The Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), is proud to announce the launch of its ninth annual student competition. This hallmark event will take place March 8, 2023, during the International Roofing Expo® in Dallas, Texas. 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.
This year’s project is Globe Life Field in Dallas. 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. 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. Student teams submit a written proposal by November 18, 2022. Judges will review and score the written proposals. The top teams with the highest scores will be selected as finalists. Finalist teams will be invited to attend the International Roofing Expo in Dallas, where they will visit the jobsite and then present in person before a panel of judges.
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.