Continuing our tradition of enabling students to learn using real-life experiences and education, the Foundation was proud to again sponsor 24 students from colleges across the U.S. and Canada to attend the 2019 Annual Convention & Trade show in Orlando, Florida!
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The University of Texas at Austin's Dr. Chadi El Mohtar has been awarded funding for research entitled, "Feasibility Study for Characterizing Cracks and their Grouting Potential from Water Pressure Tests". This study aims to develop a chemical injection leak-sealing QC system, predicting identify crack geometry to improve product selection methods.
Roof Technical Services, Inc. was awarded funding to revise the 2013 edition of the "Wind Uplift on Low-Slope Roofs" monograph, based upon the recently released ASCE 7-16. The publication by co-authors, Stephen L. Patterson, PE, RRC, and Dr. Madan Mehta, PhD, PE is available now at the IIBEC website.
The Coalition for Procurement Reform (CPR) was awarded funding in order to facilitate the creation of a collection of educational materials designed for both the general public and various organizations on the comparative cost of cooperative procurement contracting vs open-bid competitive contracting.
The RCI Foundation is proud to announce that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been awarded a grant for the updating of the ORNL Roof Savings Calculator, to include a clear comparison of roofs from an energy and economic perspective. These improvements will allow designers, architects, contractors and specifiers to understand the parameters that can improve the energy efficiency of roofing, as well as demonstrate the cost savings of specifying any roof over a typical roof.