NERCA Convention Day 1 Update

The 2017 North/East Roofing Contractors Association Annual Convention begins today! We are in Atlantic City to help our contractors in “Climbing the Ladder of Success”

Here is a schedule of today’s activities.

Remember there is $100 chip raffle for everyone who attends our seminars!

  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall – Credential Pickup

o If you are at the Convention and haven’t already picked up your credentials you can do so this morning.

  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Seminar – Legal Challenges Facing the Roofing Contractor with Stephen Phillips, Esq.

o Stephen will highlight the toughest legal, business and employment issues including contract language, employee relations, regulatory compliance, payment provisions, insurance and safety coverage, warranties, delay claims, OSHA citations and other legal challenges facing your business

o BONUS: This educational offering is recognized by MA & RI as satisfying educational credits towards the renewal of your roofing license

  • 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall – Convention Floor Opening!

o The Convention floor opens at 1:00 PM each day. If you aren’t attending the seminars, make your way down to be the first to see our vendor booths.

  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Seminar – Personal Fall Arrest Systems – Making them Work! with Peter Shackford of Hettrick, Cyr & Associates.

o This presentation aims to review the many challenges and common deficiencies found with PFAS usage. It will also provide a review of products and options available for all situations. Tools and resources will be provided that your firm can implement to better train, equip, and make the Personal Fall Arrest System work!

o BONUS: This educational offering is recognized by MA & RI as satisfying educational credits towards the renewal of your roofing license

  • 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Seminar – Technical Issues in the Roofing Industry Panel

o Moderator: Robert W. Therrien, President, The Melanson Company Inc.

o Panelists:

Mark Graham, Associate Executive Director of Technical Services, NRCA;
Stephen Phillips Esq., Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman and Flatt
Brian Chamberlain, Sr. Project Analyst, Carlisle Construction Materials

o This expert panel will educate you about how to limit your liability and protect yourself from a number of legal, technical and relationship problems, including such topics as moisture in concrete roof decks, field uplift testing, impact-resistant asphalt shingles, analyzing insulation R-values, and much more.

  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Floor – Happy Hour Reception

o Join us for complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks. Enjoy a light snack as you visit with the exhibitors on the show floor.