lists 1 1 3 Skill and Knowledge Requirements of the Installer This installation training manual assumes that the installer possesses the following basic knowledge and skills: 1. Basic measuring skills 2. A basic understanding of construction methods and techniques 3. An understanding of the appropriate use of tools normal to the roofing trade The contributors to this document attempted to include the basic information needed. 1-1 I NTRODUCTION : C HAPTER 1 However, it's not practical to include all information related to each product and its design options. In the event that an installer has any questions , or faces a situation not addressed in these materials, it's imperative that such uncertainties be resolved through consultation with the responsible parties before work is begun

Responsibility of the Various Trades For the purpose of this training manual, an installer is defined as someone who sets, anchors , seals , and/or applies metal roofing products and necessary flashing and trim.

No differentiation is specified between a new construction installer and a replacement (retrofit) installer in this manual. Some of an installer's tasks may be performed by other individuals. As an example, one party may dry -in the roof by applying the peel and stick underlayment, another install the panels , and a third party install pipe penetrations and pipe boots. Although the installer is responsible for the quality of the work performed, others (building contractor, developer, architect, etc ) are often the “approving authority” or “responsible parties" that make specific decisions that affect the installation. The approving authority is responsible for coordination and checking the quality of the work done by the various trades associated with the roofing. The construction sequence , appropriate coordination, and appropriate integration of all of the various building components are essential to the long -term performance of any completed installation. This is especially true of metal roofing. It's desirable that the installer be actively involved in any additional roof wor k- related activities that may take place during a project, including those performed after the installation, if possible

1 1 5 Timeliness of Information This manual provides information which is current as of the date of publication. Always check the manufact urer's instructions and current information provided by the building and roofing industry for updates. 1 2 Development of the Installer Training Manual The installation training manual is based on industry -accepted practices and principles that have been developed over the years by members of the MCA ( Metal Construction Association ) This association recognizes the need for consistent installation practices and is dedicated to the development of installation best practices. The best practices developed have allowed for the creation of this training manual offered by the MCA. Experienced individuals and experts in the field provided input throughout the development of the installation train ing manual. A team of individuals from MCA wa s formed to assist in developing the manual based on material submitted or recommended by the MCA. In addition, this training manual incorporates information offered by MCA members who are manufacturers and/or suppliers. Much of the information provided was incorporated into the language and graphics