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OSHA en Espanol, Technical Education Guru, and the Business of Roofing

By the time the newsletter is sent out the Education Committee will have run close to 40 folks through OSHA 10-hour En Espanol! ¡Una iniciativa que esperamos repetir anualmente! An initiative we hope to repeat annually! Lorna Rojas delivered the training, with the help of Manaya Robertson. Now the attendee names will be submitted to OSHA so those who completed the course can be certified and issued their official OSHA 10 card. I would like to [...]

2022-11-03T13:06:46-06:00By |

Upcoming Events

The Education Committee has several upcoming events, and we are also looking for volunteers to offer time and talent for future content offerings! Upcoming events include: Being the "only" in the room: This event was postponed in August and is now scheduled for September 8th, 3PM EST. Please join the Education Committee for a panel discussion on Being “the only” in the room. More specifically being “the only black woman” in the room! Join our panelists: [...]

2022-08-30T14:44:46-06:00By |

Cool Roofs – Energy Saver

A cool roof is designed to reflect more sunlight than a conventional roof, absorbing less solar energy. This lowers the temperature of the building just as wearing light-colored clothing keeps you cool on a sunny day. Conventional roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more on a sunny summer afternoon, Sun. Under the same conditions, a reflective roof could stay more than 50°F (28 °C) cooler. This can save energy and money in buildings with air [...]

2022-07-05T09:46:25-06:00By |

Interesting Articles: Fact Sheet | Cool Roofs

1. Naturally Cool Roofs: By using white vinyl or other white surface materials, a building's albedo (ability to reflect light) can increase to 60 percent, compared to 10-20 percent on a traditional asphalt roof. This reduces heat absorption and cools the building's interior. 2. Coated Roofs: Buildings with traditional roofs can receive a solar reflective coating that helps reflect sunlight. Once retrofitted, these roofs function the same way as naturally cool roofs. 3. Insulated Cool Roofs: [...]

2022-07-05T09:43:10-06:00By |

Roofs and Condensation: A Practical Approach for the Design Professional

Continuing Education (Online: Self-Paced) With the advent of “cool” single-ply roofs featuring heat-reflective exterior surfaces and the use of mechanical attachment, new questions have emerged concerning the internal forces at play within the roofing system, especially in regard to vapor movement and the potential for moisture condensation within the roof. This course reviews the fundamentals of vapor movement in roofing systems, current roof condensation research, and the tools available to assess roof condensation. It also provides [...]

2022-07-05T09:36:53-06:00By |

Vegetated Roof Systems – Keeping it Cool

Join the Education Committee virtually for a broad discussion of Vegetated Roof Systems, including their history, the variety of types, and the various components that comprise these systems, as well as their numerous benefits. When? July 28, 2022 at 3 PM ET Registration now   Presented By: Melody Jackson, CSI, CDT111 Melody is the Architectural Representative for Soprema in Houston and the Southeast Texas area. A graduate from the University of Houston with a B.S. [...]

2022-07-04T20:03:54-06:00By |

Keeping it Cool: Using Cool Roofs to Combat Heat Islands and Save Energy

This presentation will provide an overview of how cool roofs work to keep individuals, neighborhoods, and cities cooler while producing a multitude of other benefits including how these materials are evaluated and labeled, and how third-party product ratings support the implementation of policies and programs that require or promote the use of these materials as strategies for reducing building energy use and mitigating urban heat islands. ZOOM REGISTRATION: Time: Jul 14, 2022, 03:00 PM Eastern Time [...]

2022-06-15T08:59:09-06:00By |

NWiR Bookclubs

Come and join Bookclubs for some amazing reads and wonderful chats! This is what is happening in the next few months: April 6 - So You Want to Talk About Race April 21 - The Midnight Library May 19 - A Man Called Ove June 23, July 26, & August 23..... Go vote on the books to see what we read next!

2022-04-04T20:01:18-06:00By |

Virtual Roof Restoration Training Event!

NWiR Education Committee is excited to announce a Virtual Roofing Restoration Training Event presented to you by Steve Proctor & Abbey Feinstein from CertainTeed. ROOF RESTORATIONS – What is Often Overlooked Even by the Pros Roof restoration has been a growing segment for decades and has witnessed a steep growth over the last two years in response to material outages necessary for re-roof projects. Restoration can be an excellent solution to revitalize and extend a roof’s [...]

2022-04-01T12:18:51-06:00By |

“Monumental Buildings on the National Mall” Tour

Join the NWiR for a tour of the Buildings on the National Mall which sit opposite the Monuments on the other end! The tour will be April 7th after for those planning on attending the NRCA Roofing Day in Washington Dc on April 6th. During this tour we will explore the exterior of several buildings on the West side of the National Mall including the United States Capitol, the Library of Congress Jefferson building, The United [...]

2022-04-01T12:16:02-06:00By |
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