Ludowicki Educational Webinars for March

Here are your educational webinars for March. 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.


The Fundamentals of Clay Roof Tile
Tues – March 5, 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 available tile profiles, accessories, colors, and textures to design and architect a uniquely beautiful building or home.

– 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


The Art of Terracotta Color
Thursday, March 14, 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.

– 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 regarding custom color development and historic preservation projects discussing the various techniques and approaches used on each project.


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