November 28, 2012
SAVE THE DATE!!!
ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
APRIL 10-12, 2013
TRADEWINDS GUY HARVEY OUTPOST RESORT
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
February 24, 2012
NRDCA Education Conference, April 12-13, 2012 in New Orleans
The NRDCA announces that its 2012 Education Conference will be held April12-13 at the Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans. The hotel is located a short distance from the French Quarter.
This year’s program will cover important issues that include the cost of Obama healthcare, wind load criteria for architects, BIM, OSHA, and iso-board performance. Also a supplier forum will be available to discuss contractor issues. A training program on the Loadmaster system will provide you with information allowing you to present the NRDCA AIA program more confidentially.
Committee meetings will take place Thursday afternoon and a business meeting of the association will take place Friday afternoon. Optional programs include a golf tournament and a spouse’s tour and luncheon of New Orleans and surrounding area.
Make you hotel reservations by March 12. After that date rooms may not be available are the contract rate.
See the linked document (NRDCA 2012 Conference) for complete program details and hotel reservation procedures.
Complete your registration forms and transmit to the NRDCA quickly.
See you in New Orleans
October 27, 2011
Closing NRDCA/UL Accreditation Program for LWIC Contractors
The NRDCA has spent several years working towards creating an opportunity to provide to the market improvement in the ability of LWIC contractors to demonstrate a level of increased knowledge through its LWIC Contractor Accreditation program. The program also required an annual audit conducted by UL.
The NRDCA formally announces the close of this program for lack of participation by contractors. Therefore if any specification includes wording requiring the contractor to be approved under the NRDCA program, the contractor will not be able to fulfill that requirement. We suggest that the wording be eliminated from all specifications.
The NRDCA member contractors and manufacturers provide training and develop guidelines to continuously improve the quality of work provided to the roof top market.
June 22, 2011
2012 Education Conference Announced
The NRDCA will hold their annual Association Education conference and annual meeting at the Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans April 12-13, 2012.
“Imagination governs the world, said Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France. With a history stretching back to the gilded age and impeccable French Décor throughout, Le Pavillon Hotel of New Orleans piques the imagination in a way that the Emperor himself would applaud. Le Pavillon rules as The Belle of New Orleans.” The hotel is ranked on the Conde Nast Gold List, as one of the “World’s Best Places To Stay.” Located at 833 Poydras Street, it is only three bocks from the French Quarter and the center of New Orleans entertainment. View their web site for additional hotel details at www.LePavillon.com.
The NRDCA meeting will begin with a golf tournament on Wednesday April 11. The Education Conference will run April12-13 followed by the annual business meeting and election of officers the afternoon of April 13. Committees will meet the afternoon of April 12.
The hotel is providing deluxe King and Queen rooms at the rate of $205.00 plus taxes per night. Rooms will be available starting the night of April 10 and run through April 14. Only a small number of rooms will be available Friday and Saturday nights. The room cutoff date is MARCH 12, 2012. To make reservations call the hotel at 800-535-9095 or 504-581-3111 and request room rates for the NRDCA. You can make your room reservation now. Le Pavillon Hotel charges an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax to guests who depart prior to their confirmed departure date. Guests will be able to change their departure date up to and including the time of check-in.
Springtime is a great time in New Orleans. Come to the NRDCA meeting and enjoy the river city.
March 30, 2011
NRDCA Web Site Additions to FAQ’s and Guidelines
The NRDCA has made the following document additions to the Guidelines and Procedures section.
Technical Bulletin 1001: Venting LWIC Installed Over Structural Concrete and Other Non-Venting Substrates.
The FAQ section has added the following questions with their associated responses.
Is there a concern about drying shrinkage cracking of cellular concrete?
Are “cold joins” acceptable in an insulating concrete roof deck?
With what materials should various roof decks be patched?
See this information in this web site.
November 28, 2012
Executive Director Announcements
Hubert Dudley is retiring effective November 30, 2012 as Executive Director of the NRDCA. Hugh has been the Executive Director of the organization since 2002 and prior to that time Hugh served as a Director for many years. Hugh has spent over 49 years in the construction market. His positions include product research and development leader, quality control manager, marketing manager and business manager for several companies and trade associations. He will continue in his position as president of Constructive Consulting, Inc. The dedication, leadership and guidance Hugh provided to the NRDCA will certainly be missed.
Tom Wall has been named the new Executive Director. Tom has nearly forty years of experience in the roof deck business having retired from Anning-Johnson Company as Senior Vice President/ District Manager 2011. During his career, Tom worked in several markets including the Gulf Coast, Central and South Florida, Georgia and Southern California markets.
October 27, 2011
NRDCA Receives AIA/CES 1 LU/HSW/SD Approval for its Architectual Program
Work by the Education Committee and Supplier Members resulted in the NRDCA’s architectural program being approved by the AIA for 1 Learning Unit / Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD). Full details about the program may found under "NRDCA Programs" section of this web site. NRDCA members are available to make this presentation as part of scheduled programs or as box lunch programs.
June 26, 2008
LEED® and Engineered Roof Deck Systems Added to Web Site
Added to the NRDCA web site is a set of comprehensive information on the United States Green Building Council (USGRC) and its LEED® Rating System and how Engineered Roof Deck Systems fit into the LEED point system. The information covers the benefits of building green, the USGBC, the LEED rating system, LEED Construction checklist and points provided by Engineered Roof Deck Systems available in the commercial construction market.
Access to the LEED information is this web site link or through the FAQ section of the Web site with a LEED drop down listing.