Tag: waterproofing

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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Meet Building Envelope Specifiers at the 2018 RCI Intnl. Convention and Trade Show

December 26, 2017

Intro | Register to Attend | Hotel  | Education/Speakers | Networking Events | Schedule | Trade Show | Keynote Speaker: Gary Heil | Golf Tournament | Spouse/Guest Tours Show your product to the Industry’s most focused group of  Building Envelope Specifiers 33rd RCI International Convention & Trade Show March 22-27, 2018 | Houston, Texas Marriott Marquis Houston | George R. Brown Convention Center When you exhibit at the RCI International Convention and Trade […]

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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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RCI Interface Featured Article: Moisture Analysis in Unconditioned Concrete

September 27, 2017

By Kip Gatto, PE, SE and Grace Wong, AIA, LEED AP Introduction Moisture-sensitive materials such as adhesives and coatings (simplified as “coatings” for this article) are routinely applied to concrete surfaces in exterior plazas, roof structures, concourses, retention structures, parking garages, etc., for various purposes, including waterproofing and protection. The service environments for the coatings […]

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“Leaky” Exhaust Vents – The 500-lb Gorilla of Condensation Problems

March 29, 2017

By Philip D. Dregger, FRCI, RRC, PE Many factors contribute to excessive condensation in low-slope membrane roof systems installed over wood decks with insulation below: high interior relative humidity (RH), high roof reflectance,1 and especially air intrusion.2 One contributor — the impact of warm humid air leaking out the ends of improperly terminated exhaust vents […]

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Holes in the Wall: Window Performance, Installation, and Field Quality Control Standards

February 01, 2017

INTRODUCTION Holes in exterior walls enclosed with windows, doors, and other related components must be integrated with surrounding building envelope components to effectively separate the outdoor environment from interior conditioned space. At the most basic level, windows allow natural light into buildings and resist the passage of water and excessive air. Windows also limit sound […]

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Earn Up to 25 Hours of Educational Credits @ the RCI Convention and Trade Show

January 30, 2017

Each year RCI members from across North America and abroad gather to participate in over 25 hours education covering the latest techniques and technologies in building envelope design, repair, and maintenance. RCI Continuing Educational Credit All registered attendees will receive Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) based on hourly attendance at educational programs and trade show. AIA […]

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Carolinas Chapter to Deliver RCI Waterproofing Course

October 03, 2016

On October 27-28, 2016, the Carolinas Chapter of RCI, Inc. will host an RCI educational session at the Double Tree Charlotte Airport in Charlotte, NC. This two-day course is an aimed at the practicing waterproofing consultant or designer and at those just getting into this field. Although the term “waterproofing” can refer to many segments […]

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ASTM Meetings on Roofing and Waterproofing June 2016

August 05, 2016

by Walt Rossiter In 2008, ASTM Technical Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing established Subcommittee D08.24 on Sustainability in answer to topical pressures to develop sustainability-related standards for these vital building envelope components. Over the last eight years or so, the subcommittee members — and particularly the task group chairs — have enthusiastically and persistently […]

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