BTC Staff Members Named to Board Level Positions

Building Technology Consultants, Inc. (BTC) is very pleased to announce that three of its team members have recently been elected to serve of the Board of Directors of various industry associations:

  • Chris Kottra, PE, CCCA – Mr. Kottra was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors at the Chicago Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).
  • Patrick Reicher, SE, CCCA, CCS – Mr. Reicher was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors at the Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Inc. (CAC-RCI)
  • Charles Sietmann, RRO, CCCA, CIT – Mr. Sietmann was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors at CAC-RCI.   Additionally, Mr. Sietmann was appointed to RCI’s National Document Competition Subcommittee.   The subcommittee is charged with creating an annual competition that promotes the submittal and recognition of written and drawn technical documents of RCI members that adhere to strict evaluation criteria.   The subcommittee also recommends association policy to the Annual Convention Committee and to the RCI Board of Directors on matters related to RCI’s document competition.  BTC has previously received numerous awards from the RCI Document Subcommittee.

The above accomplishments evidence the dedication of BTC employees and their ongoing commitment to the advancement of our industry.   BTC continues to promote a strong organizational culture that supports staff involvement in industry associations that deliver tangible benefits to our clients.  While helping to lead our industry, BTC remains at the forefront of technology trends and applications to meet the needs of our clients in the repair and rehabilitation of building envelope systems.

Congratulations again to BTC’s Chris Kottra, Patrick Reicher, and Charles Sietmann as they begin their new leadership positions. 

CAC-RCI  is a not-for-profit, professional association of building envelope specialists and is an affiliated chapter of RCI, Inc., The Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing, and Building Envelope Professionals.  Professional Members are independent consultants who evaluate existing roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall systems and who specify and monitor the application of new and replacement systems.  Integral to the association’s commitment to the advancement of the building sciences, CAC-RCI has an Industry Membership classification that is open to contractors, material manufacturers, and product representatives.  For more information on RCI, Inc. and the Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Inc.; visit and, respectively.

ICRI strives to be a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus criteria.

ICRI's international network of local chapters provides regional networking opportunities as well as educational events.  Worldwide membership of ICRI includes architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, facility owners/managers and other professionals with a common goal: prolonging the useful life of concrete through quality repair, restoration and protection.  For more information on RCI, Inc., visit