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Call For Abstracts Deadline: May 19, 2017- 2018 RCI, Inc. International Convention

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May 17, 2017
2018 RCI, Inc Convention Call for Abstracts
33rd RCI International Convention and Trade Show | March 22-27, 2018 | Marriott Marquis Houston and George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas

Share Your Skills and Knowledge for the Good of the Profession

You can submit your abstract with this form: 2018 Convention Abstract Submittal Form. Once you open it in Adobe Acrobat, you can fill it out and email it to Tina Hughes.

The 2018 Annual Convention & Trade Show will be the premier event for roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants and related professionals.

We invite you to contribute to that experience by submitting an abstract for presentation in such areas as materials performance, forensic investigation, research, business management, case studies or environmental effects.

If you are interested in presenting a paper detailing your original research or innovative technology, an exploration of professional concepts or issues, or an instructive session on issues affecting the construction industry, contact RCI as outlined below.

If your abstract is chosen, you will be asked to write a paper for presentation at the convention and publication in the Proceedings. You will receive continuing educational hours, recognition in RCI Interface, and international acknowledgment of your knowledge and expertise. 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).

The Annual Convention will be of interest to roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants, architects, engineers, facility managers, developers, property owners and managers, construction managers, code officials, policy makers, and general contractors.

materials research | procedures research | techniques research information supported by data collected and analyzed in a rigorous, impartial, and nonproprietary fashion, concentration on futuristic technology trends, if possible

Forensic Investigation
roofing |waterproofing |walls and fenestrations

Materials Performance
techniques and procedures | issues of importance to professionals | code implications issues and project implementation concepts of value to the industry

contractual issues | human resources | economic issues | computer systems and use | consultants and social media | governmental regulations information of use to consultants in the course of their business (particularly new technology)

Case Studies
Roofing | Building envelope | Waterproofing | Preservation Discuss unique and special project goals, solutions and construction processes

LEED implications and applications | Cool and garden roofs | Mold | Sustainability | Energy Issues of liability and those that affect roof, waterproofing, and exterior wall systems

Author Instructions
Contact RCI for a copy of the Abstract Submittal Form and RCI Guidelines for Presentations, with complete directions on formatting for abstracts and papers. Abstracts (200 words) are due by May 19, 2017 for peer review. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by June 9, 2017. If accepted, papers are due by September 1, 2017.

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.

Owners/clients (if applicable) must have been notified this abstract is being submitted for consideration of a presentation at the RCI International Convention and Trade Show and given consent to do so.

Send Abstracts To
Karen McElroy, Senior Director of Conventions & Meetings RCI, Inc. 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 204 Raleigh, NC 27607 919.859.0742

For More Information Regarding Technical Content
Robert Card, Chairman, Convention Committee at 360.786.1660 or e-mail