National Roofing Legal Resource Center Announces 2019 Legal Seminar

The National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC), in conjunction with the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), is proud to announce NRLRC’s 40th Anniversary Seminar, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets, will take place in the Big Apple on September 18-21, at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York City.

NRLRC’s annual seminar allows attendees to share ideas and best practices, find solutions to problems, and build a lasting professional support network and business relationships that will thrive after the seminar.

New York City will provide the backdrop to an extraordinary three-day learning experience that offers roofing contractors 13+ hours of in-depth legal, contractual, technical and business information that can’t be found anywhere else.  In addition, contractors will discover 5-10 new ideas that can implemented immediately upon their return to the office.

“Contractors will have the opportunity to learn from some of the roofing industry’s brightest experts while interacting with their peers in a hands-on format,” stated Alison LaValley, NRLRC’s executive director. The seminar features legal experts Stephen Phillips, Phillip Siegel and Trent Cotney, as well as roofing industry experts Rene Dupuis, Reid Ribble, Mark Graham and Tom Shanahan.

As they continue with their commitment to educating roofing contractors, NRLRC and NRCA have consistently upgraded their seminar experience, and this year’s 40th Anniversary Seminar will be no exception. Attendee registration fees (NRCA Members – $995, Nonmembers – $1,595 and Spouse/Guest – $255) include three days of educational sessions, handout materials, an opening luncheon, two hot buffet breakfasts, breaks and receptions on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Spouses and guests also are welcomed and encouraged to attend, and a registration package is available for meal events and receptions.

“Legal issues are a fact of life in the roofing industry, and we need to make the most of every resource available,” stated Matthew Leonard, NRLRC president. “We encourage CEOs, owners, COOs, human resources professionals, safety directors, training directors, on-staff legal counsel, office managers and project managers to join us, and additional registrants from each company save $100 each. You really can’t afford not to attend,” Leonard added.

“Innovative ideas don’t come from thinking the same old way,” added Stephen Phillips, NRLRC counsel, “so, take a few days away from your office and experience our unique, informative, educational event in New York City.”

Be sure to view this year’s great seminar schedule – Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets.  For more information about the seminar, please contact Alison LaValley or Anne Schroeder at (847) 299-9092 or visit the NRLRC Annual Seminar website or www.nrlrc.net. Register today!

For more information, visit www.nrlrc.net.

MRA Will Host Seminars for Metal Roofing Contractors at METALCON

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has announced it will be hosting two seminars for metal roofing contractors at METALCON 2017.  Both are designed to help contractors grow their residential metal roofing businesses with advice and ideas that can make an impact. Led by metal roofing expert Frank Farmer, the MRA training sessions will be held on both Oct. 18 and 19, as follows:

Growing Your Residential Metal Roofing Company in the Age of Millennials

Hiring, Training and Turning Millennials into Rock Stars

  • While most companies are struggling with low productivity of a millennial workforce, your company can excel.  Understanding what the millennial generation wants and needs is the key to your growth and profitability. This seminar will share how to turn your company into a magnet that attracts people while developing a profitable company culture that millennials crave.
  • Presented Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 19, from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Increasing your Residential Metal Roof Company’s Profitability

  • Learn how to create value and urgency without being the lowest bid.  Frank will share sales techniques specific to the metal roofing industry, including how to become your customer’s first choice and make the order on the first visit at the price you want.
  • Presented Oct. 18, from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. and Oct. 19, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

For more information, and to register for the sessions, contractors can click here to review the conference schedule and choose a session.  MRA is also offering registration for the show floor at this link.   

RICOWI to Host Underlayment Seminar on March 17

The underlayment systems play a vital role in today’s roof designs for long-term performance. The challenges of selecting the right materials, application techniques and performance criteria can be challenging to the roofing professional. RICOWI‘s Spring Seminar, which will be held March 17, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif., will provide an in-depth look at the two styles of underlayments—organic and synthetic—that might be used in low- and steep-slope roof designs. This seminar will touch upon the product designs, product approvals and code language that address how to select and properly use these various underlayment products in roof system applications.

Underlayment Speakers
Organic Underlayment: Doug Thagard, Fontana Paper Mills
Synthetic Underlayment: Mark Strait, Synthetic Roof Underlayment Institute

When underlayments are installed as part of a roof system, they may have special requirements for how they are designed, selected and installed to meet the anticipated roof performance. To better understand the relationship of the components, the speakers will cover the various styles of roof applications that will help inform the audience of best practices from the various industry associations.

Association Speakers
Low-slope Underlayment Applications: Mike Ennis, SPRI
Steep-slope Underlayment Applications:

For more information, visit RICOWI’s website or contact Joan Cook, executive director, at (330) 671-4569.

Roofinox Launches Series of Best Practice Seminars

Roofinox has launched a series of best practice seminars dedicated to the safe and correct use of stainless steel roofing & cladding. Each 90-minute session is designed as a hands-on introduction to application benefits, tips and practices.

“Stainless steel is an ideal alternative to copper roofing due to its long-term sustainability and corrosion-resistance,” says Dave Rowe, vice president at Roofinox America. “Many architects have come to value the grey patina these products achieve over time, while contractors have found Roofinox stainless steel to be more ductile and offer less spring back than other stainless products.

“As a domestic manufacturer of tin-plated (Terne) in the marketplace, we’ve developed these educational sessions so industry professionals can learn firsthand about the advantages of using stainless steel in both residential and commercial applications as well as the proper installation and roll forming techniques.”

Each Roofinox Best Practice Seminar will include product and application demonstrations, hands-on sample opportunities, completion certificate, and a discount good on purchases for 30 days after the event.

Originally developed to withstand the harsh climatic conditions found in Central Europe, Roofinox is ideal for applications ranging from rural, urban and light industrial areas to historic and commercial sites and extreme coastal environments. Available in coil or sheet, materials can be ordered by themselves so customers can do their own forming or prefabricated by distributors.
 
The product line consists of Roofinox Classic brush-rolled stainless steel, Roofinox Pearl bead-blasted stainless steel, Roofinox Plus ribbed stainless steel, Roofinox Chroma mirror-rolled stainless steel and Roofinox Tin-plated (Terne). The tin-plated stainless steel product is specifically developed and manufactured for roll forming and fabricating. 
 
For more information on the Roofinox Series of Best Practice Seminars please call (732)440-8069, email sales@roofinox.com or visit the website.  

RICOWI Seeks Speakers for 2016 Seminars

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI), Clinton, Ohio, is committed to providing in-depth and comprehensive education to identify and address important technical issues related to the cause of wind and weather damage to roofing systems. RICOWI’s research and education initiatives focus on providing a broad knowledge base regarding wind, hail, energy efficiency and durability effects; establishing new/improved consensus standard practices for weather design and testing; and providing an educational platform of roof design and weather concepts within the building community.

RICOWI is currently seeking speakers for its 2016 Seminars. This is your opportunity to showcase your research, lessons learned in the field and educate others about the effects of weather on roofing systems.

The seminars’ audience consists of architects/engineers, consultants, building owners/facility managers, manufacturers, distributors, foremen, superintendents, project managers, roofing contractors, code bodies and the insurance industry. Eight 45-minute education sessions will be chosen related to the following potential presentation topics:

  • Weather Damage Case Studies
  • Lessons Learned in the Field after Weather Events
  • Innovative Roofing Solutions to Wind and Hail Issues
  • Sustainable Roofing
  • Green Building Codes for Roofing
  • Design Details
  • Mitigation and Loss Prevention
  • Edge Metal
  • Maintenance and Repair Solutions
  • Green Detail
  • Secondary Details
  • Weather Modeling and Predictability
  • Fasteners and Fastening Systems
  • Above-sheathing Ventilation
  • Lightweight Concrete
  • Research and Development

RICOWI’s audience prefers presentations that are:

  • Timely and will have an impact on the industry.
  • Innovative solutions to problems.
  • Forward looking to potential industry issues and threats.
  • How-to classes that stimulate and provide attendees with a new skill, technology or process.
  • Stimulating and cutting-edge for the construction and roofing industry.
  • Proposals for a better understanding of processes and techniques.
  • Solid research and data from case studies.
  • Upcoming research.

Presenters should have strong speaking experience and in-depth knowledge of subject matter presented. Topics should be related to the audience and not generic in nature and should not be product pitches.

Submission forms with abstracts should be submitted no later than June 15, 2015, to the RICOWI offices. The forms are available online. The RICOWI Conference and Education Committee will review, and authors will be notified regarding the selection of an abstract by Sept. 1, 2015. Once accepted, authors for the Spring 2016 seminar will be required to have bios and finalized abstracts in by Nov. 1, 2015, for the preliminary agenda publication on the RICOWI website and for distribution. All presentations and handouts will be due from presenters no later than Feb. 15, 2016.

If you have questions regarding RICOWI’s Call for Abstracts, contact Joan Cook, RICOWI’s executive director, at (330) 671-4569, or email jcook@ricowi.com.

RCI International Convention & Trade Show Features More than 25 Hours of Educational Seminars and Live Product Demonstrations

The 30th RCI International Convention & Trade Show will be held March 20‐25, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio.

The annual event will feature more than 25 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations and a two‐day trade show with more than 130 exhibitors. Educational programs are approved to yield continuing education credits for members of RCI and the American Institute of Architects. “It’s a great opportunity to earn a full year’s worth of continuing education credit at one event,” says William Myers, RCI’s marketing director. “RCI’s consultant members will visit the trade show to discover the latest products for designing and repairing today’s building envelopes.”

RCI is an international association of building envelope consultants whose members specialize in design, investigation, repair and management of roofing, exterior wall and waterproofing systems. More than 1,300 attendees are expected at this year’s event.
In addition, RCI regularly hosts education programs designed to demystify and explain the application of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall technologies.