Tag: Roofing

upside down house

Which Side of the Envelope Does One Open? Upside-Down House Disorients

September 01, 2018

This upside-down house in Szymbark, Poland, was designed by Polish businessman and philanthropist Daniel Czapiewski and was originally created as art, meant to represent the communist era in Poland. The structure, completed in 2007, took about five times longer to build than a conventional home, as tradesmen became disoriented while working inside it. Tourists also […]

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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 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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Roof Shingles Reducing Smog?

August 01, 2018

A newly released specialized coating, when applied to a roof shingle, is said to reduce air pollution. The 3M Industrial Mineral Products Division has launched 3M Smog-reducing Granules to help remove nitrogen oxides (NOx) when applied to roofing shingles. Integrated throughout the shingle’s surface, the granules are designed with a specialized photocatalytic coating applied to […]

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gateway arch museum site

New Gateway Arch Museum Opens

August 01, 2018

Watch this very cool time-lapse video of the construction of St. Louis’s Gateway Arch Museum: https://tinyurl.com/y7m227hq. The new museum opened on July 3, 2018. The project is the largest public-private partnership in National Park Service history, led by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Bi-State Development Agency, Jefferson National Parks Association, Great Rivers Greenway, and the […]

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Technical Articles: 2015-2020

July 24, 2018

Below is an interactive table of technical articles (including convention and BES papers) starting in January of 2015 and running up to the most recent available articles. You can click any column to sort by that column, and click it a second time to sort descending. You can also type in the search box, either […]

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RCI TAC Pens Position Statement on Cool Roofs

July 19, 2018

The RCI Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has released a position statement, which has been published on the RCI website. RCI has previously released position statements for a variety of issues, but this is the first one written by the TAC. TAC Chair Doug Stieve led the development of this Position Statement. As leader, he recruited […]

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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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