10:00 am - 11:00 am EST (Live Session)
Ask the Experts Live Day One: The Industry in a Post-Pandemic World
Description: 2020 was a year of tremendous disruption. A new disease left 330,000 Americans dead. The stock market had a roller coaster ride, first losing 1/3 of its value to reaching new heights by year end. 2020 brought levels of unemployment not seen since 2008. Yet, the roofing industry did well. What happened? And now what? Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO will walk us through this unprecedented period of history with an eye toward the future.
Speaker: Reid Ribble
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
How The Industry Is Dealing With The Labor Shortage By Embracing Diversity, Technology And The Next Generation
Description: This one-hour industry update on what industry organizations are doing to help solve the growing labor shortage in roofing including diversity, technology and research initiatives. It will explore how these trends are helping roofing contractors and professionals create higher levels of professionalism and inclusion to attract and retain a stronger, more talented workforce from the rooftop to the boardroom. The team will share current roofing initiatives from the NRCA Diversity and Inclusion committee, Roofing Alliance, National Women in Roofing (NWIR) and Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3). Attendees will take away ideas for getting involved in key roofing industry organizations that can help roofing contractors in their recruiting and retention of the next generation of roofing professionals. They will also focus on how companies can build a culture of diversity that will help generate long-term branding and engagement with the general public, customers and employees.
Speakers: Alison LaValley, Heidi J. Ellsworth, Roscoe Green
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
NRCA Technical Operations Committee: Steep-Slope Roofing Development and Issues
Description: Mark S. Graham, NRCA Vice President, Technical Services, and Maciek Rupar, NRCA director, Technical Services, will provide an overview of steep-slope roofing issues being discussed by NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee. Issues to be addressed include a brief overview of changes in The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems-2021, roofing-related changes incorporated in the 2021 I-codes, product standards applicable to steep-slope roofing and synthetic underlayments.
Speakers: Mark Graham, Maciek Rupar
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Employee Retention and Development are as Easy as SME
Description: In this presentation we show a process of creating Subject Matter Experts within your organization that will create growth, development and retention inside your organization.
Speaker: Chris Czarnik
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Fall Protection Competent Person for the Roofing Industry
Description: Fall Protection violations remain OSHA #1 most cited standard in not only the Roofing Industry, but the Construction Industry as a whole. This course will provide both Contractors and Employees the tools they need to comply with OSHA and eliminate falls. You will learn to recognize the fall hazards associated with roofing operations, evaluate applicable OSHA standards for roofing operations., evaluate the use of fall protection equipment designed for roofing operations and recruit Fall Protection best practices for specific Roofing operations.
Speaker: Frank Marino, CSP
Track: Workplace Safety
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
How to Create Sales Predictability by Transforming Your Team
Description: There is a problem that most companies are facing that holds them back from confidently investing in growth initiatives, and that is not being able to confidently forecast revenue. There are a few major causes to this problem and in this educational session, I will unveil these causes and shed light on how to solve them so that roofing business can forecast targets and win!
Speaker: Ryan Groth
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Whiskey + Cigar Bar: A Tasting, hosted by SRS Distribution and Versico
Description: Join NBC’s Today Show wine/spirits expert and Emmy-Award winning host of PBS television’s 100 DAYS, DRINKS, DISHES & DESTINATIONS, Leslie Sbrocco, as she presents a whiskey and cigar pairing hosted by SRS Distribution and Versico. Whether you’re new to enjoying whiskey or a seasoned cigar smoker, Leslie will dive into a variety of whiskeys and bourbons and discuss tips for pairing them with the perfect cigar to match and intensify their flavor profiles. Grab a glass and your favorite cigar and enjoy Leslie’s entertaining learning style. The first 200 people to attend the session will receive a special gift from SRS Distribution and Versico that includes a pair of whiskey glasses and a cigar.
Speaker: Leslie Sbrocco