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Fall 2017 Events

RICOWI Sponsoring Organizations and Affiliate Members are pleased to invite you to join us for the fall 2017 events in Miami, Florida.

Please Note: We only have space for 75 people on the Hurricane Center Tour! Don't miss out - get your reservation in soon! Members are given preference.

Event Agenda
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:30pmOptional dinner gathering - meet in the lobby
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:30amRegistration Opens / Education Committee meets for breakfast
8:30am - 9:30amHIP/WIP Planning Session
9:30amBoard Bus for tours
10:00am - 12:00pmTour NOAA National Hurricane Center & National Weather Service
12:00pmBoard Bus to Florida International University Engineering Bldg
12:30pm - 1:30pmGroup Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pmClimate Change Adaption Technologies for Roofing
Dr. Bas Baskaran / National Research Council of Canada
2:15pm - 2:45pmWind Performance of Low Slope Membrane Roof Assemblies
Dr. Maurico Chavez / Construction Research Center at National Research Council of Canada
2:45pm - 4:00pmLarge Scale Experimentation Using the NSF NHERI Wall of Wind Experimental Facility to Assess and Mitigate Hurricane Wind and Rain Impacts on Buildings and Infrastructure Systems
Dr. Amal Elawady / FIU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Arindam Gan Chodhury / FIU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering / Wall of Wind
4:00pm - 5:00pmWall of Wind Tour
5:00pmClosing Remarks
David Balistreri / Vice Chair, RICOWI, Inc.
5:10pmBoard bus for hotel
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30am - 8:30amMoisture Control Learning Circle
8:45am - 9:45amUnderlayment Committee
9:45am - 10:00amBreak
10:00am - 11:00amCode Committee
11:15am - 12:15pmMembership Committee / Conference Committee
12:15pm - 1:15pmGroup Lunch
12:15pm - 1:15pmRICOWI Foundation Board Meeting
1:30pm - 4:15pmRICOWI Membership Meeting
RICOWI Foundation Annual General Meeting
4:15pm - 4:30pmBreak
4:30pm - 5:45pmRICOWI Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pmCity tours (optional)

Registration Forms and Information
Download a registration form ( .pdf )
Hilton Garden Inn Miami
Registration Information

Seminar Fees
Fee (US $) Early Registration After October 1st
Member $325.00 $350.00
Non-Member $425.00 $450.00

Cancellations after October 1, 2017 are subject to $75.00 fee; no shows are non-refundable.

Additional Information

For additional information, or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact RICOWI's Executive Director, Joan Cook at 330-671-4569 or email: jcook@ricowi.com.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn
Miami Dolphin Mall
1695 NW 11th Avenue
Sweetwater, FL 33172

Online or call 1-305-500-9077
Refer to the RICOWI, Inc. group rate

Reserve through October 2, 2017 to get the group rate of $149 (standard king/2 queen; inc. breakfast).

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