Answers for Today’s Building Envelope Issues @ RCI’s 2016 Building Envelope Technology Symposium

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July 29, 2016

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The Building Envelope Technology Symposium offers application-based technical information for design professionals, architects, engineers, and facility managers. The program’s peer-reviewed presentations provide information valuable to anyone involved with designing or maintaining modern or aged building enclosure systems.

Symposium attendees will receive insightful instruction from leading building envelope design experts. In just two days, participants can earn 12 RCI CEHs and 12 AIA LUs while learning key insights for building better, more sustainable building exteriors. Codes, air barriers, masonry, parapets, curtain wall design, thermal insulation, and historic building restoration are but a few of the important topics to be covered. See below for a list of topics and a schedule of events.

Scheduled breaks and an evening reception will offer opportunities to meet with exhibiting materials manufacturers and network with fellow attendees.

Each registrant will receive a comprehensive proceedings book and CD detailing program information. Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be catered daily. There will be an informal social reception the first evening.

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Meeting Location and Accommodations

Symposium Dates
Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18

The Westin Galleria Houston
5060 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX 77056

Reservations: 800-937-8461 | 713-960-8100
Book rooms by September 23 for best rates.

Continuing Educational Credit

RCI-AIACE-logos12 CEH Credits from RCI

12 LU Credits from AIA

Learn From Experienced, Field-tested Experts

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, you get the answers you need. Instructor/attendee dialogue is encouraged.

Oriented towards building envelope professionals, architects, engineers, contractors, and facility managers, this program is invaluable to anyone involved with maintaining or designing building envelope systems.

Scheduled Presentations

October 17, 2016 | Monday

7:15 – 8:15 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit with Exhibitors and Network

8:15 – 8:30 AM
Welcome & Introductions

8:30 –9:30 AM
The Performance of Weather-Resistant Barriers in Stucco Assemblies
Karim P. Allana, RRC, RWC, PE | Allana Buick & Bers, Inc., Palo Alto, CA

9:30 – 10:30 AM
Aluminum Windowsill Anchors and Supplemental Waterproof Flashing Design Practices
Rocco Romero, AIA | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Seattle, WA

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Break with Refreshments, Visit with Exhibitors and Network

11:00 – 12:00 PM
The Ideal Third-Party Warranty: A Risk-Managed Approach
Lorne Ricketts, PEng | RDH Building Science, Inc., Vancouver, BC

12:00 – 1:15 PM
Lunch, Visit with Exhibitors and Network

1:30 –2:30 PM
Playing Against a Stacked Deck: Restoration of a Stone Fin Façade
Matthew C. Farmer, PE | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Fairfax, VA

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Everyone Loves a Pool, But What’s Lurking Beneath the Surface?
Rob Holmer, PE, GE  | Terracon Consulting Engineers, Sacramento, CA
Michael Phifer, RRO | Terracon Consulting Engineers, Sacramento, CA

3:30 – 4:00 PM
Break with Refreshments, Visit with Exhibitors and Network

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Design Principles for Tower and Steeple Restoration
Robert L. Fulmer | Fulmer Associates Building Exterior Consultants, LLC, North Conway, NH

5:00 PM
Reception with Light Hors d’oeuvres

October 18, 2016 | Tuesday

7:30 – 8:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit with Exhibitors and Network

8:00 – 8:15 AM

8:15 – 9:15 AM
When the Numbers Don’t Work: Engineering Judgement Tips for Historical Buildings
Rachel L. Will, PE | Wiss, Janney, Elsnter Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL
Edward A. Gerns, RA, LEED AP | Wiss, Janney, Elsnter Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

9:15 – 10:15 AM
Air Barrier Integration: Don’t Entangle Yourself With These Common Pitfalls
Timothy A. Mills, PE, LEED AP, CIT | TAM Consultants, Inc., Williamsburg, VA

10:15 – 10:45 AM
Break with Refreshments, Visit with Exhibitors and Network

10:45 – 11:45 AM
Upgrading the Performance of Heritage Windows to Suit Modern Design Conditions
Scott Tomlinson, PEng | Morrison Hershfield, Ottawa, ON

11:45 – 1:00 PM
Lunch, Visit with Exhibitors and Network

1:15 – 2:15 PM
Design Considerations for Renewing Podium Waterproofing
Bereket Alazar, RRO, LEED AP, BD&C | Morrison Hershfield, Edmonton, AB
Stéphane P. Hoffman, PE | Morrison Hershfield, Seattle, WA

2:15 – 3:15 PM
Fully Soldered Metal Roofing: More Complicated Than You Think
Nicholas T. Floyd, PE | Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., Waltham, MA

3:15 – 3:45 PM
Break with Refreshments, Visit with Exhibitors and Network

3:45 – 4:45 PM
A Case History of ETFE on Today’s Projects
Lee Durston | Morrison Hershfield, St. Paul, MN
Shawn Robinson | Morrison Hershfield, Atlanta, GA

4:45 PM
Closing Remarks

A Premiere Provider of Technical Education

Offering over 30 educational programs each year, RCI is a leader in roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall technology education. In recent attendee polls, ninety-eight percent described RCI educational events as worthwhile and said they would attend future programs

Industry Exhibits – Discover the Latest Building Envelope Products

Representatives and displays from leading product manufacturers and service providers will be available during scheduled breaks and at the beginning and end of each day.

Find out more about exhibit opportunities at the Symposium on Building Envelope Technology.

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