ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), announced the launch of its ninth annual student competition. This hallmark event will take place March 8, 2023, during the International Roofing Expo® in Dallas. Roofing professionals are asked to share this information with construction management schools in their area, encouraging the formation of student teams to participate.
The competition challenges university-level construction management students through written and oral presentations on their roofing knowledge, project management capabilities and presentation skills. The teams research the project, review the plans and specifications, and assemble a full estimate and qualified bid package proposal that is submitted to a board of Roofing Alliance judges.
The event exposes students to roofing as a career choice and provides a valuable opportunity to network and connect with fellow students, faculty and Roofing Alliance members. This year’s project is Globe Life Field in Dallas. The project, originally completed by KPost Roofing and Waterproofing, Dallas, will provide a challenging and educational experience for student teams.
The Roofing Alliance Student Competition involves a two-step process:
- Step one: Student teams submit a written proposal by Nov. 18. Judges will review and score the written proposals. The top teams (five maximum) with the highest scores will be selected as finalists.
- Step two: Finalist teams will be invited to attend the International Roofing Expo in Dallas, where they will visit the job site and then present in person before a panel of judges on March 8, 2023.
The student competition is a unique and exciting learning experience for students and faculty, providing opportunities for scholarships and presenter recognition during the NRCA’s Awards Ceremony. While at the International Roofing Expo, students can meet with Roofing Alliance members during a special reception, visit the exhibiting companies in the Roofing Expo and attend educational sessions.
Universities interested in participating must complete the online form by Sept. 23. Once a team commits, they will be connected with a Roofing Alliance member in their area to serve as a team mentor who assists the team throughout the competition.
“We are very proud of this competition and are looking forward to seeing several universities participate,” said Allen Lancaster, Roofing Alliance Construction Management Committee chairman and vice president of Metalcrafts, a Tecta America Co., Savannah, Ga. “We want the roofing industry to share details about the competition with construction management schools they may be associated with and ask them to consider participating.”