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Thursday, June 20, 2019 Annual Lobster Bake

Location: THOMPSON & LICHTNER CO.'s Office 480 Neponset Street Canton, MA 02021

Presentation: Demonstrating the RoofNav Tool Presenter: Joanna Blaney, AVP/Technical Team Manager, FM Approvals (Materials group) Graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Joanna spent several years in the utility industry before arriving with FM Approvals in 2007. Joanna manages a team of Approvals Engineers who are responsible for evaluating a broad range of building materials for FM Approvals, including roofing products, wall systems, and other building products. She has worked to develop new and revised Approval standards for FM Approvals as well as test standards for ANSI. Joanna is also a member of the RoofNav Help Desk and has presented numerous RoofNav training sessions.
Thursday April 25, 2019 5:30 PM “Photovoltaics and Their Impact of Roofing Assemblies”

Location: XI Boston 290 Wood Rd, Braintree, MA 02184

Abstract: As the demand for renewable energy sources increases and more energy programs become available, photovoltaic (PV) arrays are being installed on roof areas more frequently. Proper planning when considering installing PV arrays can greatly reduce the potential for roof leaks, voided roof warranties, structural damage, and unnecessary expenses. These considerations should include evaluation of the existing roof system while planning for the installation of a rooftop PV system, selection of the appropriate PV system for the building, design of the PV system attachment to the building and roof system, design of roof repairs or roof replacement in conjunction with the PV installation, maintenance of the roof system and PV arrays, and evaluation of the costs associated with each of these phases. Specifically, the owner and designer should review the condition and warranty duration of the existing roof system, the available capacity of the existing structure, options for PV systems and attachments, roof manufacturer limitations, life safety for maintenance, fire safety, and the appropriate coordination of the various tradesmen before, during, and after construction prior to proceeding with installation of a rooftop PV system.
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:00pm-9:30pm NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF RCI HOLIDAY PARTY

Location: Lenox Hotel at Solas, 61 Exeter Street at Boylston, Boston, MA 02116

Come join us for some food and spirits to celebrate the holiday season! December 6, 2018 6:00pm to 9:30pm. The event is free and we welcome all of our members and fellow industry friends. A special discount for rooms at the Lenox Hotel for a low rate of $219.00 for a one night stay on December 6th, 2018. To RSVP for the party, please email Chapter President, Shawn Vetere at
Thursday November 8, 2018 NETWORKING: 5:30PM-6:30PM; DINNER: 6:30-7:30PM; PRESENTATION: 7:15-8:15PM “Unlocking the Puzzle of Building Envelope Continuity” SPONSORED BY SOPREMA

Location: Avenue One at Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue De Lafayette Boston, MA 02111

Thomas Bauer Product Manager; Waterproofing & Wall Systems SOPREMA About Thomas Bauer As the Product Manager for Waterproofing & Wall Systems at SOPREMA, Thomas Bauer is responsible for supporting products designed to protect walls and foundations from unwanted air and moisture infiltration. He acts as a resource for SOPREMA’s customers in the building envelope space and is tasked with expanding SOPREMA’s position in the waterproofing and wall systems market. Bauer has spent 12 years working within the roofing and waterproofing industry, eight of which have been spent in product management. Prior to joining the industry, Bauer spent eight years working in environmental manufacturing development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Mount Union. To RSVP, please email Chapter President Shawn Vetere at
Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:15PM – 6:15PM: Networking 6:15PM – 7:00PM: Dinner 6:30PM – 7:30PM: Presentation New England Chapter of RCI ANNUAL LOBSTER BAKE 2018

Location: Beacon Sales 393 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379

"Innovative Solutions for Unique Rooftop Challenges" Abstract: This presentation will focus on newer technologies and how they address market challenges and deliver the needed performance. Non-traditional and traditional method of applications will be discussed with key focus on labor savings and ease-of-installation. RSVP: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 2:00 PM OR RSVP to Shawn Vetere, Chapter President @ Presentation, Shrimp Cocktail, Clam Chowder, Steamed Clams, Steamed Mussels, 1 1/4 lb. Lobster, One Quarter Rotisserie Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw, Mixed Berry Shortcake and Bottled Water Vegan/Vegetarian Meals Available. Email Shawn to order special meals.
Monday October 1, 2018 Registration 8:30 AM, Helicopter Ball Drop 9:45 AM, Shotgun 10:00 AM, Reception Dinner 4:00 PM New England Chapter of RCI 2nd Annual Golf Classic

Location: 100 Quarry Hill Dr, Quincy, MA 02169

2ND ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER RCI GOLF CLASSIC MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018 AT GRANITE LINKS GOLF CLUB Registration 8:30 AM, Helicopter Ball Drop 9:45 AM, Shotgun 10:00 AM, Reception Dinner 4:00 PM