CRCA, IIBEC and NRCA Release Guidelines for Specifying Roofing Project Submittals

For Immediate Release                                               Contact: Jim Facette
Date: October 16, 2023

Ottawa, ON—The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultant (IIBEC), and the National Roofing Contractors Association have released Roofing Project Submittal and Protocol Guidelines.

The cooperative document provides guidelines for specifying roofing project submittals on a project-specific basis and discusses protocols for handling project submittals during projects’ design, prebid, bidding, preconstruction, construction, and closeout phases. Three appendixes provide checklists for contractors, owners, and specifiers, and a fourth appendix lists sample forms.

NRCA and the Roof Consultants Institute (now IIBEC) published the first edition of the document in 2004. The new edition is intended to update and supersede the first edition, reflect changes in construction and roofing practices and project procedures, and acknowledge the similarities and differences between U.S. and Canadian practices.

Roofing Project Submittal and Protocol Guidelines is available in both English and French free at each organization’s website CRCA, IIBEC and NRCA.


Members of the CRCA, Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, are the most knowledgeable roofing contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers in Canada. We advocate for and keep our members informed on matters of national and international interest. As the voice of the Canadian roofing industry since 1960, CRCA promotes collaboration within the industry from coast to coast. We also represent and defend our members’ interests and support them to excel in business both professionally and technically. For more information about CRCA, visit

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) is an international association of design professionals who specialize in building enclosure projects. IIBEC members design, investigate, and manage roofing, exterior wall, waterproofing systems and provide enclosure commissioning services. Learn more at

Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and protect America’s families and businesses and each other. Our vision is the recognition of our members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose. NRCA is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit