39 of the Industry's Top Building Envelope Experts Will Speak at RCI's 2015 International Convention and Trade Show

Raleigh, NC 5 Nov 2014 The 30th RCI International Convention & Trade Show will be held March 5-10, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and San Antonio Convention Center, in San Antonio, Texas. The annual event will feature over 25 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a twoâ�day trade show with over 130 exhibitors. Educational programs are approved to yield continuing education credits from RCI and the American Institute of Architects.

“It’s a great opportunity to earn a full year’s worth of continuing education credit at one event,” said William Myers, RCI’s marketing director. “RCI’s consultant members will visit the trade show to discover the latest products for designing and repairing today’s building envelopes.”

RCI is an international association of building envelope consultants whose members specialize in design, investigation, repair, and management of roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing systems. Over 1,300 attendees are expected to attend the annual event.

The slate of speakers and educational topics will include:

  • Exterior Concrete Wall Systems
    Kami Farahmandpour, FRCI, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, PE, CCS, CCCA – Building Technology Consultants, PC, Arlington Heights, IL 
    Joshua Summers, REWC, SE, PE – Building Technology Consultants, PC, Arlington Heights, IL

  • Vegetative Roofs for the Design Professional
    Paul Buccellato, RRC, RWC, FASTM, AIA – Henshell & Buccellato Consulting Architects, Shrewsbury, NJ
    Ray Wetherholt, FRCI, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, PE – Wetherholt and Associates, Inc., Kirkland, WA 

  • Fenestrations
    Karim P. Allana, RRC, RWC, PE – Allana Buick & Bers, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
  • Selection and Use of Sealants on the Exterior Building Envelope
    Terence A. DaCosta, EIT – Gale Associates, Inc., Weymouth, MA

  • Development of a Standard Test Method to Determine the Wind Resistance of Vegetated Roof Assemblies
    A. Baskaran, PEng – National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON

  • Reroofing Over a Wet Concrete Substrate
    Edis T. Oliver, PE – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Austin, TX
    Alonso Caro, Jr., RRC, RRO, CDT – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Austin, TX

  • Quantifying the Hydrological Performance of Extensive Vegetative Roofs
    Matt Perotto – GRIT Lab, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Catherine Yoon – GRIT Lab, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Waterstreet at Celebration Condominiums: A Case Study of How to Design for a Wet Climate
    James W. Ripley, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO, RA, NCARB – A/R/C Associates, Inc., Orlando, FL
  • RCI and SMACNA: An Introduction to the Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Quality Assurance Guide
    Russell A. Raymond, RRC, REWC, RWC, RBEC, RRO, CDT, CEI – Morrison Hershfield, Houston, TX
    Remo R. Capolino, RRC, PE – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Shelton, CT 
    Peyton Collie, LEED AP – Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA), Chantilly, VA

  • Whetherability: How Do Architectural Design Students Consider the Building Envelope?
    Elizabeth J. Grant, RA – School of Architecture & Design, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
    Matthew J. Innocenzi, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, PE – WDP & Associates, PC, Manassas, VA
  • Product Disclosure: An Emerging Challenge for the Building Envelope Consultant
    James L. Hoff – Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CEIR), Washington, DC
                
  • Consultant and Contractor Collaboration: Understanding Roles and Responsibilities for Successful Building Envelope Construction and Rehabilitation Projects 
    Quinn Ferrall, RRC, RWC, RRO, PE, CDT – Davco Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., Charlotte, NC
    Christopher Giffin, RRC, AIA – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Duluth, GA

  • Innovative Repairs to Terra Cotta Parapets and Cornices
    Steven P. Bentz, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, PE – Facility Engineering Associates, PC, Fairfax, VA
    Michael G. Payne, EIT – Facility Engineering Associates, PC, Fairfax, VA

  • The Great Debate: Nonreflective vs. Reflective Roofing Membranes
    Robert Anderson, CSI – Firestone building Products, Indianapolis, IN
  • Understanding Low-Sloped (Hydrostatic) Standing-Seam Metal Roofs
    Stephen L. Patterson, RRC, PE – Roof Technical Services, Inc., Fort Worth, TX
    Charles L. Smith, Jr. – McElroy Metal, Inc./Architectural Building Components, Houston, TX

  • Wind Load Design Specs and Air Barrier Performance Levels
    Benjamin Meyer, RA, LEED AP – DuPont Building Innovations, Richmond, VA

  • Glazing Failures and Ways to Prevent Them
    Brian Hubbs, PEng - RDH Building Engineering, Ltd., Vancouver, BC
  • Strategies for Energy-Efficient and Fire-Resistant Building Enclosure Details
    Eric K. Olson, PE – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., Waltham, MA
    Andrew E. Jeffrey, PE, LEED AP – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., Waltham, MA

  • Innovative Waterproofing Solutions for Blind-Side Applications Using Prefabricated Modified-Bituminous Sheet Membranes
    Jean-François Côté – Soprema Canada, Inc., Drummondville, QC
    Hank Staresina – Soprema Canada, Inc., Woodbridge, ON

  • The Environmental Impact of Roofing Systems: Ten Life-Cycle Indicators
    Jonathan Dickson, PEng, BSSO, LEED GA – Read Jones Christoffersen, Ltd., Toronto, ON
    Nonpresenting coauthors: Duncan Rowe, Russell Richman, and Matthew Bowi
  • Weather-Related Effects on the Installation of Fully Adhered Single-Ply Systems
    Todd Nathan, RRC, RRO – Johns Manville, Denver, CO
    Zebonie Sukle – Johns Manville, Littleton, CO 

  • The Problems With and Solutions for Ventilated Attics
    Graham Finch, PEng – RDH Building Engineering, Ltd., Vancouver, BC

  • Not All Glass-Mat Sheathings Are Created Equal
    David L. Bowen, LEED GA – Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing, Wylie, TX
    Steve Velten – Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing, Wylie, TX

  • Stucco Detailing for Buildings With Unique Geometry
    Richard Mosco, AIA – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Pasadena, CA
    Lee Cope, PE – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Duluth, GA

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