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.


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.  


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.


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.


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
RCI Member $80 $100
Non-Member $90 $110
Table Top Exhibit SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received prior to the late registration date will be refunded at the paid rate minus a minimal processing fee charged by PayPal (if PayPal was used).  Cancellations received after the late registration date will not be refunded.