Roof Consultants Institute Invites You To Hawaii!

So Cal Chapter of RCI, Inc.

January 25 – 26, 2010

“Faulty Towers at Honolulu Harbor”

You are all invited to time learning, resting and staying warm in Hawaii this coming January. It’s that time of the year again to plan for attending the 10th Annual RCI Hawaii Winter Workshop which will be held on January 25-26, 2010 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. This two day program will feature a mock investigation of an extensive building investigation covering all components of the building envelope. Twelve (12) RCI CEU’s and/or 12 AIA LU’s will be issued to each registered attendee.


The two day seminar will be presented by a faculty of forensic engineers and architects, attorneys, insurance professional, remediation contractor, and a construction mediator. The Faculty lead is David Knox, of the firm Knox Hoversland, Architects. David will be supported by the following parties:

• Jim Reinhardt, AIA of Architectural Diagnostics
• Colin Murphy, RRC, FRCI, LEED AP of Trinity | ERD
• Richard Cook, RRC, RWC, CCS, LEED AP of ADC Engineering
• Keith Hunter, Esq., of DPR
• Phil Haisley, AIA of Architectural Diagnostics
• Dana Bergeman of Allana Buick & Bers
• Al Denys, CMAC, AMS, PCAM of Certified Management Inc.
• Larry Good of Trinity | ERD
• Austin Sloat, AIA of Neumann Sloat Architects, LLP
• Roy F. Hughes, esquire, of Hughes & Taosaka, LLC
• Christopher Shea Goodwin, Esquire of Christopher Shea Goodwin AAL LLC
• Andrew Stouppe of Trinity | ERD
• Jeffre Juliano, esquire, of O’Connor Playdon & Guben
• Dick Foard, CPCU, Vice President of King & Neel Inc.
The seminar will look at the many aspects of process, including the roles of property managers, attorneys, construction experts, contractors, insurance specialists and mediators. Professionals actively involved with building investigation and remediation in Hawaii will make presentations, covering a wide variety of topics starting with the coordination with owners; investigation of specific building components; current tools of the trade; investigation protocols; insurance claims and avenues for dispute resolution.

The program will begin with the moderator’s presentation of the existing conditions at “Faulty Towers,” a two tower high-rise with connecting plaza and car park. One tower is a commercial office tower, the other a residential tower. Parking is both above and below grade, with storage, health facilities and a car washing facility below grade. The towers and their reported problems will be presented, marking the reported areas of water intrusion and defects on building elevations and models.
Subsequent presentations will cover the foundations of a successful investigation, including pre-investigation preparation, investigative photography & documentation, and file and document management. Investigation of specific building components will be addressed, namely roofs, windows, curtain walls, cladding, below grade waterproofing, plaza decks, & sealants.

Collection and analysis of the data from the investigation will then lead to development of a Scope of Repair and conducting proposed repairs which the building remains habitable. The remaining presentations will focus on the litigation process, including insurance considerations, expert reports and testimony, and the expert’s role in mediation. The program includes the following sessions:


January 25, 2010 (Day One) presentations:
• Honolulu, we have a Problem
• Planning the Investigation and Establishing the Team
• Protocols for Building Envelope and Roof investigations
• Current Diagnostic Tools and Uses
• Documentation of an Investigation
• Roof and Plaza Deck Evaluation
• Roof, Sheet Metal and Plaza Deck Evaluation
• Laboratory Sampling and Instruction for Testing
• Reporting to Owners and Other Interested Parties
• Evaluation of Windows, Curtainwall & Storefront Systems

January 26, 2010 (Day Two) presentations:
• Investigations of Facades and Structural Connections
• Investigation of Sealants and Surface Sealers
• Insurance Considerations and Coverage Issues
• Investigation Subgrade Grade Waterproofing & Covered Conditions
• Gathering Data and the Development of a Scope of Repair
• Expert Meetings and Preparation for Mediation, Arbitration & Trial
• An Expert?s Role in Mediation
• Question and Answer Session with the Entire Faculty

Program Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Fee:
RCI Member: $225 Non-Member: $260 Student: $100
Add $50 after January 8, 2010
Breakfast and lunch are included with registration fee.

Continuing Education Credits
RCI – Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) – 12
AIA – Learning Units (LUs) from the American Institute of Architects – 12
To Register, click HERE or call (866) 914-4RCI