Tag: building envelope

2018 RCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium

October 05, 2018

About | Register to Attend | Education/Speakers | Sponsors/Exhibitors | Schedule  | Hotel Reservations Technical Education for Building Envelope Professionals November 16-17, 2018  (Friday and Saturday) 2018 RCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN The Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is a two-day educational program offering cutting-edge information regarding design, construction, […]

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How Stuck is the Stucco? A Method for Measurement and Analysis

October 01, 2018

By Matthew Innocenzi Stucco is a popular and versatile cladding material that is commonly found in the southern United States. The application of stucco can be broken into two key categories, depending on the substrate to which it is applied: (1) direct-applied stucco and (2) stucco over lath. In the former application, stucco is applied […]

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Cities Make Net-Zero Carbon Pledge

October 01, 2018

The World Green Building Council is calling upon companies, cities, states, and regions to pledge to the Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration (NZCBD) to maximize the chance of limiting global warming to below 1.5°C as part of the Paris Agreement signed in 2015 by 196 countries. The mayors of 19 global cities—including eight U.S. and three […]

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Nido de Quetzalcóatl Slithers in Naucalpan

October 01, 2018

The Nido de Quetzalcóatl (Nest of Quetzalcóatl), a ten-home construction project in Naucalpan, Mexico, by Mexican organic architect Javier Senosiain, is an unusual residential park in the shape of a coiling serpent. Now you can book an Airbnb rental of one of its homes at $220 per night. Built in 1998, the builder took advantage […]

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Survey on Building Adaptation Would Assist NSF and Clemson University

October 01, 2018

Clemson University researchers are asking building professionals to take a short (five- to ten-minute) survey being conducted by the Learning Buildings Research Group (LBRG) in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering. The first goal of the survey is to identify factors that facilitate or impede the adaptation of existing buildings. The second goal is to […]

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RCI TAC Releases New Statement on Reuse of Insulation

September 06, 2018

The RCI Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) responds to industry issues, policy, and standards as they occur, and recommends association policy to the RCI Board of Directors on matters related to these items. This committee has recently released a Technical Advisory, available here, on the reuse of existing roof insulation during the replacement or repair of […]

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Roofing Day in DC 2019

September 06, 2018

Mark your calendars, the date has been set! The NRCA-organized Roofing Day in DC will take place on April 3-4, 2019. Last year NRCA, RCI, and other members of the construction industry got together in Washington, D.C. to talk to leaders in Congress about issues that affect our industry. For last year’s event, over 400 […]

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RCI Interface Featured Article: Construction Litigation Issues: An Update

September 01, 2018

By Derek Hodgin, PE, RBEC, CCCA Over the past 25 years, I have investigated numerous issues that have been the subject of construction litigation. Some of the issues have been related to product failures, while others are associated more with a construction type and/or process. This paper is intended to provide an update on past […]

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Wall Art Close Up

September 01, 2018

Australian artist Fintan Magee painted the mural shown on the cover of this month’s RCI Interface as part of an ongoing mural project known as Murals at Montecillo in El Paso, Texas in 2016. Magee is well known for his murals throughout the world, including the U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, and Australia. He has […]

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