Tag: advocacy

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Staff News – Taylor Lobbies for Building Envelope; van der Walt earns U.S. Citizenship

September 06, 2018

Taylor Helps Building Envelope Industry Connect with Congress If you follow RCI’s news, especially regarding advocacy, you may have heard a new name recently. Jeff Taylor, of U.S. Government Relations Intl., LLC (USGRI), has been advising RCI’s Advocacy Committee in creating a significant and vibrant advocacy program that is well-organized, efficient, and substantive. In his […]

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AIA to Vote on Addition to Code of Ethics Banning Sexual Harassment

September 01, 2018

A resolution calling for an amendment to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) code of ethics would include a provision requiring members to ensure that their workplaces are “environments of mutual respect and equitable treatment, free of abusive behavior and harassment,” according to ENR. Delegates at AIA’s annual meeting in June passed the resolution by […]

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RCI’s “Rally Congress” Campaign

August 28, 2018

Weigh in on the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act The RCI, Inc. Rally Congress webpage is an effective way for members to contact their congressional representatives and alert them to key issues of interest to the building envelope industry. The website is secured to prevent unauthorized use of members’ information or spam to their […]

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Advocacy Takes Front Seat at RCI

August 17, 2018

By Jeffrey L. Taylor and Kristen Ammerman There are thousands of industry associations like RCI, Inc. (RCI), working every year to affect public policy in Washington, D.C. in a manner that positively impacts their members and their industries. With so many associations, interest groups, companies, and constituents vying for the ear of each elected leader, […]

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RCI, Inc. Works With U.S. Congress to Pass Responsible Construction Procurement Language

August 01, 2018

Congratulates U.S. Rep. David Price for supporting best practices in the procurement of publicly funded construction renovation projects As our members are likely aware, RCI, Inc. has been working to improve the current laws regarding cooperative purchasing in construction, especially as they pertain to large government entities. RCI’s Director of Industry Affairs Brian Gardiner, Chair […]

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RCI’s “Rally Congress” Offers Direct Link on Political Issues

July 24, 2018

Find and contact your representatives and send messages RCI has created a more effective way for members to contact their congressional representatives and alert them to key issues of interest to the building envelope industry through the “Rally Congress” link on our website. Rally Congress highlights the top issues that may impact our industry and […]

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RCI Joining Roofing Coalition in Roofing Day in D.C. 2018

February 01, 2018

This March, the roofing industry will come together as never before to make our collective voices heard in our nation’s capital during the inaugural Roofing Day in D.C. 2018. RCI is partnering with NRCA, organizers of the event, and multiple roofing industry associations and organizations in a coalition of voices. Together we can make a […]

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NIBS Issues Recommendations to the 45th President

June 27, 2017

Highlights Key Building-Related Concerns Established by the U.S. Congress in 1974, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has, from its beginnings, served as an authoritative source of information on building science and technology. More than four decades since its founding, this nonprofit, nongovernmental organization still brings the public and private sectors together to find […]

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Foundation Supports Procurement Reform Education

May 03, 2017

The RCI Foundation has approved a grant of $5,000 to support the Coalition for Procurement Reform (CPR). The grant supports CPR’s efforts to educate the general public and legislative bodies on the benefits of healthy competition and increased system transparency in publically funded construction and renovation projects that will ultimately save money. CPR hopes to […]

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Wanda Edwards Named to Advisory Committee of National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

April 27, 2017

RCI Senior Director of Technical Services Wanda Edwards has been appointed to represent RCI as a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program. The program was established by Congress “to achieve major measurable reductions in the losses of life and property from windstorms through a coordinated federal effort, in cooperation with other levels of […]

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