NWIR Hands-on Demo

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Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing
The members of the NWiR Education Committee and the GAF CARE team on OCT 20th as we step through how to do simple repairs on the roof. This hands-on training will focus on asphalt shingle repairs on residential roofs. The New Jersey, Denver, Dallas, and Seattle councils will be participating live from their own locations!

ARMA Virtual Asphalt Roofing Recycling Forum

Author: ARMAPublishing Date: October 29, 2021
Contributed by: Education1
ARMA’s inaugural virtual Asphalt Roofing Recycling Forum on October 29, 2021, as we discuss Asphalt Roofing Recycling: Owning our Future! The Forum is open to ARMA Members, Non-Members, and Students. The program will be divided into two segments. The first segment will feature a keynote presentation followed by 30-minute sessions from various industry experts. The second segment will host a panel discussion with various thought leaders from the manufacturing, academia, consumer, and recycling perspectives. The goal is to have attendees leave feeling empowered about #RecyclingRoofs!

Roof Coatings – The Design Advantages of Synthetic Roofing Solutions

Author: ACEDaily Publishing Date:
Contributed by: Education1
Description: Synthetic roofing materials have been available in the market for more than a decade, providing a cost-effective, viable alternative to traditional slate and shake roofing systems. This course provides an overview of the features and benefits of slate and shake synthetic roofing products, including a discussion on the testing methods used to rate specific performance characteristics.

A Professional Guide for Women in the Construction Industry

Author: Blue Laser Digital Publishing Date: July 29, 2021
Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing

NWiR Member Benefits

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Contributed by: Education1
Did you know that one of the benefits to being a member of NWiR is a discount on Construction Work-wear . XENA WORKWEAR FOR WOMEN Code: XENAxNAWIR Benefits: $20 off for purchase of the following products: Omega EH Boots, Nova EH Safety Riding Boots, Fusion Mt Boots and the Everywhere and Aurora Blazers $20 will be donated by Xena Workwear to benefit NAWIR's Scholarship Program Draft for Program Description: Xena Workwear creates stylish safety footwear and functional apparel to help professional women express their personality and feel confident in any work environment. Ana Kraft started this company out of her own frustration, working in a manufacturing environment where the only options were bulky, manly work boots. She knew that a more versatile category of workwear was needed and decided to shake-up the stagnant industry of manufacturers who did not understand women’s needs. Because it is part of their goal to empower women in STEM and the Trades, they offer a special gift code for NAWiR members that will give you $20 off their beautiful and functional products and donate $20 for each purchase to support NAWiR's Scholarship Program. To get your stylish pair of safety boots with your NAWiR gift code, go to xenaworkwear.com, select your style and size and enter XENAxNAWIR into the Gift code field at the checkout. Your shoes will arrive within eight business days and the exchange and return process is free and simple.

OSHA 10

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Contributed by: Education1
If you cannot join us for NWiR Virtual coming this month but need to get OSHA 10 certified, below is a link for on-demand.  Please note fees apply.

Good Reading

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Contributed by: Education1
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ARTICLES Construction Safety Articles American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the construction industry, including developments in safety management, worker safety and … EXPLORE FURTHER

Safety Template

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Contributed by: Education1
TOOLBOX TALKS Toolbox Talk Templates: Free Download | SafetyCulture: Safety Culture Offers Free Download Templates for Safety Tool Box. HOW TO IMPROVE SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Improve Safety Participation in 2020 and Beyond. The top 10 construction meetings for 2020 reflect measures to keep workers safe during COVID-19. They also highlight the need to prepare in advance for high-impact situations like emergencies and incidents. Instantly document your safety meetings with Safesite. Top 10 Construction Safety Topics in 2020

Technical Inspections for Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing Membranes

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Contributed by: Education1
Join KEMPER SYSTEM AMERICA  to learn more from NWiR Member Jae Horbacz , Sr. Architect at Kemper System America if you want to learn some basics and the versatility of Roofing/Waterproofing using Reinforced Cold-Liquid Applied Waterproofing Membrane Systems. KEMPER SYSTEM AMERICA – Technical Inspections for Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing Membranes – Credit Designations AIA CE Credit 1.5HR HSWWatch recording With the mainstream usage of the Cold Fluid Applied, Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing Membranes; it is necessary to obtain the technical knowledge used to provide QC inspections. Course will provide attendees of basic “what to look for” information, some science related to the information and corrective course of actions that may be possible.
  • Learning Objective 1: Understand the recommended application procedures for these types of liquid resin systems. Including several different resin and reinforcement types typically seen in the U.S. market.
  • Learning Objective 2: Identify typical application deficiencies including substrate preparation, primer application, membrane application and surfacing.
  • Learning Objective 3: Develop solutions for typical problems encountered in the field and provide recommendations on how to address these problems promptly before they become large scale issues.
  • Learning Objective 4: Show project specific case studies to support the common sense solutions for application deficiencies.
 

FLUID APPLIED METAL ROOFING SYSTEMS

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Contributed by: Education1
Learn about the benefits of installing Fluid Applied Metal Roofing Systems. Coatings provide a cost effective alternative to replacing your metal roof. ENERGY STAR® approved product can reduce your roof’s temperature by up to 100°F and comes with a 10 year warranty.  New Roofs with As little as Zero Pitch?  A monolithic Fluid Applied Roofing Membrane can be applied.

SOPREMA, Inc.

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Contributed by: Education1
Polymeric Liquid-Applied Membranes (PMMA/PMA) for Roofing & Waterproofing Ensuring a building’s roof is waterproof, on top of being structurally sound, is critical to the success of any building project. This course examines rapid curing, polymeric liquid-applied waterproofing membranes for roofing and other demanding applications. Discussions include the history of PMMA, PMMA system components and characteristics, the installation process, and the versatility of PMMA products.

FLUID-APPLIED ROOF COATINGS- SUBSTRATES, SELECTION, AND APPLICATION

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Contributed by: Education1
Though there are many different types of liquid roofing products on the market, this course is going to focus on those products that qualify as roof coatings.  COVESTRO provides a great article/outline of what is out there in the market.

Estimating Training Program by Cotney Consulting Group

Author: John H Kenney III / CotneyPublishing Date:
Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing

The Blueprints to Your Business

Author: John H Kenney IIIPublishing Date: February 24, 2021
Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing
This book is written by our very own John Kenney that is on the Membership Committee and does so much for our organization.

NWiR Virtual Seminar

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Contributed by: Education1
Resilience in Roof Design. The trend toward greater resilience in roof design has come into sharp focus in recent years.  The forces driving this trend include the decline in skilled labor among roofing contractors and allied trades; changes in the building code that have been influenced by severe weather patterns; and the increasing application of sustainable and “green" technologies.  The urgency of this trend has challenged both design and construction professionals to find both human and technological solutions in a dynamic work environment.  This presentation will explore how the trend toward greater roof resilience has effected the application and performance of roofing systems over time.  It will also discuss ways to meet the changing demands. DURO-LAST PRESENTS- Learning objectives:
  • Describe traditional roofing and its evolution to modern, more resilient roofing technology
  • Discuss the realities of labor shortages and their impact on the construction industry
  • Identify changes in the building code that enhance roof performance in high wind and weather-beaten coastal areas
  • Discuss green roofing systems and their impact on the commercial and residential spaces
 

BUILDING ENCLOSURES ONLINE

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Contributed by: Education1
Understanding Single-Ply Roofing Systems - Material options and installation methods for specifying single-ply roofing membranes in low-slope commercial applications.  (Please note that CEU credits are no longer offered, but the full presentation is available on line.)

ON DEMAND

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Contributed by: Education1
Fibertite offers (5) very interesting on demand webinars
  • Exploring an Emerging Trend: What is Very Severe Hail?
  • Will Your Roof Withstand Very Severe Hail?
  • Introducing New Professionals to Building Envelope Science
  • Roofing & Waterproofing Forensics
  • 5 Critical Roofing Performance Considerations
  • Vegetated Rooftop Gardens

WHAT IS OUT THERE IN THE INDUSTRY, AND HOW DO YOU PICK THE RIGHT ROOF

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Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing
Stonewater roofing provides an interesting comparison article on the different single-ply roofing systems out in the industry.

Be Prepared for Nature’s Tests

Author: ReadyPublishing Date:
Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing
Nature has a mind of its own.  Be Ready! What is Nature sending your way? Hurricanes, Tornados, Tsunamis, Volcanic Eruptions, Earth Quakes, Thunderstorms & Lightning. FEMA’s Ready Campaign provides information on how to be prepared.

Will Your Roof Weather The Storm?

Author: FacilitiesnetPublishing Date:
Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing
What happens when High Velocity Winds meet Low Sloped Roofs? Facilities Management Insights provides an interesting take on the different types of roofing available and which ones are better designed to weather the storm

Resilient Roof System Design for our Future

Author: CSIPublishing Date:
Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing
Climate and weather very much influence the design and construction of building enclosure systems, especially roof systems and assemblies. While codes provide the minimum requirements for construction, few provisions focus on resilience. More extreme and destructive weather events are demonstrating that many of today’s building solutions might not be sufficiently resilient.

FORTIFIED Program

Author: FORTIFIEDPublishing Date:
Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing
FORTIFIED is a voluntary construction and re-roofing program designed to strengthen homes and commercial buildings against specific types of severe weather such as high winds, hail, hurricanes and even tornadoes.

METAL ROOF Wind Uplift(ing) or NOT?

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Contributed by: nationalwomeninroofing
NWiR’s own member, Shelly Higgins – S-5 Architectural & National Accounts Director will be our presenter.  Learn how the changes are impacting codes and roof material choices.  Learn about testing and specification techniques for metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift resistance. Watch recorded webinar The Learning Objectives Include:
  • Describe the effects of wind uplift on roofs and the science behind it
  • Understand the changes in ASCE 07 and how it creates a safer building
  • Explain wind uplift testing and why it is important
  • Identify methods, metal roof accessories and applications to improve metal roof performance in wind uplift solutions
  • Explain specification techniques; how to properly select and specify wind rated metal roofs and accessories to value engineer wind control

GREEN ROOF SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Author: Publishing Date: May 24, 2021
Contributed by: Education1

 The NWiR in celebrating the month of May by learning about Green Roof Design. We are proud to offer insight into the design of Green Roofs with our presenter Angie Durham. 

Angie Durham started AD GREENROOF based in Minneapolis in 2012. For over 18 years she has designed and managed a wide variety of green roofs throughout the USA and researches system performance. Her team has developed GREENFORMATION® a budget friendly maintenance system working with contractors and owners. 

 AIA & ASLA 1 Hour CES 

  • How do Green Roofs perform 
  • Design to exceed Performance 
  • What are the benefits of the technology for your clients 
  • Help them explore their options and their needs 
  • Design to meet LEED v4 credits as they apply to the project site
  • Understand the basics in designing systems to meet Total System Warranty Requirements 

The USA Department of the Interior – National Park Services White Papers

Author: NPSPublishing Date:
Contributed by: Education1

 WHAT IS A GREEN ROOF? 

The US Department of the Interior provides a clear overview of the Considerations, Visual Impact, Physical Impact, Plants, Alternatives, Benefits and Resources. 


GREEN LIVING TECHNOLOGIES/ON-LINE SELF-PACED COURSE

Author: ACEDaily Publishing Date:
Contributed by: Education1

 Green Living Technologies presents: “Living Walls – Design Intent, Function & Art” 

Living walls not only add beauty to a space, but also can help to reduce energy consumption, minimize environmental impacts, and create healthier interior and exterior environments. This course compares the design and construction of different types of living walls and provides an overview of the factors to consider to ensure a healthy, thriving living wall is installed and maintained. 


LiveRoof Global /On-demand Seminar

Author: LiveRoof Global and LiveWall, divisions of Hortech, Inc. Publishing Date: May 6, 2021
Contributed by: Education1

Description: With a focus on hybrid green roof systems, this course provides an overview of green roofs, including system options and design and specification considerations, such as plant selection, irrigation, mitigation of wind pressure and fire risk, sloped applications, and warranty options. 

Presented by: Amber Ponce, LiveRoof Global, LLC 

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CE Credit - HSW Eligibility 


The Bitumen Roofing Industry – A Global Perspective

Author: ARMAPublishing Date: April 1, 2021
Contributed by: Education1
(on the ARMA website)

Quality Control Guidelines for the Application of Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems

Author: NRCAPublishing Date: April 1, 2021
Contributed by: Education1
(Free to NRCA members)

#WhyAsphalt

Author: Publishing Date: April 1, 2021
Contributed by: Education1
Search #WhyAsphalt on LinkedIn to see featured case studies from Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association

Asphalt Roofing Systems presented by Firestone Building Products

Author: Firestone Building ProductsPublishing Date: April 15, 2021
Contributed by: Education1
Although built-up roofs are the oldest type of low-slope roofing systems, gaining an understanding of the advantages and characteristics of modified bitumen membranes will help you select the asphalt roofing system that improves performance and saves on installation costs over traditional asphalt roofs. Learn how “mod bit” roofs, whether APP or SBS, provide improved durability with stronger reinforcements, resist hail and traffic damage, and provide factory-controlled quality manufacturing.

The Anatomy of an Asphalt Shingle presented by IKO and Hanleywood University

Author: IKO and Hanleywood UniversityPublishing Date: April 20, 2021
Contributed by: Education1
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the functional design of an asphalt shingle
  • Understand how the raw materials used address the functional requirements
  • Understand how the raw materials are sourced and specified
  • Understand why the raw material specifications are essential to asphalt shingle performance
 

SBS Roofing Technology & Design presented by Soprema

Author: SopremaPublishing Date: April 26, 2021
Contributed by: Education1
1 credit AIA HSW/IIBECLearning Objectives:
  • History and development of SBS-modified bitumen waterproofing systems, including addition of FR additives impacting sheet performance in catastrophic fire events allowing protection for building occupants.
  • Modified bitumen sheet anatomy, incorporating discussion of self-adhesive and sanded sheet cold adhesive sheet installations and their impact on building occupants.
  • Methodology of roof system application, including pertinence to environmental and safety impact
  • Review modified bitumen membrane surfacing including highly reflective surfacing material options and their impact on building performance and subsequent occupant comfort.
 

NWiR Tech Talk: All about Asphalt Shingles

Author: Publishing Date: April 21, 2021
Contributed by: Education1
The NWiR Education Committee to discuss the basics of asphalt shingles.

ATAS Aluminum: Innovative Technologies for the Sustainable Building Envelope

Author: ATAS International, Inc. Publishing Date:
Contributed by: Education1
1 LU/HSW & 1 GBCI CE Hour
  • Discuss how metal cladding uses sunlight in heating climates to provide a building with preheated ventilation air.
  • Explain how cutting-edge cool roof technologies, including UV-reflective pigments and above-sheathing ventilation, provide relief in cooling climates.
  • Identify how metal roofing provides a solar-ready platform for photovoltaic systems.
  • Define how metal cladding on roofs and walls can contribute to green building objectives, including LEED certification.

S-5: Solar-Ready Roof: Optimize the Design

Author: ACEDaily Publishing Date:
Contributed by: Education1
With the demand for sustainable power on the rise, building owners and homeowners alike are turning to solar power as a supplemental power generator. Choosing the right platform for the solar panels is a critical step in the design process and can have a significant impact on both initial and long-term costs. This course discusses the basics of photovoltaic systems, including the components and rooftop applications. Comparisons between traditional roofing and standing seam metal roofing platforms are examined, and the benefits of a non-penetrating clamping system are discussed. Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the basics of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, the components, their energy efficiency, and rooftop application
  • Summarize steps of the design process for solar-ready roof including the durability of the roof material selection and solar panel orientation.
  • Explain why a long-lasting metal roof is a perfect solar platform including their durability, recyclability and sustainability
  • Discuss how non-penetrating mounting systems are easily installed, economical, help mitigate wind uplift and reduce damage to the roofing material

Tremco: The Evolution of Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Author: Tremco Roofing and Building MaintenancePublishing Date:
Contributed by: Education1
  • The history of standing seam metal roofing
  • The many types of standing seam metal roofs
  • When each is applicable
  • How to specify
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of poor design

Metal Construction Association: Metal Roof Installation Manual

Author: MCA Metal Construction AssociationPublishing Date:
Contributed by: Education1
This installation training manual addresses the installation of metal roofing material and related accessories. It includes information pertaining to both new construction reroofing and retrofit projects. The MCA installation training manual was developed to improve the installation of metal roofing within the construction industry. The goal is to eliminate avoidable problems and reduce the need for additional work due to callbacks. https://www.metalconstruction.org/index.php/online-education

WSRCA Podcast: The Roof Deck

Author: WSRCAPublishing Date: April 15, 2021
Contributed by: Jennifer Keegan

WSRCA PODCAST: 'THE ROOF DECK' EPISODE 1 - LISTEN NOW!

Greetings WSRCA Members,
 Are you young? Are you in the roofing industry? Are you a professional? Then this podcast is for you! We kick off Episode 1 of 'THE ROOF DECK' with our hosts Jackson Johns - National Roofing Company, Rachel Garcia - Malarkey Roofing Products, and Shane Wakerling - General Roofing Company - talking us through what we're all about - roofing! We're here to help you grow and answer questions about what it's like to be a young professional in the industry. In this episode we discuss: • Welcome to the first episode of 'The Roof Deck' • COVID-19 challenges, especially for the less technical individuals in the office. • Focusing on what you can control during a global pandemic. • Different career fields available in the roofing industry. • Day-to-day issues from Jackson, Rachel and Shane. Listen Now!

The B Words

Author: Tricia KagererPublishing Date: September 15, 2020
Contributed by: NWiR
In The B Words: 13 Words Every Woman Must Navigate for Success (Brown Books Publishing Group, 2020), Tricia Kagerer uses her experience and the experiences of others to provide guidance that can help women of all ages and all walks of life achieve their goals. Order Book: https://amzn.to/2NnOP3g

U.S. Building Enclosure Resource Guide

Author: Derek Hodgin, Walt Rossiter, John WyliePublishing Date: September 1, 2020
Contributed by: Jennifer Keegan
An Alphabetical Listing of References With Which To Be Familiar Link to pdf here: 2020 IIBEC Interface Bldg Enclosure Resource Guide All credit goes to IIBEC for this great resource!

Product knowledge and installation education are important in every area of roofing, but are particularly important in the specialized world of commercial roofing and weatherproofing. Derbigum, a company that began in 1932, offers a wide variety of training on technical commercial roofing and weatherproofing. Courses cover the theory and practicum and can be completed in a variety of locations, including contractor and distributor yards and training centers in Ohio, Mississipi, New Jersey, California, Maryland, and more.

A few of the Derbigum commercial roofing and weatherproofing courses include:

  • APP-Modified Heat Welded Membrane Systems
  • APP-Modified Cold Adhesive Applied Membrane Systems
  • APP-Modified Base Sheet Application Methods
  • DerbiFlash Liquid Flashing Systems
  • PMMA Liquid Applied Roof Systems
  • Waterproofing Contraction Science
  • PMMA Liquid Applied Pedestrian Trafficable Surface Systems
  • PMMA Liquid Applied Vehicular Trafficable Surface Systems
  • PMMA Liquid Membrane Plaza Deck Systems
  • Liquid Flashing for Plaza Deck Systems
After completing a course, a contractor can obtain the title of Derbigum Approved Contractor (DAC). Derbigum also offers AIA approved courses, which qualify for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). The courses include Cold Applied Roofing, Low Slope Roofing overview, and PMMA/PMA (Polymeric Liquid Applied Membranes). These courses can empower contractors by providing a refresher or allowing them to start from scratch on certifications. Education is essential in our business. Derbigum began in Brussels, Belgium, in 1932 by creating waterproofing sealants and mastics. During World War II, they melted pavement to create asphalt and aggregate. The company’s flagship product, Derbigum, was born in the early 1970s with technology inspired by Italy’s asphalt membranes. As American demand grew for their products, they opened a manufacturing plant in Kansis City in 1980. The SOPREMA Group acquired Derbigum in 2018 and they are proud of the work they’ve done. To further explore our contractor training program, please contact Derbigum.

AIA & GBCI Approved Seminars

Author: Lee Ann M. Slattery / ATAS International, Inc.Publishing Date: July 22, 2020
Contributed by: NWiR
ATAS offers two online education courses, “Metal Roofing: History, Material, Application” and “Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Building Envelopes” available below. “Metal Roofing: History, Material, Application” is approved for 1 AIA/CES LU/HSW while “Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Building Envelopes” is approved for both 1 AIA/CES LU/HSW and 1 GBCI CE Hour. We can also provide any of our in-person seminars as a Virtual Lunch & Learn. Please fill out the request a seminar form, and note in the comments section that you would like the seminar to be presented remotely.

Employer Hiring Tips

Author: Rick BlystonePublishing Date: June 29, 2020
Contributed by: Cotney Construction Law
One of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry today is the lack of skilled labor. While finding employees may be a challenge, finding the right employees for your organization can be even more difficult. In this article we will discuss a few items that will ease the challenge of hiring new employees and help ensure that the employees you hire are around long-term.

Top 10 Contract Provisions for Roofers

Author: Hilary MorganPublishing Date: August 27, 2019
Contributed by: Cotney Construction Law
Contract provisions can make or break your roofing project. This article highlights some key contract provisions that affect both commercial and residential roofers. A roofer that can issue spot and focus on key provisions may be able to reduce liability.

Winning the War for Talent

Author: Chris CzarnikPublishing Date: June 15, 2018
Contributed by: NWiR
Fabulous book to read on the issue we all face - How can I get and keep good employees?!

Advantages of Diversity in the Workplace

Author: Rick BlystonePublishing Date: August 20, 2020
Contributed by: Cotney Construction Law
Diversity in the workplace is a big talking point these days. Most agree that having an organization made up of diverse individuals with varying backgrounds is a crucial element of building a successful organization. So what exactly is diversity in the workplace?

Personal Protective Equipment for women

Author: Publishing Date: August 2, 2020
Contributed by: NWiR
Some options for PPE for women

Personal Development

Author: Publishing Date: August 1, 2019
Contributed by: NWiR
Some thoughts on personal development for women in roofing.

Roof Technology and Science I

Author: IIBECPublishing Date: May 1, 2019
Contributed by: NWiR
IIBEC’s Educational Programs have earned an industry-wide reputation for offering top-quality, comprehensive building envelope education. Designed to provide individuals of differing backgrounds with relevant information about roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope technology and design issues, IIBEC’s educational programs vary in intensity, from basic concepts to advanced specific application principles and theory. This two-day course is a first component of a two-part series covering, in detail, aspects of the technology and science of roofing. It covers the history and evolution of roofing up to present-day common applications. It features terminology and technical information regarding roof decks and structures, roof insulation, bitumen membranes, built-up and modified bitumen membranes and flashing systems. An understanding of heat transfer theory, moisture, thermal design, and the calculation of U-factors will also be presented. Highlights of the program include: critical aspects of roof decking and related supporting structures, heat transfer and practical heat transfer calculations, the function of heat transfer and the different types of roof insulation, the technology behind roofing bitumens and their related BUR and modified-bitumen membranes, and basic flashing nomenclature and bituminous flashing system construction. The Roof Technology and Science I course features fundamental concepts that prove useful for students in other RCI Educational Programs. Roof consultants, facility managers, contractors, architects, engineers, roofing material salespeople, property managers and others can gain new insight and professional development in the continually evolving world of roofing technology.

NRCA Roofing 101

Author: NRCAPublishing Date: May 1, 2019
Contributed by: NWiR
NRCA University's Roofing 101 program provides an easy, affordable way to learn about roofing fundamentals online. The program is not a DVD based program. It is designed for those new to the roofing industry or anyone who needs to understand roof assemblies and how the industry operates. New employees, customers, facility managers, building owners and design professionals will benefit from this program which teaches design, installation and maintenance, as well as safety, building code compliance, and energy efficiency for low-slope (typically commercial) and steep-slope (typically residential) roof systems.

Women are the solution to the construction industry’s labor shortage

Author: Amanda AbramsPublishing Date: November 5, 2018
Contributed by: NWiR
If general contractors are serious about reducing the industry’s labor shortage, they might want to start lobbying for increased funding to help train and bring in women, or invest in an advocacy campaign alerting women that job opportunities exist in the field.

Forbes for Women

Author: Publishing Date: December 26, 2018
Contributed by: NWiR
Curated Forbes articles with a focus on women

National Women’s Law Center

Author: Publishing Date: December 26, 2018
Contributed by: NWiR
Non-traditional jobs for women

U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

Author: Publishing Date: December 26, 2018
Contributed by: NWiR
For more than 90 years, the Women’s Bureau has been meeting its mandate by: identifying, researching and analyzing the topics working women care about most; pioneering innovative policies and programs to address them; and enhancing public education and outreach efforts to raise awareness on key issues and developments affecting women in the workforce.

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