Tag: building envelope

Magee at work

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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RCI Supports ASTM E06/D08 Joint Symposium

August 23, 2018

RCI is a sponsor of the ASTM E06/D08 Joint Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance. This is a two-part event that will take place in October and December of 2018 in Washington, D.C. Part one, E06 Performance of Buildings, will occur on October 21 and 22, 2018, at the Washington […]

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RCI Leaders and Congressman Price

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 Interface Featured Article: Nails: Let’s Get to the Point

August 01, 2018

By Rick Allen Nails are an integral part of modern wood frame construction structural connections such as framing, floors, walls, and roofs. These are the building blocks needed for a structure prior to completing a proper building envelope. For many, important information regarding nails and their use may need refreshing and updating. What is a […]

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GB Prime Minister Intends to Ban Combustible Materials on High-rise Buildings

August 01, 2018

Nearly a year in the making since the disastrous Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017, Dame Judith Hackitt published her long-awaited independent review of building regulations and fire safety in Great Britain in May. The final report, commissioned by the government, concluded that outlawing the use of combustible materials on tall buildings would not address […]

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Zero-Energy Building Numbers Explode

August 01, 2018

The number of zero-energy (ZE) buildings in the U.S. and Canada has seen a 700% increase in just six years, according to the New Buildings Institute (NBI). The Portland, Oregon-based organization says there are nearly 500 verified and emerging zero-energy buildings now in North America. ZE buildings are ultra-low-energy buildings that consume only as much […]

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Rally Congress Screen Shot

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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lionel signing

RCI, Inc. to Preserve Choctaw Academy, a Piece of American History

July 06, 2018

How You Can Leave Your Mark By Tara Wilson In early 2018, RCI, Inc. and the RCI Foundation, Inc. were contacted by Michael Breeding of Michael Breeding MEDIA in regards to the potential restoration of a crumbling stone building, once the site of the Choctaw Academy. The building has stood the test of time, maintaining […]

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Call for Papers for So Cal Hawaii Workshop | Deadline: Aug. 13

July 05, 2018

Innovation in Building Envelope Design and Solutions Call for Abstracts The So Cal Chapter of RCI, Inc. is seeking abstracts for presentations at the 19th Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop. Modern design and construction of buildings is growing increasingly complex, with a wide variety of building enclosure products for roofing, waterproofing, insulation, exterior wall cladding, and […]

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infinity shaped roof

“In Bamboo” Is Shaped Like Infinity Symbol

July 02, 2018

A bamboo and tile structure in the shape of an infinity symbol has been created in the rural town of Daoming in Sichuan Province, China. Archi-Union Architects combined traditional Chinese construction techniques with prefabrication technology to create “In Bamboo,” a pavilion that serves as a multi-functional community cultural center celebrating the town’s renowned bamboo-weaving craftsmanship. […]

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