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RCI, Inc. 2018 Building Envelope Technology Symposium to Be Held November 16-17 in Nashville, Tennessee

RCI, Inc. has set the date and location for the associations’ 2018 Building Envelope Technology Symposium. An in-depth educational program for building exterior designers and repair professionals, the event will be held November 16-17, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN. 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.

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RCI, Inc. to Hold 2018 Canadian Symposium on Building Envelope Technology

RCI, Inc. has set the date and location for the associations’ first Canadian Building Envelope Technology Symposium. The two-day symposium features 12 unique educational sessions presented by leading building envelope design consultants. Speakers offer experience-based insights for the specification of sound, durable exterior envelopes.

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The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square in Kenmore, Washington

The 4,600-square-foot Hangar and 24,000-square-foot Town Square provide a year-round focal point and a symbolic living room for the city. Located in the heart of downtown, the complex touches upon the primal notions of gathering, creating a venue for passive and active recreation while ensuring a home for nature in the rapidly growing community.  The Hangar, conceived as a pavilion, is designed to morph depending upon weather or functional requirements.

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Building Envelope Design Education | 2018 RCI International Convention and Trade Show, March 22-27 in Houston, TX

The 33rd RCI International Convention & Trade Show will be held March 22-27, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The annual event will feature over 25 hours of building envelope design educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a two‐day trade show with over 130 exhibitors. Educational programs are approved to yield continuing education credits for members of RCI, Inc. and the American Institute of Architects. “It’s a great opportunity to earn a full year’s worth of continuing education credit at one event,” said William Myers, RCI’s marketing director. “RCI’s consultant members visit the trade show to discover the latest products for designing and repairing today’s building envelopes.”

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Large Building Airtightness Testing and the Selection of Appropriate Air Barrier Strategies

An airtight building enclosure is an important part of a modern building. Good airtightness can increase energy efficiency, improve durability, and allow greater control over occupant comfort and indoor air quality. Airtightness is achieved with an effective air barrier system that is carefully designed and detailed and then built and commissioned in the field. An effective air barrier consists of a continuous system of materials (building wraps, membranes, etc.), components (doors, windows, etc.) and accessories (tapes, sealants, gaskets, etc.). These air barrier elements must be individually airtight and airtight when used together.

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Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

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