Category: Publications

Manual of Practice in Tablet

RCI Manual of Practice Goes Digital

May 18, 2018

One of the many changes afoot here at HQ is the initiative to put fewer of our documents on paper and instead make them available digitally. The RCI Manual of Practice is now available exclusively as an interactive PDF. You can jump to various sections from the table of contents, search the document, and access […]

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Vegetative Roofs: A Problem, or the Future?

March 29, 2018

By Jon Crumrine, RRO, GRP As a roofing technology, vegetative roofs have been widely installed in the United States for only about the last 20 years. The market acceptance of vegetative roofing continues, and the industry has gradually moved beyond the knee-jerk reaction held by many that vegetative roofs were “problems waiting to happen.” In […]

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Publicly Funded Construction Procurement

November 28, 2017

By Brian Gardiner, FRCI, RRC, CCS Editor’s note: This white paper was prepared for RCI and will be disseminated to news media throughout North America in support of RCI’s stance on publicly funded construction procurement. EVALUATING TWO METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT Public procurement of construction projects has evolved into various methods. Not all methods are allowed […]

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Waterproofing ICF Foundations: Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

October 26, 2017

By David Campbell, RWC, AIA, GRP Try to imagine that you are a homeowner in the 20th year of a 30-year mortgage, and suddenly you learn that you have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to fix a serious problem with your house. Or even worse, imagine that you have just recently purchased a […]

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Publish in RCI Interface

September 25, 2017

RCI Interface journal is seeking submissions for the following issues. Optimum article size is 2000 to 3000 words, containing five to ten graphics. Articles may serve commercial interests but should not promote specific products. Articles on subjects that do not fit any given theme may be submitted at any time. Issue Subject Submission Deadline January […]

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Cool Roofs on the West Coast: Has Roofing Science Been up to the Task?

May 08, 2017

Cool single-ply membranes with highly reflective surfaces have come to represent over 50% of the commercial roofing market. Each year, well over 1.5 billion square feet of these white membranes are installed. However, as with many changes, there have been concerns about unintended consequences associated with this large shift. For example, in northern regions, condensation […]

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Holes in the Wall: Window Performance, Installation, and Field Quality Control Standards

February 01, 2017

INTRODUCTION Holes in exterior walls enclosed with windows, doors, and other related components must be integrated with surrounding building envelope components to effectively separate the outdoor environment from interior conditioned space. At the most basic level, windows allow natural light into buildings and resist the passage of water and excessive air. Windows also limit sound […]

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The Evolution of RCI Interface…And Going Digital

December 01, 2016

By Kristen Ammerman, RCI Director of Publications The results of [Bob] Phillips’ investigation of getting a publishing house to publish an R.C.I. magazine were not good. The cost was “pie-in-the-sky” out of our budget. I discussed the matter with [Bob] Lyons and proposed to develop an in-house newsletter. …I had been thinking about a newsletter […]

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