Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This program explores the benefits of using terra cotta roof tiles, including its green properties and differentiating qualities from other roofing materials. It also explores the types of terra cotta roof tiles, installation methods, accessories and other terra cotta tile applications such as wall cladding and flooring.
Rob Wehr is Vice President of Business Development and National Accounts at Ludowici, a 130-year old, world renowned manufacturer of architectural terra cotta products. With over 20-years’ experience, Rob specializes in building construction and design, structural engineering, building envelope and rain screen principles, design, detailing, pricing, budgeting, manufacturing, and installation of architectural terra cotta building products.
- Recognize why terra cotta has been a pillar of architecture and design for thousands of years after its long history is explored.
- List the performance benefits of terra cotta tiles – examples high tensile breakage strength, low water absorption, color fastness & fire resistance.
- Identify why terra cotta tiles are Green and more sustainable than other roofing materials after a comparison of product features.
- Learn proper installation techniques for both the traditional as well as modern applications of terra cotta after diagrams are shared.