RCI members in Arizona will gather on Thursday, June 28 at 11:30 AM to kick off the Arizona Branch of RCI. This will be an informational meeting and meet-and-greet with RCI Colorado Chapter President Conrad Kawulok, RCI Region V Director Szymon Zienkowicz, and Arizona Branch Liaison Henry Staggs.
Date: Thursday, June 28
Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 4625 S Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
On April 20, 2018, CAC-RCI conducted RCI’s Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Design Educational Program. Remo Capolino and Russell Raymond, both instrumental in developing the course, were the instructors for the 25 attendees of the one-day class. The day was filled with dialogue among instructors and attendees, as well as lessons learned shared by many different parties during the day. Attendees earned 8.0 CEHs for the course.
CAC-RCI also held its Spring Program on Friday, May 18, 2018, at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn in suburban Chicago. The event was attended by approximately 40 CAC-RCI members, speakers, guests, and exhibitors. Tabletop exhibitors included Tecta America, Versico, Hunter Panels, and Soprema. The first program presentation was “Exterior Building Maintenance and Window Cleaning Access” by Craig Marifke and Andy Martin of ZS LLC. The second presentation was “Tapered Insulation Roof Systems” by Rick Mockler of Hunter Panels. Both presentations were well-received by the group, as evidenced by the level of engagement throughout the room. Attendees earned 2.0 CEHs for the program.
Save the dates now! CAC-RCI is gearing up for summer and fall educational programs and social events.
September 14, 2018: Educational Program (2.0 CEHs) and 2nd Annual Golf Outing – Village Links of Glen Ellyn, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
November 2, 2018: Educational Program (2.0 CEHs) and Brewery Tour – Revolution Brewing Tap Room, 3340 N Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
So far this year, the Delaware Valley Chapter has hosted two very successful full-day educational events. In April in Exton, PA, attendees learned about vegetated roof systems, single-ply roofing, roof coatings, rooftop pavers, and rigid cover boards. Presentations at the chapter’s second event in June in Philadelphia covered KEE, through-wall flashings, air and vapor barriers, liquid-applied roofing and waterproofing systems, energy performance of membrane roofs, and ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1. If you missed the first two events (or even if you didn’t), don’t worry; the chapter isn’t done yet! Be sure to save October 4, 2018 on your calendar for another full day of education in East Rutherford, NJ, including concrete roof deck repair, moisture in concrete roof decks, below-grade waterproofing, IR scans for roofs and exterior walls, and more! Stay tuned to the Delaware Valley Chapter of RCI’s website for more information.
Mid America Chapter Events
By Mid America Chapter President Ken Hunt
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the Mid America Chapter of Region III held a meet-and-greet meeting in St. Louis, MO. The meeting was well attended by both current members and some first-time attendees. Region III Director Gene Keeton and MAC President Ken Hunt provided a brief review of RCI’s and MAC’s current activities and expectations for the balance of 2018 and beyond. After lunch the group enjoyed an afternoon of inter-league baseball as the St. Louis Cardinals hosted the Kansas City Royals. Special thanks to Kevin Geil for making the arrangements and coordinating the event, and to GAF for cosponsoring.
By So Cal Chapter Industry Director Arturo Ortiz Jr.
The So Cal Chapter of RCI, Inc. was pleased to host its second technical dinner meeting of the year on May 15, 2018, at the Old Crow Smokehouse in Orange, CA.
The event kicked off with a social hour with approximately 32 attendees who enjoyed some refreshing beverages, delicious barbecue buffet, and networking while taking in the rustic and lively ambience that Old Crow Smokehouse had to offer. The guest speaker was Jack Whitworth of Aquafin Inc.’s chemical grouting division. Whitworth’s presentation included educating attendees in identifying the diverse types of chemical grouts and understanding how chemical grouts can be used to effectively stop water migration through concrete and brick structures. The presentation also covered safety practices, along with identifying common applications for chemical grouts. Whitworth did an excellent job demonstrating his expertise and some of the tricks of the trade that come from his 28 years of experience in the industry. He also touched upon recommendations and industry insights, along with rule-of-thumb methods to estimate grout quantities. The presentation concluded with a Q&A session, which was well received with many questions from the attendees.
The event was a success as attendees earned 1 hour of continuing education approved by RCI and AIA. The chapter would like to thank Jack Whitworth for providing his well-informed presentation, and we would also like to extend our appreciation to ILD (International Leak Detection) for sponsoring the event.
Thursday, July 12, 2018: RCI Denver Chapter, Q2 Meeting – Roofing and Plaza Slope Options and Design