The Better Understanding of Roofing Systems Institute (BURSI) was launched in 1972 to provide further education to the design community around commercial roofing. These education programs are certified by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC).

In 2022, BURSI celebrated 50 years of in-class room and virtual training. Below are the in-person sessions at our Research Center (JMTC) located in Littleton, CO.

Level One

March 25-26, 2024 - FULL

October 14-15, 2024

Level Two

April 22-23, 2024 - FULL

October 28-29, 2024

Level One provides an overview of various roofing components, system selection, demos, and a tour of our lab building.  Level Two will include an overview of various codes, modification to a system, testing processes, and resiliency and vertical design considerations, along with a tour of our lab building.  

Classes will be limited to a max of 25 people. If you are a design professional interested in attending, please fill out the form below.  Please note that submitting this form does not confirm a seat. You will receive communication from our team once your submission has been reviewed. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to 

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Head on over to the Roofing Institute page to learn more about training for your crew with hands-on training and live virtual demonstrations.

Meet the Presenters


Demonstrations/Lab Tours

Online Educational Videos