2018 RCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium

Date: November 16-17, 2018

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center - Nashville, TN

For more information regarding the event and registrations, follow this link.

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Rooftop Quality Assurance hosted by RCI Mid-Atlantic

Date: November 6, 2018

Location: 231 W Hampton Pl Capitol Heights, MD 20743

This one-day course will provide professionals interested in performing observation to assure that roof installation is consistent with construction documents. The program covers the diverse and challenging aspects of roofing as encountered in the field and is ideal for roofing material manufacturers, general contractors, quality assurance observers, and field inspectors. 

Course participants will receive objective and detailed information regarding the duties of the roof quality observer. It helps prepare individuals to provide an independent measure of quality and to assist with project communications and coordination. Instructors cover fundamentals of quality assurance, component assembly and quality practice guidelines for a variety of roofing systems, including: role of the roof observer, construction contract documents, daily reports, low-slope roofing' spray-applied foam, steep-slope roofing, ethics and codes. 

The course provides useful information for the individual who is preparing for the Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and the Registered Roof Observer (RRO) exams.

Program includes course textbook. RCI Mid-Atlantic and their sponsors will be pleased to provide continental breakfast, boxed lunches and assorted beverages. Please notify Chapter Secretary Julie McDonald at julie@becllc.com of any dietary restrictions. 

Accommodations: Country Inn and Suites, 8850 Hampton Mall Drive North, Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743. Telephone: (301) 350-8088. A block of rooms is reserved for Monday, November 5 and November 6 for $90/night + taxes and fees. Reserve before ON or BEFORE September 28. After this date, the block of rooms will be released. Please tell hotel you are with RCI, Inc. when making reservation. All additional fees, such as hotel and travel arrangements, are the responsibility of the registrant.

Event Schedule
7:30am - 8:00am Registration
8:00am - 5:00pm Presentation (with scheduled breaks and lunch)

Attendance is worth a total of eight (8) RCI Continuing Education Hours or 8 AIA Learning Units.

Cost Information
RCI Member $275.00
Non-RCI Member $375.00

Please email a completed registration form to Matt Schofield (matt.schofield@feapc.com) to ensure that you receive an RCI CEH Certificate at the end of the Seminar.

Mail early registration forms with payment to:

Matt Schofield
Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.
12701 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 101
Fairfax, VA 22033

If paying by check, please make payable to: RCI Mid Atlantic Chapter

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received one day prior to the program date will be refunded at the paid rate minus a minimal processing fee charged by PayPal (if PayPal was used). Cancellations received after November 5 will not be refunded.

For specific questions or additional educational program information, please contact:
Chapter Secretary, Julie McDonald at (703)338-1090, julie@becllc.com

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RCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter Educational Seminar #3

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

9th Annual RCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter Barbecue and Crab Feast Social

Date: September 27, 2018

Location: 1195 Long Cove Road, Pasadena, Maryland

Come and enjoy the bayside atmosphere while on the banks of the Magothy river with your industry peers and feasting on the local bounty.  We want to attract new RCI Members in the region to attend by encouraging you to bring a guest that may also benefit from Chapter events and industry networking, as you do. 

This neighborhood pavilion venue offers a tranquil view of the Magothy River and Gibson Island.  Again, we encourage you to come out, bring prospective RCI members from the industry - consultants, building owners, contractors, and suppliers. 
Registration is limited for this event.  We hope to see you at this years’ event.
Registration CLOSES September 21st, 2018. 

John M. Ogaitis, RRC       
Social Committee Chair
For specific questions or additional information, please contact me at 301-606-8646 or email at john@drhroofsolutions.com

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RCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter Educational Seminar #2

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

16th Annual RCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter Golf Outing

Date: June 7, 2018

Location: LIttle Bennett Golf Course, 25900 Prescott Road, Clarksburg, Maryland

Once again it is time to get out on the course and get to know your fellow contractors, manufacturers, and consultants while chasing that little white ball.

Our 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Chapter of RCI, Inc. golf outing / tournament will be held at the Little Bennett Golf Course in Clarksburg, Maryland on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Little Bennett Golf Course sits at the north end of Little Bennett Regional Park and offers several scenic views of Sugarloaf Mountain. The course offers elite country club conditions over a hilly par-72 course.

As always, it is expected be a fun-filled day, with abundant opportunities to catch-up with old friends and associates. Immediately following the tournament there will be a catered lunch, awards ceremony, and an exciting raffle with multiple give-a-ways. 

Registration is easy via the rcimidatlantinc.org web site, payment can be made via Pay Pal or credit card.  Once you have made a payment please send your registration to me via email or USPS at the address below. Additionally, if you would like to pay via check, please send the registration form along with your check to me at the address below.

We hope you will join us, and ask that you register by Friday, May 11th to guarantee you receive a shirt.

Feel free to call me with any questions, and we hope to see you at this year’s event!

Also, please consider purchasing one of our Sponsor Packages.

Individual Player $200
Foursome $650
Hole Package Sponsor (w/ Foursome) $900
Breakfast Sponsor (w/ Foursome) $1,000
Beverage Sponsor (w/ Foursome) $1,350
Lunch Sponsor (w/ Foursome) COMPLETE
Range/Clinic with Pro Sponsor (No Players) $300
Hole Sponsor (No Players) $400
Longest Drive Sponsor (No Players) COMPLETE
Closest to Pin Sponsor (No Players) COMPLETE

Note: All packages include continental breakfast and lunch for each participant. All sponsorships include a sign with company name at each respective location indicated above.

7:15 AM Breakfast
​7:30 AM Free Clinic with the Pro

Make Checks payable to: Mid-Atlantic Chapter of RCI, Inc.
Or pay online here.

Send completed registration form (Download Flyer), with payment, to: 

Mike Hebert
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
2941 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 300
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone – (703) 641-6539
Email – mhebert@wje.com

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received on or before May 18 will be refunded in full minus a minimal processing fee charged by PayPal (if PayPal was used). Cancellations received after May 18 will not be refunded.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE - 2018 RCI, Inc. Building Envelope Technology Symposium

Date: April 20, 2018

RCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter Educational Seminar #1

Date: April 12, 2018

Location: 231 W Hampton Pl Capitol Heights, MD 20743

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter RCI educational seminar for April 12, 2018 is quickly approaching. As always it should prove to be a stimulating and informative gathering. 


Presenter: Jason Howell – Regional Manager, Mid-Atlantic – Commercial Solutions, ROCKWOOL

The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are well understood. However, as design professionals strive to maximize thermal resistance, yet reduce mass in the wall assembly, insulation is increasingly being positioned in both the stud wall and the exterior side of the building envelope. This split insulation concept has introduced a number of design issues and concerns; particularly as relates to fire resistance, moisture management, and wall drying rates. This program focuses on the unique properties of stone wool insulation, and suggests how it can improve thermal, fire, water and sound suppression performance in a well detailed wall assembly. 

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Presenter: Nicholas A. Piteo, P.E. Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Transitions between different  systems are the key to providing reliable and durable building enclosure systems.  However, transitions typically occur at crossroads between different trades and require careful planning and construction to provide reliable, durable, and constructible details necessary for high performance building enclosures.  This presentation will explore the requirements for transitions between different building enclosure systems, including project examples to illustrate several transition details. 

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 Presenter: Rick Brehm – District Sales Manager, Soprema

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Presenter:  David Fyffe, PE, Seal Engineering, Inc.

The building enclosure is a complex system assembled from a variety of components and materials functioning together with a common end goal – keep air, water and moisture out of the building components. Materials and installation practices are constantly changing, creating a number of issues faced during construction, including: material compatibility, transition detailing, and improper material selection among many others.

Despite the goal of engineers, architects, and contractors to design and build functioning building enclosures, moisture and water related issues continues to make up the majority of construction litigation following the completion of newly constructed buildings. The most effective way to ensure a building enclosure performs effectively is to engage a building enclosure designer/consultant throughout the project. Like building enclosure construction, building enclosure consulting is also an evolving industry. The industry is moving toward what is now called Building Enclosure Commissioning.

This presentation will discuss the components that make up the complete building envelope, and highlight our role as designers/consultants within the construction process from beginning to end. It will discuss design considerations, code requirements, standardized testing, and common construction issues for each building enclosure component. The intent is to highlight the need for knowledgeable professionals in the design and construction of the building enclosure and how commissioning can aid in formalizing the process.

Event Schedule
8:00 - 8:30   Registration and Sign-up
8:30 - 10:00   Presentation
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:45  Presentation
12:00 - 12:30   Lunch and Network
12:30 - 2:00  Presentation
2:00 - 2:15   Break
2:15 - 3:45 Presentation

Registration Details
Registration Category Each
RCI Member $80.00
Non-RCI Member $90.00
Table Top Exhibits $200.00

If you are registering for other attendees, you may add their names to the order by doing the following:

If you are paying with a PayPal Account – Under the shipping address section there is the “Note to Seller: ADD”, click ADD and you can list the names in there.
If you are paying by credit card without a PayPal account, after you click “Review and Continue” you will see the “Note to Seller: ADD” under the shipping address. Enter the attendees names.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will not be refunded. 

33rd RCI, Inc. International Convention and Trade Show

Date: March 22-27, 2018

Location: Marriott Marquis Houston | George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, Texas

For more information regarding the event and registrations, follow this link.

2018 RCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Dinner and Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Location: Wildfire Restaurant - Tysons II Galleria - 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

This is an important and beneficial meeting for all members and parties interested in RCI or the RCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter to attend. A summary of chapter activities in 2017, as well as planning for 2018 activities, goals and objectives will be topics for discussion. We look forward to seeing you all there and having you meet the new Board Members.

Please feel free to bring a guest or anyone with an interest in RCI and/or the RCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter. For questions or additional information, please contact incoming Chapter President, Dan Mathews @ (877) 642-1222 or email mathews@upontheroof.com.

Reservations are required in advance. Payment  via PayPal (preferred) or by emailing Mike Hebert at mhebert@wje.com. Payments via PayPal can be made by visiting www.rcimidatlantic.org and clicking on “Events”. Payment can also be made the night of the dinner by check or credit card, or mailed with the registration form (next page) to:

Mike Hebert, WJE, 2751 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 450, Fairfax, VA 22031

NOTE:  If you are registering for other attendees, you may add their names to the order by including them on the emailed registration form.

We look forward to breaking bread with you!