Leading Building Designers to Speak at 2015 Building Envelope Technology Symposium Hosted by RCI

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
    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
RCI is an international association of building envelope consultants whose members specialize in design, investigation, repair, and management of roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing systems. RCI regularly hosts education programs designed to demystify and explain the application of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall technologies. For more information about RCI, visit  www.rci-online.org or call 800-828-1902.

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