Roof Consultants Institure Issues Call For Abstracts-Speakers Wanted for 2011 Annual Convention

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
RCI, Inc.
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27607
kmcelroy@rci-online.org
919-859-0742
AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS
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 apwc3@aol.com
RESEARCH:
􀂊 Materials research
􀂊 Procedures research
􀂊 Techniques research
Information supported by data collected
and analyzed in a rigorous, impartial, and
non-proprietary fashion. Concentration on
futuristic technology trends, if possible.
MATERIALS PERFORMANCE:
􀂊 Techniques and procedures
􀂊 Issues of importance to
professionals
􀂊 Code implications
Issues and project implementation concepts of
value to the industry.
BUSINESS:
􀂊 Contractual issues
􀂊 Human resources
􀂊 Economic issues
􀂊 Computer systems and use
Information of use to consultants in the
course of their business (particularly new
technology).
SUGGESTED TOPICS CASE STUDIES:
􀂊 Steep slope
􀂊 Low slope
􀂊 Plaza Decks
􀂊 Below-Grade Waterproofing
􀂊 Exterior Walls
Discuss unique and special project goals,
solutions and construction processes.
ENVIRONMENT:
􀂊 LEED Implications and
applications
􀂊 Cool and garden roofs
􀂊 Mold
􀂊 Sustainability – getting it right
the first time
􀂊 Energy
Issues of liability and those that affect
roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall
systems.
FORENSIC INVESTIGATION:
􀂊 Roofing
􀂊 Waterproofing
􀂊 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
general contractors.

One thought on “Roof Consultants Institure Issues Call For Abstracts-Speakers Wanted for 2011 Annual Convention”

  1. Do you have to be a professional to go to this roof consultants convention? I'm going to try and build my own home within the next year or so, and I wouldn't mind some tips about what to do. Do they have something like this every year?

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