Jim Hoff is the VP of research at the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (The Center) and a longtime industry executive. This spring, he’s teaching a ten-week, advanced design course online for 50 professionals. It’s a details-oriented design course that combines video lessons, reading assignments, and hands-on calculations and homework. Dr. Hoff says: “There’s so much detailed, technical information and skill required in commercial roofing today. It’s exciting for me to put it all together in this one course.”
The “Commercial Roofing Boot Camp,” starting April 2014, is offered in partnership with BNP Media, parent company of Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing and Roofing Contractor magazines. BNP’s CE Campus is an ongoing source of professional continuing education. Group Publisher Jill Bloom says: “ARW has been a trusted source of technical information for decades – this new format allows us to go deeper and get even more technical for those who really want to dig deeper.”
HeatSpring has published and delivered more than 14,000 courses for high performance building professionals. HeatSpring President Brian Hayden says: “I’m proud that we can give everybody in the commercial building industry a chance to learn directly from Jim Hoff. Learning from the best teacher in your industry can change the way you think about yourself and your career.”
About the Course: “Commercial Roofing Boot Camp”
This is a rare opportunity to take a comprehensive commercial roofing course with Dr. James Hoff. In Commercial Roofing Boot Camp, you will learn the key principles of modern roofing as well as the best tools to put these principles into action. In addition, you will practice applying these key principles and tools to every major type of roofing material available today – including the latest in membranes, insulations, and accessories. Finally, you will have the opportunity to complete an individual exercise tailored to your current area of expertise or interest to demonstrate your understanding of key roofing principles and your ability to exercise sound roofing judgment. The goal is to equip students to design state-of-the-art commercial roofing systems. The Capstone Project is a portfolio piece that demonstrates mastery of commercial roofing design.
About Dr. James Hoff
Jim Hoff is an experienced executive and researcher in the building materials industry. He retired as vice president of technology for Firestone Building Products in 2007 after 23 years of service. Dr. Hoff currently serves as Vice President, Research for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing in Washington, DC and as President of TEGNOS Research, Inc., a consulting organization dedicated to expanding understanding of the building envelope. Dr. Hoff holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and architectural design as well as a master’s and doctorate in management, and he has published numerous articles on building system performance, quality management, and life cycle analysis.
About BNP Media
BNP Media is a fourth-generation, family-run company with more than 50 publications catering to 11 distinct industry markets. Since 1926, BNP Media has been serving multiple industries with leading business-to-business publications that are a vital information source for businesses both nationally and globally. They are committed to helping industry professionals succeed in business by providing superior information through industry expertise.