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November 4, 2005 8:20 AM CST

Roof Consultants Institute's 2005 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology

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Building designers, facility managers and construction professionals will be in attendance at the Roof Consultants Institute's 2005 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology. The two-day event will be held Nov. 10-11, at the Marriott Chicago Oak Brook Hotel in Chicago, Ill. In keeping with the program's theme "Practical Solutions - Real World Application," speakers will offer experience-based insights for solving persistent building envelope problems like water intrusion and failing facades.

Topics and speakers will include:

"Water Testing Methods Employed for Building Facades"
David Nicastro, PE, Engineering Diagnostics, Inc. of Austin, Texas

"Vapor Retarder Recommendations for Wall Systems Constructed in the United States"
Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory of Oak Ridge, Tenn.

"The Role of Masonry in Building Moisture Problems"
Norbert Krogstad, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc. of Northbrook, Ill.

"The Evolution of Facade Inspection Ordinances"
Jeff Erdly, Masonry Preservation Services, Inc. of Berwick, Pa.

The Roof Consultants Institute (RCI) is an international association of professional roof consultants, architects and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roof systems. RCI regularly hosts education programs designed to demystify and explain the application of roofing and building envelope technologies.

For more information about this program or RCI, visit www.rci-online.org or call (800) 828-1902.


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