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New Edition of “Wind Uplift Pressures on Low-Slope Roofs” Now Available

March 21, 2024

Wind Uplift on Low-Slope Roofs (Fifth Edition), by Stephen L. Patterson, RRC, PE, of Roof Technical Services Inc. and Dr. Madan Mehta, PhD, PE, with the University of Texas at Arlington, is now available. Funded by the RCI-IIBEC Foundation, the fifth edition highlights significant code changes and new information on tornadoes and hurricanes incorporated as a result of the new Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-22).

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RCI Foundation Changes Name to RCI-IIBEC Foundation

October 17, 2019

The Board of Directors of the RCI Foundation Inc. voted to update their name to RCI-IIBEC Foundation, Inc. The decision was unanimously adopted and follows the transition of RCI Inc. to the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC). The name change becomes official on January 1, 2020. “The Foundation has been making an impact […]

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Orlando Convention Student Participation Follow-Up

August 05, 2019

By Foundation Development Officer Rick Gardner Members frequently ask what kind of results the Foundation gets from sponsoring students to attend the IIBEC International Convention and Tradeshow. “I can’t think of another program or grant that the Foundation has funded over the years that has had such great dividends for the profession,” says Joe Hale, […]

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RCI Foundation Supports Research on Thermal Bridging via Roof Fasteners

July 10, 2019

By Rick Gardner The RCI Foundation has approved funding for a study, titled “Laboratory Testing of Roof Assemblies for Comparison with Simulated Models: Thermal Performance Assessment of Thermal Bridges due to Roof Fasteners” at Virginia Tech. The team, consisting of Dr. Elizabeth Grant and Dr. Georg Reichard, along with their students, as well as industry […]

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Foundation Announces 2019 Lyons and Newlan Scholarship Winners

May 22, 2019

The RCI Foundation is excited to announce the 2019-2020 recipients of the Robert W. Lyons and Lewis W. Newlan scholarships. The Lyons scholarship is for $5,000 and is specifically for undergraduate education expenses for students studying construction sciences, architecture, or engineering. The Newlan scholarship is for $2,500 and is open to both undergraduate and graduate […]

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Student Foundation Convention Scholarship Winners

March 18, 2019

This year the RCI Foundations sponsored 24 students from the U.S. and Canada to come to convention. Students received a travel stipend, complimentary convention registration, and a one-year student membership to RCI (soon to be IIBEC).

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Get Ready to Get Your Green On!

March 06, 2019

The RCI Foundations Auction at this year’s RCI 2019 International Convention and Trade Show will boast a number of great items, as always. The auction is sponsored by the Foundations and is not included in your Convention registration. Admission is $20, for which you will receive three Tricky Tray (raffle) tickets. Tickets and drawings: Admission […]

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RCI Foundation Scholarship Program Deadline Approaching

February 20, 2019

The deadline to submit an application and supporting documentation to apply for the Robert W. Lyons or Lewis W. Newlan scholarships is February 28, 2019 at 3 PM CST. This year, the RCI Foundation will be awarding four scholarships for $5,000 and four scholarships for $2,500. Applicants for the RCI Foundation Scholarship Program award must […]

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Mentors for Students at RCI 2019

February 13, 2019

Since 2012, the RCI Foundation has provided funding for over 128 college students in the industry to attend the RCI International Convention and Trade Show. This year, 24 students from all over the United States and Canada are attending convention, including representation from 8 new schools. We realized early on that student attendees benefit from […]

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RCI and RCIF Kick Off Choctaw Academy Initiative

December 01, 2018

By Tara Wilson Pictured on the cover of this month’s RCI Interface is the last remaining structure of what was once the Choctaw Academy in Georgetown, Kentucky. The Academy was the first federally funded, racially integrated, non-missionary, and non-military school for Native American boys in the U.S.—an institution that brought together students from 18 different […]

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