The Roofing Alliance, celebrating 25 years as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), is proud to announce the finalist teams for the 7th annual Roofing Alliance construction management student competition.  The oral presentations for this well-known event will take place virtually on April 8.  

The four finalist teams are:

  • Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

This year’s competition challenges the four finalist university-level construction management student teams through written and oral presentations testing their roofing knowledge, project management capabilities and presentation skills. The teams had to research the project, review the plans and specifications, and assemble a full estimate and qualified bid package proposal that was submitted to the Roofing Alliance judges.

This year, the teams were tasked with submitting a qualified bid package for a new roof system on the Las Vegas Raiders’ practice facility, part of the new Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center in Henderson, Nevada.  Working with Dennis Conway, owner of Commercial Roofers Inc. of Las Vegas and the founder of the student competition, the Roofing Alliance student competition committee has prepared the following timeline:

  • Oral presentations will be April 8 with the four finalist teams presenting virtually to the panel of judges
  • Award presentations will be April 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern to virtually announce the winning teams and the Best Individual Presenters; below are the instructions to join the April 16 Zoom event:
Meeting ID: 964 1797 0809
Passcode: 616946
888 475 4499 US Toll-free

“We know that many schools are not allowing faculty or students to travel – so we have created a fully virtual competition.  The finalist teams will present oral presentations virtually,” stated Allen Lancaster, current student competition chair and vice president of Metalcrafts A Tecta America Co., Savannah, Ga.  “We are excited about the caliber of the teams competing.  We want this competition to continue to be a favorite amongst construction management programs.”

For more information on the Roofing Alliance student competition, the April 16 virtual awards event and overall information about the Roofing Alliance contact Bennett Judson, the Roofing Alliance’s executive director, at or visit