Chapter News – July 2018

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July 23, 2018

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Save the Date: CAC-RCI Educational Program and Second Annual Golf Outing

By Chicago Area Chapter Treasurer Patrick Reicher

Save the date now – Friday, September 14, 2018! CAC-RCI is gearing up for their Educational Program and 2nd Annual Golf Outing at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn, 485 Winchell Way, in Glen Ellyn, IL. The program agenda for the day will consist of the following:

  • 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.: Registration, Breakfast Buffet, Tabletop Exhibits, Networking, Welcome, Introductions and Announcements
  • 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.: Tech Session #1: “Adhered Masonry Veneer Walls – Design Through Construction” by Rich Koziol and Renae Kwon, Wiss, Janney, Elstner and Associates, Inc.
  • 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.: Break and Tabletop Exhibits
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Tech Session #2: “Quality Assurance Observation of Below-Grade Waterproofing” by Ray Makiejus, Flood Testing Labs
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Chapter Business Meeting
  • 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Second Annual Golf Outing

Please check CAC-RCI’s website for additional information:

Tabletop and sponsorship opportunities are still available. All proceeds will benefit the Chicago Area Chapter Building Envelope Foundation (CAC-BEF). The chapter hopes to see you there!

Mid Atlantic Chapter to Host Rooftop Quality Assurance Course

By Mid Atlantic Chapter Secretary Julie McDonald

The Mid Atlantic Chapter will be hosting the Rooftop Quality Assurance course at the Soprema Education & Training Center at 231 West Hampton Place in Capitol Heights, MD, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration will be $275 for RCI members and $375 for nonmembers.

This one-day course will provide detailed information regarding duties of the roof quality observer, prepare individuals to provide an independent measure of quality, and teach them to assist with project communications and coordination. Instructors will cover fundamentals of quality assurance, component assembly, and quality practice guidelines for a variety of roofing systems. Discussion will include the role of the roof observer, construction contract documents, daily reports, low-slope and steep-slope roofing, ethics, and codes. This course provides useful information for individuals preparing for the RRO registration. Attendees will receive 8 CEHs from RCI/LUs from AIA. RCI Mid Atlantic Chapter and their sponsors will be pleased to provide breakfast and breaks. Attendees will provide lunch on their own.

For more information about this event and future events or other chapter information, visit the Mid Atlantic Chapter website at, or contact Julie McDonald at, or Dan Mathews at

Ontario Chapter to Host Rooftop Quality Assurance Course

By Ontario Chapter Marketing Director Jay Campbell

June was a busy month for the Ontario Chapter, with several events undertaken. The education committee organized a breakfast seminar on “High Performance Building Envelope/Air Barriers,” which was held on June 7 at the Brae Ben Golf Club in Mississauga, ON. There were two presenters invited to lend their knowledge and expertise with the audience on this topic, and each one delved into different subtopics, which made for a very informative seminar.

The first presentation was by Steven Tratt, who has spent more than 26 years in the building envelope industry. Tratt addressed the significance of each part of the building envelope and its relationship to the efficiency of a building’s operation. Especially in northern climates, the heating and cooling demands on a building are quite extensive, and a well-designed and well-constructed building envelope system can reduce energy consumption and lead to cost savings.

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Michael Hooper addresses the audience during the Breakfast Seminar.

The second presentation was presented by Michael Hooper, who is a building science representative at Henry Company Canada. Hooper spoke more about the nuts and bolts of the building envelope. Each touched on what he described as the three items for ensuring a successful building envelope: Proper specification, proper installation, and proper inspection. Hooper also spoke to the physical properties of the materials being considered for projects, as well as the testing methods and standards that should be applied.

On June 19, the Ontario Chapter held its annual Golf Tournament at the scenic Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. Set amongst the backdrop of the Niagara Escarpment, the scenic course is one of the crown jewels of the Club Link operated clubs.

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Attendees at the 2018 Golf Tournament sharing a beverage.

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day that saw more than 124 golfers participate in what is always one of the best-attended RCI Ontario Chapter events of the year. The chapter was fortunate to have several past chapter presidents, current President Dave McMillan, current Region VI Director Bryan Fishburn, and current RCI Board of Directors Secretary/Treasurer Ted Sheridan in attendance. The tournament brings to an end the first half of the year, and the chapter looks forward to more exciting and informative seminars as they head into the second half of 2018.

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The winning team of Jeremy De Luca, Jane Calvert, Carmen Ramagnuolo, and Alex Lucas.

Congratulations must be given to the winners of this year’s tournament. The team of Jeremy De Luca, Carmen Ramagnuolo, Jane Calvert, and Alex Lucas managed to hold on for a one-stroke lead to win the trophy and claim bragging rights until next year.

The RCI Ontario Chapter would like to acknowledge all the sponsors for providing tabletop displays, beverage, and luncheon contributions, and the chapter thanks them for their continued support of events and the organization in general.

A Special Invitation!

The RCI Ontario Chapter would like to welcome engineers, consultants, and designers from the United States to the “Canadian Building Envelope Technology Symposium” that will be taking place in Mississauga, ON, on September 13 and 14 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale. This will be the first time the event will be held in Ontario, and we look forward to having you as our guests.

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Upcoming Events

August 1, 2018: Canadian Prairies Chapter 2018 Golf Tournament
August 10, 2018: Great Lakes Chapter 11th Annual Tiger Baseball Game
August 14-17, 2018: Puget Sound Chapter hosts Roof Technology and Science I and II
August 16, 2018: Mid-South Chapter Meeting
August 17, 2018: Western Canada Chapter Annual Golf Tournament
August 24, 2018: Puget Sound Chapter Doug Jason Memorial Golf Tournament
August 27, 2018: North Texas Chapter Lunch and Learn
August 30, 2018: 2nd annual RCI NorCal Golf Tournament