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2021 CRCA Trade Show & Seminars Update
The CRCA Trade Show Committee, along with the CRCA Board, met recently to discuss the January 2021 CRCA Trade Show & Seminars and the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Both groups discussed the feasibility of holding an in-person event in January at Drury Lane Conference Center with the restrictions imposed by the State of Illinois. Based on the research the pandemic will still exist in January and will continue to cause a safety risk. CRCA has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person January 20-22, 2021 event with plans to resume in January of 2022 as scheduled.

Though we will miss seeing everyone in-person in January, CRCA does still plan to bring members and friends virtual programming for Roofing Week in Chicago (January 18-22). CRCA will be announcing details soon!
Join CRCA's CWIR for a Fall Networking Luncheon at The Morton Arboretum - Sycamore Room. This event will follow all social distancing guidelines and masks will be required.
2019 Chicago Construction Codes Virtual Training
Chicago's Department of Buildings is pleased to announce an opportunity for you to learn more about the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes in a full-day virtual training program, scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Though all are welcome to register, the program will be targeted to architects and other design professionals, with a special focus on small- and mid-sized projects eligible to use the Self-Certification Permit Program. The course is pending approval for 8 hours of HSW CEU credit for architects. The program is being offered in association with the International Code Council (ICC) and will be taught by DOB Deputy Commissioners Grant Ullrich and Hal Hutchinson.

You may register for the class on the ICC website here (Course ID: 37784).
As part of the $200 class fee, registrants will receive a print copy of the three-volume Chicago Plan Review Manual
You may order the Chicago Plan Review Manual separately here.
You may view the course materials from the similar program offered in July 2020 here.
Call for Nominations
Due to COVID-19 CRCA will not be holding its November 10th Membership Meeting in person. Do watch for virtual meeting information. Your input is needed now however, regarding CRCA’s leadership for 2021.

CRCA Contractor Members: Please see the nomination form for CRCA’s current 2020 Board. Please re-nominate these board members or nominate a new representative from a CRCA contractor member firm for any of these positions. Only one board member is allowed from each CRCA Contractor Member firm. CRCA will forward the 2021 slate once the nominations are closed for CRCA Contractor members voting

CRCA Associate Members: Each year, one CRCA Associate Director is elected for a three-year term by CRCA Associate Members. Please use the nomination form to nominate yourself or another individual from a CRCA Associate Member Firm for this board position. If you are nominating yourself, please email a photo to be used as a head shot and a brief bio including a statement as to why you are interested on serving on CRCA’s board as an Associate Director to by Friday, October 16. All those nominated by others will be contacted by the CRCA office to confirm if interested in this role. Once all the nominees are determined, a ballot will be sent out to CRCA Associate Member for complete the voting process. CRCA extends a big thank you to Brad Schwab (Schwab Group LLC), who has served in this role for three years and will be rolling off the board after December 31, 2020.

All CRCA Board Members are required to attend the approximately 9 board meetings annually and actively participate on a CRCA Committee.

All Nominations must be received by Friday, October 16 to or by faxing to 708-449-0837.

Please contact CRCA if you have any questions.
Summer 2020 CRCA Today
CRCA's 2020 Golf Outing
Thank you to all who participated in the August 26th CRCA Industry Day & Golf Outing. Even with the 90 degree heat it was a great day and wonderful to see so many members.
Check out event photos here.

Event Winners:
North Course
Low Gross Score – Jeff Button, Tim Fagan, Brian McElmeel, Jeff Valentine
Longest Putt – John Pielli, Runnion Equipment
Longest Drive – Dan Whitehead, Kellermeyer Godfryt Hart
Closest to Pin – Mike McMillin, Architectural Building Supply
South Course
Low Gross Score – Chad Blaztiz, Matt Adler, Pat Andrews
Longest Putt – Rossi Clark, Chicago Metal
Longest Drive – Matt Adler, Adler Roofing
Closest to Pin – Matt Adler, Adler Roofing 

A big thank you to the CRCA Program Committee for putting together a great event! Mike McMillin & Tony Roque (Co-Chairs), Jay Adler, Jim Bone, Greg Dedic, Mike Dobersch, George Patterson, Ryan Schultz, Randy Zaleski, Bill O'Brien, Jr and Mark Duffy.

Additionally, CRCA would like to again thank our great sponsors who helped make this event possible.
CRCA Quick Hits
CRCA to hold November Member Meeting Virtually. More details to come.

CRCA announces new Multiple Employer Aggregation Program (MEAP) in partnership with Merrill Lynch. A MEAP is a group 401k/retirement plan program designed to gather each plan’s administrative, recordkeeping and fiduciary services to be overseen by third party fiduciaries. Learn more.

IL Dept. of Labor has mandated a certified payroll program as of Sept. 1, 2020, for public work with state money in the project. IDOL Website

Register today for the October 1 "Thursdays with CRCA - What Should and Should Not be Present in an Employee Personnel File" with Philip Siegel (Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel). As a reminder you can access all past 'Thursdays with CRCA' on the CRCA Members Only Page.

Don’t forget to complete the State of Illinois Anti-Sexual Harassment training by December 31, 2020. English & Spanish Modules are available on CRCA Members Only Page.

ASCE 7-16 fastening patterns takes effect for Chicago buildings permitted on or after August 1, 2020. See article in summer issue of CRCA Today, “Winds of Change in the Windy City” by Joan Crowe

CRCA Directory Updates:
  • Big Rock Supply: Updated contacts - Jim Dvorak, Vince Arena, Jonathan Brown, Jeff Richardson and Ricky Luna
  • Boral Roofing: Updated Contact, Jason Lamers, email:, Ph: 612-718-3514, Address: 2620 Knollwood Ct N, Maplewood, MN 55109
  • Garza Supply: New Address - 901 Elizabeth St, Elgin, IL 60120
  • Giuffre Brothers Cranes: Updated contacts - Todd Proctor, Frank Fitzgerald and Bryan Lease
  • United States Gypsum: Correct Phone number 773.213.6192
Welcome New CRCA Members
CRCA would like to welcome our newest members!