The Art of Terra Cotta & Color


Are you choosing color clay tile for roofing? Be sure to consider factors such as the architectural style of the building, the surrounding environment, and customer preference. It’s essential to select high-quality clay tiles like the ones Ludowici produces and ensure that they are properly installed for longevity and performance. Join one of the educational webinars for more information.

Educational Webinars for May

Ludowici is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System and the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC). We value education and make it a priority to provide continuing education for architects and building designers. Our program includes learning presentations and factory tours available to AIA and IDCEC members.

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The Art of Terracotta Color
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

This one-hour program explores the art of terra cotta, beginning with a quick overview of the manufacturing process, covering the natural variation in clay tile along with the glazing techniques to achieve the desired color. This course also focuses on the color selection and matching process for custom and historic profiles. The course provides several case studies comparing the original tiles to the new terra cotta replacements.

Learning Objectives
– Communicate the various color opportunities and capabilities through the discussion of standard colors, glazing techniques, custom color development, and color by hues.
– Discuss overall expectations with clients regarding color matching for historic and new traditional roofs, natural color variations, color blending, and sampling.
– Considering the importance of color on all projects, reviewing the step-by-step color matching process for both custom and historic projects.
– Review specific case studies in regards to custom color development and historic preservation projects discussing the various techniques and approaches used on each project.

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The Fundamentals of Clay Roof Tile
Thursday – May 9, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

This 90-minute program will provide insight and inspiration for all who attend. We’ll explore the history of tile, and the benefits of using terra cotta roof tiles on commercial and residential projects using real-world, current, and historical applications. We’ll walk through the manufacturing process and speak to clay’s green properties and differentiating qualities compared to other roofing materials. We’ll preview the various tile profiles available, accessories, colors, and textures that can be used to design and architect a uniquely beautiful building or home.

Learning Objectives
– Recognize current and historic applications
– List the benefits of terra cotta roof tiles
– Explain terra cotta roof tiles’ green qualities
– Identify the various profiles, colors, and textures available
– Recognize the benefits of terra cotta roof tile vs. other roofing options
– Gain awareness of the common installation procedures for the various profiles

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Congress Associates has decades of experience supporting the roofing and building envelope industry and centers around successfully partnering with organizations & individuals across the industry while supporting a wide variety of product lines that will best meet your project’s demands.

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