NRCA Association News


Photos from NRCA's Midyear Meetings are available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

NRCA has posted a photo gallery from NRCA's Midyear Meetings, which were held July 12-16 in Chicago. View the photos.


The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress adds new members

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., and R&B Roofing LLC, Garland, Texas, have joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress at the Governor level. See more information.


NRCA offers sales and marketing publication for roofing contractors

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2016

NRCA has made available Sales and Marketing for Roofing Contractors, an easy-to-use publication that shows how marketing is an integral part of the sales process. The publication highlights the role of marketing in generating, managing and handling leads that sales professionals can close. Sales and Marketing for Roofing Contractors is $15 for members and $30 for nonmembers. See more information.


Check out Professional Roofing's July Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2016

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Charles Antis in the July 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 July Details.


NRCA updates electronic versions of 2014 and 2015 manuals

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

NRCA has published interim updates to the electronic versions of The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Reroofing -- 2014 and The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems -- 2015. NRCA members who use the NRCA app on their tablets and smartphones can access the updated versions of the 2014 and 2015 manuals. NRCA members and those who have downloaded PDFs of the manuals can access updated PDFs. See more information.


NRCA releases National Roofing Week video!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

NRCA has released a video about National Roofing Week, which was held June 5-11 to increase recognition of the significance of roofs to every home and business in the US; promote the good deeds of the roofing industry; and emphasize the value of professional roofing contractors. The video shares images from this year's National Roofing Week activities, including NRCA's social media campaign and the Children's Art Contest. See more information and view the video!


OSHA delays enforcement of anti-retaliation provisions for injury and illness

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is delaying enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its new injury and illness tracking rule to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. Enforcement originally was scheduled to begin Aug. 10 but now will begin Nov. 1. See more information.


Register for NRCA University's July webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2016

There still is time to register for NRCA University's July webinars. The webinar topics and presenters have been selected to offer you a unique experience tailored specifically to roofing contractors. Remaining webinars include Updates to the EnergyWise Roof Calculator July 21 and Roofing Industry Technical Update July 28. See more information.


New online training module is available!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2016

NRCA University has made available a new module of Design Essentials for Roof Performance, an online training program that offers an easy, affordable way to learn about designing for optimal roof system performance. The new module, Single-ply Roof Membranes, provides an in-depth look at single-ply roof systems. After completing the module, participants will be able to contrast types of single-ply roof membranes and identify the most common single-ply membranes types and their characteristics, among other things. See more information!


Alliance announces scholarship program applications are available

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced applications for its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program 2017-18 academic scholarships are available. Scholarship recipients are awarded $5,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study. Eligible applicants include full-time employees of an NRCA contractor or supplier member company or their dependent children or spouses. Applications must be received by Jan. 31, 2017. See more information.


DOL announces new rules to adjust civil penalty amounts

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2016

In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and maintain their deterrent effect. The new law directs agencies to adjust their penalties for inflation each year using a more straightforward method than previously available and requires agencies to publish “catch up” rules this summer to make up for lost time since the last adjustments. As a result, the Department of Labor (DOL) has announced two interim final rules to adjust its penalties for inflation based on the last time each penalty was increased. See more information.


NRCA University offers CERTA class

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2016

NRCA University will offer CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization Aug. 24 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, Ill. With CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization, participants can earn continuing education units by learning about new industry best practices for torch-applied polymer-modified bitumen roof systems and gaining the teaching skills needed to train others regarding torch safety. See more information.


HomeAdvisor connects NRCA members with homeowners

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 13, 2016

HomeAdvisor and NRCA are partnered to connect NRCA members with motivated homeowners who are ready to hire. HomeAdvisor has surveyed thousands of homeowners to provide you with what homeowners want in a service professional. HomeAdvisor can put your business in front of its extensive homeowner network; more than half a million homeowners generate service requests each month with HomeAdvisor. See more information.


Alliance announces call for MVP award entries

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 13, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is accepting entries for its Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards Program. The program is designed to honor outstanding roofing workers using criteria such as community service and volunteerism; contributions to a team effort; and outstanding on-the-job performance. One MVP award winner will be chosen as the Best of the Best, which is co-sponsored by Agawam, Mass.-based OMG Roofing Products Inc. and Professional Roofing. The deadline for entries is Nov. 18. See more information.


Stay connected through NRCA's social media

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 11, 2016

Facebook members can obtain timely NRCA information and stay connected by visiting NRCA's Facebook page and Professional Roofing's Facebook page and clicking "Like." NRCA members also can receive roofing industry information by following NRCA on Twitter; connecting with NRCA on LinkedIn; or watching videos on NRCA's YouTube channel.


Professional Roofing's July issue is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 11, 2016

Professional Roofing's July issue features a look at the winning entries for NRCA's third annual Children's Art Contest; a roof system installation on Chicago's Chinatown public library; and a battle in Denver to defeat a proposed "cool roof" building code amendment, among other topics. Check it out here!


RISEā„¢ summer newsletter is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2016

Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) has made available online its summer newsletter. The newsletter includes information about RISE's new officers and directors, roofing and solar industry events, and solar industry news, among other topics. See more information and view the newsletter.


NRCA releases statement addressing the FAA's new drone rule

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2016

NRCA has released a statement expressing its approval of the new rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones). NRCA believes the final rule is a reasonable one and especially is pleased the FAA listened to some of the concerns NRCA expressed during the rulemaking process. See more information and view the statement.


NRCA offers class for foremen

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 06, 2016

NRCA will offer For Foremen Only, Level 1, Aug. 4 in Oklahoma City. The class focuses on communication, leadership and management skills and teaches foremen how to work well with all types of people. See more information.


Staples Advantage offers special discounts for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2016

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.


Housing is open for the 2017 IRE and NRCA's 130th Annual Convention

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2016

Lodging options now are available for the 2017 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) and NRCA's 130th Annual Convention March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The headquarter hotel is the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. See more information or make a reservation.


FAA finalizes rules for routine commercial use of drones

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2016

The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or "drones"), a move toward fully integrating UAS into the U.S.' airspace, according to www.faa.gov. The new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives. The new rule, which takes effect in late August, offers safety regulations for drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations. See more information.


NRCA launches website dedicated to PV roofing sector

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2016

NRCA has launched the Rooftop Solar Resource, www.rooftopsolarresource.com, to serve as a comprehensive resource for anyone seeking information about rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems. Homeowners, building owners and facility managers can find answers to frequently asked questions and information about the benefits of rooftop PV systems, among other topics. Roofing contractors can access information regarding how to enter the rooftop PV system business, as well as other pertinent PV information. See more information.




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