In this two-part article, members of the Roofing Alliance, the Foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), are discussing the membership-based organization’s roofing education initiatives. As we discussed in the first part, this includes funding and supporting scholarship programs, outreach programs, and our national competition for students enrolled in construction management programs. In this part, we will focus on the format of this competition and some of the details for this year’s competition.
The Construction Management Student Competition is designed to challenge students’ roofing knowledge, construction management skills, time management, and organizational and presentation skills. The 2019-20 Construction Management Student Competition will be the sixth annual competition. Last year’s competition featured a record eleven construction management programs across the nation, including six new schools.
In order to be eligible to compete in the competition, each team member must be an undergraduate enrolled at the institution they are representing at the competition. After being accepted into the competition, the timeline for the events of the competition are as follows:
Construction management teams were required to submit their Intent to Compete and Honors Pledge forms in early October 2019 and teams will have until December 9, 2019 to enter their “bid package” for consideration to compete in this year’s competition as a finalist.
In early January, 2020, the Roofing Alliance will announce the finalists for this year’s competition. Oral presentations will take place on February 5, 2020 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. To learn more about this competition and other roofing education objectives, please visit the Roofing Alliance’s website.
Membership opportunities with the Roofing Alliance are available to all roofing professionals. For more information on our organization’s objectives or how you can join the Roofing Alliance, please contact us today.