May 2020 – Issue 04
In an effort to stay connected with the community, Boral Roofing’s Monthly Newsletter aims to keep the community up to date with everything that has occurred during the past month or so at Boral Roofing. Including, but not limited to, press releases, new video releases, product launches, show homes and much more!
We hope that you will enjoy reading about all of the exciting things we’re working on, our involvement in the community, and most importantly; what we’re building great!
If you could please take a second to share this newsletter with your peers and colleagues in order to keep them up to date on the latest news from Boral Roofing as well, thank you and enjoy!
Boral Roofing in the News
Boral Steel in Western Roofing Magazine
In the month of May, Boral Roofing was featured in an article from Western Roofing Magazine discussing Architectural Versatility, specifically utilizing Stone-Coated Steel roofing products (Boral Steel) to enhance the beauty of a home while protecting it at the same time.
You can read the article through clicking the link or by clicking on the respective image: Western Roofing Article
The Warrior Village Project
The Warrior Village Project is an amazing project created by Mark Pilcher, to help build cottage homes for homeless Veterans as well as provide education for the next generation’s group of building professionals.
As described by Mark himself, “The Warrior Village Project is a collaboration of building industry associations, nonprofits serving veterans, high schools and colleges, business and private donors, and private citizens working together to provide affordable, permanent housing for homeless veterans while training the next generation of homebuilders. Each of the organizations involved in the Project is providing expertise and resources consistent with its unique capabilities and the mission of its organization.
Students build 400 sq. ft. cottages in two modules in building and construction classes on their campuses. The modules will be transported to sites in San Diego County and joined together as permanent residences on permanent foundations. Through the Warrior Village Project, students will learn skills that will prepare them for careers in the building industry or higher education in STEM disciplines, and veterans will receive permanent, affordable housing” [https://warriorvillageproject.com/about-us/]
Unfortunately, due to the current societal climate, the students were not able to assist in the installation of the roofing products for the homes. Instead, Mark and his team received virtual training from Boral Steel team members in order to continue with the progress of the build for the Veterans.
“Boral Steel offered to donate roofing materials for our cottages way back in September. Tim Brown, Territory Sales Manager, coordinated the pickup of the materials with his colleague Shannon Brown, Logistics Manager. On April 29 we picked up the roofing panels and accessories at Boral’s manufacturing plant and distribution center in Oceanside. Tim also organized an online Boral Training Webinar for us with his colleague Ian May who talked us through the installation process for the roofing panels.” [Warrior Village Newsletter, May 2020]
Virtual Continuing Education Courses
As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, and as you may have seen on social media, Boral Roofing is making a conscious effort to help supply our customers with as many resources as possible during the current societal climate.
Boral North America created the ‘Continuing Education Courses’ webpage to help supply resources and training to architects digitally. Designed specifically to assist in the continuation of growing industry knowledge, virtually, the courses are not limited to Boral Roofing products, but also include sessions from the Boral Stone Division, Meridian Brick, and Boral Building Products.
The virtual sessions reward attendees with either 1LU, HSW, or GBCI credits depending on the course content and matter.
With just about 800 people registering for courses in the month of May, the courses were highly successful and vital to continuing to maintain the highest standard of training Boral North America prides itself on.
You can learn more about Continuing Education Courses and check for availability of sessions by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/BoralEducation
Launching a New CEU
Engineering a High-Performance Roofing System for Steep Pitch Roofs
As a national leader in durable and energy-efficient roofing systems, we 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.
Safety Break: ZERO HARM TODAY
As we all continue to navigate these unprecedented times, it is important to be mindful of others, while continuing to protect ourselves and maintaining #ZeroHarmToday. Stay safe, and continue to #BuildSomethingGreat, we’re in this together!
For more resources on protective precautions to take, please click here
Installations of the Month
As with our #ROTW (Roof of the Week) posts on Social Media, we think it is important to highlight some of our favorite installations of Boral Roofing products by roofers from the past month! For the month of May, we received quite a few submissions of different jobs around the country that we thought were exceptionally stunning and there were many to choose from that we have five of them for you!
Fun & Entertainment
May the 4th Be with You
On May 4th, 2020 we celebrated “May the 4th Be with You” which is a day set in celebration for all things Star Wars! A play on the famous quote from the films “May the Force Be with You”,
May the 4th gives Star Wars fans around the world alike a chance to share their favorite Star Wars moments, films, and photos!
Boral Roofing wanted to contribute to the fun on this day, so we decided to share some of our favorite photos that combine our love for Roofing and the Star Wars saga!
During the month of May we also celebrated two employees of Boral Roofing via our #FeatureFriday series, ‘Employee Spotlight’.
A series in which we take a look at all of the employees within the Boral Roofing family and celebrate them for their amazing efforts and contributions to the company as well as help you get to know them a little bit better!