It’s not often one can witness future leaders in action, but the Roofing Alliance makes it possible. Take advantage of this and support the next generation of construction leadership during the foundation’s Construction Management 2022-23 Student Competition.

Each year over the past decade, the Roofing Alliance — the foundation of National Roofing Contractors Association — invites college students to compete for bragging rights and prizes in a contest challenging their roofing knowledge, construction management skills, time management and presentation skills. Students work with their professors as well as members of the Roofing Alliance to create written and oral proposals for a roofing job.

2022-23 Student Competition

Date: 8-11 a.m., March 8
Location: Room 238
Why Attend: This hallmark competition promotes careers in roofing industry management by challenging students' roofing knowledge, construction management skills, time management, and organizational and presentation skills. Cheer on the students and celebrate a decade of highlighting the next generation of construction professionals.

This year’s competition has students preparing specs for roofing the Globe Life Field in Dallas, originally completed by KPost Roofing and Waterproofing. Teams researched the chosen project, submitted a qualified bid package proposal, and will provide oral presentations in front of IRE attendees. Teams from the following schools will compete in the final leg — the oral presentations — of the competition during the International Roofing Expo:

  • Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

“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., based in 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.”

All participating teams submitted proposal packages, which were then reviewed by a panel of industry judges. The teams will travel to Dallas, where they will present their proposals as if they were presenting them to the general contractor for the project.

The top three winning teams will be announced at the NRCA Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception later that evening, starting at 5 p.m.