NRCA elects 2009-10 leadership
Robert McNamara, president of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., Milwaukee, a Tecta America company, was named NRCA president. McNamara served as NRCA's senior vice president from 2008-09 and as a vice president from 2006-08. He also was a director from 1996-99 and 2002-06. He served as chairman of the Contractor Management Committee from 1998-2000 and 2004-06. He also has served as vice president liaison to many NRCA committees, including the Career Path Committee, Community Service and Disaster Relief Committee, Distance Learning Committee and Education Management Committee.
Allen Lancaster, president of Metalcrafts Inc., Savannah, Ga., was named NRCA's senior vice president. Lancaster served as an NRCA vice president from 2005-07 and a member of its board of directors from 1995-98, 1999-2002, 2003-05 and 2007-09. He also has served as vice president liaison to numerous NRCA committees, including the Community Service and Disaster Relief Committee, Contractor Management Committee, Spanish Language Task Force and Internet/Electronic Communications Committee.
Robert McReynolds, president of D & D Roofing Inc., Commerce City, Colo.; Richard M. Nugent, president of Nations Roof LLC, Bridgeport, Conn.; and John Plescia, president of Star Roofing Inc., Phoenix, were named NRCA vice presidents and will serve two-year terms.
NRCA's new directors, who will serve three-year terms, follow:
NRCA University congratulates 2009 FEI graduates
A comprehensive and powerful learning experience, NRCA University's Future Executives Institute (FEI) is a three-year program that focuses on learning the skills necessary to lead and manage a thriving roofing business. The program provides participants with a broad look at management theory and practice, unique opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills, and a better understanding of their companies as they exist in the business world.
Lodging is available for NRLRC seminar
The National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) has announced the dates and location of its 30th annual seminar, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets. The seminar will be held Nov. 5-7 at the Hilton Los Cabos Golf and Beach Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.
The three-day seminar provides in-depth information about current legal, contractual, technical, insurance and safety issues relating to roofing contractors' operations. The seminar is a chance to interact with experts and peers to gain valuable information in a hands-on format.
Room reservations for the seminar are being accepted directly by the hotel, which is holding a block of rooms for the event. To book your reservation, call (877) 354-1399 and reference NRLRC's 30th annual seminar.
For more information, contact Anne Schroeder, NRLRC's director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vegetative roof systems manual is now available
The NRCA Vegetative Roof Systems Manual, Second Edition is now available.
The manual addresses cutting-edge vegetative roof system technologies, including waterproofing systems and associated components, such as protection courses, root barriers, drainage layers, thermal insulation and aeration layers, and overburden of growth medium and plantings. Best practices are included for the design and installation of extensive, semi-extensive and intensive vegetative roof systems.
The manual is $95 for members and $190 for nonmembers. For more information, contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or email@example.com. To order the manual, contact NRCA's Customer Service Department or access shop.nrca.net.
Information about stimulus package is available
NRCA has issued a Special Report addressing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1), a $787 billion economic stimulus package intended to jump-start the economy. The Special Report informs NRCA members about H.R. 1's provisions that may be of interest to the roofing industry and could help roofing professionals through the economic downturn.
The legislation, which President Obama signed into law Feb. 17, includes numerous provisions that affect roofing contractors and their customers. The Special Report offers a detailed summary of such provisions in three main categories: tax incentives for employers and consumers; funding for energy efficiency and other improvements to federal buildings, schools, military facilities, etc.; and programs designed to improve small businesses' credit access.
Additionally, in March, NRCA University conducted four webinars focusing on how the economic stimulus package can benefit roofing contracting companies. The webinars are available on NRCA's Web site.
The first webinar is an overview of the stimulus package; the second focuses on energy issues; the third highlights procurement issues; and the fourth discusses tax issues. Each webinar is conducted by an NRCA expert and is designed to help roofing contractors position their companies to take full advantage of everything the economic stimulus package has to offer.
Each webinar is $75 for NRCA members and $95 for nonmembers.
The center launches Web site
The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(6) organization designed to promote the knowledge base, development and use of environmentally responsible, high-performance roof systems, has launched its Web site, www.roofingcenter.org.
The Web site features a section dedicated to the center's research and includes a research library and link to the Knowledge Center, an organic tool reflecting ongoing changes in the understanding of technologies and practices in the high-performance building envelope arena. The Web site also includes sections for news and media, initiatives, public policies, membership information and resources.
Web site visitors can locate and read the center's articles and newsletters; access information about its Excellence in Design Awards; and see lists of its Executive Committee, board of directors, members and affiliates.