CSC Toronto: April 2017 Dinner Meeting

April 4, 2017 -

April 2017 Dinner Meeting
Topic: Roofing Systems; major failings and resulting evolution of roofing system performance

Shelter has been a primary need of man.  Quarried stone, slate, thatch and wood shingles have been around for 100's of years.  The Evolution of roofing as a waterproofing system has a relativity short history and law suits involving roof failures have occurred with most roof systems. 

This Presentation will highlight some of the major failures and introduce some of the changes made to improve a roofing systems performance. The presentation will include asphalt shingles, EPDM, TPO, Green Roof, Solar Panels, PVC, modified asphalt, and Built-up Roofing system.

Presenter: Douglas Fishburn RRO, GRP, President, Fishburn Building Sciences Group Inc.

A graduate of O.A.C., now known as the University Of Guelph, Douglas Fishburn RRO, GRP has over 40 years of building envelope, construction, and design experience. He is President of his Professional Engineering Firm, Fishburn Building Sciences Group Inc. 
Mr. Fishburn is a member of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC),isapas President of the Ontario Chapter of the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI) and has held the position of Regional Director of RCI Inc. and is a member of the Education & Chapter Development Committee for RCI Inc. He was the author of the Chapter Development Handbook and was a principal author in developing the RCI Vegetative Roofing and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Education programs. He also sits on a number of Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) committees, which formalize standards for construction products. 

April 4th, 2017

NOTE: Registration closes March 31st at 12:30 pm


Toronto Skating Curling and Cricket Club                                                          

141 Wilson Ave. Toronto                                                                                    

(1 block east of Avenue Rd.)

17:15 - Cocktails
18:00 - Dinner
19:00 - Presentation

$44.25 + HST = $50.00 - Member
$48.67 + HST = $55.00 - Non-Member
$53.10 + HST = $60.00 - Cash at the Door
$221.24 + HST = $250.00 - Booklet of 6 Dinner Tickets*

*Please note that the purchase of a Booklet of 6 dinner meeting tickets will result in 1 ticket being applied for this dinner meeting and the remaining 5 tickets will be supplied upon registration at the dinner meeting. Booklets available to CSC Members Only. Ticket holders must sign-up for each meeting in advance using Karelo. Failure to do so will result in $30+HST Admin fee being levied per occurrence. 


Laura Herbert, CSC Toronto Chapter Program Committee (
Bruce Hudson, CSC Toronto Chapter Program Committee  (

Chapter Administrator:
Micah M. Rodrigues, Chapter Administrator (

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