Competition fosters innovation, provides an opportunity to serve, helps people work smarter and allows individuals to work together in a common industry, according to www.businessgross.com. Developed in 2014, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Construction Management Student Competition was designed with all this in mind. The contest challenges college students' roofing knowledge, construction management skills, time management, and organizational and presentation skills in institutional and real-world settings.
After successfully conducting its inaugural competition during NRCA's 128th Annual Convention and the 2015 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), the Alliance hosted teams from three schools to compete in its second annual Construction Management Student Competition held during NRCA's 129th Annual Convention and the 2016 IRE Feb. 15-19 in Orlando, Fla. This year, the teams were challenged to develop a plan to reroof the Orange County Convention Center, the site of the 2016 IRE.
In 1996, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to create an endowment fund to serve as a highly focused resource for the roofing industry and its customers. The Alliance's objectives are to conduct research and educational projects that support high-quality programs for roofing contractors; ensure timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues; and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers.