Roofing Alliance 2021 Student Award Ceremony

The Roofing Alliance, celebrating 25 years as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), is proud to invite the roofing industry and all interested to the 7th annual Roofing Alliance construction management student competition virtual awards ceremony on April 16, 2021.  The oral presentations for this well-known event will be available before the awards ceremony beginning April 12 on the Roofing Alliance YouTube channel.

During the virtual ceremony, awards will be presented for first and second place best overall team presentations along with first- and second-best individual presenter awards.  This first-time virtual award ceremony allows the entire roofing industry to celebrate these very talented university-level construction management teams as they focus on the roofing trade.

The four finalist teams are:

  • Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

This year’s competition challenges the four finalist teams through written and oral presentations testing their roofing knowledge, project management capabilities and presentation skills. The teams had to research the project, review the plans and specifications, and assemble a full estimate and qualified bid package proposal that was submitted to the Roofing Alliance judges.

This year, the teams were tasked with submitting a qualified bid package for a new roof system on the Las Vegas Raiders’ practice facility, part of the new Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center in Henderson, Nevada.  Working with Dennis Conway, owner of Commercial Roofers Inc. of Las Vegas and the founder of the student competition, the Roofing Alliance student competition committee has prepared the following timeline:

  • Oral presentations of the four finalist teams presenting virtually to the panel of judges will be on the Roofing Alliance YouTube channel starting April 12.
  • Virtual award presentations will be April 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern to announce the winning teams and the Best Individual Presenters; below are the instructions to join the April 16 Zoom event:

https://nrca.zoom.us/j/96417970809?pwd=WXhYNE9ydkZVa3dHaHA1Q1JGMnA1QT09

Meeting ID: 964 1797 0809

Passcode: 616946

888 475 4499 US Toll-free

“We know that many schools are not allowing faculty or students to travel – so we have created a fully virtual competition.  The finalist teams will present oral presentations virtually,” stated Allen Lancaster, current student competition chair and vice president of Metalcrafts A Tecta America Co., Savannah, Ga.  “We are excited about the caliber of the teams competing.  We want this competition to continue to be a favorite amongst construction management programs.”

For more information on the Roofing Alliance student competition, the April 16 virtual awards event and overall information about the Roofing Alliance contact Bennett Judson, the Roofing Alliance’s executive director, at bjudson@roofingalliance.net or visit www.roofingalliance.net.

About the Roofing Alliance

The Roofing Alliance is committed to shaping the industry’s future by funding education, research, scholarships and philanthropic initiatives, all for the purpose of securing the industry’s future excellence.  Composed of 175 members representing extraordinary leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distribution and service provider communities, the Roofing Alliance has committed $13 million to enhance the performance and long-term viability of the industry and allocated more than $5.9 million to fund 51 research, education, technical and philanthropic programs and projects.  Serving as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Roofing Alliance members are focused on giving back and supporting high-quality educational programs and ensuring timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues. For more information about Roofing Alliance initiatives, visit www.roofingalliance.net.

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