A strong start

As NRCA begins its 2009-10 fiscal year this month, the association is operating with a smaller budget and leaner staff but still is focused on providing important programs, services and information to the roofing industry.

NRCA remains committed to education and continues to offer its popular conference Vegetative Roof Systems for Roofing Contractors: Your Rewards, Responsibilities and Risks. In addition, NRCA is planning to offer conferences addressing photovoltaic roof systems during the year. Both conferences also will be available on a contract basis.

Additionally, the association offers a host of new online programs. The entire Roofing, Energy and the Environment Series is now complete. Participants who complete all seven modules and successfully pass an examination will receive a Roofing, Energy and the Environment Series Certificate. NRCA's introductory online educational series, Roofing 101, remains a popular offering, especially for employees new to the roofing industry, building owners and facility managers.

The fourth volume of NRCA's roofing manual, The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Sheet Metal, Reroofing and Moisture Control—2010, will be available January 2010. This volume will complete NRCA's Roofing Manual Series, and the set will be available to the industry. As in the past, all NRCA members in good standing will receive a complimentary copy of the new manual.