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May 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
About the Presenter: John Wells, RRO, Wells Klein Consulting Group Inc.
John Wells is the Senior Partner and President of Wells Klein Consulting Group Inc. (formerly J.W. Wells Consulting Inc.). Previous to his now 21 year old consulting practice, John served as Technical Manager of RCABC from 1985 to 1992. John is a Registered Roof Observer (RRO), accredited by RCI, Inc, and is an accepted independent roofing inspector by the RCABC.
John was the founding President of the BCBEC and served as an elected director for 10 years, a past Vancouver chapter executive member of Construction Specifications Canada, past member of the Inter Governmental Roofing Advisory Group, past member of the RCABC Technical Committee, a Professional Member of the Roofing Consultants Institute, and two term President and long time director of the RCI Western Canada Chapter, and served two years (2010-2012) as an elected director of RCI Inc.
John has been a guest lecturer at the U.B.C. School of Architecture, BCIT, and the Roofing Institute. Wells has authored many technical articles in Roofing Trade Publications and is a regular speaker at Building Seminars and Technical Societies as well as National and International Roofing Conventions.
About the Presentation:
John’s presentation is entitled “Anatomy of a Roof Failure” or “Things Ain’t Always What They Seem to Be…..” The presentation is based on the premature failure of a new single ply roof system on a high end high rise Victoria condo building. The roof failure resulted in interior water damage claims well in excess of $150,000 to an insurance company and the requirement of a replacement roof (costing well in excess of $100,000.00) on a building that was less than 6 months old.
For the purposes of this presentation, John will lead through the investigative processes that led to the conclusions for this failure. He will present and review information and gather clues which lead to a perhaps startling conclusion. It was not the conclusion that many wanted to hear!