Due to the pandemic, the 2021 CRCA Trade Show and Seminars were cancelled. CRCA and the Chicago Area Chapter of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) leaders are collaborating to bring the same high quality education usually provided during Roofing Week in Chicago.

Please browse the schedule of this FREE three-day virtual event and register today!

Program Schedule

Wednesday, January 20

Navigating The GC/Applicator/Consultant Relationship in Exterior Enclosure Projects

8:00 - 10:30 AM CST

Panel: Jason Aspin (WJE), William Hoop (Lend Lease), Bruce Kaskel (WJE), Steve Peters (All Sealants, Inc),

Adam Petry (Combined Roofing Services) and Brian White (All Sealants, Inc) 

This presentation will be in the form of a moderated panel discussion and will include representation from a General Contractor (Lend Lease), a Waterproofing Applicator (All Sealants), a Design Consultant (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates), and a Roofing Applicator (Combined Roofing). This important program will provide clarity on Air Barrier issues including specifying, installation, communication, scheduling, and roadblocks that can occur without this collaboration.  

Thursday, January 21

Steep Slope Legal Protection:

What Contractors Need to Know

8:00 - 9:00 AM CST

Speaker: Trent Cotney (Cotney Construction Law)

As we navigate into 2021, contract language and negotiation will be key to a contractor’s success on steep slope roofing projects. During this important session, leading construction attorney Trent Cotney will discuss legal issues when working on steep slope roofing system installations including subcontract labor, safety and OSHA inspections as well as a discussion of some of the greatest defect-related issues faced. 

Roofing Technical & Code Issues:

Now and The Future…

9:30 - 10:30 AM CST

Speaker: Mark Graham (NRCA)

Mark Graham, NRCA’s Vice President of Technical Services, will present important roofing technical issues including the new 2021 International Building and Energy Codes and will look at the Illinois and Chicago Codes. 

Friday, January 22

Safety Seminar: What Happens if You Fall?

8:00 - 9:00 AM CST

Speaker: Frank Marino (Safety Check, Inc.)

Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) have increased in use in the roofing industry over the past decade. More and more roofing contractors are relying on this method of fall protection to protect their workforce. However, this method comes with a “catch”. What happens after you fall? This seminar will cover rescue plans roofers need to consider when utilizing Personal Fall Arrest Systems and other important information to keep workers safe.

Roofing & New Wind Uplift Code Requirements

9:30 - 10:30 AM CST

Speaker: Mark Graham (NRCA)

Mark Graham, NRCA’s Vice President of Technical Services, will present on the International Building Code requirements for wind resistance based on the new reference to the ASCE 7-16 Standard vs. the older ASCE 7-10 version.

AIA, ALA, ICC & IIBEC Learning Units Offered for All Seminars

Donate to the CRCA Foundation & Chicago Area Chapter Building Envelope Foundation

CRCA Foundation

CRCA Foundation Mission: To advance and support the construction, roofing and waterproofing industry in the Chicago area through funding and support of philanthropic causes, research and education.

CAC Building Envelope Foundation

CAC Building Envelope Foundation Mission: To create opportunities for the advancement of the building envelope professions.