RALEIGH, N.C. - RCI has assembled a panel of expert speakers to discuss methods for designing sound building exteriors. Over 300 building designers and construction professionals are expected to be in attendance at the association's annual Building Envelope Technology Symposium. The 2017 event will be held Nov. 13-14 at the Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate, Orlando, Fla.

The two-day program features 12 educational sessions presented by leading building envelope designers. Speakers offer their experience-based insights for specification of sound, durable exterior envelopes. Most programs focus on repair and/or sustainable design methods for strengthening and improving existing structures.

"The Symposium is an important opportunity for building envelope specifiers to learn and discuss solutions for common building design issues," said William Myers, RCI's marketing director. "Many attendees attend this program year after year. The peer-reviewed presentations are chosen to be current and relevant to the latest concerns, codes and trends.

Attendees can earn up to 12 continuing education credits from both RCI and the American Association of Architects. An evening reception after the close of the first day's meeting will allow those in attendance a chance to network and mingle with fellow professionals.

According to RCI Building Envelope Symposium Committee Chairperson Amy Peevey, REWC, RRO, PE, "For architects, specifiers, and building owners, a better understanding of building envelope systems can mitigate risk and provide insight into creating better, more effective building envelopes.  Attendance at the symposium not only provides an opportunity for learning, but also networking with experts and manufacturers who are great resources within the building envelope industry."

For more information, visit rci-online.org.