The Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Inc. (CAC-RCI) hosted its Annual Meeting & Program for the 15th consecutive year, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Hamburger University, located on McDonald’s corporate campus in Oak Brook, Illinois. A mixture of approximately 125 consultants, contractors, architects, engineers, facility managers, and manufacturers participated in the one-day program that featured 4 technical presentations (6 CEH’s) and ample networking opportunities.
Table-top exhibitors included: A&D Products LLC, American Hydrotech Inc., Architectural Building Solutions, AVM Industries Inc., BASF Corporation, Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), International Leak Detection, Sika Sarnafil, Soprema/Chemlink, SJ Mallein Co., and Tecta America.
Technical sessions included: Roofing/Waterproofing Testing and Monitoring by Matthew Durrett of International Leak Detection; Window Condensation Problems, Why Now? by Robert Kudder and Sarah Flock of Raths, Raths, and Johnson, Inc.; ASCE 7-16: An Overview of Changes Pertaining to Roof Systems and Rooftop Equipment by Thomas Smith of TLSmith Consulting Inc.; and The Proper Way to Specify an Air Barrier to Meet ASHRAE 90.1, IECC-2015, IGCC, and LEED v4.0 by Roy Schauffele of Division 7 Solutions, Inc.
Following the technical sessions, President John Dashner convened a brief CAC-RCI Chapter Business Meeting before turning over the gavel to the new CAC-RCI President, Jeff Valentine. The proceedings then adjourned to the CAC Building Envelope Foundation’s Third Annual Cocktail Reception. This year’s cocktail reception was co-sponsored by Interstate Roof Systems Consultants, Inc. As with previous year’s programs, CAC-RCI coordinated efforts with the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) which held its 35th Annual Trade Show at the nearby Drury Lane Conference Center the two days following the CAC-RCI Annual Meeting.