IRE 2016 Offers Educational Programs, Opportunities for Roofing Contractors
February 15, 2016
Through this exceptional educational conference, attendees can choose from 44 knowledge-building sessions in eight tracks where you will learn the best practices and the latest technologies designed to improve your skills and grow your business. Forty out of 44 sessions offer new topics, with four of last year’s most popular courses returning by popular demand.
Sessions will cover integration of solar, safety, sealing strategies, metal roofing, vapor retarders, roof design, fall prevention, sustainability, drones, asphalt shingles, TPO weathering, storm water management, labor savings, as well as marketing, customer service, management skills, and more.
Held Wednesday through Friday, The classes are scheduled each day of the show, are 90 minutes long and do not overlap the exhibit hall hours, allowing ample time to experience the show floor.
Tracks cover technical, workplace safety, leadership/management, green building, legal/HR, money matters, sales/service and general business.
Sessions are specifically targeted to commercial/residential/metal contractors, owners/CEOs/general managers, superintendents/foremen, architects/designers/consultants, salesmen/estimators, manufacturers/ suppliers and building owners/facility managers.
Houzz will present a session from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 titled “Maximizing Your Exposure to Local Homeowners with Houzz.” Participants will learn best practices for creating a free profile on the Houzz website that will build business and attract new local customers.
“Understanding the Residential Roofing Market: Using Data to Understand Your Market Potential,” is scheduled from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. The session will provide residential roofing contractors information on how they can leverage local market data and Metrostudy reports to give them a better understanding of their own local markets.
To read the session descriptions, click the ‘conference’ tab and then the ‘sessions’ link at www.TheRoofingExpo.com. You can also search the full conference schedule by session title, track, date, speaker and keyword.
Designed to help attendees advance their businesses and careers, many sessions have been approved by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Construction Industry Licensing Board and RCI, Inc.