NRCA Association News


NRCA's single-ply manual is available on the NRCA app!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

NRCA members now have free access to NRCA Guidelines for Single-ply Membrane Roof Systems on the NRCA app. Members can download the NRCA app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Windows Store and gain access to the single-ply manual, as well as various other NRCA publications, including The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems -- 2015. See more information.


Check out Professional Roofing's May Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Kevin Krolczyk in the May Details section. Each month in the Details section, Professional Roofing asks an NRCA member a variety of questions so readers can learn more about the individuals who are members of their association. See more information or view Professional Roofing's May Details.


Last chance to register for May 21 webinar!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

There still is time to register for the NRCA University Webinar: Leadership and Management: What's the Difference? on May 21 at noon CST. During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how to maximize the effects of your leadership efforts, as well as some important tools to help you lead your company. See more information.


NRCA construction details are available in electronic format

NRCA SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

The NRCA Construction Details: CAD Files -- 2015 have been released in an electronic format. The files offer 599 customizable details from all volumes of The NRCA Roofing Manual. For your convenience, the files can be downloaded and used with AutoCAD software (version 2007 or later) to customize plans to fit your specific project needs. The files are free for members and $395 for nonmembers. See more information.


NRCA member wins SBA Small Business Person of the Year award

NRCA SmartBrief | May 18, 2015

Joel T. Johnson, president of NRCA member company P.I. Roof Maintenance Inc., North Little Rock, Ark., was announced as a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA's) 2015 Small Business Person of the Year award. SBA recently announced the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. See more information.


NRCA's 2014 manual is available on the NRCA app!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 18, 2015

NRCA members now have free access to The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Reroofing -- 2014 on the NRCA app. Members can download the NRCA app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Windows Store and gain access to the 2014 manual, as well as various other NRCA publications, including The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems -- 2015. See more information.


OSHA unveils new safety and health poster

NRCA SmartBrief | May 15, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled a new version of its "Job Safety and Health -- It's The Law!" poster. The newly designed poster informs workers of their rights to request an OSHA inspection of their workplaces; receive information and training regarding job hazards; report a work-related injury or illness; and raise safety and health concerns with their employers or OSHA without fear of retaliation. See more information.


NRCA holds Roofing Industry Regional Summit

NRCA SmartBrief | May 15, 2015

Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit on June 10 in Detroit. Roofing professionals from the region are encouraged to participate, regardless of their affiliation with NRCA, and take advantage of this one-day learning experience, which will provide in-depth information about the most critical safety, risk management, technical, building code and legislative issues affecting roofing businesses. See more information.


Staples Advantage offers special discounts for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | May 13, 2015

Through NRCA's partnership with Staples Advantage, NRCA members are eligible to receive significant savings on office, janitorial, safety and break room supplies. Because of special discounted pricing reserved exclusively for NRCA members, participants will average a minimum savings of 15-20 percent. See more information.


NRCA announces Children's Art Contest winners

NRCA SmartBrief | May 13, 2015

NRCA has announced the winners of its 2015 Children's Art Contest, sponsored by A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, Aurora, Ill. To celebrate National Roofing Week in July, NRCA held the contest to promote the importance of having a roof and the value of a professional roofing contractor. The contest was open to children in grades 1-8 who are relatives of NRCA contractor members or their employees. See more information and view the winning entries.


Professional Roofing's May issue is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | May 11, 2015

Professional Roofing's May issue features a look at The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Best of the Best Award winner Scott Luck, a foreman with CentiMark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa.; highlights from NRCA's 128th Annual Convention and the 2015 International Roofing Expo; and the restoration of a 1920 portico roof system in Guilford, Md., among other topics. Check it out here!


Register online for the NRLRC seminar

NRCA SmartBrief | May 11, 2015

Online registration is available for the National Roofing Legal Resource Center's (NRLRC's) 36th-annual legal seminar, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets, Sept. 10-12, at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. Session topics for this three-day seminar include current legal, business, technical and safety issues. Register before May 31 to save $100 on your registration fee! See more information.


FM Global clients will receive $465 million membership credit

NRCA SmartBrief | May 08, 2015

Commercial property insurer FM Global has announced its mutual clients will collectively receive an estimated $465 million in premium credit when they renew their policies between June 30, 2015, and June 29, 2016, as a result of the company's favorable operating performance. The "membership credit" each policyholder will receive will be based on annual premium and client tenure. See more information.


Share your good deeds for National Roofing Week!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 08, 2015

In honor of National Roofing Week, which will take place July 5-11, NRCA wants roofing industry professionals to share their stories about the good deeds they have performed during the past year, as well as photos. The stories and photos will be compiled and featured during National Roofing Week. See more information.


Vote for your favorite children's art contest entries!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 06, 2015

Voting is open for NRCA's 2015 Children's Art Contest, sponsored by A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, Aurora, Ill. To celebrate National Roofing Week in July, NRCA is holding the contest to promote the importance of having a roof and the value of a professional roofing contractor. Entries have been received, and voting is open through May 10. Finalists' entries from each group are posted on NRCA's website, and visitors can vote for their favorite entry from each of the three groups. See more information and vote.


NRCA offers roofing manual boxed set

NRCA SmartBrief | May 06, 2015

NRCA has made available The NRCA Roofing Manual, a boxed set that contains the manual's four volumes, including The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems -- 2015. The set provides extensive information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to almost all roof system types. The member price for the boxed set is $425, and the nonmember price is $650. See more information or purchase.


Nonresidential construction employment rises in March

NRCA SmartBrief | May 04, 2015

Nonresidential construction added 5,000 jobs in March as the U.S. construction industry lost 1,000 jobs, according to www.abc.org. The February estimate for the U.S. construction industry remained at 29,000 new jobs. The national construction unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis in March. See more information.


NRCA and partners offer retirement program services

NRCA SmartBrief | May 04, 2015

NRCA is partnered with Paychex, Rochester, N.Y., and John Hancock, Boston, to offer additional services for NRCA members as part of the NRCA Retirement Program. In partnership with Macon, Ga.-based Merrill Lynch -- The Krapf Group, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services and Paychex, NRCA offers a range of retirement plan options, investment vehicles, plan administration (TPA) services and integrated payroll processing. See more information.


Participate in Project Recovery

NRCA SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

In 2001, NRCA entered into a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to create Project Recovery, a program that helps roofing professionals become involved locally with the search for missing children through magnetic posters that can be placed on service vehicles. The posters, which are designed by NRCA, include a photograph of a child at the time he or she was reported missing, biographical information and contact information if he or she is seen. If a child is found, a "FOUND" sticker will be sent to place over the poster so the community knows the program is successful. See more information.


Check out Professional Roofing's April Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Christopher Adler in the April Details section. Each month in the Details section, Professional Roofing asks an NRCA member a variety of questions so readers can learn more about the individuals who are members of their association. See more information or view Professional Roofing's April Details.


Oregon State University builds facility to improve construction worker safety

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2015

To help combat the risk of injury to workers in construction, Knife River Corp., Bismarck, N.D., and MDU Construction Services Group, Bismarck, have partnered with Oregon State University, Corvallis, to develop a facility for improving safety for construction workers and the general public. A $1 million grant from Knife River and MDU will help fund the construction of the facility, which will be named the MDU Resources Group Construction Safety Laboratory. See more information.


NRCA University offers free webinar for members

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

NRCA University will offer NRCA University Webinar: Leadership and Management: What's the Difference? May 21 at noon CST. NRCA's leadership classes are based on the concept that leadership and management are intrinsically different yet equally important. During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how to maximize the effects of your leadership efforts, as well as some important tools to help you lead your company. The webinar is free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information or register.


IBHS releases report assessing building code systems of hurricane-prone states

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) has released the second edition of its "Rating the States: 2015" report, which assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building code systems since IBHS's original 2012 report. The second edition of the report finds most states with strong building code systems in place at the time of the original 2012 report remain committed to building safety; however, various states took no action to improve their code systems. See more information and view the report.




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