Mid-Atlantic Chapter of RCI, Inc. Second Quarter Educational Seminar (6 RCI CEHs)
Date: May 18, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn Columbia East-Jessup, 7900 Washington Blvd, Jessup, MD 20794
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter RCI educational seminar for May 18, 2017 is quickly approaching. This is the second seminar of the year and, as always, should prove to be a stimulating and informative gathering. Six (6) RCI Continuing Education Hours available. The following TENTATIVE list of presentations is being considered.
SLATE ROOFING: NOTHING'S NEW, EVERYTHING'S NEW
Presenter: Julie Palmer - Levine & Company
Slate has been used as a roofing material in this country for hundreds of years. In a broad sense, slate roofing is much the same now as it was then. Over the past decade, however, numerous changes and new technologies have had an impact on the slate roofing industry. Learn about code and standard changes, testing, new informational resources, synthetic products, alternative installation methods, new sources of slate (including imports), as well as the implications of these changes and how the new and old technologies compare.
HEAT WELDING & THERMOPLASTIC MEMBRANES
Presenter: Helene Hardy Pierce - GAF Materials Corporation
Thermoplastic (PVC and TPO) membranes make up the largest segment of the low slope membrane roofing market. Critical to their success as a roofing membrane is the ability to obtain a good, heat welded seam. There has been a lot of work done and discussed about “weld windows” and test welds, and a key to actually getting a good seam on the roof is having a thorough understanding of cleaning procedures, robotic welding equipment and settings, ambient temperatures, interpreting test welds, and the art of hand welding. This session will focus on each of these critical parts of good field welding and how to make adjustment in the field to insure you’re getting watertight field seams that will perform.
THE CAVITY WALL CONUNDRUM
Presenter: Todd Skopic – Henry Company
Today’s building envelopes are becoming increasingly complex as many designers are “pushing the envelope” of building design. The use of open-joint rain screens coupled with unconventional wall orientations can be appealing, but can be a dangerous combination when abating water ingress and compliance with building codes, including combustibility. Balancing the need to keep the building dry, air tight, thermally efficient and code compliant can create a Cavity Wall
Conundrum. This presentation reviews rain screen design and standards for managing water, 2012/2015 International Building Code that requires continuous insulation (Ci) and WRB’s in all CZ’s (climate zones) and continuous air barriers in most CZ’s and how the WRB/air barrier is typically directly behind Ci and is tied to the combustibility and compliance with NFPA 285.
ACHIEVING HIGH-PERFORMANCE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE WITH COMMERCIAL POLYCARBONATE GLAZING
Presenter: Tim Metcalfe – Wasco Products Inc.
Today’s commercial spaces require adherence to stringent energy codes and often green building rating systems. When designing these high-performance, commercial green spaces, selecting the right glazing system is pivotal. This course will help architects and designers understand how the broad range of polycarbonate glazing options available today can help them satisfy both the practical and aesthetic needs of contemporary design. They will learn how polycarbonate glazing systems offer the most durable, cost-effective alternative while increasing occupant health, safety, and welfare. The course will also discuss the role polycarbonate glazing systems play in improving light quality, health, performance, and productivity while delivering unparalleled durability and extended service life.Lastly, participants will see examples of how their peers have successfully incorporated polycarbonate glazing in commercial projects including retail, office, public spaces.
|8:00 - 8:30||Registration and Sign-up|
|8:30 - 10:00||Presentation #1|
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 11:45||Presentation #2|
|12:00 - 12:30||Lunch and Networking|
|12:30 - 2:00||Presentation #3|
|2:00 - 2:15||Break|
|2:15 - 3:45||Presentation #4|
|REGISTRATION CATEGORY||Up Through May 4||After May 4|
|Table Top Exhibit||$200||$250|
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