NORTH EAST ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

The North East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) represents premier roofing professionals.  Our territory is made up of the northeast region including: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

This site is for the roofing contractor as well as architects, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, distributors, developers, business owners, and general contractors.  We have hundreds of Contractor members and Associate members representing a wide segment of the roofing industry.  Our Association provides training to roof professionals on a variety of topics.  We also hold one of the biggest roofing conventions in the country.

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Upcoming Events

Changes in wind design with ASCE7-10 vs 16 – Webinar - January 21 @ 1:00 pm

SPEAKER
Jennifer Keegan, AAIA
Director Building and Roofing Science
GAF Building & Science Team

Wind design of roof systems can be complicated. Let’s face it, there’s math involved! The latest version of ASCE 7 has only added complexity to the design process laid out in ASCE 7-16, as well as discuss the similarities and differences between the three versions of ASCE 7 (-05, -10 and -16). Changes to ASCE 7-16 influence related wind design methods. This presentation will also discuss updates to FM’s wind design process and the requirements within their related Loss Prevention Data Sheets (e.g., LPDS 1-28 and 1-29).

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the similarities and differences between the three versions of ASCE 7 and the roofing industry-developed methods to determine loads.
2. Identify the foundational elements involved in determining wind loads acting on a building.
3. Differentiate between the load side and the resistance side and understand how each are presented within the roofing industry.
4. Explain the recent changes and impact of the new information contained in FM’s Loss Prevention Data Sheets 1-28 and 1-29.

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NERCA 2020 Convention & Trade Show Rescheduled - May 4

SAVE THE DATE: May 4-6, 2021

The NERCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the Annual Convention & Trade Show have been rescheduled to May 4-6, 2021.

We are grateful to announce our new show dates. The Convention & Trade Show are part of the Association’s culture bringing together our contractor and associate members along with other roofers from across the northeast. Now more than ever, we recognize the value of meeting in person to exchange ideas, find a competitive edge, and just have a few laughs.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City is working with NERCA’s staff and Board of Directors to cover every contingency and ensure that the rescheduled event will be every bit as successful as we know if would have been in 2020. As we proved earlier this year, the safety of our members, attendees, and staff will always come first, so please save the date!

Upcoming News

2021 NEREF Scholarship Application Now Open!

The North East Roofing Educational Foundation Scholarship Application for 2021 is now available for your employees and their families.

The North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) has established this scholarship program to assist employees, immediate family members of employees or immediate family of NERCA members, who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college, technical and vocational programs.  Fifteen scholarships will be awarded this year in the amount of $3,000 each.

For further information, please contact Patsy Sweeney at the association office either by telephone, fax or email at psweeney@nerca.org.  We thank you for your cooperation.

Download the 2021 Scholarship Application Now!

Watch Out That Drone Has A Nail Gun!

In a paper entitled “Nailed It: Automonous Roofing with a Nailgun-Equipped Octocopter”, University of Michigan Engineering students sought to demonstrate the possibility of drones nailing down shingles on a roof without requiring a human operator.

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NEW: Rhode Island Commercial Roofing Contractors License

The RI Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board has announced that as of January 1, 2020, it will begin issuing new professional licenses, mandated by the General Assembly years ago, for the building and construction industries. The new disciplines which must become licensed include commercial roofing contractors, building inspectors, and other trades. Contractors have until April

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2019 Scholarship Recipients

The North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) Trustees announce 2019 scholarship recipients On June 8, 2019 the NEREF Trustees met to approve the recipients of the annual NEREF scholarships.  The trustees are pleased to announce the following awards: The recipient of the Robert W. Therrien Sr., Scholarship is Isabella Crotta of Northford, Connecticut. Isabella will

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