Be a Speaker: Call for Abstracts 2019 RCI Intl. Convention and Trade Show | Deadline: May 18

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May 11, 2018

Share Your Insights for the Betterment of the Industry

The 2019 RCI, Inc. International Convention & Trade Show will be the premier event for roofing, waterproofing,  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.

2019 RCI International Convention & Trade Show
March 14-19, 2019
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort | Orlando, Florida

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

RESEARCH

  • 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.

MATERIALS PERFORMANCE

  • Techniques and procedures
  • Issues of importance to professionals
  • Code implications
  • Issues and project implementation concepts of value to the industry

BUSINESS

  • 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)

SUGGESTED TOPICS CASE STUDIES

  • Roofing
  • Building envelope
  • Waterproofing
  • Preservation
  • Discuss unique and special project goals, solutions and construction processes

ENVIRONMENT

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

FORENSIC INVESTIGATION

  • Roofing
  • Waterproofing
  • Walls and fenestrations

For more information regarding technical content, contact Scott Hinesley, Chairman, Convention Committee at 704-596-0331 or e-mail shinesley@reiengineers.com.

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 18, 2018 for peer review.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by June 8, 2018. If accepted, papers are due by August 31, 2018. 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 retains 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.

NOTE: 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.