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Detailed Outline of Training - Modified Bitumen Membrane Roofing

Modified Bitumen Membrane Roofing


Time Ref. Manual
1) General Overview
a. What is modified bitumen roofing (MBM)  
    i. Roof system types (inverted, conventional) 
    ii. Identify materials 
b. Weather limitations  
c. Major steps for installation  
0.5 hr  5
(345-346, 317-321)
 

(360,378)
(357-358)

2) Identify Tools and Equipment 
a. Protective equipment, safety precautions  
b. Hand tools & safe practices  
c. Kettles & hot carriers  
    i. Torches  
    ii. Handling hot bitumen  
d. Mechanical equipment  
e. Hoists   
3 hr  5, 2a, 1a
(346-356)
(139-158)
(17-28, 49-62)
(356, 377-378)
(28-31, 158-161)
(49-57, 14-16)
(170-175, 191-205)
3) Prepare the Work Site   2 hr 1a
4) Moving Equipment and Supplies  
a. Handling materials and load trucks  
b. Loading the roof  
    (6-7)
(38-44)
(44-45)
5) Preparing the Deck  
a. Deck type (wood, steel, etc)  
b. Cleaning deck   
    - removing ice, snow, water (hazards) removing debris 
c. Curbs, cants, joints  
d. Separation sheets, vapour retarders  
e. Priming deck  
4 hr 5, 3a, 3b
(229-233)
(233-237, 286-291)

(258-261)
(240-241, 265-273)
(359-360)

6) Apply MBM   
a. Draw vapour retarder, separation sheet  
    i. Materials  
b. Identify insulation materials  
    i. Draw and place insulation 
    ii. Protect (cover insulation)  
    iii. Gather & dispose of scrap 
c. Apply membrane materials  
    i. Draw membrane materials 
    ii. Protect membrane materials  
    iii. Clean & dispose of scrap 
5 hr
1a, 3a, 4a, 5
(265-273)
(272-279, 320)

(44-45)

(357-358, 317-318)

(377-381)

7) Project Close Down  
a. Remove materials from roof  
    i. Load materials on trucks or stockpile  
b. Remove debris, scrap  
c. Remove equipment  
d. Clean stains, spills, etc.  
e. Remove protective equipment (ladders, etc.)  
1 hr 1a, 1e

(35-45, 1-4)
 
 

(101)

 Total  15.5 hr