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RCI is proud to offer the following courses. If you intend on purchasing any of the programs listed we recommend that you register first. Thank you for your interest in our programs! 


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Waterstone &Lueck-High Performance Buildings Integrating the Wall and Roof Air Barriers (1 Credit)   
Controlling unintentional air leakage (infiltration and exfiltration) across building enclosures is a key factor for achieving high-performing buildings. Continuity between air barrier materials and assemblies is essential to controlling air leakage. This presentation will provide practical answers to the question: “What does it take to construct a high-performance building that maintains air barrier continuity across the full enclosure?” Quality assurance and quality control measures, including whole-building air leakage testing and building enclosure commissioning, will be discussed. You will receive one RCI credit for this course.
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Allana - Curtain Wall Failures (1 Credit)   
This presentation will examine recent window and curtainwall assembly failures and performance issues for insulated glazing units (IGUs). With the advent of the globalization of the construction industry, façade glazing systems are beginning to experience new types of failure in their assembled components, resulting in performance issues with high-rise projects. The speaker will present forensic study results from a dozen high-rise buildings with curtain and window wall assembly failures.
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Barton - Roof Water Catchment and Filtration Systems (1 Credit)   
This presenter will demonstrate different issues associated with roofing materials used with water catchment systems for potable water systems. Discussion will focus on the history of stormwater catchment systems from around the world, methods of calculation of volume of stormwater collectable per sq. ft. of catchment area, understanding of stormwater filtration and new purification techniques, and conservation value of water catchment in arid climates.
50
Cannon & Smith - Flashing of Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems in Commercial Applications(1 Credit)   
Flashing of high-end commercial and institutional curtainwall and storefront systems is traditionally a combined effort of the project architect, the installation contractor, and the system manufacturer. The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight into proper flashing techniques for both curtainwall and storefront systems that can be used proactively by participating parties to ensure the integrity of the building envelope is preserved when constructed
50
Conway - Masonry Movement (1 Credit)   
The national model masonry code requires building designers to indicate type and location of movement joints on the project drawings. The speaker will discuss how masonry materials move, the different types of masonry movement joints, and give recommendations for locating and constructing movement joints. Attendees will be taught about control and expansion joints at corners, shelf angles, and the top of walls; loose vs. fixed lintels; shrinking veneers; open-jointed clip and rail rainscreen walls; load-bearing CMU walls; and adhered veneers. You will receive one RCI credit for this course
50
Eichler & Phifer - Sealant Restoration for High Rise Buildings (1 Credit)   
Sealant joints typically represent the smallest part of the building enclosure; however, failures at these interfaces represent the largest source for moisture and air infiltration issues. The presenters will discuss methods of evaluating existing sealant joint conditions, sealant joint design best practices, mock-up installation recommendations, sealant joint preparation, application processes, and construction quality control assurance.
50
Gerns & Will - When Form Really Does Follow Function: Aesthetics Informed by Environmental Conditions(1 Credit)   
There is a common misconception that historical buildings styles and ornamental articulation are only aesthetic statements. This presentation will explore historical building typology, ornamental building components, and materials, and their intentional use to improve thermal comfort, reduce maintenance costs, and minimize water infiltration. The speakers will discuss how designers are revisiting these concepts today. You will be earning one RCI credit for this presentation.
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High Performance Buildings Integrating the Wall and Roof Air Barriers   
Controlling unintentional air leakage (infiltration and exfiltration) across building enclosures is a key factor for achieving high-performing buildings. This presentation will provide practical answers to the question: Quality assurance and quality control measures, including whole-building air leakage testing and building enclosure commissioning, will be discussed, with examples showing the challenges, equipment, and coordination involved in achieving these measures. You will receive one RCI credit for this presentation.
50
Karras & Saxon - Designing Amenity Rooftops (1 Credit)   
Rooftop amenity spaces can offer building owners significant value. This presentation explores key roof amenity design decisions that warrant scrutiny early in the design phase, including waterproofing selection, drainage coordination, energy conservation, fire resistance, wind resistance, maintenance and fall protection, and associated building code requirements in both new and retrofit applications. You will receive one RCI credit for this presentation
50
Kaskel & Schneider - A Simple Solution (1 Credit)   
The presenters will offer a case study of a wellness building in Iowa that, during its first winter, had icicles on the roof eaves, and interior water leakage during its first spring. . A repair was performed that included replacing the existing insulation and vapor barrier with new SPF as a thermal and air barrier. Whole-building air testing was used before and after repairs to prove the improvement in air-tightness. You will receive one RCI credit for this presentation.
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