NRCA Association News


NRCA University will offer solar program at IRE

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017

NRCA University will hold NRCA Rooftop Solar 101: A Roofing Contractor's Guide for Entering the Solar PV Market Feb. 28 in Las Vegas during NRCA's 130th Annual Convention and the 2017 International Roofing Expo®. This session provides the tools and knowledge roofing professionals need to assess whether solar photovoltaic systems make sense in their local markets and what role they would like solar to play within their businesses. Find more information here.


The latest volume of the NRCA manual now is available!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems -- 2017 is available in the NRCA Bookstore. This volume of the manual provides comprehensive information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to steep-slope roofing applications. The member price for the 2017 volume of the manual is $125, and the nonmember price is $195. NRCA also offers an electronic PDF version of the 2017 volume in the NRCA Bookstore, which is free for members. In addition, the 2017 volume will be available on the NRCA app soon. Find more information here.


Check out Professional Roofing's January Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Joe Guido in the January 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. Find more information and view Professional Roofing's January Details here.


Visit NRCA at the CRCA trade show!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

NRCA will be exhibiting at the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association's (CRCA's) 34th Annual Trade Show & Seminars, "Roofing Week in Chicago -- Weighing the Facts," Jan. 19-20 at Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Be sure to visit NRCA's booth in the lobby! Find more information here.


NRCA issues Action Alert regarding legislation to reduce regulatory burdens

NRCA SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

Are you tired of dealing with ever-increasing and burdensome government regulations affecting your business? NRCA recognizes roofing contractors face an unprecedented array of federal regulations and is working to advance the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 5) as a solution to this problem. NRCA has posted an Action Alert asking members to contact their representatives in Congress now and urge them to support this critical legislation. View the Action Alert here.


Avis® and Budget® Truck Rental offer benefits to NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 30, 2016

NRCA is partnered with Avis and Budget Truck Rental to offer NRCA members car and truck rental benefits and discounts. NRCA members can enroll with Avis to receive a complimentary Avis Preferred membership and earn Avis Preferred Points for every car rental. In addition, Budget Truck Rental offers its Budget Truck Rental Program to NRCA members for up to a 30 percent discount on truck rentals. See more information.


EPA conducts survey of the public and commercial building industry

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 30, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently is studying whether renovation, repair and painting activities in public and commercial buildings create lead-based paint hazards. As part of this research, the EPA is conducting a national survey of renovation, repair and painting activities in public and commercial buildings and the steps taken to control the dust created when paint is disturbed. The survey will collect information from three different groups. See more information.


DOL issues final rule updating equal employment opportunity requirements

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 28, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that updates equal employment opportunity requirements to broaden career opportunities in registered apprenticeships for traditionally underrepresented groups. The final rule amends existing requirements last updated in 1978 and extends current protections against discrimination to include disability, age (40 years or older), genetic information and sexual orientation. See more information.


Stay connected through NRCA's social media

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 28, 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. View NRCA's Facebook page here. View Professional Roofing's Facebook page here. Follow NRCA on Twitter here. Connect with NRCA on LinkedIn here. Check out NRCA's YouTube channel here.


NRCA University offers CERTA class in Las Vegas

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 23, 2016

NRCA will offer a CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization class Feb. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas during NRCA's 130th Annual Convention and the 2017 International Roofing Expo.® 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.


IRS releases 2017 standard mileage rates

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 23, 2016

The IRS has announced the 2017 optional standard mileage rates for calculating deductible costs associated with using an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. On Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven. The standard mileage rate will be 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes and 14 cents per mile driven in service to a charitable organization. See more information.


The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress adds new member

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 21, 2016

Shell Roofing Solutions, Chino, Calif., has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress at the Governor level. With more than 120 years of combined construction experience, Shell Roofing Solutions was formed by energy and roofing professionals focused on eco-friendly and sustainable building solutions. See more information.


ICC vote signals likely adoption of ASCE 7-16 as reference standard

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 21, 2016

Governmental members of the International Code Council (ICC) voted to adopt ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, as an ICC reference standard. It is important to note the voting results are preliminary; the ballot must be certified by ICC's governing rules before it becomes official. See more information.


Alliance announces scholarship program applications are available

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 19, 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.


New ASTM standard will help minimize environmental impact

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 19, 2016

A new ASTM International standard will help reduce the amount of used roofing materials that goes to landfills. ASTM's committee on roofing and waterproofing (D08) developed the new standard, which soon will be available as D8013, Guide for Establishing a Recycle Program for Roof Covers. See more information.




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