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The Fundamentals of Architectural Terra Cotta (External Webinar)

September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


This program explores the benefits of using terra cotta roof tiles, including its green properties and differentiating qualities from other roofing materials. It also explores the types of terra cotta roof tiles, installation methods, accessories and other terra cotta tile applications such as wall cladding and flooring.
You can also earn 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU and this webinar may qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations.
Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize why terra cotta has been a pillar of architecture and design for thousands of years after its long history is explored.
  • List the performance benefits of terra cotta tiles – examples high tensile breakage strength, low water absorption, color fastness & fire resistance.
  • Identify why terra cotta tiles are Green and more sustainable than other roofing materials after a comparison of product features.

Learn proper installation techniques for both the traditional as well as modern applications of terra cotta after diagrams are shared.