The association’s annual event is about the sharing of information and ideas. The opportunities to learn from fellow building envelope professionals, be they consultant, contractor, manufacturer, or facility manager, are plentiful at the RCI 2019 International Convention and Trade Show.
Don’t miss an opportunity to make a friend, develop a new lead, learn about a new technology — or just have some fun. Read below to see what’s planned.
President-Elect’s Golf Tournament
Friday, March 15 | Shingle Creek Golf Club
Registration and Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Tee Off: 8:30 AM
Golfers without a foursome will be assigned to one based on handicap or average score. Placements will be determined by the club pro’s system. Golfers will be provided with a list of team and tournament rules at the on-site registration desk.
Spouses are encouraged to participate — there will be pairings for couples at the tournament. The tournament offers prizes for 1st and 2nd places. Contests will include longest drive and closest to the pin. Be sure to stick around for many other contests and raffle prizes immediately following the tournament.
A golfers’ breakfast, tournament buffet luncheon, snacks on and off the course will be provided. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony.
Host course for the President-Elect’s Golf Tournament: Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club | 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
Redesigned by Arnold Palmer Design Company, Shingle Creek Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-72 championship course bordered by moss-hung oaks and native pines meandering along historic Shingle Creek. Featuring bunkers, bends and extra long par 4s and par 5s, this exciting course will inspire and challenge every type of golfer. The exclusive sponsor for this event is Derbigum Americas.
Friday, March 15 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
This event celebrates the commencement of the convention. New to RCI or the RCI convention? No problem. Here’s your chance to get to know some long-time members and members of the RCI Board of Directors who will be glad to help you get comfortable and involved. RCI Affiliated Chapter representatives will also be present to help you learn which building envelope professionals from your home area may be in attendance.
Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker – Jamie Hyneman
Saturday, March 16 | 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Jamie Hyneman is best known as host and executive producer of Discovery Channel’s long-running series Mythbusters.
Jamie’s extensive experience as a contingency planner, while not specialized in construction related areas, has given him a unique insight into how to spot potential problems before they occur. As everyone in the industry knows, construction mistakes can be hugely expensive and a big problem when they happen. Given that each project is contextually impacted and somewhat unique, Hyneman notes,”It’s not about the stuff that you know you have to worry about that’s the problem, it’s about the stuff you don’t know you’re going to have to worry about. You can’t plan for something you don’t know about. You have to hunt for it.”
Needless to say, Jamie understands and has lived through the title of his presentation, “When Things Go Seriously Wrong.”
His film effects work and the intense experimentation he did on testing unusual and dangerous situations on Mythbusters was both figuratively (and literally, at times) a trial by fire, and was a fantastic education. As a result, Jamie considers himself as a bonafide contingency planning expert.
Now that the series is concluded, Jamie has been producing a string of novel devices—some for the military, some for private entities, and some just for fun. Jamie recently started consulting on 3-D house printing for refugees, as well as working with an aerospace company on cost-reduction strategies for getting things into space. Most of the time, Jamie spends his time in his shop, M5 Industries Inc. in San Francisco.
Saturday, March 16 | 3:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Attire: Business Casual
Discover the latest products and services on display by exhibitors and sponsors. Live product demonstrations will occur each day. There will be a complimentary reception on Saturday and a full breakfast buffet on Sunday.
CEHs for Attending the RCI Trade Show.
Attendees will earn 2.0 CEHs for spending up to four hours on the trade show floor. Attendees who spend more than four hours at the trade show will receive 3.0 CEHs.
Be sure to visit the display of the RCI Document Competition winners during both days of the trade show. Competition categories include small projects, large projects,special reports, and reports.
Sunday, March 17 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Attendees who place a completed form in the prize drum at the trade show will be eligible for cash prize drawings. You must be present to win, and you may win multiple times.
Sunday, March 17 | 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Attire: Business Casual
Discover the history of and previous recipients of the RCI, Inc. awards: Herbert Busching Award | William C. Correll Award | Michael DeFrancesco Award | Richard M. Horowitz Memorial Award | Lifetime Achievement Award
RCI Foundations’ Reception and Event — Get Your Green On
Sunday, March 17 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
All attendees are encouraged to attend the combined fund-raiser for the United States and Canadian RCI Foundations. There will be live and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.
RCI Foundations Auction Item Donation Form – USA and Canadian RCI Foundations
Annual Meeting of the Members (Luncheon)
This is the RCI members’ business meeting and annual election. Members sit down for a meal to discuss RCI business and select leaders for the upcoming year. Boxed lunches will be served.
President’s Reception and Annual Banquet
Monday, March 18 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Reception)
Monday, March 18 | 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM (Banquet)
Attire: Dressy casual – beach
A celebration and finale of the convention. Here’s your chance to reminisce with fellow members over a sumptuous meal and enjoy lively entertainment.
Annual Banquet Entertainment – Volcano Joe and the Hot Lava Band
Remember the best party you’ve ever been to? That little beach bar where you kicked off your shoes, sipped on fruity rum drinks, and danced till dawn while the band played your favorite songs from Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, and all the other great party songs from today’s top hits to classic rock ‘n’ roll to shagging music from the 60s and 70s? Well, you can recreate that feeling again with America’s #1 beach band.
Since 1998, this dynamic seven-piece band has been the go-to act for the country’s finest beach parties. From Maui to Bermuda, from Cancun to Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Nevis, and of course, all across the state of Florida, Volcano Joe is the #1 choice for beach entertainment in corporate America!
With a killer four-piece rhythm section, outstanding male and female vocalists, and a one-of-a-kind onstage bartender (DJ), this band offers four hours of continuous entertainment. From the perfect tropical music during dinner, to the rocking dance party after, Volcano Joe doesn’t just stand on stage and play. No! They involve the audience with a variety of interactive events that guarantee everyone in the house will have a great time! Throughout the evening guests will:
- Play beach ball volleyball on the dance floor
- Be a star as RCI’s #1 conch blower!
- Participate in the world’s biggest hula hoop contest
- Crown the king and queen of the Twist
- Be a part of a world-class conga line
- Limbo till you drop
So plan on wastin away in Margaritaville while Volcano Joe and the Hot Lava Band treat you to an evening of casual entertainment, Key West style!