b'Review and Acceptance CRCA Advisory Bulletin of Roof DeckPrior to roof installationI n new construction and re-roofing, it is the responsibility of the design authority (struc- deck design criteria and has been constructed in accordance with the design requirements. tural engineer, architect, consultant) to inspect the roof deck and ensure that the roofNotwithstanding the receipt or such notice prior to proceeding with the work, the roofer deck meets the design and construction requirements for a particular project. Appro- shall not be considered as having established that the roof deck criteria have been com-priate parties, such as structural engineer, steel deck contractor, consultant, designer ofplied with. A roof system installed on a sub-standard deck could cause the roofing contrac-record, are qualified to INSPECT the structural criteria of a roof deck for slope, struc- tor to assume responsibilities that they may have been able to avoid had a proper deck tural integrity, method of attachment, etc. Refer to CRCA Advisory Bulletin titled Roofinspection by the appropriate parties been completed. If the roofing contractor discovers Loading, issued June 2014, for further information on structural loading of roof deck.The roofing contractor (foremen or superintendent) is only required to visually RE- defects/deficiencies in the surface of a deck during their review, this should be immediate-VIEW the SURFACE of the roof deck to ensure that it is adequate for the installationly brought to the attention of the design authority, building owner or general contractor of the roofing components. The surface must be free of defects or deficiencies such asand rectified prior to accepting the deck and loading materials or manpower. The roofing delamination, large cracks and corrosion. A roofing contractor cannot assume responsi- contractor has accepted the condition of the surface of the roof deck once they start the bility for the decks slope, structural integrity, method of attachment, equipment or ser- roof installation.vices installed below the deck equipment or any other conditions beyond their control.The opinions expressed herein are those of the CRCA National Technical Committee. This Advi-It is recommended that the roofing contractor, with the appropriate parties, complete asory Bulletin is circulated for the purpose of bringing roofing information to the attention of the reader. visual review. It is important that the project specifications clearly define the guidelinesThe data, commentary, opinions and conclusions, if any, are not intended to provide the reader with for inspection and/or repair of a roof deck, including identifying the parties who are re- conclusive technical advice, and the reader should not act only on the roofing information contained sponsible for inspection and repairs. The roofing contractor is responsible to REVIEW THE SURFACE OF THE DECK ONLY to ensure it will provide a sufficiently clean,in this Advisory Bulletin without seeking specific professional, engineering or architectural advice. dry and even surface suitable for installation of the roof system components. Neither the CRCA nor any of its officers, directors, members or employees assumes any responsibility Roofing contractors should request a notice in writing from the owners representa- for any of the roofing information contained herein or the consequences of any interpretation which tive (engineer, consultant, designer of record) that the roof deck meets the appropriatethe reader may take from such information.ROOFTech 20212021 UpdateT he Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) and Infor-ma Connect have announced, to no ones surprise, that ROOF-Tech 2021 has been cancelled. ROOFTech is Canadas only major exposition and educational forum on roofing system technology. The 2021 show would have been the first ROOFTech to stage a roofing industry job fair. Originally scheduled for April 20 and 21 at the International Cen-tre in Mississauga, ROOFTech has joined every other large gathering event in being hopeful that a rescheduled event in 2022 will be pos-sible. ORN will keep readers advised of any decisions relating to a ROOFTech 2022 in the Toronto area.ORN THE ONLY SOURCE FOR PROFESSIONAL ICI ROOFING CONTRACTORS IN ONTARIO ONTARIO ROOFING NEWSISSUE 4 2020/2113'