Call For Abstracts – 2017 RCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium

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April 24, 2017

November 13-14, 2017 Omni OrlanRCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium | do Resort ChampionsGate, Orlando FloridaRCI is seeking abstracts for consideration for the 2017 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology


The next RCI Building Envelope Technology Symposium will be held November 13-14, 2017 at the Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate (Orlando), Florida

Abstracts of each paper (200 words) should be received at RCI headquarters by April 24, 2017.

The RCI Building Envelope Symposium Committee will review abstracts, and authors will be notified regarding acceptance of abstracts by May 12, 2017.

If accepted, papers should be received at RCI headquarters by July 14, 2017, for peer review.

Papers and abstracts accepted for presentation may subsequently be published in RCI publications. RCI reserves the right of first publication of all submitted materials accepted for presentation at any event sponsored by RCI and maintains the copyright thereafter.

All submitted abstracts and papers must be original to the author and not previously published or presented nor scheduled for publication or presentation in any
other publication or venue. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of RCI.

Download a copy of the Abstract Submittal Form, or contact the RCI headquarters for more information.

A topic description must be provided addressing the speaker’s subject knowledge and the level of knowledge that will be presented to the attendee (i.e., beginner, intermediate or advanced).

Six RCI CEHs will be granted for an accepted paper. Additionally, presenters will earn triple credit for the length of the program (1 presentation hour yields 3 CEHs).

Contact RCI with any questions.

Suggested topics include:

  • Innovative Technologies & Practices
  • Façade Systems & Technologies
  • Unique Façade Design Solutions
  • The Building Envelope as a Design Statement
  • Energy Conservation Design
  • Designing Façades That Will Improve Indoor Air Quality
  • Economics & Life Cycle Analysis
  • Panelized Stone or Masonry Systems
  • Sealants – Design & Selection / Appropriate
  • Specifications / Quality Assurance
  • Hygrothermal Analysis in Façade Designs
  • Façades Designed to Achieve Sustainability
  • Unique Detail Design Work
  • Curtain Walls
  • Double-Wall Façades
  • Roofing
  • Brick Masonry
  • Stone Masonry
  • Waterproofing
  • Stucco
  • EIFS
  • Metal Wall Panels
  • Air-Barrier Systems
  • Testing Wall Systems
  • Construction Processes

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