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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment in the roofing industry is a difficult, yet unfortunately common occurrence. In this panel, we will discuss our personal experiences with harassment and how we can work together to make meaningful changes in our workplaces so all employees, especially women, feel safe and respected. We will share resources, mentorship opportunities, and strategies to help combat sexual harassment. We also encourage session participants to take what they've learned and spread the knowledge back at their companies [...]

2023-09-01T17:14:34-06:00By |

Get to know DORA (Directory of Roof Assemblies)

Join us for an informative webinar on October 12th, at 3:00 PM ET about DORA - the Directory of Roof Assemblies. DORA works through the voluntary participation of industry companies. All roof assemblies are submitted by participating companies and are accompanied by supporting documentation in the form of test reports and qualified evaluations. DORA accepts supporting documentation from any qualified accredited laboratory or certification body. All supporting documentation is independently validated before entering DORA. All roof [...]

2023-09-08T11:51:19-06:00By |

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 |
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