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Required Reading for Building Professionals

For over a quarter century, Hoffmann Architects’ JOURNAL has served as a forum for discussing common problems and new developments.  In each issue, our professionals tackle concerns specific to existing structures and occupied spaces in clear, straightforward terms.

Journal Vol 39 N1 Roof Rehabilitation COVER SmallThe latest issue, Should You Replace Your Low-Slope Roof? Understanding Recover and Replacement Options, guides building owners and design professionals in making smart roofing choices that consider existing roof conditions, planned upgrades, longevity, and budget. While owners typically consider roof replacement or recover when the existing roof shows signs of distress, it’s not uncommon for other factors to trigger a roofing project, from anticipated installation of new rooftop assemblies like solar arrays to the conversion of a traditional roof into an occupied terrace. Knowing how building codes, energy conservation requirements, structural considerations, and resilience impact roofing strategies allows for informed decisions that balance performance with cost.

New! Web-based version now available.

The Society for Marketing Professional Services, on granting the JOURNAL the Best In Show Award, commented that the “JOURNAL is excellent—high quality and educational.”

Subscription is free, and past issues can be viewed here.


AIA/CES Learning Units
To earn HSW credit, read the JOURNAL and complete the related exam online. We’ll take care of the rest.