The Roofing Alliance, the philanthropic and educational arm of the National Roofing Contractors Association, announced approving the funding for a three-year research project in partnership with Clemson University focused on “Sustainability & Resiliency Efforts for the Roofing Industry.”
In an August 7 news release, the Roofing Alliance said 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 roofing industry's future. Over the last four years, Clemson University has been a strong partner in developing roofing curricula 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. Funding requests are due by January 1, 2024.
“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 Greg Bloom, current president of the Roofing Alliance. “We are especially interested in supporting initiatives that align with our four pillars, including education and training, technology, sustainability, and philanthropy; this new program [perfectly fits] our sustainability pillar.”
For more information, visit roofingalliance.net.