NEWTON, Mass. — The metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, together with the Metal Construction Association (MCA), announced its new Metal Roof Installation Training at METALCON 2016, scheduled for Oct. 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore.
Top experts in the metal roofing industry will lead this two-day, eight-hour certification program based on MCA’s recently published Metal Roof Installation Manual.
Participants can experience quality face-time with industry experts and hands-on training in topics including: substrates, safety, sealants, flashings, panel types and connections, tools, fasteners, maintenance and more. Part of the course offering includes hall entry for all three days and access to the full conference program at METALCON. The objective is to couple the training program with the opportunity to visit the exhibit floor where participants can see live demonstrations of what they have just learned, while networking with industry experts.
“Many metal roof manufacturers have their own in-house training programs for installers and contractors to become familiar with specific profiled panels, trim, clips and ancillaries,” said Scott Kriner, MCA technical director. “Now with this new Metal Roof Installation Training program, these manufacturers will have access to a pool of qualified individuals trained in key topics related to metal roof installation. Therefore, their installers and contractors will be prepared to hit the ground running with a basic knowledge gained through the certification program at METALCON. As a result, manufacturers will be able to create more efficient and tailored in-house training programs.”
“For those outside the metal roofing industry, this certification program offers a great opportunity to learn about the industry and experience practical, hands-on training in the topics most roof installers are required to know,” said Kriner.
Upon successful completion of the training program, a qualified individual will be presented with MCA’s Metal Roofing Certificate of Completion. As an added bonus, opportunities to learn from specific exhibitors will be available on the exhibit floor.
“Learning truly comes to life with MCA’S Metal Roof Installation Training taught live by top industry experts, followed by the experience of the show room floor where participants can touch, see and feel what they’ve just learned, and also network with industry experts,” said Claire Kilcoyne, METALCON show director.
The certification program takes place in two phases on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct 26. For more information, please visit www.metalcon.com.