Recently Chuck Howard, PE of Metal Roof Consultants was featured in a Metal Roofing Magazine article that discussed METALCON 2012. The article as entitled METALCON attendees pleased with Chicago show and can be found here.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Sessions on retrofit also captivated their audience. Scott Kriner, LEED AP, president of Green Metal Consulting, Inc., Macungie, Pa., and Chuck Howard, PE, president, Metal Roof Consultants, Inc., Cary, N.C., were presenters of these sessions.
“The longer sessions allowed us to provide a lot of content and the panel discussion that involved a contractor was excellent. We had good interaction with participants and we pointed out product lines but not specific products that contractors could see in the exhibit hall. With different presenters covering several areas, none of the attendees were bored – and they all came back after the break, so we know they were interested, “said Kriner.
Howard adds: “This was a great format. It offered more opportunity for Q and A and made this one of the best sessions we’ve had in ten years. Also expanding topics was fantastic. Retrofit roofing has been relevant at METALCON since its inception in 1991, but combining it with energy and Galvalume information gave the audience a larger scope on all the valuable aspects of retrofit. We also decided to not use handouts but to send the information electronically to all participants. Handouts are often a distraction that takes away from participating. With all the information we were providing, we kept them busy, so they were bright, alert and asking for more. We knew this was valuable for building owners, but found that more contractors attended. The result is that now these contractors understand – and endorse – the potential that retrofit offers so they can sell the idea to owners.”