Leister Technologies to Host Free Roofing Tool Webinar on September 30

Leister Technologies, a Swiss manufacturer of Plastic Welding tools, announced that the company is offering a free Roofing Tool Webinar via Microsoft Teams on September 30, 2020. This webinar will be led by Dave Nordentoft, Leister’s Roofing Product Specialist. Nordentoft will be providing an overview of welding fundamentals and covering the latest advancements in technology and product design to improve quality and process control, enhance ergonomics and boost productivity. According to the company, attendees will receive a detailed dive into Leister’s newest tool in the roofing segment, the UNIDRIVE 500, and Nordentoft will walk through its features and operations while revealing key pointers and best practices to consider along the way.

To register, click here and fill out the formOnce you have signed up, you will be directed to a confirmation page that contains a link to the webinar. 

For more information about Leister, visit www.leister.com

Insulation Industry Is Hosting Free Webinar on the Politics of COVID-19 on April 17

The insulation industry is hosting a free webinar on the politics of COVID-19. “Pandemic Politics: How Washington Will Respond to the Coronavirus Crisis” will be held on April 17 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact commerce, all eyes are looking to Washington, D.C., for policy solutions. During this webinar, Bruce Mehlman, a nationally recognized political strategist, will provide insights on how the national pandemic is likely to impact our political institutions, the global economy, and our everyday lives. Mehlman is a highly sought-after speaker and his quarterly updates on political trends are frequently covered in leading publications, including the Washington Post, Axios, Politico, CNN, and Fortune.

To register, click here.

RT3 Hosts Webinar Series on Helping Contractors Cope With Coronavirus Pandemic

The Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) invites roofing professionals to join them Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. Eastern for the third installment in a special webinar series designed to help contractors successfully navigate running their businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Special Webinar #3 is titled “Legal Updates, Connecting to Community and a Special Message from NRCA Chairman of the Board Nick Sabino.”

You’ll hear the latest legal ramifications, a manufacturer shares their perspective, a contractor shares how they are handling social distancing, a philanthropist contractor explains how contractors can help support their local community and special guest Nick Sabino, NRCA chairman of the board will talk about how NRCA is helping and provide an industry update. 

Presenters include: 

  • Legal Expert: Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law: What’s the latest from a legal perspective and what should contractors be doing to protect themselves?
  • Manufacturing Expert: Josh Kelly, OMG Roofing Products: A roofing industry manufacturer’s perspective and update.
  • Digital Community Expert: Heidi J. Ellsworth, RoofersCoffeeShop and HJE Consulting: Industry-specific forum communities for conversation and connections.
  • Philanthropic Expert, Charles Antis, Antis Roofing: Contractors supporting their community and leadership in crisis.
  • Special Guest: Nick Sabino, Deer Park Roofing and NRCA Chairman of the Board: How NRCA is helping contractors and industry update.

The webinar is scheduled for April 2, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To register, click here

If you missed the previous webinars in the series, you can access the resources and watch them on demand: 

Webinar 1

Webinar 2

For more information, visit https://rt3thinktank.com

S-5! Offers Three Webinars on Solar and Snow Retention Topics

As part of the company’s mission to provide its customers with the highest level of service and customer care, S-5! is providing a series of informative webinars on a variety of solar and snow retention topics in March.

The S-5! webinars include: 

Rieles vs Fijación Directa Techos Metálicos – Spanish Only, Jueves 26 de marzo de 2020 a las 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MST. Presentador: Juan Carlos Fuentes, Director Internacional de Ventas, S-5! Te invitamos a nuestro Webinar exclusivo por primera vez en Español. En estos complicados tiempos, S-5! Metal Roof Innovations está comprometido con nuestros clientes en el mercado Latinoamericano. Register Now

Best Practices to Install Solar on Metal Roofs, Thursday March 26, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MST. Presenter: Mark Gies, Northeast Sales Representative, S-5! NABCEP Approved Earn 1.5 JTA hrs. With the demand for sustainable power on the rise, building owners and homeowners alike are turning to solar power as a supplemental power generator. Choosing the right platform for solar panels is critical to the design process and can significantly impact both initial and long-term costs. This course will cover the various types of metal roofs, how they are constructed and their numerous advantages for solar installations. Various solar mounting systems and the myriad of roof attachments will be presented along with performance and cost comparisons. Finally, other fundamental aspects of solar installation on metal roofs are discussed. Register Now

Use of Snow Guard Devices: Science or Science Fiction, Friday March 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST. Presenter: Rob Haddock, CEO and Founder, S-5! The force of snow and ice on rooftops can be significant, wreaking havoc on valleys, eaves, flashings and gutters. Slippery roof surfaces can result in the sudden release of snow buildup, dumping tons of the white stuff below. Snow guard devices of every description proliferate the marketplace. Misconceptions are promulgated through “technical” articles and sales claims that espouse conjecture and mythology in place of prudent science and logic when it comes to the control of snow and its effects on-and off-rooftops. Register Now

For more information, visit https://s-5.com

MRCA Safety Directors Meeting Live Seminar/Webinar Set for May 31

Gary Auman of Auman, Mahan & Furry concentrates his practice in OSHA defense nationally. He has 40 years of experience in OSHA compliance and litigation matters. Gary serves as General Counsel for many State, Regional and National Associations. During this Safety Directors Meeting, Gary will speak on the following topics:

  • Important updates to the Rules of Practice that impact all employers
  • Current OSHA enforcement activities
  • Emergency Action Plans

Live Seminar/Webinar

Friday May 31, 2019

11:30 am – 1:00 pm EST Lunch Buffet

The Engineers Club of Dayton

110 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, OH

You can attend this session live or participate via webinar, instructions will be emailed after receipt of registration. Register here to attend the webinar.

For more information, visit www.mrca.org.

MRA to Host Free Residential Rooftop Solar Webinar Nov. 7

When it comes to sustainable building practices, solar is hot. With the availability and interest in residential solar systems growing rapidly nationwide, it’s important for builders, contractors and installers to know the fundamentals and brush up on best practices to help homeowners make informed decisions.

To that end, the Metal Roofing Alliance is hosting a free webinar in partnership with Green Builder titled “Residential Solar System Installation.” The webinar covers design techniques and advanced rooftop installation considerations to help optimize the return on residential roof-mounted solar systems.

The webinar will be held on November 7 at 2 p.m. EST. Free registration sign up is available here. The webinar will feature noted author, presenter and expert Todd Miller, president of Isaiah Industries, who has spent his long professional career in the metal roofing industry, including providing expertise, ideas and guidance to hundreds of homeowners planning for solar installations.

“Driven by California residential solar mandates coming in 2020, residential solar systems are becoming more mainstream nationwide,” said Renee Ramey, executive director of Metal Roofing Alliance. “To capitalize on the opportunity as well as to help guide homeowners during the planning process, it’s important for the trade to understand the essentials for residential rooftop solar installation.”

Contractors and roofing installers also can find the primer for solar rooftop installation on MRA’s website at www.metalroofing.com, in addition to information about how to become a MRA member and gain access to other education and training related to a wide variety of metal roof topics.

TAMKO Offering Exclusive Training for Pro Certified Contractors

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is excited to offer new live webinar training exclusively for its Pro Certified Contractors. The training is available now and includes multiple webinars that cover business tools to help contractors increase and manage their business.

“We want success for our TAMKO Pro Certified Contractors,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TAMKO, Stephen McNally. “These webinars introduce TAMKO Pros to technology and business resources that are available to help them achieve more with their roofing business.”

TAMKO’s 2018 webinar series began in March and the lineup includes topics such as: home industry trends, led by HomeAdvisor; the basics of social media for businesses, led by Digital Fusion; how financing jobs can increase your business revenue, led by GreenSky; and the importance of roof measurement technology and how to use it, led by EagleView Technologies. Webinar host companies and topics will vary monthly.

A goal of the TAMKO Pro Certified Contractor program is to help contractors grow their business and assist them with finding the tools and services to help along the way. As part of the program, contractors are also eligible for Pro Rewards where they can earn cash back for qualifying purchases.

For more information, visit TAMKOpro.com.


NRCA Offers New Weekly Webinars, Proforeman Certificate Program

In an effort to provide its members with more educational opportunities that enhance business operations, NRCA University is now offering weekly webinars on a wide variety of subject matter.

The webinars, which are offered free as a benefit of NRCA membership, will include health and safety, legal, technical, business management and professional-development topics.

In addition, NRCA will be accepting new candidates for its ProForeman Certificate Program, which provides essential leadership skills for roofing foremen to apply toward their important roles at their companies.

The ProForeman program helps roofing foremen shift their perspectives from being roof system installation managers to company leaders by focusing on six main topics: general education, roofing technology, construction/business practices, leadership, safety and training others.

“Foremen drive a roofing contractor’s trucks, use their equipment, manage their labor, direct quality control, affect insurance rates and often are the face of their company for customers,” says Amy Staska, NRCA University’s vice president. “Because of this, contractors should ensure their foremen perform at their best.

For additional information about NRCA’s 2016 educational offerings, visit NRCA’s Education page.

Roof Hugger Hosts Webinar for Metal-over-metal Retrofit Reroofing

Retrofit and reroofing accounts for about 80 percent of all roofing construction projects in the U.S. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), it is estimated that there are currently more than 25 billion square feet of metal roofs in the U.S. that are from 25 to 45 years old, most of them needing replacement.

Join New Tech Machinery and Roof Hugger in a webinar and learn key facts needed to be successful in this market.

Roof Hugger Inc. has been in the retrofit roofing market since 1991. Roof Hugger will be hosting a webinar focusing on metal-over-metal retrofit reroofing and sharing expertise. Questions will be answered during the presentation.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. Click here to sign up for the webinar.

New Tech Machinery Offers Webinar for Product Information

New Tech Machinery offers a line of portable roof panel and gutter equipment. To learn more about New Tech Machinery’s products, join NTM for a webinar from the comfort of your own computer screen on July 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. MDT. Product information will be provided and questions will be answered.

Click here to sign up for the New Tech Machinery webinar.

Topics to be included:

  • An in-depth look at the SSQ Roof Panel Machine.
  • What comes standard on NTM roof panel machines.
  • Information on the MACH II Gutter Machine.
  • Resources available to you, from NTM.