Enhanced Roofing Practices Through Industry-Leading Johns Manville Program

As technology, materials and the performance demands on low-slope roofs evolve, Johns Manville (JM), a leading supplier of commercial roofing products, uses its 150+ years of experience to educate owner, specifier and contractor partners on the latest roofing products, systems and installation.

JM created The Better Understanding of Roofing Systems Institute (BURSI®) in 1972 to provide continued education to architects, consultants, roofing contractors and building owners to help them plan, specify, construct and operate buildings incorporating the most energy efficient, durable and code-compliant roofing assemblies.

“When a roofing system fails, it’s a reflection on everyone involved in the project – from the architect and specifier all the way to the contractor and the manufacturer,” said David Scheirer, group manager, roof consultant services with Johns Manville. “BURSI brings these individuals together in a brand-free educational setting to offer definitive and objective training in the technology, selection and application of today’s roofing systems.”

The BURSI workshops are tailored to participants and the curriculum covers a breadth of topics, including:

  • Materials
  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Technology
  • Design
  • Installation

Each day-and-a half session earns 11 AIA credits [Learning Units (LU), Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW), and Sustainable Design (SD)] as well as RCI continuing education credit hours. More than 60,000 building professionals have successfully completed the BURSI curriculum.

“It is crucial that owners, specifiers, contractors and manufacturers alike work as a team to ensure the long-term integrity of the roofing system,” said Alison Rice, specifier services manager. “This collaboration is the most effective way to ensure the longevity of a roofing system. The BURSI curriculum not only enables this team approach, it arms all parties with the knowledge and ability to get involved early in the design process.”

In addition to JM’s roofing-specific educational programs, the company offers a comprehensive Building Science platform. To register or learn more about BURSI and the JM education advantage, please contact your local sales representative.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 45 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

Johns Manville Roofing Systems Sarah Tholen, 303-978-2858 Manager, Marketing Communications Sarah.Tholen@jm.com