TRACK 2: Roofing
Director of Building and Roofing Science
Jennifer Keegan is the Director of Building & Roofing Science for GAF. This position focuses on relationships between roofing materials, the overall roof system and building envelope performance. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience as a building enclosure consultant specializing in assessment, design and remediation of building enclosures. Her experience ranges from design assist efforts, to forensic investigations, litigation support and repair design. Jennifer provides technical leadership within the industry as the Chair of the ASTM Waterproofing Subcommittee; and as an advocate for women as educational chair for National Women in Roofing and board member of Women in Construction.
How does urbanization affect designing for sustainability? Urbanization has coincided with the development of complex and interdependent networks. The increasing incidence of extreme weather events jeopardizes those networks whenever infrastructure damage occurs. Long-term sustainability necessitates an inherent and essential capacity for designing for resilience in the face of vulnerability and buildings that can adapt to the changing environments in which they were built. What do resilient and adaptive buildings look like, how do they behave, and how do we design for this belt-and-suspenders approach that requires such elasticity? And what role does roof selection and design play?
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