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2016 CRCA Trade Show & Seminars

January 21-22, 2016

Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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2015 CRCA Trade Show & Seminars Speakers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • CRCA @ Chicago Area Chapter, RCI Education Day- CRCA's Executive Director Bill McHugh presented an update on what CRCA's Committees had done in 2014 at the RCI Event during 'Roofing Week in Chicago'. Check out the presentation he gave at the session.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

  • 9:00 - 11:00 am, CRCA Roofing Industry Breakfast, "Be Prepared - Change Continues" The 2015 panel included Mark Graham, NRCA for Andre Desjarlais, DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Mark Graham, NRCA and Matt Dupuis, Structural Research, Inc. (SRI) and CRCA Executive Director Bill McHugh, who set the tone for this year’s programming on such topics as Moisture Effects on Insulation Facers, Structural Lightweight Concrete, R-Values, the DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other important topics that affect the Roofing and Waterproofing industry.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

  • 7:00 - 9:00 am, This important field-focused presentation will explore historical safety measures put into place since OSHA’s inception over 40 years ago to protect the work force from job related injury or death. The program will reinforce today’s safety mandates and highlight what’s to come in the future. Roofing & Waterproofing Safety, Then and Now, Presented by the CRCA / OSHA Safety Alliance. Geared for Field Personnel, Foreman, Superintendents and Owners as well.
  • 7:45-8:45 am – “Ventilation, Low & Steep Sloped Roofs"  Ventilation and engineering the space above the ceiling or in the attic always results in debate. NRCA's Mark Graham stood in for an ill Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratories brings the audience new info on this important topic that can solve a ton of issues while updating CRCA on the ORNL’s Research Activities for the many facets of the building envelope.
  • 9:30-10:30 am – “Structural Lightweight Concrete and Roofs”  Everyone wants the roof on now to keep the building dry. SRI’s Matt DuPuis discusses roofing adhesives attaching to structural lightweight concrete. How can we provide a watertight, functioning roof in the timeframe the General Contractor wants? Don’t miss this session to learn about this important issue.
  • 11:15 am-12:15 pm – “What Issues Cost You Money?” Roofing is a technical industry with codes, standards, plus many low and steep slope roof configurations adding to the complexity. Mark Graham, NRCA’s Associate Executive Director of Technical Services tackles the top issues that cost all parties in the roofing team money - codes, standards and more, highlighting what to look for. Come learn valuable information how to comply with all the requirements and yet save you money.
  • LOCATION: Drury Lane Conference Center, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL



2014 "Decoding Roofing & Waterproofing Today"


  • HPSF/NRCA's Stephen Phillips - Legal Risk for all, Contractor, Specifier, Consultant

  • Illinois Roofing License Law Enforcement

  • Margaret Vaughan - Overview of the Law

  • Margery Newman - Legal relationnship and the IL Roofing Contractor Licensing Law

  • Safety - Cost of Being Unsafe



2014 CRCA Trade Show Committee

Left to right: Phil Diederich, Ron Quimby, Greg Johnson, Fred Creed, Greg Dedic, Tony Roque, Bruce Diederich, Dave Hamill, Tyson Everett, Ross Ridder.  (Not shown: Rod Petrick)

To view past presentations, visit CRCA Resources/Presentations

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