Castagra Products is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Castagra Roofing Scholarship Program!

The Castagra Roofing Scholarship Program was designed to support individuals pursuing a career in roofing (or a similar field), who are passionate about innovation and/or sustainability. Our team was overwhelmed by the number of qualified applicants, and picking a winner was no easy task! Thank you to everyone who applied.

The winner of the 2021 Castagra Roofing Scholarship Program is Sarah Dalby, an Architectural Engineering student at the University of Texas! She’s passionate about the building industry and is pursuing her degree to learn about structural methods and materials in order to design a sustainable solution to help the homeless. She’s been researching 3D-printing technology and how it can be expanded in order to 3D-print houses with organic materials.

Congratulations Sarah!

“One of the biggest obstacles in this method of construction is how to create a roof. Currently, conventional methods of roofing are used on these technological marvels, consisting of typical lumber and asphalt or other roofing materials. The next step in engineering these types of buildings would be figuring out how to create a roof efficiently and sustainably to match the methods used to ‘print’ the walls and floor. I think this obstacle presents some really interesting roofing solutions.”

Applications for the 2022 Castagra Roofing Scholarship Program are opening soon!