Concrete Tile Roofing: The World's Most Sustainable and Energy Efficient Roof System

Concrete Tile Roofing: The World's Most Sustainable and Energy Efficient Roof System

In this one hour course, we will take an in-depth look at the sustainability and energy efficient attributes of concrete tile roofing, including the near zero-waste manufacturing process, life-cycle cost and performance versus temporary asphalt shingle roofing as well as the installation process which enhances the inherent thermal mass attributes of concrete tile roofing.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Discuss how the versatility of concrete tile roofing combined with its durability makes it one of the most sustainable roofing products available.
  2. Consider the value of products composed of a small number of raw materials that are sustainable, including some recycled materials
  3. Review the near zero waste manufacturing process of concrete roof tiles from the introduction of raw materials to the finished product
  4. Compare and contrast an installation method that exploits the air permeable characteristcs of concrete tile roofs versus temporary roofing materials
  5. Identify key performance characteristics of concrete tile roofing including wind and hail resistance
  6. Analyse the longevity, durability, and overall life cycle cost analysis of concerete roof tile compared to asphalt shingles, wood shakes, slate, and metal
  7. Confidently specify concrete tile roofing as an alternative to slate, metal, wood shakes, and temporary asphalt shingles
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIA Course Number: 
IEC07C
GBCI Course ID: 
0920019085