Approved Guide for Installing Tile Roofing Now Available
The recently approved manual for concrete and clay tile installation, the July 2006 ICC-ES-approved "Concrete and Clay Tile Installation Manual for Moderate Climate Regions," is now available from the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI). The manual was approved by ICC Evaluation Services, Inc., the country’s leader in evaluating building products for code compliance.
The July 2006 ICC-ES-approved "Concrete and Clay Time Installation Manual for Moderate Climate Regions" is now available from the Tile Roofing Institute.
TRI, a member of NAHB’s Concrete Home Building Council, co-produced the manual with the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA).
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The formal evaluation report, ICC-ESR 2015, can be viewed online from the TRI Web site (www.tileroofing.org), the WSRCA Web site or directly from ICC-ES.
The printed version of the manual is available for purchase from TRI. A Spanish version of the manual is in development and will be available in the fall.
“TRI is committed to improving product quality and establishing best practices by putting resources toward our installation guides and training programs,” said Rick Olson, technical director for TRI. “TRI and its members work closely and proactively with organizations such as ICC-ES and the Western States Roofing Contractors Association to continuously improve the performance and safety of tile roofing.”
Installer Training Now Available
In an effort to expand best practices for the installation of tile roofing systems, TRI launched an installer training and certification program in early 2006 based on the Moderate Climate Installation Manual. The training is currently available in California.
The day-and-a-half training program is designed to expand contractor knowledge of the best installation practices and raise awareness of the lifetime durability of tile roofing among builders across the country.
The training is for residential or commercial installers of roofing systems, including company principals, job superintendents, installers, forepersons and supervisors, crew leaders and tile manufacturers.
The course provides industry guidelines, practices and advances in tile roofing. How-to topics presented will include: material specification, estimating, planning, roof preparation, tile installation and conditions that require special attention.
Participants completing the training will earn a “Certified Tile Roofing Installer” title and be authorized to use the TRI certification logo to boost marketing efforts.
Training programs in California are currently scheduled for Aug. 29-30 in San Diego and for Nov. 1-2 in Sacramento.
For more information on the training program, visit the TRI Web site, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312-670-4177.
Register for the Building Systems Council SHOWCASE
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SHOWCASE features education sessions, an awards event and exhibits geared to the building systems segment of the home building industry.
For more conference information and to register, visit www.nahb.org/showcase.