The National Roofing Contractors Association and the Ohio Roofing Contractors Association have partnered to develop this educational program designed for architects, engineers, design professionals, consultants, commissioning agents and project managers—and their employing firms—that provide services to the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC). OSFC’s emphasis on quality construction has resulted in an association with NRCA and ORCA that offers an educational program to enhance the quality of design, installation and maintenance of roof systems installed on Ohio school facilities. These organizations serve as a resource for OSFC partners and professional service providers who will benefit from the value the program has to offer.
The certificated program requires participants to complete two educational activities.
The first activity is completing a series of eight online training modules. Learners progress through these modules at their own pace with the ability to start, stop and re-enter at their convenience. Each module requires approximately 45 minutes to one hour to complete. Quizzes and exams are included within each module. Completing this series of online modules establishes a firm foundation of standardized roofing industry knowledge and is a prerequisite for attending the live one-day seminar.
The eight self-paced, interactive modules include:
Roofing industry basics discusses the roles and responsibilities of key roofing industry stakeholders and introduces the concepts of roof slope and drainage, roof assembly components and the many types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems available.
Basic roof system design and safety describes roof assembly component functions and safe roofing practices; explains how roof systems affect energy consumption and the environment; and addresses building code compliance, roofing warranties and general maintenance requirements.
Low-slope roof systems introduces common types of low-slope roof systems and explores their design issues, basic application methods, and system-specific maintenance requirements and safety concerns.
Steep-slope roof systems describes the many styles and types of steep-slope roof coverings and their general layout and attachment methods; insulation requirements; ventilation issues; and system-specific maintenance requirements and safety concerns.
Roof system flashings and accessories explains the basic components of vertical and horizontal flashing systems and accessories, describes best practices for flashing system application and identifies the safety issues associated with flashing system and accessory installation.
Vegetative roof system basics examines the different types of vegetative roof systems, their performance attributes, and economic and environmental benefits.
Cool roof system concepts examines roof coverings and surfacing materials that minimize roof surface temperatures, which can result in less energy consumption and longer-lasting roof systems.
Photovoltaic roof system basics examines this increasingly popular, sustainable technology for roof systems.
Live One-day Training Seminar
After completing the online training portion, students will attend a one-day live training seminar to learn about specific roof system design and application issues. Registration for the one-day live training seminar is only accessible at the end of the last online module. The seven-hour in-person training seminar addresses in-depth coverage of these topics:
OSFC roof system design guidelines
Roof system ventilation and moisture control
Roof system application quality-control guidelines
Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED)® and roofing