February 2017 Newsletter

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IN THIS ISSUE…

President’s MessageSafety Spotlight
Event AnnouncementsCode Notices & Updates
Legislative WatchCommittee Announcements
Items of NoteTraining Center Courses
Member Benefits & ToolsNational News from NRCA

President's Message

February already! What a great 2017 trade show we had this year. There was a great atmosphere and the turnout was awesome, with record attendance over 1200 and a sellout of all the vendor spaces.  All I have heard since the show is how much the trade show has grown and how we drew a big crowd. The OSHA presentation was very informational. Thanks again to Jack Seybert, with X-OSHA LLC. for taking his time to help educate us further on what to expect from the beginning, middle and end of an OSHA inspection.

I want to thank all our vendors and trade show committee members and volunteers for putting on such a professional trade show.  I also want to thank everyone that came up and introduced themselves to me — I love meeting our members.

I hope everyone has signed up for the 16th Annual CRA Award Dinner. I look forward to seeing and talking to everyone briefly and the President’s recap speech for the year.

I thought I would try and throw in some humor and share an experience that I had over the holidays and combine it with my President’s message. I want to use my experience and tie it into roofing using a comparison and examples that I hope you find funny.

The adventure started with being pressured to learn how to scuba dive by my brother-in law, at the resort we were staying at.  I was perfectly fine lying out by the pool, drinking my Mai Tais and relaxing.  The pressure from him and the rest of my family members ended with me caving and deciding to go with them on a scuba diving excursion.

We received about 45 minute of training at the resort pool (the pool that was four feet deep, mind you), before going to the boat that would take us out to the ocean. It made me think of how each of my employees is trained at the office on how to wear a safety harness and how to attach the bracket to the roof before going up the ladder to get onto the roof. However, their training is longer and more extensive than our quick lesson was. It was funny; they kept telling us “don’t forget to breathe normally, don’t hold your breath, and enjoy the view”, as a way of trying to get us to relax and focus on what we were doing.

Going 30’ to 40’ ft. down into the ocean, I started asking myself if this was worse than climbing a ladder 30’ to 40’ ft. into the air. It was not the most comforting thought either way. That is when the comparison between a good respirator and a good safety rope, which are both lifelines intended to keep you alive, struck me. Roofing and scuba diving had more in common than one would think. Both require you to constantly be alert and aware of your tools and surroundings. We had to check our air pressure gauges and equipment in the same way we would inspecting our safety equipment for wear and tear.

My final comparison was that though very different, both are scary and exciting at the same time, and they both have some pretty great views.

Try and think back to the first time you climbed up on a roof, sat atop the roof’s peak, and looked at the view around you and marveled how much more you could see. However, getting back down was another thing…

I thought about how nice it would be if there were a way I could give my employees that life-and-death emotion, without having to go down into the ocean clinging to a respirator, to always keep their safety harness on.

Isn’t it also sad that one of the first thoughts I had once I got back to shore, huffing and puffing, was about the CRA and my next newsletter article.

I hope you found my experience entertaining… and I look forward to seeing many of you at the Feb 16 Awards Dinner.

Ray Phillips
RTP Roofing Company
CRA President
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THANK YOU to our 2017 Sponsors!

2017 Industry Leader Sponsors
ABC Supply Co.GCP Applied Technologies
Academy Roofing, Inc.
Gulfeagle Supply
Advanced Roofing Technologies
Interstate Roofing, Inc.
Allied Building ProductsK & P Roofing LLC
APOCMalarkey Roofing Products
Arapahoe Roofing & Sheet Metal
Moody Insurance Agency
B & M Roofing of ColoradoOwens Corning
Beacon Roofing SupplyPinnacol Assurance
Black Roofing, Inc.
Premium Panels
Boulder Roofing, Inc.
RoofLine Supply
Flynn Southwest LPSpec Building Materials
Front Range Roofing Systems
Tamko Building Products
GAF MaterialsThe Roofing Company
2017 Silver Sponsors
A to Z RoofingJohns Manville
American Roofing SupplyRTP Roofing Co.
Boral RoofingSuperoofs
C3 Group Public AdjustersSchafer & Co.
Cleasby ManufacturingTecta America - Colorado
GBS Enterprises Roofing

2017 COLORADO LEGISLATION | COMMITTEE UPDATE – A few weeks into Colorado’s 71st General Assembly, legislators are navigating their way through a slew of new bills aimed at everything from repealing Colorado’s Health Benefit Exchange to earmarking new funds for roads, schools and affordable housing.

The ongoing battle to ‘perfect’ Colorado’s Construction Defects laws has been waged for the last 4 consecutive sessions, and it is set once again to be in the top 10 hot topics for Colorado lawmakers.

Although significant changes and additions related to Colorado Construction Defects legislation date back to 2001, a significant drop in multi-family housing permit applications throughout the state over the last decade, demonstrates that builders are still gun-shy about jumping into a market fraught with lawsuits and high insurance costs.  A lack of any successful action at the State level has forced more than a dozen local governments, including Denver & Colorado Springs, to enact their own construction defect rules.  Whether these will hold up in court is yet to be seen, as some believe that such laws preempt the State’s right to control this issue.

At least 2 bills have been introduced so far, with more promised, as sponsors attempt to craft legislation that protects homeowners’ rights as well as re-energizes a sagging condo building market.

SB17-45 | ‘Concerning a requirement for equitable allocation of the costs of defending a construction defect claim.’  Sponsors include Speaker of the House, Crisanta Duran (D) & President of the Senate, Kevin Grantham (R).  Per discussion with Speaker Duran’s staff, the intent of the bill is to clarify who has the duty to defend and to lay out a process for the allocation of responsibility.  There is much concern with the bill however, that it may be impractical as well as potentially very costly to implement, and that in general it doesn’t address any of the underlying causes or concerns related to why/how CD claims get filed in the first place.  There is also the question of whether language in the bill would conflict with the Contractual Risk Transfer bill that was passed in 2007. Because of concerns from construction groups including ASA & CCC (Colorado Contractors Coalition, of which the CRA is a member) the bill has been laid over for a week so that interested parties can address language & concerns before being heard in the Senate Business Committee.

SB17-156 | ‘Concerning prerequisites to the authority of a unit owners’ association to pursue resolution of disputes involving construction defects.’ Sponsors Senator Owen Hill (R: Co. Springs) & Representative Cole Wist (R: Centennial). A recent press release states that SB156, also assigned to the Senate Business, Labor & Tech Committee, ‘provides a common sense, balanced solution that protects consumers while increasing diverse housing options.’  The bill would require mediation or arbitration by a neutral third party prior to a construction defect claim being filed on behalf of an HOA.  It would also mandate written consent of a majority of homeowners in the HOA prior to a claim, as well as requiring the disclosure of projected costs, duration & financial impact of a CD claim.  The bill was just released and appears to have widespread support throughout the industry, backed by the ‘Homeownership Opportunity Alliance Coalition’.

As noted, expect more work and discussion on this topic as we move further into the session.  We will let CRA members know when it is time to contact legislators in order to support or oppose legislation related to this important issue.  In the meantime, feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or hear of other legislation you are concerned about and would like us to follow!  There is a lot out there that we are keeping an eye on!

Amy Hawkins
Boulder Roofing, Inc.
CRA Gov’t Relations Committee Member
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EventAnnouncements

CRA AWARDS DINNER – Feb 16, 2017.  We are excited to invite you to our 16th Annual Celebration of the CRA Awards Dinner – an inspiring evening where we all can take the time to congratulate each other and ourselves on the difficult, complex, dangerous and exciting work we do every day!  This year’s dinner is being held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel located at 500 Interlocken Boulevard in Broomfield, CO.  Cocktails at 5:30pm and Dinner at 7:00pm. The Awards submissions have been judged and the winners selected. We are pleased about the number and variety of jobs that we continue to see each year and can’t wait to share them with you along with the accomplishments of the CRA in 2016. Corporate tables of 10 will be available for $700 and individual dinner reservations are $75.   A night of honoring and sharing the exceptional “people and projects of the CRA” will be re-energizing and an inspiration to all!

Register to attend here.

Awards Dinner Sponsorship opportunities are also still available.  Please call Debbie Hathorne today at 303-484-0549 for more information or email her at debbie@coloradoroofing.org.

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2 PART HR/EMPLOYMENT LEGAL WORKSHOP  |  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – On March 8th the CRA has invited Philip J. Siegel, Attorney with Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel, to give a two-part pin-point presentation featuring “The Top 10 Employment Mistakes Made by Roofing Contractors” & “Defending an OSHA Citation.”  The pinpoint seminar will be held at Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park, Ballroom B, 16455 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, CO 80011 on March 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. $25 Member/$50 Non-Member.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR, then click here for more information and/or to register.

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CRA TRADE SHOW | Photo Gallery – We had a great show on January 26, 2017.  Record attendance with over 1200 of Colorado’s roofing industry professionals showing up to check out the latest industry trends, catch-up with contacts and enjoy a little complimentary food, education and networking. A shout out to all of our vendors, Jack Seybert for his informative OSHA inspection seminar, to our Industry Leader, Silver, Bronze and on-site show sponsors for their extra support and to everyone who attended for the awesome turn-out and making this year’s show a huge success!  Thank you to those of you who took the time to fill out the online member questionnaire. Your responses are helpful in looking at the year ahead and valued for the importance of gaining knowledge on what’s working and not working. Those who filled out the surveys were entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate to a Dardin Restaurant. We are pleased to announce that Sue Girard with Johns Manville was the lucky winner.  A BIG thank you to Julie Boyle of Allied Building Products, Kristi Smith of Academy Roofing, Inc. and Crystal Simmons of Roof Depot for helping with registration and to Tracy Spence of American Roofing Supply for helping with vendor move-in! Finally, thank you to our Trade Show Committee who organized this year’s Trade Show — Kelly Woods, Roofing Supply Group; Stephanie Garrett, ABC Supply Co, Jennifer Elliott, Roof Depot and Jeff Sykes of ACH Foam Technologies. The Trade Show is the first of many “positives” we hope that 2017 will bring to Colorado’s roofing industry. We thank you for attending and look forward to repeating it all again next year on Thursday, January 25, 2018 back at The Denver Mart.  Last, click here to see if you were caught on camera in our 2017 Trade Show Photo Gallery.

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CodeUpdates

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The following city and/or counties have made updates this past month. Please log-in to the Code Guidelines to see their updates.

FOXFIELD | New Handout – On 1-17-17 Foxfield updated their page on the website and added an updated handout.

ELBERT COUNTY | 5 Square Policy – CRA was recently copied on a memo from Elbert County that stated “As a policy, Elbert County Building Department requires a complete re-roof of any repair that amounts to 5 or more squares.”, Kyle Fenner, Director Community & Development Services.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE – On 11-7-17 Greenwood Village updated their page on the website.  Please note they will be moving to the 2015 Code in the second quarter of 2017.

GILPIN, PARKER, SHERIDAN – On 11-16-17 all three of these pages were updated on the website.

MOFFAT COUNTY & CRAIG | Formed New Regional Dept  – As of February 1, 2017, Moffat County and the City of Craig have combined their building departments. The newly created Regional Building Department will be operating at the Craig City Hall Building. The Moffat County Building Department will no longer be accepting building permits either online or in person. Click here for more information.

PIKES PEAK REGIONAL BUILDING DEPARTMENT | Wind Damage Notice – If your customers were affected by the recent wind storm in EL Paso County on January 9, 2017, please read this informational flyer.

THORNTON | New Handout –  Click here for a copy of the handout.

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Have you heard of any upcoming building code changes with any of the municipalities you work with? Please share them with us by emailing the BC&S Committee via Debbie at debbie@coloradoroofing.org.

The CRA Building Code & Standards Committee is tasked to represent our members in code, inspection and enforcement issues related to the roofing industry and to facilitate improved communication between the roofing industry and Colorado Building Departments and Code Officials. Through the Code Guidelines on the CRA Website and in this monthly column, committee members share Building Department news and updates.

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WELCOME 1 New Members(s). RW Specialties Inc., 9000 East 96th Avenue, Henderson, CO 80640, Ph: 303-289-2226 (Material Supplier).

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Memorial Notice for Bob Goff (1975-2017) – Robert “Bob” Vincent Goff of Broomfield passed away January 16, 2017 suddenly at the young age of 41. Bob has been an Estimator/Project Manager in the roofing industry for many years and was a great co-worker to many. He has worked for Arapahoe Roofing, CEI West/Tecta, Roof Check, Alpine Roofing and most recently Jagger Roofing. He was the father of A.J., Tyler, and Isabel. Also survived by his mother, Pat; father, Jerry; sister, Kerri; brother-in-law Scott; niece, Maycee; nephew, Brody; a large extended family, and the entire Broomfield community.  He was a loving father and enjoyed watching his kids play sports. He was also an active coach through various sports in Broomfield. He coached hockey and softball for many years and touched many lives through his coaching. He loved to watch his hometown sports teams Broncos and Avalanche with his dog Stanley.

Donations: In lieu of flowers or gifts, a memorial fund has been set up at First Bank. The Bobby Goff Memorial Fund, for his 3 children. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made at any FirstBank location or mailed to FirstBank, c/o Bobby Goff Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 150097, Lakewood, CO 80215-9981.

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Replacing a Roof Is Not Demolition | Insurance Dispute – Routine tear-off and replacement of a roof does not warrant demolition work, a court ruled, indicating that claims for injured employees may be covered under defense and indemnification clauses in insurance policies. The case also shows the insurer must prove that a loss falls under an exclusion. Read more.

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airventlogoAttic Ventilation: Ask the Expert™ Technical Seminar – Colorado Springs, CO – AirVent is coming to town with their popular Ask the Expert seminar on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs CO 80919 with a 7:30 am Breakfast and 8 am-10 am Seminar.  AirVent is committed to helping roofing professionals improve their understanding of how to specify and install an effective attic ventilation system — whether it’s their products or those of their competitors.  Sign up for Air Vent’s Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert™ seminar and learn field-tested strategies to explain the need for attic ventilation to clients, the most common – and problematic! – installation mistakes to avoid and calculation shortcuts to speed your bid and impress your customers. Click here for more information or to register (registration form is under all the city dates at the bottom of page).

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Membership Renewal & New Membership Requirement for 2017 | New for 2017! – The Board of Directors and all our committees work hard to make sure you are given numerous opportunities to benefit from your membership.  As we grow and strengthen our association, we continue to keep our focus on the quality of members rather than quantity.  For that reason, early in the year we looked at adopting our own Voluntary Licensing program that would have been run through the association.  After extensive discussions and feedback from our membership we felt the timing was not right for this type of program.  At the same time, we decided that many of the elements of the proposed licensing program were very important and beneficial and made the decision to add some of the key items to our membership requirements.  When a consumer visits our website, and selects one of our members, we want them to be able to trust that we have done some of their homework for them and can proudly say that any and all of our members are the right choice for them!  We also want to see more of our membership take an active role in being a member of the CRA. To strengthen our association even more, we will be implementing the following new membership criteria for contractor members effective January 1, 2017.  

  • Sign the Code of Ethics every year upon renewal; keeping our core values fresh in everyone’s minds
  • Physical address will be required
  • New companies applying for membership will need to be sponsored by another CRA member
  • Three business references will be required with all new member applications
  • All current and new contractor members will be required to get 8 Continuing Involvement Credits (CIU’s) annually starting in 2017 for renewal in 2018 by attending CRA seminars, workshops, training’s, events, etc.

Last, a reminder that upon renewal of membership each year, and in compliance with our bylaws, all contractor members must forward a current Certificate of Insurance showing the following:

  • General liability coverage of at least $500,000.
  • Workers’ compensation coverage reflecting roofing or sheet metal classifications.  (Note: If you do not carry workers’ compensation insurance, you will not qualify for membership in the association.  Exemption Letters are not accepted.)

This information must be on file in order to renew your membership.

The CRA Board of Directors thanks you for your continued support. We hope that you find benefit in your membership, and that each one of our members finds a way in the upcoming year to help the CRA as it continues to represent and promote the roofing industry in a professional manner.

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Online Enrollment now open for the following training courses.  Space is limited in all classes so be sure to sign up now!

  • Mar 2-3, 2017 – TPO/EPDM:  2-day course intended for installers who are newer to the industry who are seeking in depth knowledge of TPO and EPDM systems as well as learning proper installation methods for membranes and flashings.  REGISTER NOW.
  • Mar 9-10, 2017 – METAL ROOFING: 2-day course will to expose students to working with different types of metal, issues to consider and learning proper techniques. Class is intended for students who have background in roofing and/or for installers who have not yet worked with sheet metal. REGISTER NOW.
  • March 24 – May 5, 2017 – INTRODUCTION TO ROOFING: will expose students to the basics of roofing and teach them what they are doing, why they are doing it and give them an understanding that roofing can lead to several career paths within the industry.  6-week course/Fridays only.  REGISTER NOW.

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“SNOW DAY” RENTAL AVAILABLE – It is still winter and the snow will soon fly again.  We want to remind members that they can take advantage of our SNOW DAY rental.  Do you keep failing inspections for the same reason?  Do you need to work on improving a specific roofing technique, learn a new application or train a new crew?  Turn your next snow day into a productive way to improve on installation techniques.  CRA’s training space offers you a ‘roofer friendly’ indoor environment with class space for up to 30 individuals. The CRA Training Center is located at 1660 Jasper Street, Unit I in Aurora, CO and is designed specifically for roofers and roofing applications. The space can be used for all types of steep and low slope materials and roofing systems. You or your foreman become the instructor. We provide the space and mock-ups and you provide your own materials, supplies, tools, etc.  This is a half-day rental with time for set-up, tear-down/clean-up and is contingent on date availability.  The cost to rent is $500 with a $200 refundable damage deposit.  You will be required to sign a rental agreement.  Contact Debbie Hathorne for more information/details.

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CRA Sponsored OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health Training | March 30-31, 2017 – CRA in partnership with Pinnacol Assurance, CRA has scheduled an OSHA 10-Hour Training on March 30-31, 2017.  The Member cost is only $50.00.  You can’t beat this price for a day and ½ course with food!!  Topics Include:  Occupational Safety and Health Act Overview, Materials Handling, Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Protection, Electrical Safety, Health and hazard communication, Hand and power tools, Stair and ladder safety, Scaffold safety and Excavation and trenching safety.  Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive an OSHA Construction Safety Health 10-Hour Card.  Class registrations will be taken on a first come first serve bases. Class will hold 40 – limit 4 per company.    Registration will open soon, check the Events Calendar after 2/16/17.

 

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COMMUNITY SERVICE – Giving back to the community is a top priority of the Colorado Roofing Association and just as important to the many members of our association. Our members recognize the need to help other individuals and organizations that face economic or physical difficulties. Working together to reach our community outreach goals each year, our members give back to our community through volunteering, donated items/materials/labor and providing financial assistance to local charities, non-profit organizations and individual homeowners in need.  Do you know of a struggling non-profit or homeowner in need of assistance that you can’t handle yourself, let us know and we will see if we can work together as an association to get them the help they need.  Here is a “Request for Help Form” you can share with them or send the lead our way and the committee review the project.  Click on the appropriate link below and submit your application for review by CRA’s Community Service Committee.

Application for Help – Non-Profit/Commercial Projects
Application for Help – Residential Projects

Members – Sign up to help on a project!

In 2017, CRA also continues our “Roof Over Your Head” partnership with Habitat for Humanity.   If you have not had a chance to volunteer to assist with labor on a Habitat home (or other), please fill out this form or contact us and we’ll add you to the list of volunteers to be contacted.

 

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The 2017 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) is approaching quickly: March 1-3 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. (NRCA’s 130th Annual Convention takes place Feb. 27-March 3.) Be sure to make travel plans soon; hotel rooms are filling up quickly, and NRCA expects another record-breaking turnout along with a 1,200-booth trade show and more than 30 educational programs. For complete information about the IRE—including registration and housing—visit www.theroofingexpo.com.

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National Update:  Change is inevitable and change is coming.  A new administration is taking form with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Trump was sent to the White House by a frustrated public looking for a disrupter. Only time will tell whether they like his type of disruption. Meanwhile, Congress has begun the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act but hasn’t yet informed us what the replacement will look like. Trump, of course, has promised everyone health insurance with lower rates and deductibles.

The president’s cabinet also is starting to take shape. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) has been pegged for director of the Office of Management and Budget. He is a tough deficit hawk who has opposed some military funding while in Congress. Gen. James Mattis received a waiver from Congress to lead the Department of Defense. He is a tough-talking defense hawk who will expect more financial resources to rebuild the military. There is certain to be some fireworks, pardon the pun, as a result. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) was selected to head up the CIA, which certainly will be an interesting position given the president’s affinity with Vladimir Putin and Pompeo’s distrust of all things Russia.

And there are picks related to issues facing the roofing industry. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is about to take over as attorney general. He has been an outspoken advocate for tougher immigration law and enforcement. But at the same time, Trump selected Andrew Puzder as labor secretary, who has been equally outspoken during his career in the fast food industry for a more open and welcoming immigration policy.  Some picks that could be good for the construction industry are Ben Carson as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Texas Gov. Rick Perry as energy secretary. These three pro-business leaders certainly will advocate for a saner regulatory environment than we have seen in recent years.

Finally, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have their work cut out for them. Not only are these men independent thinkers, but they also do not fully align themselves with President Trump’s agenda. Both are staunch advocates of trade and will oppose any form of tariffs that can impede economic growth. Expect a clumsy fight over the budget, especially as it relates to health care, entitlements and defense spending.

They also break with Trump on tax reform. Ryan wants a modified value-added tax (border adjustment) corporate system, and Trump is opposed to it. Trump has used Twitter to great effect, and if either McConnell or Ryan cross him, they should expect a public response taken directly to the American people via social media. No president has been better at using social media as a modern communication tool than the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The change in administration seems to be a mixed bag for the construction industry, according to a survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors. On the one hand, responding contractors are optimistic about the 2017 outlook for nonresidential and multifamily construction. About 46 percent of respondents expect the available dollar volume of projects completed in 2017 to be higher than in 2016. However, 73 percent say they are having difficulty filling key salaried or hourly craft positions, and 76 percent believe it will be harder to do so than in 2016. Of 15 issues listed as answers to the question regarding “the biggest concerns to you and your business,” 55 percent chose worker shortages.

To make the situation more difficult, the federal government’s recent continuing resolution to fund itself through April 17 did not contain the popular H-2B returning worker exemption despite the recommendations of the Department of Homeland Security. The H-2B program provides work visas for low-skilled temporary or seasonal work outside of agriculture.

And remember, just because the Obama administration is out of office does not mean many of its regulations will stop being enforced, such as the new paycheck transparency rules that went into effect Jan. 1 regarding federal contracts valued at least $500,000. The rules govern overtime pay and independent contractors, among other issues. Our advice: Prepare to comply with the regulations for the foreseeable future as rescission, though likely, may not be as swift as we would prefer.

Meanwhile, at NRCA there is a lot going on. The 2017 International Roofing Expo® is coming up at the end of February. At press time, registrations are at 3,595, and exhibit space is about 7 percent up this year with 440 companies exhibiting. The show is jam-packed with great educational and networking opportunities. Please make your travel plans soon; Las Vegas always is a popular destination, and the hotel block sells out quickly.

NRCA will hold its 130th Annual Convention during the IRE. Don’t miss the following educational opportunities while there:

Also, be sure to take advantage of our upcoming five-day intensive sales boot camp for residential contractors taking place March 20-24. NRCA has partnered with Scott Siegal of Certified Contractors Network to put on this exceptional program. For information about these events, go to www.nrca.net/nrcauniversity or call NRCA’s Customer Service Department.

While at the IRE, make sure you attend our Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception March 2 where we will honor industry champions. Speaking of champions, don’t miss ROOFPAC events in Las Vegas, either. Sporting clays, golf, a silent auction and a cocktail reception are all worth your time and effort to attend. For more information, contact Duane Musser at the Washington, D.C., office (dmusser@nrca.net). And be sure to join the National Roofing Legal Resource Center for its always informative luncheon program March 1.

MemberBenefits

This month’s highlighted member benefits and tools. 

Start Marketing Your CRA Membership to Consumers!  A beneficial marketing tool for you to use in promoting your CRA membership to customers. Just click on the link, print as many as you need and start using in your sales packets and presentations right away.

Concerning Ladder Liability.  Help us in educating consumers and concerned citizens about the liability and risks involved with unattended ladders set for inspectors.

CRA Safety Group Workers’ Comp Program.  Receive a 4%-upfront discount, group or individual loss history dividend calculation and much, much more. Members of the program automatically belong to the CRA Safety Group whose focus is on continuing safety education and training and improving safety in the roofing community. In partnership with Moody Insurance Agency and Pinnacol Assurance. Call Kim Burkhardt. at 303-824-6600 to receive additional information regarding this program. 

CRA Dental Program.  CRA program offers a choice of competitive dental plan through Delta Dental. Brought to you in partnership with Employee Benefit Designs. Contact Jerry Ressatar for more information at 303-220-8209. 

busybusy.com Smartphone App.  Receive 5%-member discount and 30-day free trial. This tool provides a mobile time sheet app that helps your employees more accurately track their time, report their location and record the projects they are working on all while saving your company money! Call Pete Scifo at 303-717-8113.


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