CAC-RCI presented the RCI, Inc. Exterior Walls & Science educational course on April 27 and April 28, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Illinois. There were 28 attendees from near and distant states in addition to the presenters and CAC-RCI administrators. Four speakers presented the topics and kept the program lively and interactive. The presenters included Kami Farahmandpour, FRCI, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, PE, Building Technology Consultants, Inc.; Patrick Reicher, REWC, REWO, SE, Raths, Raths, & Johnson, Inc.; Robert Card, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, REWO, Wetherholt and Associates, Inc.; and Ray Makiejus, RRC, RRO, Flood Testing Laboratories, Inc.
The two-day program provided a complete and broad review of basic exterior wall technology, science, and terminology including types and functions of exterior walls, psychometrics and moisture movement, design objectives and building code requirements, evaluation tools and resources, coatings and repellants, and sealants and fenestrations.
The attendees consisted of CAC-RCI members, other professional consultants and architects, contractors, and manufacturers. The wide variety of experiences amongst the attendees generated questions and discussions beyond the outlined material and provided additional insights into the topics. CAC-RCI thanks all or the course attendees and speakers.