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 Update – Convention 2018

The 33rd RCI International Convention – Houston 2018


Figure 1. Downtown Houston Skyline

The RCI Ontario Chapter again was well represented at the 33rd Annual RCI International Convention in balmy Houston, Texas. A large number of chapter members shed the Canadian winter gear for several days while enjoying the warmer temperatures of Houston. The week long convention which offers technical sessions, product demonstrations, auxiliary seminars and a celebratory banquet complete with entertainment was well attended and the patrons were indeed treated to some southern hospitality. There was a record number of attendees at this year’s convention with over 1600 registered. It was also a great turnout for Canadians and in particular the Ontario Chapter which at last count had 47 in attendance. It was a remarkable turnout and it just added further credence to the fact that the Ontario chapter is vibrant, assertive and committed to being a staple of stability for RCI International.

The Convention really got underway on Friday March 23rd with the President Elects Golf Tournament at Wildcat Golf Club. No less than four foursomes from the Ontario Chapter took to the links on the warm, sunny day to enjoy a round of golf and of course some beverages. Upon completion of the round there was buffet style lunch and an awards ceremony. There were a couple of draws for various prizes and our own Ontario Chapter member Mike Henson was one of the big winners. It really was a great day and a fun filled way to kick off the convention.


Figure 2. President Elects Golf Tournament

Saturday was the start of the trade show and the annual meetings for the chapters along with several seminars and demonstrations. The Region VII meeting discussed the state of affairs and overall direction of the Ontario Chapter. Region VII Director Bryan Fishburn addressed the members and asked them to pledge their support for Ted Sheridan who was running for the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the RCI International Board of Directors. Ted, the former Region VII Director was in attendance and commented on why he announced his candidacy and what his overall plans were should he be elected. Ted was very candid about his opportunity to enhance the Canadian content and draw notoriety to the Canadian Chapters which represent 20% of the overall RCI membership.

Ontario Chapter President Dave McMillan also addressed the members and thanked them for the large turnout and the Ontario Chapter board for their support.

That evening there was an abundance of food and cocktails for all the patrons as some of the manufacturers put on show by hosting hospitality events. Siplast took over the enormous podium level of the hotel and had an outdoor catered party complete with a live band. Inside the building Soprema took over one of the large banquet halls and had a catered event of their own complete with an 80’s style hairband. It was a fabulous night and a real show of class by manufacturers as they spared no expense to entertain all those who attended with an incredible display of appreciation.


Figure 3. Region VII Meeting

Mark Allaire spoke about the great work that is being provided by the foundation which has been giving grants to students to attend events such as the Convention and Trade Show. Mark has been involved in this foundation for quite some time and has been instrumental in its growth.

The Ontario Chapter again welcomed College & University students as guests to the RCI Convention. Seven students participated in several RCI functions and educational seminars. The invitation gave the students the opportunity to rub shoulders with many industry professionals and gave them a first-hand look into all that RCI has to offer. RCI Ontario Chapter would like to thank the following students who attended the convention. Jeffrey Atkinson, Anthony DiCarlo, Navindra Budhwa, Janette Meyrick, Noeline Tharshan & Phil Fors. We hope their experience was enjoyable, educational and perhaps a building block to future careers in the building science industry!


Figure 4. Jeff, Anthony, Jennifer, Janette & Stephanie

On Sunday the annual awards banquet brought all the chapters together. Each individual chapter was recognized for their contributions and presented with a Chapter Certification Award based on a rated points system provided by the RCI International. The Ontario Chapter received Gold Level status for the year which is a great accomplishment! It should be noted that upon receipt of the award the Ontario Chapter members that were in attendance made their way to the stage and by far had the largest contingency of attendees of any of the chapters.

Jennifer Hogan the former Chapter President was presented with the ‘Emerging Professional Award” which was an outstanding achievement and a testament to Jennifer’s talent, work ethic and all around leadership skills. The Ontario Chapter should be extremely proud of her accomplishment!


Figure 5. The Large Ontario Chapter Contingency at the Awards Ceremony


Figure 6. Gold Level Status


Figure 7. Jennifer Hogan "Emerging Professional Award"

Upcoming Events

  • RCI National Capital Branch is hosting a Breakfast Seminar on "CSA 123-21"

  • "Specifying Wind Loads" 2 CEHs will be available
    Place: The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
    Date: April 18, 2018
    Speaker: Mr. Dave Miller, BA, RRO, CTR

  • RCI Ontario Chapter is holding a course on "Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Design"
    8 CEHs will be available
    Place: Toronto Construction Association offices in Richmond Hill
    Date: April 27, 2018
    Speaker: Mr. Allen Lyte, B. Tech., A.Sc.T. RRO

  • RCI Ontario Chapter is also holding a Breakfast Seminar on "High Performance Building Envelope": Application and use of air barriers. 2 CEHs will be available
    Place: BreaBen Golf Club, Mississauga
    Date: June 7, 2018
    Speaker: Mr. Steven Tratt

  • RCI Ontario Chapter is hosting the annual "RCI Ontario Chapter Golf Tournament"
    Place: Grey Stone Golf and Country Club, Milton, Ontario
    Date: June 19, 2018

    The Ontario Chapter would like to remind you that they will be hosting the 2018 "Canadian Building Envelope Symposium" in September. This will mark the first time the event has been held in Ontario and the Chapter looks forward to making this event a great success. The event will run from September 13 to September 14 and will be held at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

    Don't miss out on this event it will be a great opportunity for our own engineers and consultants to showcase their talents to the rest of Canada and the United States. Please check out the RCI Ontario website for further details!


Figure 8. Houston Marriott the RCI Host Hotel

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RCI Ontario February Breakfast Seminar

The Ontario Chapter held a two day course on Metal Roofing on February 8th & 9th at the TCA offices in Richmond Hill. The course was intended to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of metal roofing.



The course was facilitated by Shawn Irani of TSS Building Science, Gary Osmond of Rockwool, Doug Fishburn of Fishburn Building Sciences Group Inc. and Michael Henson of IRC Building Sciences Group. All four brought their own content and background into this comprehensive topic. The various types of metal roofing and how they differ in performance was discussed as well as how metal roofing tests are performed and what they indicate.



The key provisions to designing a successful metal roof was part of the lecture. It was mentioned that many factors need to be considered when designing metal roofs. Consideration must be given as to how to design adequate provisions for expansion and contraction. Consideration must also be taken in determining what type of insulation, underlayment, and vapour retarders should be provided while also being conscience of ventilation of the assembly. A portion of the lecture went into further discussion about the sustainability of metal roofs and how to prevent problematic conditions. This included why periodic maintenance is required as well as the option for retrofitting of current metal roof systems.

RCI Ontario Chapter would like to thank Shawn Irani, Gary Osmond, Doug Fishburn & Michael Hensen for lending us their time and expertise and providing the audience with thought provoking insight into ‘Metal Roofing” and the evolving technology that continues to advance its prominence in the roofing industry.

Upcoming Events

  • RCI Ontario Chapter "Breakfast Seminar" on New Legislation:
    Highlights of Bill 142 (Construction Lien Act Amendment):
    Highlights of Bill 148 (Ontario’s New Labour Laws) March 7, 2018
    Guest Speaker: Catherine Willson of Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
    Location: Credit Valley Golf Club, Mississauga

  • RCI Course: "Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Design": April 27, 2018
    Guest Speaker: Allen Lyte of T.J. Allen Partners Inc.

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RCI Ontario Chapter AGM 2018

The RCI Ontario Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on January 31st at St George's Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke. The Beautiful and historic venue provided the perfect backdrop for what was a busy day of activity for the 67 attendees that braved the morning snowstorm to be in attendance.



This event kicked off with current Chapter President Jennifer Hogan delivering a Call to Order and putting forth the Motion to adopt the Agenda. Jennifer then introduced the 2017 Board of Directors and thanked them for their work throughout the year. Jennifer announced that she will be vacating the position of Chapter President and that current Vice-President David McMillan will become the new Chapter President for 2018. The 2017 Director/Committee reports were issued by each sector and was followed by a Motion to accept Committee Reports as presented. The 2017 Financial Statements were reviewed and the new proposed 2018 budget was discussed.

Nomination forms were presented to each attendee with the names of candidates that were running for election at several positions that were becoming available. Some were for current Director Positions and some were for Director at Large positions. Each nominee was granted the opportunity to address the audience to convey their platform before the election ballets were tallied. The RCI Ontario Chapter and its Board of Directors would like to thank kindly all those who put forth their name for consideration in the election process and who were willing to donate their time to potentially be part of the new board.

Upon tabulation of the election results the announcement was made by Jennifer Hogan introducing the new 2018 board. The selected members are listed as follows:

David McMillan Remy Consulting
Jennifer Hogan Pretium Anderson
Allen Lyte T.J. Allen Partners Inc.
Denis Theriault DT Roofing
John Mills Tremco Roofing
Megan Kikuta Tremco Roofing
Kyle Boyce Bakor
Russell Ibbotson Velux Canada
Mike Da Silva Can-Sky Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Jay Campbell Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd.
Gary Hamilton Maritime Branch (Master Roofers Guarantee of New Brunswick)
David Agnew WSP Canada Inc.
Shawn Irani TSS Building Sciences Inc.
Stephanie Robinson WSP Canada (Ottawa)

Actual board positions will not be made final until after the first Board of Director meeting on February 20, 2018!

Before departing her post as President Jennifer Hogan was presented with the "President Recognition Award" from Vice-President David Mc Millan. The award was well deserved as Jennifer really put forth great effort this year to promote the Ontario Chapter and help get more students involved with RCI activities. At last year's Convention in Anaheim she spent much of her time with the students that she was mentoring. She provided friendship, guidance and leadership and the Ontario Chapter was fortunate to have had her at the helm for this past year!

David McMillan then announced that the Ontario Chapter had been granted Gold Level Chapter Award for the year from RCI International which will be presented at this year's National Convention. This is great recognition for the Ontario Chapter and a testament to the hard work that was performed by all the members of the board and Director's at Large throughout this past.

The RCI Ontario Chapter would like to acknowledge the following for their sponsorship for this event:

Lunch Sponsors: Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd. & ITP Inc. (Interior Tarp Protection)
Cocktail Sponsors: IKO Industries and Lexsuco Corporation

Upon completion of the AGM the technical committee had organized an educational seminar on "Specifying Wind Loads" which was facilitated by Dave Miller. This seminar was designed to bring understanding to the complex issue of wind loads and the effect it has on design and securement of roofing assemblies. Dave spoke diligently about Factory Mutual, ULC and CSA standards as it applies to design on roofs and there attachment methods. He touched on Part 5 of The National Building Code and delved into wind pressure, velocity, external pressure and exposure as elements that can affect the calculation methods for wind uplift. He also spoke about the measures that exist and are used by manufacturers for testing their roof assemblies. It was a very informative and highly technical seminar. Dave who has gained so much experience and knowledge on this subject from his time spent in the roofing industry was able to shed some light on this topic which is so important to the design criteria for roof systems in this province.

The Ontario Chapter would like to thank the technical committee members for helping to organize this lecture. A special thank you to the following:

Gary Hamilton, Dave Miller, Art Henderson, Darrel Henderson, Karuna Karunananthan, Michel Desgranges, Paul Zanetti and Steeven Lapointe.

Curling Social
When the AGM and educational seminar wrapped up it was time for some lunch and beverages. After a lunch 24 members who chose to stay around took to the curling rink for a great afternoon of throwing stones. This was the second time this event was held in conjunction with the AGM and again to great fanfare. It appeared that all of those who attended had a wonderful time and enjoyed the chance to partake in one of Canada's great past times. Aside from the sound of the stones clashing together and the yells of “sweep, sweep,” “hard, hard” laughter could be heard throughout the rink, which If I were to surmise meant that a good time was had by all!

The Chapter would like to thank the Social Committee for organizing this great event.

Upcoming Events

  • February 8th & 9th.
    RCI Ontario Chapter Education Committee has organized a two day course on "Metal Roofing" at the TCA Offices in Richmond Hill
    16 CEHs will be available for those who attend

    Guest Speakers will be: Shawn Irani of TSS Building Science Inc., Michael Henson of IRC Building Sciences Group and Doug Fishburn of Fishburn Building Sciences Group Inc.

  • March 7th, 2018
    The RCI Ontario Chapter is holding a "Breakfast Seminar" on New Legislation: Highlights of Bill 142 (Construction Lien Amendment Act) and Bill 148 (Ontario's New Labour Laws) at Credit Valley Golf Club

    Guest Speakers: To Be Determined!

  • April 27, 2018
    The RCI Ontario Chapter is holding an upcoming educational course on "Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Design" at the TCA Offices in Richmond Hill 8 CEHs will be available for those who attend.
    Guest Speaker will be: Allen Lyte, B. Tech., A.Sc.T, RRO who is a practicing partner in T.J. Allen Partners Inc.



Figure 1. David McMillan presenting Jennifer Hogan with the President Recognition Award.


Figure 2. Board Members Jennifer Hogan, Allen Lyte, David McMillan & Shawn Irani.


Figure 3. Dave Miller Delivers seminar on Specifying Wind Uplift.


Figure 4. Wind Uplift Seminar after the AGM Meeting.


Figure 5. Curling Social at St George's Golf & Country Club.


Figure 6. Chapter members enjoying beverages after the curling social.

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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


Architectural Sheet Metal Flashing Design (a brand new course) Date: April 27, 2018
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
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Breakfast Seminar: High Performance Building Envelope: Air Barrier Date: June 7, 2018
Location: BraeBen Golf Club
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RCI Annual Golf Tournament Date: June 19, 2018
Location: Greystone Golf Club
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