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FRSA’s Welcome Reception - sponsored by CertainTeed Corp, FRSA Self Insurers Fund, FRSA Young Professionals and Versico Roofing Systems
Wednesday, June 27 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us at Wreckers Sports Bar to officially kick-off the 96th Annual Convention at FRSA’s Welcome Reception! This two-story sports bar is the place to be, featuring a 37-foot sports screen, over 50 HDTVs, and the coldest beer in town. Add delicious food stations, an open bar, and entertainment to this FREE event and we’ve set up the perfect opportunity to network with your industry peers!

National Women in Roofing: Networking & Mentoring Reception
Wednesday, June 27 – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join the National Women in Roofing for a hospitality reception and interactive networking experience. Spend some time getting to know thought leaders, executives, and industry experts while receiving mentoring advice from other roofing professionals.

FRSA Business Luncheon - sponsored by Millennium Metals Inc
Thursday, June 28 - 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Elections for the new FRSA Officers and Directors will be held, Life and Honorary Memberships and important industry awards will be presented, and the FRSA Educational Foundation will award scholarships to uniquely qualified students.

FLORIDA ROOFING & SHEET METAL EXPO
Thursday, June 28 – 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, June 29 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
FRSA proudly hosts the largest regional roofing show in the country. Over 220 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest products and services make this show a vital part of the success of any roofing or sheet metal contractor. The Expo is located in Halls A-D of the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center and features daily cash prizes, a Silent Auction, and special events in the Lounge. As always, the Expo is FREE for all roofing professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what’s new in the industry!

Silent Auction
Thursday, June 28 – 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, June 29 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stop by the Silent Auction area on the Expo floor to bid on great getaway vacations, sporting event tickets, special baskets and, of course, roofing products. All proceeds benefit the FRSA Educational and Research Foundation.

FRSA Beer Bust - sponsored by GAF
Thursday, June 28 – 2:00 pm
Ready for a drink? Meet the FRSA Executive Committee as they serve beer to attendees in the Lounge area on the Expo floor.

FRSA Affiliate Competition - sponsored by FRSA Self Insurers Fund
Thursday, June 28 - 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday, June 29 – 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
It’s Jenga time! Affiliate members will gather for a giant-size version of the popular tower building game that’ll have everyone holding their breath. Let’s hope these teams have a steady hand and can keep their blocks “Staying On Top” because the tallest tower wins it all!

S.T.A.R. “Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing” Awards and FRSA Officer Installation Dinner - sponsored by Gulfeagle Supply
Thursday, June 28 - 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the best of the best in the roofing industry from 2017. Contractor companies and their industry partners will be recognized for unique projects completed throughout Florida in six different categories, while one outstanding project is selected to receive the “Shining Star” Award and recognition as the best roofing project in the state. The 2018-2019 FRSA Officers will be installed and FRSA’s highest honor, the Campanella Award, will be presented to one deserving recipient.

S.T.A.R. Awards After-Party
Thursday, June 28 - 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The fun doesn’t end when the last award is given out! Join us for a lively after-party complete with a DJ, dancing, and drinks!

FRSA Beverage Break - sponsored by Aldo Products Co Inc and RK Hydro-Vac Inc
Friday, June 29 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Looking for the hair of the dog that bit you? Head to the Lounge area of the Expo floor for a refreshing Bloody Mary or Mimosa to kick start your day!

FRSA 25 Square Challenge
Join in the FRSA 25 Square Challenge and win big! Attendees will receive a game card when entering the Expo. Simply visit the exhibitors showcased on the card to collect stamps and turn in your completed card for a chance to win cash prizes. Stamps can be collected on Thursday or Friday; winners (18 years or older) will be selected on Friday and must be present to win.


Sports Tournaments

Fishing Tournament - sponsored by Walker Rep Group
Wednesday, June 27 - 6:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sunrise Marina, Port Canaveral – $150 for registrations received by May 27 / $250 for registrations received after May 27
Head to Florida’s beautiful East Coast for a day of fishing on the open seas. Boats carrying groups of six will set out in search of king mackerels, cobias, tarpons, and even sharks! Check-in begins at 6 am with the tournament running from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. Following the tournament, winners will be announced as the group enjoys a waterfront lunch. Registration fee includes boat, tackle, rods, reels, beverages, lunch, and prizes. Individual registrants will be paired and space is limited.

Golf Tournament - sponsored by Furman Insurance & Bonds and Sunniland Corp
Wednesday, June 27 - 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebration Golf Club, Kissimmee - $150 for registrations received by May 27 / $200 for registrations received after May 27
FRSA’s 2018 Golf Tournament heads to a new course, Celebration Golf Club, which was designed as the final collaboration between Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior. Using their joint design strategies and the natural lay of the land, they crafted an upscale golf course that takes full advantage of the natural pine forests and Florida wetlands. Registration for the tournament includes green fees, cart, range balls, refreshments, continental breakfast, prizes, and lunch. Check-in begins at 7 am, with the tournament beginning at 8 am. Teams are 4-person scramble format and individual registrants will be paired. Get your registrations in early! Registrations will be limited to 128 players on a first-come, first-served basis.

Clay Shooting Tournament - sponsored by SEMCO
Wednesday, June 27 - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tenoroc Shooting Range, Lakeland - $115 for registrations received by May 27 / $165 for registrations received after May 27
So you’re a straight shooter? A marksman? Or you regularly miss the broad side of a barn? Either way, the FRSA Clay Shooting Tournament is the place to test your accuracy and consistency. The tournament will be comprised of several stations at a variety of shooting levels designed to have everyone from beginners to experts hitting the target. Range fees, ammunition, lunch, and prizes are included in the ticket cost. Participants may bring their own guns or share rental guns at the facility. Transportation to/from Tenoroc Shooting Range is not provided. Registrations will be limited to 50 participants, so sign up early!


Ladies of FRSA Program

Spa Creations Workshop
Thursday, June 28 - 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ready for some rejuvenation? Join the Ladies of FRSA as they create their own soothing body balm, bath fizz, and salt or coffee-based bath scrub. When the spa creations are complete, stick around for a fun gift exchange game that will leave you with a smile and a fun prize to take home. All spa supplies, morning beverages, light breakfast snacks, and gifts are included in the ticket price.

Board & Brush Painting Workshop
Friday, June 29 - 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Head just a few minutes down the road to the Board & Brush Creative Studio to build on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor for your home. This hands-on wood sign workshop teaches you the techniques needed to create a custom piece that looks professionally made. Ticket price includes all supplies, round-trip transportation, muffins, and mimosas.


Kids' program

- sponsored by Certified Roofing Specialists Inc

Let’s Be Creative!
Wednesday, June 27 - 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Time to get the creative juices flowing as we officially kick-off the 2018 Kids’ Program with a “Create-Your-Own” night that puts the kids in charge! First, the group will create their own dinner with a pizza and salad bar complete with all the best toppings. Next, they will show off their artistic abilities with a variety of crafts before wrapping up the night as they create their own ice cream sundaes. Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, and all craft supplies.

Gatorland Adventure
Thursday, June 28 - 6:30 am – 5:30 pm
The kids won’t want to miss an exciting day at Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World,” where they’ll find alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies to the 14-foot monsters that call Central Florida home. The group will enjoy thrilling shows, a backstage tour with one of the World Famous Gator Wrestlers, and a private animal meet and greet with photo opportunities. The day will start with plenty of games and crafts in the Kids’ Program Room at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Ticket price includes admission to Gatorland, transportation, lunch, and snacks.

Magic Workshop
Thursday, June 28 - 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Have you ever watched a great magic trick and wondered how it was done? Then this workshop is for you! A local magician will lead the group in several tricks and finally reveal his secrets! Then take your new skills and magic supplies home with you so you can perform them for your family and friends. Ticket price includes dinner at Wreckers Sports Bar, hands-on demonstrations, and magic supplies.

Fun in the Sun Pool Party
Friday, June 29 - 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy some fun in the sun and cool off poolside at the Cypress Springs Family Fun Waterpark! This zero-entry swimming pool, located onsite at the Gaylord Palms Resort, is complete with four slides, a multi-level playground, and an outdoor restaurant. Ticket price includes lunch.


Seminars

For individuals not requiring Continuing Education credit, all seminars* may be audited on a complimentary basis. Seating may be limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis after those requiring C.E. credit have been accommodated. *Excludes NRCA For Foremen Only Program.

Wednesday, June 27

NRCA For Foremen Only, Level 1 / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Tom Shanahan
For Foremen Only is a program focusing on communication, leadership and management skills for field managers. The roofing industry is filled with foremen and superintendents who are incredibly adept at expertly installing roof systems and who were promoted because of that expertise. Unfortunately, these individuals often do not possess equal levels of leadership, communication and management skills needed to effectively run their crews. This program introduces the concept that managing, leading and communicating are tools needed to be a truly successful middle manager. It also uses interactive exercises to practice using these new "tools" to become effective crew leaders. This program is not included in the Full Registration – C.E. Seminars package of the 7-Hour C.E. Package and does not carry C.E. credits. Program is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seminar #1 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advanced Florida Building Code 6th Edition (2017) /
Mike Silvers, CPRC
CILB-0612566, ARCH-9878655, FBC-848.0; BCAIB-5008066
(ADV) This advanced course will focus on Florida-specific roofing codes which will include information on FEBC Chapter 7 Existing Building, FRC Chapter 9 Residential and Chapter 15 Building. Attendees will learn the difference between the 2014 FBC and the 2017 6th Edition Code.

Seminar #2 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OSHA Updates for the Construction Industry /
Anthony Tilton
CILB-0612136
(WPS) Attendees will be provided with an overview of the most recent changes to OSHA’s rules and regulations. Topics include the new silica standard, OSHA recordkeeping changes, the new confined space standards, the adjusted penalty schedule, and rules governing beryllium exposure. Attendees will learn proper recordkeeping for the new rules and how to implement safety manual changes to adjust for the requirements.

Seminar #3 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Collecting Payment on Construction Projects /
Trent Cotney, P.A.
CILB-0612537
(BSP) This course provides a detailed explanation of the methods contractors can use to collect amounts owed on construction projects. In particular, the course addresses key contract provisions, Florida construction lien law basics, and private, state and federal payment bond claims.

Seminar #4 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TPO Roofing Systems /
Helene Hardy Pierce
CILB-0612220
(G) Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) roofing membranes now represent the most commonly installed single ply roofing membrane and manufacturers have invested significantly, not only in their development, but in advancing the materials available to roofing contractors. This course will review the development and maturity of TPO membranes available in the roofing market, as well as what property owners are looking for from roofing systems in 2018.

Thursday, June 28

Seminar #5 / 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Construction Law Update /
Trent Cotney, P.A.
CILB-0612541
(BSP) Attendees will receive an overview of the legal changes related to the construction industry over the last year. Topics include marijuana usage on the job, OSHA updates, and case law updates in regards to contracts, liens, insurance, and arbitration.

Seminar #6 / 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Advanced Florida Building Code 6th Edition (2017) /
Mike Silvers, CPRC
CILB-0612566, ARCH-9878655, FBC-848.0; BCAIB-5008066
(ADV) This advanced course will focus on Florida-specific roofing codes which will include information on FEBC Chapter 7 Existing Building, FRC Chapter 9 Residential and Chapter 15 Building. Attendees will learn the difference between the 2014 FBC and the 2017 6th Edition Code.

Seminar #7 / 8:10 am – 10:10 am
Commercial Energy Code Roofing Requirements /
Arlene Stewart
CILB-0612576
(G) In Version 5, the Florida Energy Conservation Code expanded from two to seven compliance paths. Attendees will review that expansion as it applies to roofing provisions in performance, prescriptive and existing building applications.

Seminar #8 / 8:10 am – 10:10 am
Contractor Licensing Issues and Construction Contracts /
Trent Cotney, P.A.
CILB-0608649
(L&R/BSP) Attendees will review Chapter 489, licensing and regulations, who is exempt from licensure, consequences of unlicensed activity, and disciplinary actions taken by CILB. Attendees will also receive a basic overview of contract law and discuss the essential terms of a contract – price, scope of work, notices, time of delivery, and other important contract provisions.

Seminar #9 / 9:20 am – 10:20 am
Florida Workers’ Comp Compliance /
Brett Stiegel
CILB-0612565
(WC) Attendees will receive an overview of contractor’s responsibilities for maintaining adequate workers’ compensation coverage in compliance with Florida law. The course defines the requirements of Florida Statute 440 workers’ compensation and the allowed exemptions. Attendees will review job classifications, website channels for information, and proper methods for contractors to maintain successful workers’ compensation compliance.

Seminar #10 / 9:20 am – 12:20 pm
Architect & Building Officials Program
Wind Mitigation Methods, the Law! AND Advanced Florida Building Code 6th Edition (2017) /
Rob Irion and Mike Silvers, CPRC
CILB-0609669, BCAIB-5008093
(WMM) Materials reviewed will include wind zone areas, insured and/or ad valorem taxation criteria requiring compliance, reroofing, water barriers, gable end enhancements, wall connections, fasteners and braces, and retrofitting.
CILB-0612566, ARCH-9878655, FBC-848.0; BCAIB-5008066
(ADV) This advanced course will focus on Florida-specific roofing codes which will include information on FEBC Chapter 7 Existing Building, FRC Chapter 9 Residential and Chapter 15 Building. Attendees will learn the difference between the 2014 FBC and the 2017 6th Edition Code.

Friday, June 29

Seminar #11 / 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Is This Any Way to Run a Company? /
H. Lee Rust
CILB-0612542
(BSP) The purpose of this program is to provide attendees with management techniques, potential pitfalls, corporate changes to identify, and curing defects. Every topic in this seminar is based on management problems, examples, and anecdotes faced by people in the construction industry. Most business owners, executives, and managers don’t need an exhaustive Harvard Business School case study. They need practical advice they can digest in a few minutes and put to work now. They need advice from the real world of real people facing the same challenges they face every day.

Seminar #12 / 7:00 am – 8:00 am
OSHA Updates for the Construction Industry /
Anthony Tilton
CILB-0612136
(WPS) Attendees will be provided with an overview of the most recent changes to OSHA’s rules and regulations. Topics include the new silica standard, OSHA recordkeeping changes, the new confined space standards, the adjusted penalty schedule, and rules governing beryllium exposure. Attendees will learn proper recordkeeping for the new rules and how to implement safety manual changes to adjust for the requirements.

Seminar #13 / 8:10 am – 9:10 am
Top 5 Employment Issues in the Construction Industry /
Trent Cotney, P.A.
CILB-0612538
(BSP) Attendees will be provided with knowledge on the legalities of the hiring process as well as the most applicable employment laws for roofing contractors. Topics include wage and hour issues, employment documentation, I-9 issues, hiring and firing, and workers’ compensation insurance.

Seminar #14 / 8:10 am – 9:10 am
Florida Workers’ Comp Compliance /
Brett Stiegel
CILB-0612565
(WC) Attendees will receive an overview of contractor’s responsibilities for maintaining adequate workers’ compensation coverage in compliance with Florida law. The course defines the requirements of Florida Statute 440 workers’ compensation and the allowed exemptions. Attendees will review job classifications, website channels for information and proper methods for contractors to maintain successful workers’ compensation compliance.

Seminar #15 / 8:10 am – 10:10 am
Asphalt Shingles – Types, Testing and Compliance /
Greg Keeler
CILB-0610097
(G) Attendees will be provided with an overview of the basics of shingle types and construction, roof terminology, and testing for compliance with applicable codes. Topics covered include specific code requirements, code referenced standards and related test protocols, and proper installation. Design practices will be improved by familiarizing attendees with information sources such as manufacturer design guides, web based resources, and code changes.

Seminar #16 / 9:20 am – 10:20 am
Wind Mitigation Methods, the Law! /
Rob Irion
CILB-0609669, BCAIB-5008093
(WMM) Materials reviewed will include wind zone areas, insured and/or ad valorem taxation criteria requiring compliance, reroofing, water barriers, gable end enhancements, wall connections, fasteners and braces, and retrofitting.

Seminar #17 / 9:20 am – 10:20 am
Ethics in Construction /
Trent Cotney, P.A.
CILB-0612137
(L&R) Topics will include a discussion of licensing violations under Chapters 455 and 489, Florida Statutes with special attention to the misappropriation of construction proceeds, underbidding projects, unfair competition, and problems with avoiding regulatory compliance.