About RCI, Inc.

RCI, Incorporated is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and building envelope systems.

Since 1983 RCI members have offered unbiased design, repair planning, quality observance, legal testimony, and general roof management services. In March of 2006, RCI (formerly Roof Consultants Institute) expanded its mission and service scope to include waterproofing and the building envelope. This action reflects the understanding that roofing issues often influence the entire building envelope. It was discovered that in increasing frequency, RCI members are called upon to address building-wide concerns from below-grade to rooftop.

The Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC), Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) and Registered Roof Observer (RRO) programs distinguish professionals with the proven standards of education, experience and ethics.

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RCI Ontario Chapter Year End

The Ontario Chapter and affiliates were busy over the last month hosting several events in several cities. It got started on November 3rd when The Ontario Chapters Education Committee hosted a Breakfast Seminar on: “Exterior Walls Quality Assurance” at the TCA offices in Richmond Hill. The event was facilitated by Ted Sheridan of Fishburn Sheridan & Associates.

This event was followed up by an “Exterior Walls and Quality Assurance” seminar in our Maritime Branch in Fredericton, New Brunswick. That event was facilitated by Region VII Director Bryan Fishburn and Maritime Branch Director Gary Hamilton. Both seminars offered professionals who are interested in performing observations to assure exterior walls are being installed in accordance with code and specifications the opportunity to learn more about the various systems that are available. Topics covered Brick, EIFS and metal cladding systems and the interfacing of the waterproofing components within the assembly. Many thanks to Ted, Bryan and Gary for donating their time to provide expertise and insighte into this informative yet extensive topic.


Figure 1. Exterior Walls Quality Assurance seminar in Ottawa

On December 7, 2017 the RCI Ontario Chapter held its “Christmas Luncheon” and “Casino Night” at the Le Jardin Banquet Hall in Vaughan, Ontario. Although it was a cold and windy day in the city, it was a warm and inviting setting inside where patrons were greeted with hor’duerves and beverages while they mingled with their peers. Voutures were provided so that guests had the chance to try their hand at the casino type games that were stationed throughout the foyer. From Black Jack to Roulette to Craps there was plenty of opportunity to wager in hopes of winning several of the prizes that were available including sets of Toronto Maple Leafs tickets.


Figure 2. Casino Night at the Le Jardin

A magician was also in house to provide entertainment for onlookers who seemed perplexed at the sleight of hand tricks that were being performed in front of them. It seemed that the event was well received and this is typically a great event for the RCI Ontario Chapter and good way to end off the year that was in a beautiful social setting among colleagues and friends.


Figure 3. Christmas Luncheon at Le Jardin

The Ontario Chapter would like to acknowledge the following for their sponsorship for this event:
Cocktail Sponsors: Tremco and Crawford Roofing
Wine Sponsors: Soprema and Situra
Entertainment Sponsor: Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd.

A special thank you as well to Polyglass U.S.A. and Interior Tarp Protection for donating the Toronto Maple Leaf tickets your donation was greatly appreciated!

As the New Year dawns the Ontario Chapter will hold its AGM or “Annual General Meeting” in Etobicoke, Ontario on January 31st at the beautiful and historic St. George’s Golf and Country Club. St George’s has hosted five (5) Canadian Open Championships and this past year hosted the Invictus Games inaugural golf tournament.

The AGM will see new appointees to the executive board via election as some of the current board members vacate their positions. Once the executive portion of the meeting has commenced the social committee has organized a curling event for those who dare to take to the ice to participate in this inherently Canadian past time. This will be the second year in a row that the Annual General Meeting has been accompanied by the curling social.


Figure 4. St George's Golf Club home to the 2018 AGM

As 2017 draws to a close it is worth reflecting on the year that was for the Ontario Chapter. A new President was elected at the start of the year. Jennifer Hogan deserves acknowledgement for her efforts and leadership that she provided the board with throughout the year and the goals/milestones that she set for this chapter going forward. Her efforts to promote, educate and build upon the platform of those that came before her are to be applauded and her hard work and dedication is certainly respected.

The Board took on many challenges this year and implemented some new directives. The Ontario Chapter Education Committee began live streaming the breakfast seminars which allowed those who could not attend the live events to participate. The Social Committee went outside the box of traditional entertainment and put together a first ever “Casino Night” event at the Christmas Luncheon. The Membership committee began researching new ways to attract new members buy aligning with Colleges to promote all that RCI has to offer. Marketing is looking at expanding the current social media platform into other avenues in hopes that this will generate more discussion and interest in RCI related items.

In general the entire 2017 Chapter Board did some promising things and all the board members should commended for their accomplishments.


Figure 5. 2017 RCI Ontario Chapter Board

As we look forward to 2018 there will be changing of the guard as it relates to the committee. Some existing members will move on to other things and new members will come on board. For those who will be moving on a special thank you for your time and service and best wishes to you in your new endeavors. It should be an exciting year for the Ontario Chapter.

The education Committee has already started announcing seminars and workshops and later this year the Ontario Chapter will host the RCI International Trade Show for Building Envelope which will be a chance for Canada, Ontario and the local chapter to showcase the deep talent pool of consultants and engineers that we have to offer.

Upcoming Events

  • RCI Ontario Chapter is holding an upcoming “Breakfast Seminar” on “Thermal Bridging and R Value and Hybrid Roofing Systems” in Ottawa at the National Research Council of Canada on January 16, 2018

    Guest Speakers will be David Kayll FMA, P. Eng. & Director – Building Science East and David Noel P. Eng. – Building Science Ottawa

  • The Ontario Chapter will be holding its “Annual General Meeting” on January 31, 2018 at St George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto. This will be followed by a curling social at St George’s Golf Club

  • The Ontario Chapter Education Committee will be hosting a “Seminar” on January 31, 2018 on “Specifying Wind Loads” and this event will also be held at St George’s Golf Club

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RCI Ontario Chapter Update

The Ontario Chapter staged a Course on "Exterior Walls Quality Assurance" in Richmond Hill, Ontario to kick of the month of November. The November 3rd Course granted members a last chance to gain CEHs in this calendar year. The event was hosted by former Region VI Director Ted Sheridan of Fishburn, Sheridan & Associates Ltd. who was also facilitating as guest speaker on a topic that he has a plethora of knowledge on.

The one day course is designed for professionals interested in performing observation to assure that exterior wall systems are being installed in accordance with construction specifications in the area. The program covered this diverse topic which touches on material selection such as metal panels, cladding or EIFS systems and the interfacing of the waterproofing components to ensure a watertight assembly.

Since this was the last RCI course offered this year it was fairly well attended by consultants with no less than four (4) former Region VI Directors in attendance.



The next couple of months in the Ontario Chapter will see a much more social tone with the annual Christmas Luncheon being held on December 7th in Woodbridge. The social committee has organized a first ever “casino night” around the luncheon which should be most entertaining. Winnings from the casino night event will be cashed in for a number of prizes including Leafs tickets for those fortunate enough to be on the winning side of the action. The Christmas luncheon tends to be one of the best supported events of the year. It is a fabulous event for all chapter members to attend as it is a great opportunity to relax and mingle with their peers and celebrate the year that was in our wonderful industry.



As the New Year dawns the Ontario Chapter will hold its AGM or "Annual General Meeting" in Etobicoke, Ontario on January 31st at the beautiful and historic St. George's Golf and Country Club. St George’s has hosted five (5) Canadian Open Championships and this past year hosted the Invictus Games inaugural golf tournament.

The AGM will see new appointees to the executive board via election as some of the current board members vacate their positions. Once the executive portion of the meeting has commenced the social committee has organized a curling event for those who dare to take to the ice to participate in this inherently Canadian past time. This will be the second year in a row that the Annual General Meeting has been accompanied by the curling social.



Upcoming Events

  • RCI Ontario Chapter 2017 Christmas Luncheon: December 07, 2017 Location: Le Jardin Banquet Hall – Woodbridge
  • RCI Ontario Chapter 2018 Annual General Meeting: January 31, 2018 Location: St. George’s Golf and Country Club

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RCI Ontario Chapter Breakfast Seminar

The Ontario Chapter held a breakfast seminar on September 20th at Brae Ben Golf Club in Mississauga, Ontario. 32 attendees turned out with 6 more tuning in via a webcast which the chapter now provides at all off its educational seminars. The seminar included two (2) presentations which revolved around SB-10 & Fenestration.

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The first presentation was by Mr. Les Szczepanski of Old Castle Building Envelope. Les provided the audience with detailed analysis on a topic that may not seem exciting or sexy but was worthy of discussion due to its many complexities and perhaps convoluted understanding. Les touched on the code impacts of SB-10 and how SB-10 will affect Fenestration designs. He further examined the fenestration calculations as they related to building envelope wall designs and the pathways to compliance of the new code.

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The second presentation was presented by Ms. Nicole Parsons of WSB. Nicole managed to delve further into zoning and the possible U value trade-offs. She concisely described how to calculate the minimum insulation R value requirement and the affect it would have on the designs of the roof assembly while taking into account such issues as thermal bridging. Despite the fact that she was discussing the same topic as Les and given the plethora of information provided. Nicole did a fine job in augmenting information that Les had touched on and in fact provided her own detailed analysis on related issues to SB-10 such as minimum R values in insulation and curtainwalls.

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RCI Ontario Chapter would like to thank both Les and Nicole for lending us their expertise and for helping to shed some light on this highly technical and unacquainted topic. The Ontario Chapter would also like to acknowledge Kemper Systems, Oldcastle Building Envelope and Velux skylights for their table top displays and a final special thanks to all those who sponsored and attended the event your continued support is much appreciated!

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Upcoming Events

  • RCI Ontario Chapter Workshop “ Roof Restoration”: October 10, 2017 Location: To Be Determined
  • RCI Course: “Exterior Wall Quality Assurance”: November 3-4, 2017 Location: TCA Offices, Richmond Hill
  • RCI Ontario Chapter “2017 Christmas Luncheon” December 07, 2017 Location: Le Jardin Banquet Hall, Richmond Hill

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RCI Chapter June Events

June was a busy month for the Ontario Chapter. On June 14, 2017 the educational committee held a breakfast seminar at Brae Ben Golf Club in Mississauga. Close to 40 participants attended the seminar which provided two informative topics of interest. Firstly Gary Osmond, Technical Sales Specialist with Roxul gave a very detailed presentation on “Hybrid Roof Insulation Strategies” – Utilizing the benefits of high performance non-combustion insulation. The lecture covered LTTR ratings in stone wool insulation and the cost analysis of installing a hybrid roof assembly compared to those of standard conventional assemblies. The second seminar was provided by Posi Slope representatives, Peter Basciano, Andrew Zammit and Kevin Malia and covered the “Effective Use of Tapered Insulation in New and Re-roofing Applications”. The discussion touched on how tapered insulation can be a key component in providing proper drainage of rainwater from roofs and how tapered insulation can often be used to combat deck deflections and deviations in the roof structure.

The Ontario Chapter would thank to thank Paul Zanetti for facilitating the event and Kyle Boyce and Shawn Irani for webcasting the event live. It was a trial run for the webcasting platform which appears to have worked quite well. A special thanks to those who logged in to participate on line for the webcast. The Ontario Chapter would like to acknowledge Elastizell Canada, Kemper Systems, Lexsuco Coporation,, ModulRTS and Velux Canada Inc. for their support and for providing table top displays at the seminar.

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Andrew Zammit of Posi Slope illustrating tapered insulation in new construction

Gary Osmond of Roxul discussing Hybrid roofs and LTTR values of stone wool insulation

Peter Basciano of Posi Slope addressing the audience on “Effective Use of Tapered insulation”

RCI Ontario Chapter Golf Tournament

On June 20, 2017 the Ontario Chapter held their annual Golf Tournament at Kings Riding Golf Club in Aurora. The beautiful course once again played host to the tournament and provided a pretty tough test of golf given the soggy conditions. Roughly 120 golfers outlasted the elements which had delayed a portion of the round when heavy rain showers past through. The event was able to be completed in its entirety despite the weather.

Special guest Virginia native and RCI Inc. President Michael Williams made the trek north of the border to participate in the tournament and despite the inclement weather seemed to have enjoyed himself as he mingled with members of the Canadian contingency. RCI Ontario Chapter President Jennifer Hogan as well as Former Region VII Director Ted Sheridan and new Region VII Director Bryan Fishburn were also in attendance at this years event. A buffet style breakfast was offered at 7am for those who arrived early enough, followed by a 8:00am shot gun start. Lunch followed the event and prizes were handed out before the conclusion of the tournament by Social director Denis Theriault. Denis the tournament MC thanked everyone for attending and for their continued support of RCI Ontario Chapter.

A special thanks was offered to the following for their contributions:

Breakfast Sponsor: DT Roofing
Cart Sponsor: MJ Building Envelope
Closest to the Pin Sponsor: IKO Commercial
Longest Drive Sponsor: Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd.
Lunch Sponsor: Soprema and Crawford Roofing
Wine Sponsor: Can-Sky Roofing

Region VII Director Bryan Fishburn, Ontario Chapter President Jennifer Hogan, RCI Inc. President Michael Williams and RCI Onatrio Chapter past President Katherine Spavins.

RCI Ontario Chapter would also like to thank all the hole sponsors:

Accu-Plane
Alliance Roofing
Can-Sky Roofing
Crawford Roofing
Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd.
DT Roofing
Fishburn Sheridan
Henry Company
IKO Commercial
Kemper Systems
Lexsuco Corporation
Patene Building Supplies
Situra
Trio Roofing Systems
Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
Velux

Congratulations to the winning team this year which was the twosome of Lenny Baptista and Brad Tucker!

The winning team Brad Tucker, Lenny Baptista with RCI Inc. President Michael Williams

Ontario Chapter Social Director Denis Theriault preparing to address the audience

Upcoming Events

  • The Education Committee is holding an upcoming “Breakfast Seminar” on September 20th or 21st the date is to be confirmed! at Brea Ben Golf Course in Mississauga where the topic of “SB-10 and Fenestrations” will be discussed.
  • The Social Committee is planning an event for September date and details to be confirmed!
  • The Education Committee is holding an upcoming “Workshop” on “Roof Restoration” at Conestoga College on October 18th or 19th date to be confirmed!

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Technical Committee Notice

The RCI Ontario Chapter has established a Technical Committee with several goals including:

  • Encouraging Chapter members to participate in the annual RCI Document Competition.
  • Encourage questions, thoughts, examples, and case studies that can be considered by the Committee and, where appropriate, published by the Chapter for the benefit of our members.

If you wish to contact the Technical Committee, please send an email to rci@rci-ontariochapter.ca with the Subject "Attn: Technical Committee".

Note: In responding to questions, the technical committee will canvas our resources and offer responses based on information from leading companies, individuals, or groups that have offered credible opinion or fact on the subject. We will not guess, answer, offer opinion on a subject question as individuals but will respond collectively as agents for the dissemination of credible opinion or verified fact.

Gary Hamilton, Technical Committee Co-Chair



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Upcoming Events


Annual General Meeting & Curling Social Event Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Location: St. George’s Golf & Country Club
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RCI Course: Metal Roofing Date: February 8-9, 2018
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
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Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Design (a brand new course) Date: April 27, 2018
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
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2018 Schedule of Events

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