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.

‘Copper in Architecture’ Webinar Scheduled for Dec. 19

The Copper Development Association (CDA) is hosting a “Copper in Architecture” webinar for design professionals on Dec. 19. Attendees have the opportunity to gain continuing education credit through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) while learning how copper, brass and bronze are used in building and construction.

The webinar, conducted in conjunction with Green CE/RBA, examines copper design basics, architectural uses, finishes and service-life. Larry Peters, CDA Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist, will lead the hour-long discussion.

“Copper and copper alloys are popular materials for architectural applications,” said Peters. “The webinar teaches architects how to use copper in different ways, employing proven techniques to enhance their own designs.”

The course also covers copper sources, energy efficiency, architectural design practices, common mistakes and sustainability. Recent copper projects provide examples of how copper/copper alloys are used for roofing, wall cladding and ornamental systems. A questions and answer session concludes the program.

“We want the building and construction community to know that CDA serves as a resource for architects, contractors and engineers seeking technical information and assistance on the use of copper and copper alloys,” said Peters. “This webinar provides a timely and more cost-effective way to reach design professionals who may otherwise not be able to attend a seminar in-person.”

The webinar is scheduled from 12 to 1 p.m. on December 19. Attendees qualify for one Continuing Education Unit and one Health, Safety and Wellness learning unit. Register for the Webinar.