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CRCA is the leading trade association of roofing and waterproofing contractors in Illinois. CRCA members include Contractors, Manufacturers, Distributors, Manufacturers Representatives, Allied Services Suppliers and Consultants. CRCA Members meet and tackle issues important to the steep and low slope roofing industry and waterproofing industry. Become a CRCA member today! Check out the Member Specialty Page to learn more about how to purchase these critical services.


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10/12/20: 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!

10/5/20: CRCA Remebers the life of  Patty Keating Read more of  view photo album

9/29/20: Don't forget to register for the October 15 Chicago Dept. of Buildings Construction Code Seminar. Learn more here

9/25/20: The Fall CRCA Enew is here. Read it now!

9/22/20: CRCA's CWIR will be holding a Fall Luncheon & Networking event on October 7th! Learn more & register.

9/18/20: The Department of Buildings is pleased to announce an opportunity for you to learn more about the transition to the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes in a full-day virtual training program, scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2020.

For more information, including registration details, visit alert on the DOB website.

9/15/20: CRCA Leadership was able to meet in person for the first time since February. It was great to see everyone while still implementing social distancing guidelines.

8/31/20: Thank you to all who attened the August 26 CRCA Industry Day & Golf Outing. Check out photos here.

8/25/20: What to Do if You have an Employee with COVID-19 Symptoms, a Positive COVID-19 Test, or Exposure to COVID-19 by Hendrick Phillips Salzman and Siegel

8/10/20: Register today for the 8/20 "Thursday's With CRCA" featuring Philip Siegel presenting on Employment Related Claims

8/3/20: Mayor Lightfoot appointes new City of Chicago Building Commissioner. Read the press release.

7/27/20: Register for CRCA's August 6th Cyber Security Webinar here

7/17/20:  Registration for the 2020 CRCA Golf Outing is now open. Register today!

7/14/20: CRCA congratulates Legat’s Robin Randall for achieving one of the only eight Accredited Learning Environment Planners in Illinois! Learn more about this prestigious accreditation

7/10/20: CSI Chicago Hosting Roofing Webinar on July 14th. CRCA & CSI Chicago Members, Jason Wilen and Thomas Kane from Klein and Hoffman, will address the new Chicago Building and Energy Code provisions relevant to roof system design with an emphasis on what has changed from the old code. LEARN MORE & REGISTER

7/6/20: Register today for the CRCA Member's Only MEAP Webinar

6/23/20: CRCA"s 2020 Directory & Resource Guide is now available online!

6/15/20: CRCA's PAC Fund needs your support! Learn more & donate

6/4/20: Visit CRCA's Member's Only Page to register for next week's Anti-Sexual Harassment trainings and to view past Thursday's CRCA recordings & slides. If you need your company's log-in information email

6/1/20: In response to recent events, downtown construction is halted until further notice within the following boundaries:

  • Division St. from Lake Shore Drive and N. Halsted St.
  • N. Halsted from Division St. to Milwaukee Ave. and Grand Ave.
  • Milwaukee Ave. from Grand Ave. to Kinzie St.
  • Canal St. from Kinzie St. to 26th St.
  • 26th St. from Canal St. to Lake Shore Drive

5/29/20: Phase Three of Chicago's Building Dep. Reopening Framework

5/14/20: The Illinois General Assembly will return to Springfield next Wednesday - Friday.  This proclamation outlines the issues to be covered. Any action they taken before the end of May would require a simple majority, while action after May would require a super-majority vote. Therefore, the last two weeks of May will be very busy on the legislative front.

The parameters of the proclamation appear to be broad enough for legislators to address Work Comp legislation.

On that topic:

  1. In late April, the Workers’ Compensation Commission announced formation of a Task Force to look at the presumption rule and named two commissioners to lead the effort.  The Task Force will be comprised of a small number of practitioners with interest groups able to testify at public hearings.  No members of the Task Force have been named and no meetings scheduled. 
  2. The IMA and IRMA have been in touch with Democrat and Republican lawmakers on the WC issue and expect legislation to appear. They expect a quasi “agreed bill process” with business and labor discussing the issue to see if an agreement can be reached. We expect to have a role in this process.

CRCA will be monitoring the issues, along with our industry partners, and will keep membership updated.

5/8/20: Register today for next week's "Thursdays with CRCA" Bill McHugh will be presenting on IECC & Residential Roofing.

5/1/20: Congrats to CRCA's Scholarship Award Winners: Trishia Mae Cueto (Westmont High School) and Megan Howley (Mother McAuley). Due to COVID-19 CRCA will not be holding the Scholarship Awards Dinner this year. Keep an eye on your email, CRCA social media and the coming issues of CRCA Today for moe information on the honorees.

4/23/20: April 2020 CRCA Position Papers

4/7/20: Slides from CRCA's 4/2 Air Barrier Basics Webinar here. To see the recording, visit CRCA's Members Only Page.

2/28/20: Due to public concerns with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and large gatherings, CRCA has opted to cancel Saturday's CRCA Chicago Wolves Event and the Tuesday March 17 Membership Lunch/Meeting.  Please contact the CRCA office with any questions.


2/28/20: Thanks to Jessica Roque, Dan Henshaw and also Jim Prusak for representing CRCA at the GAF Expo!

2/25/20: CRCA's Scholarship Application is due March 6, apply today!

2/24/20: Thank you to those who attended CRCA's Membership Appreciation Night. Please take a moment to fill out this attendee survey, so CRCA can make next year's event even better! You can check out event pics here


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