Previous Events

August 10, 2017 -Education Event with Clay Sporting Tile Tournament
Clay Walker, representing the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, presented a "Grading and Inspection" seminar.
David B. Carr, Husch Blackwell LLP, provided a lecture on entitled "Liability for Roofing Contractors and Consultants"

Nineteen of the event attendees took part in a Clay Sporting Tile Tournament. A Windward Roofing Representative took the top prize of four Green Bay Packer Tickets.

March 7, 2017 - Education Event
The all day education event provided attendees with four continuing education hours.

Event topics and Speakers
Sealants: Solutions for the Building Enclosure, presented by Don Menefee, Tremco Incorporated
Performance Benefits of a Rigid Cover Board, presented by Matthew Hartman, Commercial Roofing Manager, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
Expansion Joints, presented by Chris Brown, Expansion Joint Product Manager, Johns Manville
Specifying Wall Weatherization Produces that Comply with Building Code Fire Safety Provisions, presented by  Brian Carey, Product Manager, Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing

February 4, 2016

On February 4, 2016 The Wisconsin Chapter of RCI, Inc. hosted forty seven industry professionals for an education event.

Dan Smith, the Territory Manager for CertainTeed Commercial Roofing, presented on the topic of “Self-Adhering Membrane Roofing Systems for Low Slope Roofs”.

Our second speaker, Laverne Dalgleish the Executive Director of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), spoke on the importance of “Achieving a High Performance Air barrier System” through proper design, installation and field quality control.

 Kevin Kennedy from the law firm of Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen discussed “Property Insurance Appraisals”. Mr. Kennedy’s presentation included pointers and pitfalls one may encounter during the insurance appraisal process.

Mandy Schweitzer, Johns Manville, closed the education portion of our event by covering the types, components, advantages, versatility and application steps of liquid applied membranes.

March 17, 2015 - Lightning Protection and Reflective Roofing
Lightning Protection 101
   Presented By: Tyler Baumert - Lightning Safety Alliance Corporation
-Provide project planners with a general understanding of lightning protection systems
-Make planners aware of the five essential elements of a lightning protection system
-Identify the areas planners should consider when specifying lightning protection systems
Reflective Roofing: Concerns, Issues, Precautions & Design
     Presented By: Thomas W. Hutchinson - Hutchinson Design Group, Ltd.
October 30, 2014 - Roof Insulation and Fasteners
April 10, 2014 - Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Roof Insulation and Factory Tour

RCI-Wisconsin is pleased to present an education presentation and factory tour of EPS roof insulation to be held at  ACH Foam Technologies in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  The presentation will be a comprehensive course on EPS and it's multiple uses in the roofing industry. The physical characteristics and the performance benefits of EPS will be explained. A lunch with a brief RCI-Wisconsin business meeting will be held. Following the presentation and lunch will be a factory tour of ACH Foam Technologies.

Presenter: Pat Austin, ACH Foam Technologies


Exterior Walls Technology and Science
This two-day course provided basic exterior wall technology and terminology that will be used as the fundamental base for future exterior wall course offerings.  The course covers a broad range of topics, including types and function of exterior walls, psychrometrics and moisture movement, design objectives and building code requirements, wall penetrations, materials, coatings and water repellants, and sealants.

This broad course is aimed at those preparing to expand their knowledge into exterior walls and at those already practicing in this area that want to further develop their knowledge in exterior wall technology.  Exterior Walls Technology and Science will also serve as a good review course for those interested in taking the Registered Exterior Wall Consultant exam.


Ray Wetherholt, FRCI, RRC, REWC, RWC, RBEC

Both of Wetherholt and Associates in Washington State

May 21, 2013 Low Slope Roofing
Modified Bitumen Roofing
    Presented by Mike Spence - GAF
-Why use modified bitumen roof systems
-The differences between APP and SBS
-the differences between fiberglass and polyester reinforcement
What Makes a Thermoplastic Roof Sustainable
   Presented by Scott Sellers - Sika Sarnafil
-The importance of proven performance and membrane durability (the longer a roofing system lasts, the less roofing systems end up in a landfill).
-Understanding the difference between post-industrial, pre-consumer and post-consumer recycling and the benefits of choosing a product that recycles post-consumer back into new membrane.
-A knowledge of the natural fire resistant properties of some roofing membranes and a review of how different fire resistant roofing membranes perform when actually on fire.
-An understanding of the term "life-cycle" and how specifying a roofing system that has a low impact on "life-cycle" is beneficial not only for the environment, but also for the owner's wallet.
March 26, 2013 - Metal Application
Architectural Applications of Copper for Roofing and Wall Cladding
    Presented by Jim Walas - Revere Copper
Understanding basic seam types, proper construction and limitations for areas of application were the main topic of this presentation. The discussion covered expansion and contraction design concerns and human health information (runoff, antimicrobial, ect.). Basic soldering techniques were also covered.

Retrofit Using Metal (Section 15 of the new RCI Metal Roofing Course)

    Presented by Charlie Smith - McElroy
The course discussed different ways metal can be used to recover an existing building including the challenges and installation of retrofit metal over metal and metal over low slope roofs. Included within the presentation were the benefits to the building owner and environment. Potential installation challenges were also examined.