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The Roofing Alliance Approves Funding for Sustainability and Resiliency Research

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August 9, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Research will help industry document efforts and develop curriculum leading to a roofing minor.

The Roofing Alliance proudly announces the approval of funding for a three-year research project in partnership with Clemson University focused on Sustainability & Resiliency Efforts for the Roofing Industry.

The research study will:

  • Identify and document the current state of various sustainability and resiliency efforts.
  • Create professional training modules and strategies to help educate the industry and improve members’ efforts in this arena.
  • Provide curriculum for a fourth roofing-related Clemson course focused on sustainability and resiliency. Once developed, a minor in roofing (along with a general construction management class) will be available at Clemson, which will be the first of its kind and can be shared with all construction management schools nationwide.
  • Establish a future Ph.D. researcher in roofing who will conduct additional industry research with the potential to teach roofing at another university.

Every year the Roofing Alliance provides funding for research, educational initiatives and technology that address important initiatives that help secure the future of the roofing industry.  Over the last four years, Clemson University has been a strong partner developing roofing curriculum and continuing education certificates to help advance the roofing industry. The curriculum is currently offered through Clemson University and available to all accredited construction management schools in the U.S. at no charge.

“The Roofing Alliance is committed to providing funding for programs that fulfill a research need in our industry that contributes to advancing and enriching the profession,” said 2023-24 Roofing Alliance President Greg Bloom. “We are especially interested in supporting initiatives that align with our four pillars, including education and training, technology, sustainability and philanthropy.  This new program is a perfect fit within our sustainability pillar.

For information on the Clemson sustainability initiative, current courses being offered, and criteria to apply for funding, please visit the Roofing Alliance website at roofingalliance.net. Funding requests are due by January 1, 2024. To learn and become engaged in the Roofing Alliance, please contact Alison L. LaValley, CAE at alavalley@nrca.net or visit roofingalliance.net.

About the Roofing Alliance 

The Roofing Alliance is committed to shaping the industry’s future by funding education, research, scholarships and philanthropic initiatives—all for the purpose of securing the industry’s future excellence.  Composed of 193 members representing extraordinary leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distribution and service provider communities, the Roofing Alliance has committed $15 million to enhance the performance and long-term viability of the industry and allocated more than $6 million to fund 54 research, education, technical and philanthropic programs, and projects.  Serving as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Roofing Alliance members are focused on giving back and supporting high-quality educational programs and ensuring timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues.  For more information about Roofing Alliance initiatives, visit roofingalliance.net                



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