IRVINE, Calif. — Boral Roofing LLC has introduced a new CEU course to educate architects on steep pitch roofing. The "Engineering a High-Performance Roofing System for Steep Pitch Roofs" course aims to provide guidance and continued education to design professionals on the materials and practices to enhance the performance of steep slope roofing. 

The course is available to participants now through Hanley Wood University.

Participants in the steep slope roofing CEU course will closely evaluate steep slope roofs and examine practices that improve roof performance. Learners will explore best practices in detailing steep slope roofing systems to mitigate water, ice or weather damage to the structure. After completion of the course, design professionals will be able to identify key characteristics of roofing systems that help prevent roof deterioration and damage, which also help to provide protection to the occupants within the structure. 

“Boral Roofing is committed to providing compelling roofing education to professionals in the design industry looking to enhance their knowledge base,” said Rob Anderson, technical manager with Boral Roofing. “This course is an important addition to our existing roofing offerings for architects.”

The course covers a number of key steep slope roofing knowledge areas including: sequential layout options for steep slope roofing assemblies; decking materials and considerations; underlayment material and design options; roofing materials; attributes of a high-performance roofing system including composition, construction practices and lifecycle; best practices in detailing steep slope systems to help mitigate special conditions; and design conditions.

The Whole Building Design Guide defines steep slope roofs as “those with a slope greater than 3:12 (25%).” Various materials may be utilized in steep slope roofing assemblies including concrete, clay, composite and stone-coated steel, among others. 

“As a recognized manufacturer of numerous materials utilized regularly in steep slope roofing, this new CEU course is a natural fit for us,” said Anderson.

Boral Roofing’s course became available to architects starting May 7 through Hanley Wood University, the publisher’s online source for hundreds of free online AIA learning courses. To access and complete Boral Roofing’s Engineering a High-Performance Roofing System for Steep Pitch Roofs, visit The course is open to all architects free of charge, including the 153,000 architects registered in Hanley Wood University’s database. Participants who complete the course are eligible for one CEU credit. 

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