RCI Education | Masonry Wall Systems | August 23-24 | Phoenix, AZ

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June 22, 2016
Masonry Wall Systems

Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
4300 E Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (888) 233-9527
or (602) 273-7778

Room Rate:*
$89 single/double
+ 12.57% tax
To receive this special room rate, contact the hotel byAugust 1 and refer
to RCI.

Complimentary 24 hour shuttle to/from airport.

Hotel Parking:
Complimentary valet parking for hotel guests with in/out privileges.

*All additional fees, such as hotel and travel arrangements, are the responsibility of the registrant.

“The course will be valuable to anyone involved in the design, evaluation, or repair of masonry walls.”

The Masonry Wall Systems program is ideal for building professionals who want to gain an in-depth understanding of masonry wall construction and the factors that affect durability and performance. The course begins with a focus on new construction, with an overview of the different types of masonry used in wall construction, the materials’ properties, and design considerations for optimal performance. Also covered are masonry accessories and their function within the wall system. Best practices for the construction process will be outlined, offering insights on how installation can affect the ultimate effectiveness and durability of a wall system. The second part of the course will address how to identify and remedy problems in existing masonry walls. Common failures associated with masonry walls will be identified, and examples of the causes and effects of each type of problem will be presented. Different forms of masonry repairs will be discussed with reference to case histories and detailed examples of how each repair can be performed in the field.

Topics to be covered include:

– Masonry materials, including grout and accessories
– Moisture movement in masonry walls
– Air barriers and vapor retarders used in masonry walls
– Applicable building codes and standards
– Masonry wall assemblies and how they function
– Evaluation of masonry wall conditions
– Repair and maintenance of masonry walls

Expert Presenters
RCI’s expert instructors offer more than just technical data. Presenters reinforce program content with practical examples from applications in the field. With plenty of opportunities to ask questions, attendees get the answers they need. Instructor/attendee dialogue is encouraged.
Kami Faramandpour


Keith Davis, RBEC, REWC, RRC, RWC
REI Engineers, Charlotte, NC
Keith Davis is a graduate of UNC Charlotte with two degrees in architecture. He has worked for several architectural firms designing commercial buildings.  Davis has over 24 years of experience as a building envelope consultant. As a Senior Project Manager for REI Engineers he regularly performs investigations of building envelope failures and provides design services for remedial repairs to buildings. Davis regularly performs peer reviews of construction documents for architects, owners and contractors.
Joshua J. Summers



Joshua Summers, REWC, SE, PE
Building Technology Consultants, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL

Josh Summers is a principal structural engineer at his firm.  He is a licensed structural engineer and a licensed professional engineer. During his 23-year career, he has managed over 400 structural repair and facade rehabilitation projects. Summers’ experience includes investigation of building facades and water leakage issues, structural analysis and design, condition assessments, nondestructive testing, and failure investigation.

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Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) from RCI
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Learning Units (LUs) from the American Institute of Architects
Approved for Health, Safety and Welfare credit.

A comprehensive course text book is provided to all attendees.


Registration Fees:

General Public: $485 |RCI Members: $375 | Online Registration  

Not a Member? Join RCI today and enjoy member savings when registering for this event.

A continental breakfast and a coffee/soda break are provided. Lunch is up to the attendee. Students are advised to take a hand-held calculator to this course.

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Event Times and Other Details
  • Program Time: Day 1: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Day 2: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Registration: 7:30 AM

A continental breakfast and a coffee/soda break are provided. Lunch is up to the attendee. Students are advised to take a hand-held calculator to this course.

RCI, Inc. — A Premier Provider of Building Envelope Education

Offering over 30 educational programs each year, RCI is a leader in roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall technology education. Ninety-eight percent of attendees polled described RCI educational events as worthwhile and said they would attend future programs.

RCI is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall systems.

RCI’s Consultant members include over 1,800 skilled individuals whose specialties include designing, repairing, and managing building envelope systems. Many also specialize in forensic investigation, expert witness testimony, and construction document preparation.

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