Tag: RCIFoundations

Foundations’ Auction Catalog Now Available

March 05, 2018

Do you like to plan ahead? To date, the RCI Foundations have received over 145 items and packages for the upcoming auction in Houston during the 2018 RCI International Convention and Trade Show. Check out a special electronic preview of the items in the 2018 Auction Catalog right now. We also highlighted some of the […]

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“Everything Is Bigger in Texas!” Foundation Update

February 16, 2018

By RCI Foundations Development Officer Rick Gardner Add to your calendar! Outlook Facebook Excitement is building as the RCI Foundations’ Annual Fundraiser gets closer and closer! Be sure to put the event on your RCI Convention and Trade Show calendar for Sunday, March 25 from 5:30 – 8 PM in the Texan Ballroom D&E in […]

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Knowledge, Networking, and Fun Part 2

January 05, 2018

The Mentor Perspective on the Annual Convention By RCI Ontario Chapter President Jennifer Hogan, RRO, CET, LEED AP The second I saw the posting looking for people to mentor university and college students at the 2017 RCI International Convention and Trade Show, I was in. If you had asked me then why I was keen […]

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RCI Foundation Scholarship Applications Open

December 28, 2017

Applications for the RCI Foundations’ Robert W. Lyons and Lewis W. Newlan scholarships are now being accepted. The application window runs from January 2, 2018, through February 28, 2018. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.scholarsapply.org/rcif. Up to two scholarships of $5000 each will be awarded in honor of Robert W. Lyons. As […]

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Foundation Supports Research on Crack Geometry

December 20, 2017

By Foundation Development Officer Rick Gardner The RCI Foundation has approved a challenge grant totaling $20,000 to the University of Texas at Austin for predicting crack geometry to improve product selection methods. The research, which is being coordinated by Professor Chadi El Mohtar, will hopefully provide solutions in determining injection grout selection based on observing […]

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Knowledge, Networking, and Fun

October 12, 2017

Part 1 – The Student Perspective on the Annual Convention by Anthony DiCarlo, Jonathan Gilkinson, and Jeffrey Atkinson As a group of three mature students from Mohawk College in Ontario, Canada, receiving scholarships to attend the RCI Convention in 2017 was a tremendous honor. Over the course of four days, we experienced significant professional development, […]

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Foundation RCI Convention Student Participation Fund

September 28, 2017

One of the selections for giving on the RCI Foundation website is to the RCI Convention Student Participation Fund. The fund was established to allow donors the opportunity to support sending college and university students to the annual RCI International Convention and Trade Show. Donations are currently being accepted to fund up to 25 students […]

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RCI Foundation Approves $60,000 Donation For Harvey Relief

September 07, 2017

The RCI Foundation has approved contributions totaling $60,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Houston Food Bank and The Salvation Army of Greater Houston will each receive $30,000 toward their work in the area. Although the Foundation was not founded as a philanthropic organization, the Board felt the devastation and human suffering caused by […]

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Foundation Supports Update of Wind Uplift on Low-Slope Roofs

September 07, 2017

The RCI Foundation has approved a grant request by Roof Technical Services to revise the 2013 edition of the Wind Uplift on Low-Slope Roof monograph based upon the recently released ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. The new ASCE 7-16 has some significant changes, including alterations in the wind maps. Coauthors […]

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Terracon Foundation Donates To Robert W. Lyons Scholarship Fund

July 21, 2017

Senior Vice President William J. Brickey, PE, and Principal Christine M. Quigley, PE, from Terracon present a $5,000 check to RCI Executive Vice President & CEO James R. Birdsong (far left), for the Robert W. Lyons Scholarship Fund, while RCI Foundation Development Officer Rick Gardner (far right), looks on. With this gift from the Terracon […]

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