Spring 2020 Events

RICOWI Sponsoring Organizations and Affiliate Members are pleased to invite you to join us for the spring 2020 events in Houston, TX.

Three Roof Projects Gone Wrong
Phil Dregger, PE, RRC, Fellow-IIBEC
Technical Roof Services, a Salas O’Brien Company, Concord, CA

This presentation examines three roof projects and how novel but unproven procedures, inexperienced workers, and/or fast-paced construction led to preventable problems. By the end of the presentation, attendees will be equipped to avoid similar difficulties on their own projects.

Learning objectives.

  • How power washing can inadvertently worsen rather than enhance the visual appearance of concrete tile.
  • The importance of pre-construction “mock-ups” before employing non-routine procedures.
  • Why Type B flues have minimum required clearances from combustible material.
  • The importance of following manufacturer recommended “calibration” procedures before induction heat welding activities
Event Agenda
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pmRICOWI Board Meeting
5:45pm - 7:15pmRICOWI Foundation Board Meeting
6:00pm - ?Optional group dinner - gather in lobby
Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:00am - 8:00amContinental Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00amClimate Resilience Committee
9:00am - 10:00amCode Committee
10:00am - 11:00amWIP Committee
11:00am - 11:15amBreak
11:15am - 12:15pmConference Committee
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
1:30pm - 2:00pmRICOWI Annual General Meeting
2:00pm - 3:30pmRICOWI Membership Meeting
5:00pmDepart for McCormick & Schmick's
5:30pm - 8:30pmDinner at McCormick & Schmick's
Friday, March 27, 2020
7:45am - 8:45amRegistration: Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00amBoard buses for 9:00am departure
10:00am - 3:00pmTours, demonstrations and speakers at
McElroy Metal and Force Engineering
4:30pm - ?Gather in lobby for optional group dinner
Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:30am - 4:30pmArea tours (optional)
Registration Forms and Information
Download Registration Form (.pdf)
Marriott Marquis Houston
Registration Information

Seminar Fees

Fee (US $) Early Registration After February 26th
Member $350.00 $375.00
Non-Member $450.00 $475.00

Cancellations after February 26, 2020 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.

Hotel Information
Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker St
Houston, TX 77010

Online or call 1-713-654-1777
$217 single/double, $237 triple/quad
Refer to group name: IIBEC 2020 International Convention & Trade Show

Reserve by March 2, 2020 for best availability.

About the Speakers

Phil Dregger

  • A Professional Engineer, Registered Roof Consultant, and Fellow of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants.
  • Spent more than 35 years investigating, designing, and providing expert testimony regarding virtually all types of roof and waterproofing systems.
  • Has special expertise investigating wind/hurricane damage, building code compliance and condensation problems.
  • Lectures often to industry groups and has authored many articles/papers on roof technology.
  • Recent recipient of the ASTM D08 William C Cullen Award and the IIBEC/RCI Lifetime Achievement Award.
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