Technical Updates

July 2024 Technical Update From TRIA President, Rick Olson

TRIA President, Rick Olson, shares his insights and technical updates on current projects in the pipeline as of July 2024:   Tile Roofing Energy Cost Savings (TRECS) Study We are excited to share more progress and developments on our TRECS study as we aim to validate the energy-saving attributes of… Read more

Updates On Our Tile Roofing Energy Cost Savings Study & More

By TRIA President, Rick Olson:   The TRI technical team continues to work with our partners in tracking the local legislative efforts to change or mandate local code requirements that are far more restrictive than the National or current local codes require. These have included white roof as the only… Read more

TRIA’s Latest Achievements And Upcoming Projects

By Rick Olson, TRI President & Technical Director   The TRI Technical Team continues to be a resource for our members and those seeking assistance. With the atmospheric rain traveling in storms across the country, we are seeing a significant increase in the need for information on proper ways to… Read more

Updates On Solar Installation Task Group, Industry Thermal Heat Study, & More

By Rick Olson, TRI President & Technical Director Solar Installation Task Group The TRI Alliance continues to assist in being a forum for stakeholders focused on the discussions regarding proper installations of Solar equipment when mounted on steep slope applications. During October, the stakeholders’ group held two meetings where Unirac… Read more

TRIA Field Heat Study Installing First Climate Station

By Rick Olson, TRI President & Technical Director   The Tile Roofing Industry Technical Committee continues to evaluate the performance of the roofing assembly after the recent storms in Florida. Even though many of the events did not reach hurricane level, there were tornado, heavy rain, and tropical storm wind… Read more

Roof Tiles & The International Energy Conservation Code IECC)

Update by TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson TRI Alliance & Partners Advocate Against Proposed Changes The TRI Alliance technical committee is working in partnership with ARMA, NRCA and other roofing partners to help advocate against the new ICC-International Energy Conservation Code proposed revision to raise the minimum Aged… Read more

Solar Output to Triple by 2024

Update by TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson Photo courtesy of JBA – Roofing & Solar Consulting Solar and Tile Roofing The TRI Alliance Technical team is working to better understand the challenges our industry will face as the white house announced this week the intent to triple the… Read more

New Tile Roofing Industry Initiatives for 2022-2023

Update by TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson The TRI Alliance fiscal year begins in July and we are excited to announce new industry initiatives for 2022-2023. During our May board meeting we discussed new programs and focus for the TRI Alliance in the upcoming year. TRI Alliance Board… Read more

Tile Roofing Heat Transfer Study

Update by TRI Alliance Technical Committee Heat Transfer Study: Tile Roofing vs Other Materials Our plans to quantify the value of tile roofing versus other, temporary roof coverings includes a comprehensive heat transfer study. This initiative will start in the summer with the construction of the first of a total… Read more

Tile Roofing Repair and Replacement Guidelines Coming Soon

Update by TRI Alliance Technical Committee In support of our efforts to tackle the pervasive insurance fraud issues currently under the microscope in Florida, the TRIA will soon release a Post Storm Event Technical Bulletin with repair and replace guidelines. Created in an infographic format, the guide is intended to… Read more

Monograph Season Is Here – TRI Alliance Technical Update

Update by TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson For those that live in the code cycle world, we are now in what is referred to as the monograph lottery. Every code cycle the proposed changes to any recognized code come out in a combined document called a monography. As… Read more

Tile Roofing Technical Committee Update for March 2022

Progress on New Tile Roofing Installation Guides March has seen significant activity with our TRI Alliance technical initiatives. Just this week we held in-depth reviews review of our FRSA/TRI Florida High Wind Guide in Florida with our partner FRSA. Concurrently we held our TRI main guide review (for everywhere outside… Read more

Code and Legislative Issues Affecting Our Roofing Contractors

Code Initiatives & Tile Roofing Contractors February 2022 Technical Committee Update The TRI Alliance Technical Committee is working with our partnering organizations to address upcoming code cycle initiatives. Florida Code Modifications – The TRI Alliance technical team is working with our partner FRSA and our members to address potential revisions… Read more

TRI Alliance Installation Guides Under Revision

Tile Roofing Installation Guides February 2022 Technical Committee Update Our TRI Alliance industry installation guides are currently being revised for the inclusion of the new ASCE-7 wind language that will reduce uplift pressures and reduce the number of roof zones back to 3, from the current 6. This will be… Read more
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