Educational Sessions

Wednesday, February 22

7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

WE01 The Increasing Role of the Roof in Green Building

WE02 What Are the Most Important Steps Roofing Contractors Can Take to Reduce Their Risk of Major Liability Exposures?

WE03 NRCA Technical Operations Committee: Technical Programs and Issues (Low and Steep Slope)

WE04 OSHA and EPA Regulatory Update: Agency Activities That Impact the Roofing Contractor

WE05 Better Job Costing and Labor Controls to Increase Profits

WE06 Stay Sane, Find Your Game: Handling Conflicts and Disputes

WE06 Black vs. White: Energy Performance and Cold Climate Concerns

WE07 Retrofitting With Metal Roof Systems

WE08 New Marketing Fundamentals for Roofing Contractors in 2012

WE09 Strategic Leadership in the “New Normal”



Thursday, February 23

7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

TH01 Below-Grade and Plaza Waterproofing

TH02 Slate Roofing — How to Install a Roof That Will Last a Century (or Two)

TH03 IGCC 2012: Will the New Green Code Have You Seeing Red? (Low and Steep Slope)

TH04 Dynamics of Working in a Family Business

TH05 PV Manufacturer Panel Discussion

TH06 Improving Profits by Knowing the Numbers

TH07 Fall Protection and OSHA: What You Need to Know

TH08 Ten Actions of a Successful Construction Owner or Senior Leader

TH09 Change the Way You Market to and Communicate With Potential Customers or Continue Losing Jobs


9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

TH10 A Systems Approach to Air Barriers/Vapor Retarders and Thermal Performance

TH11 From Green Products to Green Codes

TH12 Clear Communication Is Good Business

TH13 How to Get the Job at Your Price

TH14 Performance Management: Coaching People to Peak Performance

TH15 Brandstanding....Stand-Up & Stand-Out

TH16 A Case Study: White EPDM Membrane Selected as PV Roof Platform

TH17 Asphalt Shingle Roof Assemblies: Issues and Answers (Steep Slope)

TH18 Mock OSHA Informal Hearing


Friday, February 24

7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

FR01 2012 I-Codes: Roofing-Related Changes

FR02 Open Forum: Technical & Design Observations From the Field Experts

FR03 Roundtable Workshop: Practical Best Practices Discussion

FR04 The Importance of Effective Training and OSHA Compliant Recordkeeping

FR05 How to Inspect the Rooftop for Safety

FR06 Relationship Selling that Gets Results

FR07 Rock Solid Leadership — A 5-Step Leadership Self-Development Plan

FR08 Growing Trend Toward Fleece-Backed TPO Membranes and Two-Component Foam Adhesives


9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

FR09 Create Your Leadership Vision to Produce Customer Loyalty and Profit

FR10 Panel of Maintenance Programs

FR11 Sustainability – A Discussion of the Requirements, Rating Programs, and Eligibility of Roofing Materials & Systems

FR12 Sales & Marketing — World Class Approaches That Generate Extraordinary Results

FR13 Common Faux Pas of Metal Roofing

FR14 Financial Management — Organizing for Growth: Is Your Company Structured for the Coming Rebound?

FR15 Become a Personal Productivity Champion

 FR16 Moving Green Into the Black: Proven Strategies to Profit From the Green Building Movement