RCI offers a wide array of professional enrichment opportunities for those seeking to advance their skills or further develop their involvement as a working building envelope consultant. Become an RCI member today.
RCI committees, industry liaisons, and professional staff maintain and further the association’s efforts to promote and grow the practice of building envelope consulting throughout the construction community and to consumers of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall consulting services. Read more about RCI’s advocacy efforts.
RCI Affiliated Chapters are individual organizations that operate under the banner of the RCI international association — each with their own board of directors. Chapters are locally-oriented groups serving members’ needs in many of North America’s larger metropolitan areas. Read more about RCI Affiliated Chapters.
RCI Regions encompass multi-state geographical areas. Each region is administered by an RCI Region Director who is a member of the RCI Board of Directors. Regularly scheduled regional meetings allow members to share ideas and discuss issues unique to their Region. Read more about RCI Regions.
Committee involvement offers members an active means to lend their voice to guiding and shaping the direction of the association and its involvement within the industry. Contact an RCI Committee Chair and start your participation today.
The annual Document Competition offers members a venue for friendly competition and a means to showcase their skills as designers and construction document writers. Categories include: Reports, Small Projects (<$1,000,000), and Large Projects (>$1,000,000). Read about how to participate in the RCI Document Competition.
RCI offers a variety of educational courses and seminars throughout the year in the U.S. and Canada. These programs focus on all aspects or design or maintenance of building enclosures. Seminar material is continually updated with the latest technology and industry practices and custom tailored to U.S or Canadian regions. Courses are taught by RCI professional staff or RCI-trained volunteers with years of in-the-field experience and a wealth of expertise. Courses are available in two primary formats: on-site or online.
- Learn about the over 30 on-site delivered educational programs offered each year.
- Browse the slate on online educational programs available for learning anytime or anywhere.
- Discover the over 25 hours of education at the annual RCI International Convention and Trade Show.
- See who is presenting papers at the two-day RCI Building Envelope Technology Symposium.
The Emerging Professionals program was created to help mentor the next generation of building envelope consultants. A committee of Professional members stands at the ready to advise budding building envelope consultants on how to progress on their path to professional proficiency.
RCI educational programs tagged as “EP” include content identified as likely to be particularly insightful for “Emerging Professionals” or for those newly developing a building envelope consulting career.
Weather your a building envelope professional newly set on your career path or a seasoned veteran with years of wisdom to share, you can learn more by contacting the Emerging Professionals Committee.
The demand for roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consulting services continues too rise. Firms are facing challenges in locating qualified professionals to fulfill needed functions. A visit to the RCI Jobs Board can help connect employers and talented individuals with needed opportunities. Read the list of available building envelope profession job openings. Place an advertisement of employment opportunities.
In recognition of past and present contributions by vanguard and contemporary members, RCI presents the following awards to those of meritorious effort: Herbert Busching Award, William C. Correll Award, Michael DeFrancesco Award, Richard M. Horowitz Memorial Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Jury of Fellows is a society of esteemed members who have been bestowed the title of Fellow, an honorary title bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the association. RCI, Inc.
Several leading insurance providers have reached out to RCI to develop insurance services specific to the needs of members. As a matter of policy RCI does not endorse any product or service. See the list of liability insurance providers.
RCI Manual of Practice
The RCI Manual of Practice is intended to provide a peer-reviewed structure for the practice of consulting in the construction of the building envelope. In simple terms, it describes what a professional consultant does and how the consultant does it. It is recognized that consultants may utilize professional judgment as the basis for modifying the procedures presented in this manual.
Publishing and Teaching Opportunities
RCI offers members a diverse set of opportunities for professional enrichment. Become a contributor and industry leader helping to aid the growth of knowledge within the industry. Learn about publishing and speaking opportunities with RCI.
It is the intent that RCI Interface educate and inform, establish a common ground for discussion, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge.
The NewsFeed is the association’s Web-based member newsletter. It serves as a medium for informing members of the latest developments in the member programs and, regional, and chapter happenings.
Professional Registration Programs
Recognizing the need for qualifications and standards in a largely unregulated industry, RCI has developed five highly regarded registration programs. Building envelope professionals can establish their credentials through the Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®), Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®), Registered Roof Observer (RRO®), and Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWO®) programs.
Each title is representative of individuals with a high level of competence, experience, and ethics, as well as a commitment to continuing education. All RCI registrations require applicants to pass an application process and achieve satisfactory performance on a examination.
Technical Advisories and Position Statements
RCI issues Policy Statements in the forms of Position Statements and Technical Advisories. Policy Statements represent RCI’s informed views, opinions, and core priorities. They are released by the association to policy-makers, the public, and the construction industry on issues of public policy affecting the membership, consulting practice, and RCI Inc. Read and understand RCI’s Position Statements and Technical Advisories.
Technical Services Assistance
Need help finding an answer to a technical problem? Do you need someone to point you in the right direction or just some additional professional insight? RCI Technical Services Directors can assist you. Contact the RCI Directors of Technical Services.
The RCI Foundations are 501(c)(3) organizations focused on financially supporting activities that advance knowledge in the building industry. These projects may take the form of publications, educational programs, or research.
RCI financially contributes to the following research organizations.
- Special Interest Group for Dynamic Evaluation of Roofing Systems (SIGDERS)
- The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI)