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UW-Madison To Offer New Metal Roofing Systems Course

Madison, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced the development of a 1.5-day metal roofing continuing education course scheduled for December 1-2, 2016. The course is geared toward anyone involved in the design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, repair, and re-roofing of metal roof systems.

Rob Haddock
Rob Haddock 

The course will be taught by Robert Haddock, Director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group. Haddock has a background in the nuts and bolts of contracting, having operated one of the nation’s largest metal roofing companies. He has authored a number of training and educational curricula for various trade groups. A prolific technical author, Haddock served as a faculty member of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute and holds several US and foreign patents. He is a member of the NRCA and ASTM, as well as a lifetime honorary member of the Systems Builders Association and the Metal Construction Association.

Topics covered in the course will include:

• The History of Metal Roofing

• Metal Roofing Fundamentals

• Metal Roofing Materials

• Codes/Standards

• Panel Types, Attributes and Connections

• Roof Deck Substrates

• Common Metal Roof Accessories

• Safety Issues

• Tools and Field Operations

• Low and Steep Slope Standing Seams

• Seam Joining

• Sealants and Fasteners

• Re-Roofing/Roof Conversion with Metal

• Metal Tile and Shingle

• Snow Retention

• The Solar Metal Roof

• Maintenance

For additional course details and to enroll online, visit:

UW-Madison-logoMetal Roofing Systems is one of many facility-related courses available through UW-Madison Engineering Professional Development (EPD). EPD provides continuing education for technical professionals through professional development courses, certificate programs and online degrees. For more information, visit

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