15 May 2015 Raleigh, NC – RCI has assembled a panel of expert speakers to discuss methods for designing sound building enclosures. Over 300 building designers and construction professionals are expected to be in attendance at the association’s annual Symposium on Building Envelope Technology. The 2015 event will be held November 9-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
The two-day program features 12 educational sessions presented by leading building envelope designers. Speakers offer experience-based insights for specification of sound, durable exterior envelopes. Most programs focus on repair and/or sustainable design methods for strengthening and improving existing structures.
Attendees can earn up to 12 continuing education credits from both RCI and the American Association of Architects.
Leading building envelope product manufacturers will be present with displays of the latest products and services. An evening reception after the close of the fist day’s meeting will allow those in attendance a chance to network and mingle with fellow professionals.
For more information, visit www.rci-online.org or call 800-828-1902.
This year's topics and speakers will include:
Too Hot to Keep Your Cool
Timothy Mills, PE, LEED AP, MASCE
TAM Consultants, Inc. – Williamsburg, VA
Curtain Wall Sunshade Challenges
Mark K. Schmidt & Oana A. Toma
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. – Northbrook, IL
Starting Over: Reskinning Deteriorated Masonry Walls in Occupied Condominium Towers
Reid Johnson, PEng & Sarah Gray, PEng, CAHP
Halsall Associates – Toronto, ON
Common Deficiencies With Public School Building Envelopes
Thomas Gernetzke, FRCI, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO
Facility Engineering, Inc. – Madison, WI
Authenticity vs. Stability: Challenges in Restoring the Sun Building
Charu Chaudhry, LEED AP & Lisa Davey
Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. – New York, NY
Conventional and Nonconventional Repair of Curtain Wall Systems
Kamran Farahmandpour, FRCI, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, PE, CCS, CCCA
Building Technology Consultants, PC – Arlington Heights, IL
Horizontal Above-Grade Waterproofing
Karim P. Allana, RRC, RWC, PE
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. – Palo Alto, CA
How to Evaluate Moisture Durability Issues Due to Air Leakages in Highly Insulated Walls
Simon Pallin, CEM
Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, TN
When the Field Performance of Masonry Does Not Correlate With Lab Test Results
Peter Meijer Architect, PC – Portland, OR
Replacing a Failing Building Enclosure: A Challenging Canadian Case Study
Lurita McIntosh Blank, REWC, CDT
Walter P. Moore & Associates, Inc. – Kansas City, MO
Challenges in Preservation Engineering: Restoring a 100-Year-Old Historical Terra Cotta Façade
Carly Connor, Halsall Associates – Burlington, ON
Hannah Thevapalan, Halsall Associates – Tornoto, ON
Drones: A New Tool
William Waterston, RRC, AIA
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. – Boston, M