Committees Objectives

Communications section

Evaluate how NRCA communicates and interacts with emerging roofing professionals and the best ways to attract, develop and retain this segment.
Develop and implement strategies to address the roofing industries’ challenges and opportunities associated with its image within and outside the roofing profession and related trades. Increase the influence and visibility of NRCA and the industry by providing support and ideas for National Roofing Week, workforce development efforts, as well as public relations and outreach initiatives as they relate to the strategic plan.
Provide strategic guidance for membership target markets, preferred membership programs, dues structure and programs that affect NRCA’s membership recruitment and retention efforts.
Identify and consider issues affecting residential roofing contractors. Develop recommendations for the Executive Committee for new programs, as appropriate, to be of assistance to those contractors. Develop strategies for recruiting new residential contractors as NRCA members.
To serve as a sounding board for NRCA’s social media staff regarding possible posts, social media campaigns and outreach efforts. In addition, the task force will be instrumental in helping devise ways in which to explore different audiences and further increase the reach of NRCA’s social media efforts.

Enterprise risk management section

To assist the industry in the development of a culture of safety fostered by management leadership and embraced by workers with the goal of keeping roofing workers safe from the moment they leave home until they return from work. The committee focus is to provide members with tools to proactively resolve safety issues and engrain in company workers the principle that the safe approach to work must always be the only approach.
Provide oversight and direction to all NRCA-sponsored insurance programs. Continually evaluate these and other potential programs, products and services to meet the insurance-related needs of roofing contractor members. Ensure the NRCA/CNA general business insurance program is the program of choice for roofing contractors, following the strategic plan as developed by the program’s steering committee, and ensure the National General national health care program and the relationship with Construction Insurance Solutions continually develop to meet member and association needs.
This committee is dedicated to informing the industry of OSHA’s latest requirements and enforcement of the new Silica PEL Standards to minimize risk to the contractor.

Industry section

Promote a greater understanding of supporting diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion within NRCA and throughout the roofing industry. Create a community within NRCA’s membership around diversity + inclusion topics; help identify ways to engage and gather underrepresented groups in these initiatives; work to increase NRCA membership and engagement; and develop resources to increase the cultural competency of all roofing professionals and staff.
Engage globally to gain access to knowledge, innovation and diversity that enriches NRCA and its membership, while making it more relevant and competitive in the future. Develop informed strategies to successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of emerging global markets and identify objectives and tactics to manage and achieve the association’s global growth initiatives.
Increase NRCA’s visibility and name recognition abroad by improving communication and relationships with international counterparts and international affiliate organizations. Work and meet with NRCA international members to develop contacts and identify areas where an NRCA presence could benefit the region and association. Participate in international roofing-related conventions and exhibitions and explore opportunities for information exchange with international delegations that attend NRCA’s annual convention.
Oversee the development and delivery of unique products and services that enable members to successfully manage and respond effectively to legal, employment and business issues, including contract language, employee relations, regulatory compliance, payment provisions, insurance and safety coverage, codes and standards, and more.
Become engaged at the career and technical education (CTE) level and collaborate with industry and national partners to expand NRCA and the Roofing Alliance’s outreach and footprint in the trades and schools to establish roofing as a core curriculum and assist members addressing workforce shortages.
Monitor and evaluate the performance of the NRCA-sponsored retirement program for member companies that is administered by third-party investment advisers and plan administrators. Evaluate investment performance as a measure against nationally recognized indices and keep members informed about the program. Recommend ways to improve the program’s growth. Ensure the program continues to meet participants’ needs by exploring technical enhancements and other retirement options.
Ensure the Roofing Alliance undertakes educational and research projects that support the highest quality programs for the roofing industry. Ensure timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues. Enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the roofing industry. Administer and enhance the Roofing Alliance scholarship program and construction management schools’ initiative.

Government relations section

Monitor the activities of the federal government, particularly proposed and enacted legislation and regulations. Assess the resulting effect on the roofing industry and regularly communicate with NRCA members and affiliates about issues of importance. Adopt positions regarding government activities having a national effect on the roofing industry and, with final approval of the NRCA chairman of the board, present the positions to the appropriate governmental bodies. Investigate and implement methods to increase member awareness and interest in the legislative process and assist in the activities of regulatory task forces.
Raise funds, establish fundraising goals and oversee fundraising programs for NRCA’s political action committee, ROOFPAC. Also, assist in raising “soft dollar” contributions from corporate members to help support ROOFPAC’s fundraising activities. Adjust fundraising goals and programs each election cycle (every two years) to account for current NRCA membership and the profitability of NRCA member companies. Provide oversight of ROOFPAC’s contributions to members of Congress and other candidates for federal office. Fundamentally, ROOFPAC was created to build relationships with and sustain the attention of Congress on behalf of the roofing industry.
Oversee the activities for Roofing Day in D.C. Work to develop position papers with affiliates and other industry groups for the members to take to the appropriate governmental bodies during Roofing Day.

NRCA University section

Oversee the continued development of the Future Executives Institute ensuring support of NRCA’s vision to recognize its contractor members as professionals.
Provide oversight and direction to NRCA University, its vision, mission and brand. Monitor the progress of existing NRCA University program offerings and explore opportunities for new programs. Provide guidance, input and feedback on Training for Roof Application Careers (TRAC) program development.
Develop policies and procedures that ensure industry certifications maintain high value to all industry stakeholders. Maintain highly valid and defensible industry certifications.

Technical section

In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, carry out a plan for revising and updating The NRCA Roofing Manual, maintaining its position as an up-to-date, authoritative technical resource for the roofing industry. Revise and update as necessary The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems-2016 for publication as a new edition in January 2020. Develop interim updates to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions as needed as new technical information and guidelines become available.
In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, continue to carry out the plan for a new technical best-practices manual for the design, manufacture and installation of metal panel wall systems.
In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, carry out a plan for revising and updating NRCA Guidelines for Roof Coatings for publication in early-2021.
In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, review and compare the clay and concrete tile section of The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2017, FRSA-TRI’s Florida High Wind Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual and TRI-WSRCA’s Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual with the intention of developing a unified, best-practices document addressing the design, materials and installation of clay and concrete tile roof systems.
In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, develop and begin to carry out a plan for a new technical best-practices manual for the maintenance and repair of steep-slope roof systems for publication in early-2022.
Direct and manage NRCA’s technical activities, including NRCA technical committees and task forces. Direct and manage the CERTA program in conjunction with the MRCA Technical and Research Committee consistent with the NRCA/MRCA CERTA agreement. Determine contractor members’ technical needs and establish technical priorities. Recommend to NRCA’s chairman of the board the establishment of appropriate committees and task forces to meet those needs. Recommend to NRCA’s Executive Committee actions necessary to carry out NRCA’s technical programs. Oversee NRCA’s technical research projects and, where appropriate, provide reports about these projects to NRCA members. Report about significant technical developments using special reports and technical bulletins.
In conjunction with NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, carry out a plan for revising and updating The NRCA Waterproofing Manual (2005) for publication in 2020.

Committees reporting directcly to the chairman of the board

Select an individual who has given distinguished service to the association and/or industry for NRCA’s J.A. Piper Award. A suitably inscribed plaque will be presented to the individual during NRCA’s annual convention.
See that NRCA’s financial records are properly maintained and an annual audit of the records is performed. Develop and maintain a sound fiscal position for the association. Work with staff to develop an operational budget for the fiscal year. Meet at least twice annually to ensure budget objectives are being met.
Provide a vehicle for input to the NRCA leadership from representatives from the roofing manufacturing and distributing communities and provide NRCA leaders the opportunity to report about NRCA’s current programs and priorities. Make recommendations about pertinent and appropriate issues as may be requested by NRCA’s chairman of the board and Executive Committee.
Working with NRCA’s investment advisors, ensure that the investment policy for NRCA’s long-term investment fund is appropriate, and recommend changes as necessary. Periodically review the performance of the investments to be sure they are aligned with the investment policy. At least annually, assess the performance of NRCA financial advisors and report that assessment to the Executive Committee.
As determined by the organization’s board of directors.
In accordance with the bylaws, recommend to the membership a list of individuals to serve the association as its officers and directors.
Provide year-over-year continuity of NRCA’s strategic plan. Monitor progress of the strategic plan toward its vision. Consider and provide directional recommendations to the Executive Committee ensuring the strategic plan’s continued progress. These recommendations may include but are not limited to short- and long-term objectives and mission revisions that consider, for example, committee- and association-wide-related activities and accomplishments.
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