NRCA Association News


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.


Vote for NRCA's next Facebook cover photo!

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

We want your votes! Be sure to share your opinion and help us choose NRCA's next cover photo! Five potential cover photo options are posted on NRCA's Facebook page, so vote for your favorite by "liking" the photo. Vote here!


NRCA app offers members free access to NRCA's electronic publications

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

NRCA has launched the new NRCA app, which offers members free access to NRCA's electronic publications. Members can download the NRCA app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Windows Store and access various NRCA publications, including The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems -- 2015. More NRCA publications will be added to the app, and all automatically will be updated on the app as revisions are made, ensuring you always have the most current information. See more information or download the app.


NRCA University offers CERTA classes

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

NRCA University will offer CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization May 28 and CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization May 29 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. CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization allows authorized CERTA trainers to renew their accreditations, which need to be renewed every three years. See more information.


Hertz offers discounts for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Through NRCA's partnership with Hertz, Park Ridge, N.J., NRCA members have access to various discounts and offers, as well as a toll-free, 24-hour members-only reservation number. See more information.


RISE spring newsletter is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) has made available online its spring newsletter. The newsletter includes information about new Certified Solar Roofing Professionals, roofing and solar industry events, and solar industry news, among other topics. View the RISE newsletter.


NIOSH report recommends all workplaces become tobacco-free

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends all workplaces become tobacco-free and employers make tobacco cessation programs available to workers. These latest recommendations, which also encompass e-cigarettes, aim to protect workers from the occupational hazards of tobacco and the effects of secondhand exposure to tobacco smoke and emissions from e-cigarettes. See more information.


NRCA releases statement regarding tax reform priorities

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2015

Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and other members of the Senate Finance Committee recently launched five bipartisan Tax Reform Working Groups to develop recommendations for comprehensive federal tax reform. NRCA is grateful for the opportunity to share its recommendations with the Tax Reform Working Groups regarding how the tax code can work better for roofing industry employers. NRCA has released a statement asking the committee and working groups to address key issues of importance to the roofing industry. See more information.


Attend ROOF INDIA 2015

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2015

ROOF INDIA 2015, Asia's largest roofing and allied technologies event, will be held May 22-24 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India. The three-day event will feature more than 125 national and international companies showcasing the latest in roof systems, architectural cladding, metal building systems, vegetative roofs and more. See more information.


Electronic Data Payment Systems offers credit card program for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

Electronic Data Payment Systems and NRCA are partnered to offer the NRCA Credit Card Processing Program for NRCA members. If you currently accept credit cards or have thought about implementing a credit card program, the NRCA Credit Card Processing Program can provide you with tremendous savings. There are no enrollment fees, no monthly minimums and a variety of low-priced equipment solutions. Users also have access to toll-free customer support 24 hours per day, seven days per week. See more information here.


Last chance to register for April 16 webinar!

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

There still is time to register for NRCA University Webinar: Emerging Technologies in the Roofing Industry April 16 at noon CST. Almost 100 contractors participated in an educational program during the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE) to discuss technologies that have helped their businesses. During this one-hour webinar, highlights from the program will be presented by a panel of contractors from NRCA’s Young Contractors Committee who organized and participated in the IRE discussion. The webinar is free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information or register.


NRCA releases single-ply manual

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2015

NRCA has made available NRCA Guidelines for Single-ply Membrane Roof Systems, which provides NRCA's best-practice guidelines and technical information regarding the materials, design and installation of single-ply membrane roof systems. The manual includes information about roof decks, air and vapor retarders, rigid board insulation, roof membranes, fasteners, surfacing, accessories, roof system configurations and roof re-coverings. The member price for the manual is $55, and the nonmember price is $110. See more information.


NRCA construction details are available in electronic format

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 10, 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 statement expresses disappointment regarding president's veto of Senate Joint Resolution 8

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2015

NRCA has released a statement expressing strong disappointment regarding President Obama's veto of Senate Joint Resolution 8, a Resolution of Disapproval passed by Congress that would nullify a regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); the NLRB regulation will greatly accelerate the time frame for union-organizing elections. NRCA has long opposed the NLRB regulation, which first was issued in 2011, because of concerns it will result in expedited union-organizing elections in as few as 14 to 21 days. See more information.


RISE announces Certified Solar Roofing Professionals

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 08, 2015

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Inc. has announced its newest Certified Solar Roofing Professionals (CSRPs). The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. The credential evaluates whether candidates have the underlying knowledge required to successfully install roof-mounted PV systems. See more information and view the list of new CSRPs.


NRCA still is accepting entries for children's art contest!

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 08, 2015

To celebrate National Roofing Week in July, NRCA is holding a Children's Art Contest to promote the importance of having a roof and the value of a professional roofing contractor. The contest is open to children in grades 1-8 who are relatives of NRCA contractor members or employees. Submissions will be divided into three groups based on grade, and the winner from each group will have his or her artwork featured on all 2015 National Roofing Week material and additional promotional material to be displayed at industry events throughout the year. See more information.


NRCA members featured in home improvement television show

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2015

Ned Arthur, president of NRCA member H&S Roofing Co. Inc., Charlotte, and Nick Sabino, president of NRCA member Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati, recently were featured in "For Your Home," a popular lifestyle show focusing on trends in home improvement. Hosted by Vicki Payne, "For Your Home" is the longest-running nationally syndicated home and garden show on television. See more information and view the interviews.


Share your good deeds for National Roofing Week!

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 06, 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.


NRCA offers free webinar for members

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2015

NRCA University will offer NRCA University Webinar: Emerging Technologies in the Roofing Industry April 16 at noon CST. Almost 100 contractors participated in an educational program during the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE) to discuss technologies that have helped their businesses and learn about new options from others. During this one-hour webinar, highlights from the program will be presented by a panel of contractors from NRCA's Young Contractors Committee who organized and participated in the IRE discussion. The webinar is free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information or register.


Colorado State University team wins first Alliance student competition

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2015

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress selected a team from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, as the winner of its first student construction management competition, which took place during NRCA's 128th Annual Convention Feb. 24-26 in New Orleans. The competition was part of an educational partnership with three of the top construction management schools: Colorado State University's Department of Construction Management; the Rinker School of Building Construction at the University of Florida, Gainesville; and the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. See more information.


The Alliance adds a new member

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 01, 2015

SRS Distribution Inc., McKinney, Texas, has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress; the Alliance now has 145 members. The Alliance is open to all roofing contractor and industry partners. Alliance members are committed to securing the roofing industry's future excellence. See more information.


NRCA will hold Roofing Industry Regional Summit

NRCA SmartBrief | Apr 01, 2015

Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit April 29 in Pompano Beach, Fla. Roofing professionals from throughout 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.


NRCA releases statement applauding House's approval of Senate Joint Resolution 8

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 30, 2015

NRCA has released a statement applauding the House's approval March 19 of Senate Joint Resolution 8, a Resolution of Disapproval of a regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that greatly will accelerate the time frame for union-organizing elections. NRCA has long opposed the NLRB regulation, which first was issued in 2011, because of concerns it will result in expedited union-organizing elections in as few as 14 to 21 days. See more information.


NRCA will hold children's art contest for National Roofing Week

NRCA SmartBrief | Mar 30, 2015

To celebrate National Roofing Week in July, NRCA is holding a Children's Art Contest to promote the importance of having a roof and the value of a professional roofing contractor. The contest is open to children in grades 1-8 who are relatives of NRCA contractor members or employees. Submissions will be divided into three groups based on grade, and the winner from each group will have his or her artwork featured on all 2015 National Roofing Week material and additional promotional material to be displayed at industry events throughout the year. See more information.




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