Deck Expert is passing it on…get speaking…er, writing so you can speak, so to speak…
26th International Convention and Trade Show
April 7-12, 2011 Reno, Nevada
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Send abstracts to:
Karen McElroy, Director of Conventions & Meetings
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27607
Contact RCI for a copy of the Abstract Submittal Form and RCI Guidelines for Presentations, complete directions on
formatting and acceptable disk formats for abstracts and papers. Abstracts (200 words) are due in the RCI headquarters
by May 24, 2010 for peer review. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by July 5, 2010. If accepted,
papers are due by August 27, 2010.
NOTE: Papers and abstracts accepted for presentation may subsequently be published in RCI publications. RCI
reserves the right of first publication of all submitted materials accepted for presentation at any event sponsored by RCI
and maintains the copyright thereafter. All submitted abstracts and papers must be original to the author and not
previously published or presented nor scheduled for publication or presentation in any other publication or venue. Exceptions
may be granted at the discretion of RCI.
For more information regarding technical content, contact:
Arthur “Chip” Ward, chairman, Convention Committee
at 770-428-0012 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information supported by data collected
and analyzed in a rigorous, impartial, and
non-proprietary fashion. Concentration on
futuristic technology trends, if possible.
Techniques and procedures
Issues of importance to
Issues and project implementation concepts of
value to the industry.
Computer systems and use
Information of use to consultants in the
course of their business (particularly new
SUGGESTED TOPICS CASE STUDIES:
Discuss unique and special project goals,
solutions and construction processes.
LEED Implications and
Cool and garden roofs
Sustainability – getting it right
the first time
Issues of liability and those that affect
roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall
Walls & fenestrations
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Put Your Skills, Knowledge, and Talents to Work
for Your Profession
The 2011 RCI Annual Convention & Trade Show will be the premiere event for roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants
and related professionals. We invite you to contribute to that experience by submitting an abstract for presentation in such areas as:
materials performance, forensic investigation, research, business management, case studies or environmental effects. If you are
interested in presenting a paper detailing your original research or innovative technology, an exploration of professional concepts or
issues, or an instructive session on issues affecting the construction industry, contact RCI as outlined below.
If your abstract is chosen, you will be asked to write a paper for presentation at the convention and subsequent publication in the
Proceedings. You will receive continuing educational hours, recognition in Interface, and international acknowledgment of your
knowledge and expertise.
The Annual Convention will be of interest to roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants; architects; engineers; facility
managers; developers; property owners and managers; construction managers; code officials; policy makers and officials; and