Kami Farahmandpour and Joshua J. Summers, BTC Principals, Teaching Engagements

Continuing their commitment to advancing professional practice in the building envelope industry, Building Technology Consultants, Inc. (BTC) Principals, Kami Farahmandpour and Joshua J. Summers will be co-presenters of the courses described below.  For both educational opportunities, Mr. Farahmandpour and Mr. Summers volunteered significant personal time and BTC resources to develop the course content.

April 28-29, 2015
RCI, Inc.

Presented by Josh Summers and Kami Farahmandpour, a condensed version of this course debuted at RCI’s annual convention in San Antonio, Texas earlier this month.  This course will provide in-depth understanding of exterior concrete wall systems that serve as part of the building envelope system. 

This course will cover properties of concrete materials that affect their use in building envelopes, applicable codes and standards, design and construction requirements, and evaluating, repairing, and maintaining exterior concrete walls.  Case studies will also be presented for exterior wall repair projects.

April 30–May 1, 2015
RCI, Inc.

This 2-day course is ideal for building professionals who want to gain an in-depth understanding of masonry wall construction and the factors that affect durability and performance.  The course covers a wide range of topics starting from history of masonry walls, various masonry wall assemblies, primary masonry materials, masonry wall accessories, applicable codes and design practices, construction practices, typical failure mechanisms in masonry exterior walls, repair strategies, and several case histories.

Additional information and online registration for both courses can be found at:

www.rci-online.org/education-mws.html.  Both courses will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523 on the dates indicated.