CSi2eye Educational Speaker

Playing the Long Game: Responsible Decisions to Achieve Durable Buildings

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Presented by:
Patrick Reicher, SE, REWC, REWO, CCS, CCCA

Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.

Owners desire buildings that are constructed rapidly of quality materials and at a reasonable cost. However, these objectives often solely focus on the initial design and construction phases of a project. Owners, architects, contractors, manufacturers, and consultants would also benefit from considering the building lifecycle when evaluating items related to cost, quality, and schedule. This presentation will explore responsible design and construction practices to encourage a new definition of sustainability: buildings that remain functional and durable for their intended useful life with only planned maintenance and repairs.


Patrick Reicher is a Principal with Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. He has 19 years’ experience with the forensic investigation, evaluation, and repair design of existing building enclosures; and building enclosure consulting and commissioning for new construction projects. Mr. Reicher is a Structural Engineer in Illinois and a Professional Engineer in several states. He is also a Registered Exterior Wall Consultant, Registered Exterior Wall Observer, Certified Construction Specifier, and Certified Construction Contract Administrator. He is a member of the Construction Specification Institute and CSI Chicago, and currently serves on several committees and task forces for the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).

  1. Describe variables that affect cost, quality, and schedule with respect to modern and
    complex building construction projects.
  2. Understand the concept of “information overload” and how new data can overwhelm
    decision-makers regarding product, system, and assembly selection.
  3. Describe responsible design and construction practices that can promote building
    durability and sustainability.
  4. Understand how architects and contractors can best utilize specialized knowledge from
    manufacturer’s representatives and expert consultants related to a specific material or

Continuing Education:
Date: May 9, 2024

Attendance to this lunchtime educational presentation requires participation in CSI2eye 2024.  Use the button below to learn more and apply to attend.