Along with BC&E’s expertise in evaluating and designing snow-country roofing systems, BC&E brings unique knowledge and understanding for the design of avalanche control measures and icicle mitigation. Solutions address a multitude of factors including environmental conditions, watertightness detailing, and structural considerations.
Evaluation of Snow and Ice Management
For certain building designs in snow-country environments, controlling snow and ice accumulations on roofs and limiting the formation of icicle development along eave edges is an important criteria in the design of the roof system. Understanding the behavior of snow and ice on roof surfaces and developing details to mitigate damage from snow and ice to both the roofing system and areas below the roof are necessary for the successful long-term performance of roof systems exposed to significant snow and ice accumulations.