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36 Building Envelope Experts To Speak this March at the RCI 2016 International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida

The 31st RCI International Convention & Trade Show will be held March 10-15, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creel Resort in Orlando, Florida. The annual event will feature over 25 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a two-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:

Auxiliary Seminar: The Future of the High Velocity Hurricane Zone… Built on a Foundation of Performance

Michael L. Goolsby, RRC, CDT, LEED BD+C, CBO - Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Miami, FL Eduardo Fernandez, CBO, CGC, PX, BN - Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Miami, FL

Auxiliary Seminar: Litigation Support Services for Building Envelope Experts
Kamran Farahmandpour, FRCI, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, PE, FNAFE, CCS, CCCA - Building Technology Consultants, PC, Arlington Heights, IL Josh M. Leavitt, Esq.- Much Shelist, PC, Chicago, IL

Designing and Building Resilient Wall Systems With Engineered Rainscreen Products
Laverne Dalgleish – Building Enclosure Moisture Management Institute, Winnipeg, MB

Curtain Wall Laboratory Mock-Up Testing: The Who, What, When, Why, and How
Amy Peevey, REWC, RRO, PE – Building Exterior Solutions, LLC, Houston, TX

Moisture Migration: Causes and Cures

Brian P. Chamberlain – Carlisle Construction Materials, Carlisle, PA

Precast Concrete Construction: From Pitfalls to High Performance
Brian Hubbs, PEng – RDH Building Engineering, Ltd., Vancouver, BC

Roof Fasteners for Metal Deck Roofing Systems: Energy Impact on Reroofing and Recover Scenarios
Ravi Srinivasan, CEM, LEED AP, GGP – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Rupesh Gulati, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, AIA, LEED AP – Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL Nonpresenting coauthor: Sasikant Suddapalli

Avoiding Common Oversights in Design and Construction of Mid-Rise Wood-Framed Buildings
Stephen Mayhew, PE – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Minneapolis, MN Nonpresenting coauthor: Brian Pashina, PE

Professional Liability Claims
Byron Spencer – Norman-Spencer, Lombard, IL Gretchen McAlinden – Norman-Spencer, Lombard, IL Kevin Ottley – Commercial Insurance Partners, Inc. & Lloyd's of London, Chicago , IL

Technical Innovation Case Study
Bill Conley, RWC – Conley Group, Inc., Irving, TX Gary Williams – Conley Group, Inc., Irving, TX

Condensation in Wall Assemblies: Can Vapor Diffusion Through Highly Permeable Air Barriers Increase the Risk? Jean–François Côté – Soprema, Inc., Drummondville, QC

Hurricane Coastline: Lessons Learned During Sliding Glass Door Replacement and Concrete Balcony Repairs
John C. Wylie, EI – Construction Science and Engineering, Inc., Westminster, SC

Building Envelope Commissioning: From Schematic Design to Successful Operation Colin Murphy, FRCI, RRC, LEED AP BD+C, PRA – Trinity | ERD, Seattle, WA Darbi Krumpos – Trinity | ERD, Seattle, WA

Adding Air Barrier and Thermal Improvements to Existing Facilities
Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, BECxPSM – Gale Associates, Inc., Weymouth, MA

ASTM in the Real World

Todd Mikkelson – The RM Group, LLC, Mound, MN

Recent Developments in Below–Grade and Plaza Waterproofing Systems
Paul Buccellato, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA  – Henshell & Buccellato, Consulting Architects, Shrewsbury, NJ Nonpresenting coauthor: Justin Henshell, FAIA, FASTM

The Effects of Temperature on Insulation Performance: Considerations for Optimizing Wall and Roof Designs
Finch, PEng – RDH Building Engineering, Ltd., Vancouver, BC Christopher Schumacher – Building Science Consulting, Inc., Waterloo, ON Nonpresenting coauthors: Lorne Ricketts, EIT, and John Straube, PEng

Improving Roof Reliability: Lessons From Wind Damage Reports

Keith Roberts, CEng, MICE, MIStructE – Roberts Consulting, Abingdon, Oxon, UK 

Chasing Air
Monroe Fritz – TSI Energy Solutions, Carmel, IN

Windows and Doors: How to Do It Right and Still Get It Wrong
Steven Gleason, PE  – Liberty Building Forensics Group, Atlanta, GA Charles Allen, AIA – Liberty Building Forensics Group, Orlando, FL

SPRI Roof System Listing Service Program
Mike Ennis, RRC – SPRI, Inc., Renoldsburgh, OH

Concrete Deck Moisture Issues: Causes and Preventative Measures
Joseph Schwetz – Sika Corporation, Canton, MA Stephen Condren, PE – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., Waltham, MA Nonpresenting coauthor: Stanley Graveline, PE

Integrated Wall Retrofit Solutions for Commercial Buildings' Existing Masonry Construction

André Desjarlais, FASTM – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN Amy Wylie – Covestro, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA

Testing and Results of Severe Hail Exposure
Daniel Brown – FM Approvals, LLC, Norwood, MA Daniel Boardman, PE – FM Approvals, LLC, Norwood, MA

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