Two-Days of Designer-Focused Education to Offer Performance Solutions for Building Exteriors

RCI, Inc.’s first annual Canadian Building Envelope Technology Symposium will be held September 13-14, 2018, at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale in Mississauga, ON. Top building envelope design consultants from across Canada will discuss important factors for successful planning and specification of sound building enclosures.

During 12 unique educational sessions, 15 Canadian speakers and two Americans will offer experience-based insights for the specification of sound, durable exterior envelopes.  Manufacturers will be present with displays of the latest products and services.  Over 100 building envelope professionals and 15 exhibiting companies are expected to attend.

While this is RCI’s first such event hosted in Canada. The association has hosted similar events for over 20 years. The symposium offers 12 continuing education credits from RCI, Inc.

A second Building Envelope Technology Symposium will be hosted by RCI on November 16-17 @ the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

For more information, visit or call 800-828-1902.

RCI, Inc. 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.

The following educational topics will be presented by speakers at the RCI, Inc. 2018 Canadian Building Envelope Technology Symposium:

Building Envelope Commissioning: The Missing Link for Future-Ready Buildings
Scott Armstrong, BSSO, CET, LEED AP BD+C, WSP Canada, Hamilton, ON
Jean-Guy Levaque, FRCI, RRC, RRO, GRP, WSP Canada, Toronto, ON

Measured Drying Ability of Compact Low-Slope Roofs
Jonathan Smegal, RDH Building Science Labs, Waterloo, ON.

Thermal Performance of Building Enclosures: Where, What, When, Who, How and Why
Nicole Parsons, PEng, BSSO, WSP Canada, Hamilton, ON

Roofing vs. Masonry – Who Wins?
Matthew Novesky, RA, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL
Rachel Will, PE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

Liquid-Applied Air Barrier Systems for High-Rise Buildings: Code Requirements and Performance Testing
Dr. J-F. Masson, The Centre for Construction Research, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Design of Sloped Roofs in Snow Country
Marcus Dell, PEng, RDH Building Sciences, Inc., Burnaby, BC

Whole-Building Airtightness Testing of Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Buildings
Kevin Knight, Red River College, Building Envelope Technology Access Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Benefits of Dual-Barrier-Protected Membrane Roofs
Allen Lyte, RRO, W. Allen Partners, Inc., Aurora, ON

Strategies for Effective Building Retrofits: Façade and Core
Eric Chisholm, PEng, CEM, LEED AP, WSP Canada, Toronto, ON
Hannah Thevapalan, WSP Canada, Toronto, ON

The Future of Building Envelope Inspections
Alex Healy, RH Precision Unmanned Inc., Ottawa, ON
Matthew Ryan, RH Precision Unmanned Inc., Ottawa, ON

Humidity and Building Envelope Failure in Enclosed Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Steam Rooms
Ron Potter, IRC Building Sciences Group, Mississauga, ON

Canadian National Standard for the Vegetated Roof Assembly-Field Validation
“Bas” Baskaran, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Mauricio Chavez, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON