Tag: waterproofing

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Window Receptors: Notes From the Field

March 03, 2019

By Don Kilpatrick The popularity of condominium living in large metropolitan areas has engendered a well-established part of our cityscapes, with fierce competition to see who can deliver the best views, towering over adjacent buildings, boroughs, coastlines, and parks. Those with means can freely invest in housing with million-dollar views. Developers and builders, however, often […]

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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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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 Manual of Practice Goes Digital

May 18, 2018

One of the many changes afoot here at HQ is the initiative to put fewer of our documents on paper and instead make them available digitally. The RCI Manual of Practice is now available exclusively as an interactive PDF. You can jump to various sections from the table of contents, search the document, and access […]

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Tiled Shower Walls are Comparable to Clad Exterior Walls

May 03, 2018

Introduction In many ways, ceramic-tiled shower walls can be investigated and evaluated in the same manner as clad exterior walls. Both rainwater and plumbed interior water have the same potential to promote decay, deterioration, and fungal growth via unintended breaches in a wall’s water-protective envelope. In all cases, the most severe levels of internal damage […]

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RICOWI Holds Spring Conference

March 28, 2018

By David J. Balistreri, RRC, CDT, BECxP, RCI Liaison to the RICOWI board of directors and Chair of RICOWI The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) held its spring conference just prior to the RCI International Convention and Trade Show in Houston, Texas. Nearly 100 people attended educational seminars during the first day of […]

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HVAC Interaction With the Building Enclosure in Natatoriums

January 30, 2018

By Paul Totten, PE, LEED AP; and Amanda Stacy, LEED GA Natatoriums and similar buildings with a body of water set within an interior space have requirements that differ from most buildings as they pertain to the control of HVAC systems and considerations for building enclosure design and management. Natatorium operation must consider pool water […]

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