyguard

October 28, 2016 
Minimizing Risk as a Design Professional

Hollye C. Fisk, FAIA, NCARB -Principal, Fisk Alexander, P.C.

August 26, 2016
Understanding the Critical Elements of Below Grade Waterproofing

Speaker: Amber K. Curry, GCP

July 22, 2016
The Culture of Safety

Antonio Arzate, Safety/Loss Control Specialist/IBTX Houston, TX

May 20, 2016
Metal Roof Manufacturing - Roll Forming Demo & Lecture

Speaker: Charlie Smith, McElroy Metal/Architectural Building Components, Houston, TX;

April 22, 2016
Stone Wool- A Sustainable Insulating Alternative to Foam Plastics

Saverio Marzella, National Account Manager, Roofing / Roxul Inc., Byhalia, MS

An Affiliated Chapter of RCI, Inc.

RCI, Inc. is an international association of building envelope consultants. Members specialize in design, investigation, repair, and management of roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing systems.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn

 North Texas Chapter of RCI, Inc.