January Program:

Tom Smith, AIA, RCC, F.SEI of TLSmith Consulting will offer guidance for achieving wind-resistant roof assemblies, including:

  • Key changes to ASCE 7-16
  • Roof nailer attachment
  • Gutter attachment
  • Rooftop equipment attachment, including lightning protection systems and solar panels
  • Special considerations for use of foam ribbon adhesive
  • Special design considerations for critical facilities
  • Designing to minimize damage from tornadoes

Mr. Smith specializes in forensic architecture and architectural technology and research, with an emphasis on roof systems and wind performance of buildings. He has served on the ASCE 7 subcommittee on wind loads since 1990. He also serves on two other ASCE wind committees, and has performed building performance investigations after 15 hurricanes and 5 tornado outbreaks. He has coauthored 9 wind design guides.

He received the Carl G. Cash Award from ASTM International in 2013 for his body of work regarding wind damage investigations. Also in 2013, he was promoted to Fellow grade membership of ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) for his many years of service on the ASCE 7 Wind Loads Task Committee, and for his body of work regarding wind damage investigations and wind design guides.


The Building Enclosure Council - Dallas Chapter provides a forum for the design and construction industry to address building enclosures—the exterior systems of buildings that play such a critical role in building performance and energy efficiency.

This program is FREE, but registration is required.  If you want to receive AIA credits, there is a $10 processing fee.