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CRCA & COVID-19
Like you, CRCA's leadership has been following the COVID-19 pandemic.  We salute those that have been providing resources for CRCA Members to use to keep safe, keep working, keep providing essential services. Check out CRCA's home page for resources. Between government, legal experts (like Cotney Construction Law and Hendrick Phillips), and the NRCA, many are spending much time specializing in content for the roofing industry. Rather than duplicate research efforts, CRCA is focusing on education for CRCA Members and friends – now known as Thursdays with CRCA .
Thursdays with CRCA
Every Thursday during this pandemic, CRCA will be bringing CRCA Members & friends webinars with content that matters most to you! With over 300 attendees, CRCA’s first two installment of 'Thursdays with CRCA' have been a big success.

On April 2nd, Bill McHugh presented on Air Barrier Basics, covering International Energy Conservation and International Building Code requirements. Yesterday, April 9th, Cotney Construction Law gave an overview on the most pressing issues related to COVID-19. CRCA Members can access these webinar recordings on CRCA.org's Members Only Page . If you need your company's login information, please email info@crca.org.

Don’t miss next week’s “Thursday’s with CRCA” Webinar. CRCA’s consultant Frank Marino, Safety Check, Inc., will cover working with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, fall protection, and other key topics in roofing safety.   REGISTER HERE
CRCA Urges Compliance
Governor Pritzker declared construction and “Essential Service” and construction workers – including roof technicians – a critical trade . This means that while many other hourly workers are home not able to pay bills, our industry can keep working. Over the last few days, there have been reports of people not complying with social distancing rules set forth in Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot’s directives – with people in elevators packed together, and not paying attention to distancing. 

We know the roofing technicians employed by CRCA Members are doing all they can to comply, and set an example for other trades that might not take this pandemic seriously. Compliance means continued work.  Non-compliance might mean stop work for all.  Stay part of the solution – roofing technicians, roofing company staff, stay in compliance with the 6 ft. social distancing guideline and personal protection equipment requirements, and we’ll be able to keep working.  


CRCA Foundation Names 2020 Scholarship Winners
The CRCA & CRC Scholarship Committees virtually met earlier this week to select the 2020 CRCA Foundation Scholarship Winners.
Trishia Mae Cueto (Westmont High School)
Megan Howley (Mother McAuley)

Julissa Acosta (Anderson & Shah Roofing, Inc.)
Abby Baetzel (Sullivan Roofing Inc.)
Heather Blankenship (Combined Roofing Services LLC)
Joseph Brueck (Olsson Roofing Company, Inc.)
Madison Bylak (IWS, Inc.)
Brenda Huerta (Anthony Roofing Tecta America LLC)
Eduardo Jara (Olsson Roofing Company, Inc.)
Bridget Jeffries (Waukegan Roofing, Inc.)
Joanna Lopez (A-1 Roofing Co.)
Magaly Muro (Chicago Park District)
Evelyn Perez (Bennett & Brosseau Roofing, Inc.)
Vena Prudent (Vac-it-All Services, Inc.)
Anthony Ruiz (Bennett & Brosseau Roofing, Inc.)
Kayla Strezo (M.W. Powell Company)
Alexandria Trujillo (Olsson Roofing Company, Inc.)

CRCA's Scholarship Awards Dinner is currently scheduled for May 19th at Brookfield Zoo. Any event changes will be sent to CRCA Members at posted on CRCA.org.
NEW CRCA Technical Papers
CRCA was the code proponent at the State of Illinois and City of Chicago on two important issues – technical infeasibility when flashing heights are low on existing buildings & Roof Membrane Peel and Replacement. Both these concepts are discussed in detail in CRCA’s new Technical Papers, which will be posted very soon on CRCA.org’s Resources Page.
CRCA Committee Corner
Despite not being able to meet in person, CRCA Committees have been active
during this quarantine!

CRCA Board Meets – While March and April CRCA Meetings have been cancelled, CRCA’s Board of Directors met via teleconference to keep up with all that’s still going on at CRCA, and it’s a lot. See below!

CRCA Building Envelope Committee – This March teleconference had discussion about many technical topics in air barrier construction, including details, roof/wall tie in, and much more. The first Thursdays with CRCA Webinar was suggested, developed and delivered on behalf of this committee. Have a webinar suggestion or building envelope question?
 
CRCA Industry Affairs and Technical Committee – This committee’s teleconferences in both March and April had the full committee discussing what technical issues are seen in Chicagoland, and beyond. The committee is working to assemble strategies to education members and others about new fastening requirements to meet ASCE-7-16’s rigorous wind uplift mandates. This is coming to the City of Chicago when the new Chicagoized IBC is introduced, and companies need to know about it. Energy codes, insulation thicknesses and much more are discussed.

Want to join a CRCA Committee? Review all CRCA Committees here and email jessica@crca.org with your top choices.
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