Industry News Industry Research Convoy Supply Trains Staff at OIRCA Training Centre Page 10 CRCA: Research Trailblazer Page 14 Is There a Hole in Your Insurance Safety Net? Page 20 Insurance Notes Rooftop Ponding Addressing Positive Drainage Without question the most popular technical questions received by the OIRCA office relate to ponding on low-slope roofing systems. …Page 18 Cover Story Ball Game Cancelled! W hen a baseball team that plays its home games out of a domed stadium cancels one of its games because of roof damage, you know the situation is bad. That’s what the Toronto Blue Jays had to do for their April 16 game against the Kansas City Royals because of an ice storm that hit the city. “You’re almost awestruck about how widespread it was. We’ve been there several winters where there’s been some sort of ice damage where we needed to patch some holes, but not to the extent it was this year,” says Jason Campbell, the Vice- President of OIRCA member Dean-Chandler Roofing Limited, a company that began in 1924. Dean-Chandler has a long history with the Rogers Centre, or should we say SkyDome, which is what the stadium was known as when it first opened in 1989. The company was part of the team that installed the roof beginning in 1987, and since then, Dean-Chandler has been responsible for roofing repairs. Not only did the ice storm cancel the game, but it also briefly forced the closure of the CN Tower and resulted in the area below the CN Tower and Rogers Centre being closed because of falling ice chunks and the risk it posed to pedestrians. As an ice storm pelted Toronto, ice built up on the CN Tower. Campbell says that while the CN Tower installed a heat-tracing system in recent years, the ice buildup was high up on the spire on a part of the building where the heat-tracing system didn’t operate. Once the weather began to warm up, ice chunks started tumbling down. “Once the ice started falling, there was no way to prevent that from occurring,” says Campbell. The biggest damage ripped open a hole with a diameter of about five feet in the stadi- um’s roof, while most of the holes were the size of a base- ball, which is fitting given what the building is used for. The damage on this area of the roof wasn’t limited to just the Rogers Centre undergoes roof repairs after Toronto ice storm By RICHARD WOODBURY