Chapter News – March 2018

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April 2, 2018

News by Chapter : Delaware Valley Chapter | Louisiana Branch | Mid America Chapter | Mid-Atlantic Chapter | MidSouth Chapter

Upcoming Chapter Events

Delaware Valley Chapter Teams Up With Performance Roofing Associates

By Delaware Valley Chapter President Julie Palmer

Join the Delaware Valley Chapter of RCI, Inc. on April 26 for a full day of education to be held at Performance Roofing Associates in Exton, PA. Get your RCI and AIA continuing education hours while learning about vegetated roofs, single-ply roofing systems, associated code issues, roof coatings, and more. For more details and registration about the event, please visit the chapter’s website: Also, mark your calendars for another full day of education on June 6 in Philadelphia, PA. More details will be coming soon and will be available on the website.

Louisiana Branch Holds Winter Seminar

By Louisiana Branch Liaison Neal Johnson

Group of people watching presentation.The Louisiana Branch of the Northern Gulf Coast Chapter of RCI, Inc. (NGCC-RCI) conducted its first winter education program on January 18 and 19, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Over 42 members and guests braved the airport and interstate highways

Joe Sorrentino
The Louisiana Branch extends special thanks to Joe Sorrentino, RRO, with Sherwin Williams, Uniflex for furnishing lunch on Friday!

—many of which were closed due to abnormal ice and freezing weather—to attend the programs. Everyone who made the trip appreciated the program and is looking forward to the next ones.

Courses presented were “Building Envelope Quality Assurance” on Thursday and “Rooftop Quality Assurance” on Friday. The instructors for the program were Josh Tatum, RRO, RRC, PE, with BE-CI, Inc., and Neal Johnson, RRO, AIA.

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Mid-America Chapter Announces Town Hall and Annual Meeting Dates

By Jennifer K. Elliott, Andrea Goodhope, and Mid America Chapter President Ken Hunt

Plans are being finalized by the Board of Directors of the Mid-America Chapter of Region III for a “Town Hall” meeting in the Kansas City area on Thursday, May 10, 2018. RCI CEO Lionel van der Walt, Second Vice President Scott Hinesley, and Director of Region III Gene Keeton will be the guest speakers. They will be discussing what RCI national is implementing to support the membership (nationally and locally with chapters), as well as discussing how chapter members can do more to improve the value of belonging to the Mid-America Chapter. Time will be allocated for questions and comments from all who attend.

Save the date for the RCI Mid-America Chapter’s Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. This event will take place at the Highlands Golf & Tennis Center, St. Louis, MO. A tentative schedule follows.

10:00 a.m. – Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 a.m. – Check in
11:30 a.m. – Welcome/Introductions/Committee Reports/Business Meeting
12:00 p.m. – Plated lunch served
1:00 p.m. – First guest speaker – Matt Koheler (attorney)
2:00 p.m. – Second guest speaker – Mark Brink (Wasco Products)
3:00 .pm. – Happy hour/networking

If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, have a tabletop display, or sponsor the happy hour, please contact Mike Bock at (913) 908-5357.

Mid Atlantic Chapter to Host Educational Seminar

By Mid Atlantic Chapter Secretary Julie McDonald

The Mid Atlantic Chapter of RCI, Inc. will be hosting its first educational seminar of 2018 on Thursday, April 12, at 8 a.m. This event will be hosted at the Soprema Training Center at 231 West Hampton Place, Capitol Heights, Maryland. Topics will include presentations on mineral wool insulation, PMMA liquid-applied roofing, and wall-to-roof transitions, among other topics. Additional information regarding time and registration instructions will be published and emailed.

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

MidSouth Chapter Holds Successful Roofing Workshop

By MidSouth Chapter President Michael Spach

Roofers listening to presenter, hands-on projects behind them.On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the MidSouth Chapter of RCI, Inc. had a roofing workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to provide the chapter membership with an educational opportunity to obtain much-needed continuing education hours, as well as to provide a time for networking. Mike Spach, the president of the MidSouth Chapter, had a vision of a workshop that would provide members with an educational opportunity that would include hands-on partial installation experience. This vision was realized through the help of a handful of roofing manufacturers and supply-chain vendors. The event included eight hands-on performance stations where attendees had the opportunity to construct different components of roofing systems. The event also included four hour-long educational presentations by some of the roofing industry’s top technical directors.

Attendees prepare for a hands-on workshop.The workshop was a success, with a total attendance of more than 45 area consultants, architects, and contractors from all over the three-state region of Tennessee, Kentucky, and the upper portion of Alabama. The evaluations that were returned represented a positive experience for the attendees. The event was hosted by a local area roofing contractor, Empire Roofing; and thanks to the generous help of the vendors involved, many attendees left with a great education, partial installation experience, and even a door prize to remember the event.

This workshop was the first of several large-scale events being planned for this chapter this year. Hopefully they all will come out as well.

The chapter expresses their gratitude to all of those companies and vendors who made the 2018 Roofing Workshop possible:

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 13, 2018: Georgia Chapter – Chapter Event

Thursday, April 19, 2018: So Cal Chapter – Annual Golf Tournament & Fundraiser; Mid-South Chapter – Chapter Meeting; Portland Chapter – Lunch and Learn on Waterproofing

Friday, April 20, 2018: Deadline for Abstracts- 2018 RCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium; Chicago Area Chapter – RCI Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Design; NorCal Branch – Construction Disasters – Symposium 2018 – Cohosted by CSI East Bay-Oakland, and AIA East Bay

Friday, April 27, 2018: Ontario Chapter – Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Design

Tuesday, May 1, 2018: Denver Chapter – RCI/CRA Joint Meeting On Denver Green Roof Initiative; Georgia Chapter – Shot Gun Blast

May 3-4, 2018: Puget Sound Chapter – Building Envelope Quality Assurance, Exterior Wall Quality Assurance

Thursday, May 10, 2018: Mid America Chapter – Town Hall

Friday, May 11, 2018: Western Canada Chapter – Spring Seminar

May 16 -18, 2018: Carolinas Chapter – Waterproofing; RRC Review and Update