Virtual Conference Schedule Details

Tuesday, Oct. 13

10 - 11 a.m.

Navigating Crisis Management Post-COVID-19: How to Protect Your Business Amidst an Ongoing Uncertain Year
The pandemic has caused almost all major industries to evolve, but the roofing industry has found itself with the unique opportunity to navigate and innovate. During this program, Cotney will provide contractors and with an overview of how to manage crisis during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and be successful moving forward. Topics include job-site protections, disaster preparedness and crisis prevention during COVID-19, including proper training, security protocols, handing of key personnel and other components of a successful crisis management plan.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1 AIA LU

Trent Cotney
Trent Cotney
CEO
Cotney Construction Law
NRCA General Counsel
Tampa, Fla.

Noon - 1 p.m.

Emerging Technical Issues Posing Liability Risks to Roofing Contractors
What is new on the technical side of the industry? Graham will provide an update of the latest technical developments. Topics to be addressed include steep-slope synthetic underlayments and attic ventilation, polymer-modified bitumen sheet products, water-based bonding adhesives and the upcoming 2021 international codes.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1 AIA LU/HSW

Mark Graham
Mark Graham
Vice President of Technical Services
NRCA
Rosemont, Ill.

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Contract Documents Every Roofing Contractor Should Use… and What Should be Included in Those Documents
It is critical contractors are aware of the provisions found within their contract documents. During this session, Phillips will identify risks that pose substantial liability exposure to roofing contractors and offer recommendations to manage and minimize those risks. Topics include proposals and contract forms with terms and conditions; commercial and residential warranties; purchase orders; subcontracts; and invoices.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1.5 AIA LU

Stephen M. Phillips
Stephen M. Phillips
Partner
Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel
Atlanta

Wednesday, Oct. 14

10 - 11 a.m.

Restrictive Covenants, Nondisclosure Agreements and Unfair Competition
The most common provisions found in a restrictive covenants agreement are noncompete provisions, nonsolicitation of customers provisions, nonsolicitation of employees’ provisions and nondisclosure provisions. During this program, Siegel will provide roofing contractors with the tools they need to protect their businesses, customers and employees and will discuss the permissible scope of noncompete and nonsolicitation provisions, as well as how to craft a policy that prevents a former employee from calling on their current employees to go to work for the new employer.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1 AIA LU

Philip Siegel
Philip Siegel
Partner
Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel
Atlanta

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

5 Key Issues in a Residential Roofing Contracts
During these challenging times, a contract can be a roofing contractor’s best friend because it contains terms to assist contractors in collecting money or defending claims. During this program, Cotney and Batcher will focus on contract formation and five important residential roofing contract provisions that roofing contractors and subcontractors should include in their contracts to protect their businesses.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1 AIA LU

Tray Batcher
Tray Batcher
Partner
Cotney Construction Law
Tampa, Fla.
Trent Cotney
Trent Cotney
CEO
Cotney Construction Law
NRCA General Counsel
Tampa, Fla.

2 -3:30 p.m.

Understanding Factory Mutual Requirements, Wind Uplift, Roof Assembly Delamination and Roofing Contractor Liability
What is new with FM Global? Earlier this year, FM Global revised several of its Loss Prevention Data Sheets addressing roof systems and some of its contractor procedures for FM Global-insured buildings. Graham and Phillips will provide an overview of the changes, share several project experiences and offer some legal guidance in avoiding potential problems.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1.5 AIA LU/HSW

Mark Graham
Mark Graham
Vice President of Technical Services
NRCA
Rosemont, Ill.
Stephen M. Phillips
Stephen M. Phillips
Partner
Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel
Atlanta

Thursday, Oct. 15

10 - 11 a.m.

5 Greatest Legal Challenges When Using Subcontractors on Projects
The worker shortage continues to be problematic as project demand increases and roofing contractors often rely on subcontractors to fulfill their workforce demands, which often brings about its own set of legal challenges. During this program, Cotney will provide insight on potential legal issues when using subcontractors on projects, including employee classification, reducing risk on a multi-employer worksite, limiting liability on defect claims, licensure of subcontractors and workers compensation.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1 AIA LU

Trent Cotney
Trent Cotney
CEO
Cotney Construction Law
NRCA General Counsel
Tampa, Fla.

Noon - 1 p.m.

Legal Issues Surrounding Diversity in Roofing
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the U.S. labor force will continue to diversify through at least 2026, and the roofing industry is expected to respond as employers seek to hire an increasing number of women, minorities, Millennials and Gen Z workers to offset the retirement of its aging workforce. During this session, Feliciano and Green will delve into the legal issues surrounding diversity in roofing, including EEOC compliance, MBE/WBE status, integrating workforce issues, as well as hiring and maintaining a diverse working environment.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1 AIA LU/HSW

Jacqueline Feliciano
Jacqueline Feliciano
Managing Attorney
Tax Law Group
Cotney Construction Law
Tampa, Fla.
Roscoe Green
Roscoe Green
Partner
Cotney Construction Law
Tampa, Fla.

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Roofing and Construction Cases and Court Decisions
Sometimes, court decisions are shocking. And because case law develops through reliance on precedent, one surprising case decision can lead to several more cases with similar outcomes and the establishment of a legal principle that may not have been intended. During the concluding program, Phillips will examine various construction and roofing-related case decisions addressing construction law principles, insurance coverage and contractor liability to better manage roofing contractors’ operational risks.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1.5 AIA LU

Stephen M. Phillips
Stephen M. Phillips
Partner
Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel
Atlanta
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