The Roofing Alliance, the Foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), is a membership organization and endowment fund committed to several forward-thinking industry initiatives. The goal of each of these initiatives is to enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing professionals and students alike.
One of the Roofing Alliance’s main objectives is to allocate funding for education initiatives. This includes financially supporting research programs and roofing industry studies, providing mentorship and scholarship opportunities to several educational programs across the nation, and hosting an annual Construction Management Student Competition that features outstanding undergraduate students from several distinguished universities.
In this three-part article, the members of the Roofing Alliance will discuss several reasons why a national student competition advances the roofing industry as a whole. In this part, we will discuss the brief history of the competition. In part two, we will discuss the process that the students undergo in this competition and how this competition enhances learning and industry knowledge. In the final part, we will feature other benefits that the competition provides. If you are interested in advancing the roofing industry, please visit our website to learn more about membership opportunities with the Roofing Alliance.
Established in 2014, the Roofing Alliance’s Construction Management Competition is a hallmark competition that partners the roofing industry with respected universities. The competition was created as a way to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to enhance their roofing knowledge, project management skills, and presentation skills. Held in conjunction with the NRCA’s Annual Convention and the International Roofing Expo (IRE), the event is also a tremendous networking opportunity for students, contractors, architects, engineers, and other roofing professionals attending the event.
Here is a brief timeline of the competition over the years:
Membership opportunities with the Roofing Alliance are available to all roofing professionals. For more information on our organization’s objectives or how you can make a commitment to the Roofing Alliance, please contact us today.