2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal)

2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference

A Study of the U.S. Roofing Industry and its Workforce

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Dr. Aslihan Karatas, Lawrence Technological University (Presenter)
Mr. Nathan Staple, Lawrence Technological University

Roofing industry is growing fast-paced as the US economy continues to propel forward. Majority of these roofing contractors (i.e., 75 percent) anticipate increase in their revenue next several years. This growth, however, will be expected to bring along industry’s biggest challenge; finding qualified workers. Therefore, there is an emerging need of a statistical analysis on real workforce data to understand of the unique challenges, trends and emerging issues of roofing industry. In order to address this need, this research study focuses on data analysis that investigates a detailed description of the roofing industry workforce, gathers employment and demographic information, geographic location, generational challenges, and types of operations on the roofing workforce. This analysis will guide decisions by the roofing contractors, associations and its members to make informed critical and strategic decisions for roofing industry.