Welcome to the RCI Foundation

We exist to support research, education, and the dissemination of information for issues important to the building industry. With your help, we can make a difference for the building envelope. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more about the RCI Foundation and to get involved. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.



Photography Contest Winners

RCI Foundation's photography contest recieved over 45 photographs for consideration. The winners of the 2013 photography contest are:

Anthony Polotto
Bud Lewis
Jessice Robinson
Bill Waterston and Tom Wegner
Elizabeth Grant
Visit the Photo Gallery to view our winner's photographs.

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!

News & Announcements

  • Help RCIF raise $5,000

    In 2013, the RCIF established a fund in memory of Lewis W. Newlan to support educational scholarships. We have an opportunity to raise up to $5,000 for this fund, and we need everyone’s assistance who is attending the 29th RCI International Convention and Trade Show in Anaheim.

    It’s simple: All you need to do is take a minute while you are at the trade show and stop by the IB Roof Systems booth. For every person (competitors included) who stops by for a minute and answers a few questions at the IB Roof Systems booth, they will donate $20 per person, up to $5,000 toward this scholarship fund. Help us raise the maximum!

  • RCI Foundations are Making Waves in Anaheim, CA

    The RCI Foundation is very pleased to welcome Gayle Cypher and Laura Levaque as the RCI Foundation U.S. and RCI Foundation Canada 2014 auction chairwomen. This year's auction is filled with great items, including electronics from Carlisle Construction Materials; thanks to Roberts Consulting a Royal Albert tea set from across the pond, Jimmy Buffet and Michael Buble autographed guitars courtesy of Siplast and a super surprise from Firestone Building Products (still top secret)!

  • Extending Congratulations to RCIF Board Member Ralph Paroli, Ph.D.

    The RCI Foundation offers its congratulations to our board member, Ralph M. Paroli, Ph.D., who has been elected as vice chairman to ASTM International's board of directors. He currently serves as chairman of ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing and works on Committees D11 on Rubber and E60 on Sustainability. A member of ASTM International since 1994, Paroli has received various awards for his service and also serves as director of building envelope and structure for the Institute for Research in Construction at National Research Council of Canada.