Welcome to the First Anniversary Edition
The Rainscreen Industry in North America was born from a few conversations and emails about the lack of knowledge and guidance on rainscreens. Although the rainscreen principle has been used for centuries, there was no industry group that brought organizations, dedicated to the field, together.

In June 2019, our investigative meeting attendance far surpassed expectations. In 2020, RAiNA officially launched with 70 members. Now looking back on 2020, all the work done by the membership is greatly appreciated and has set the foundation for the association.
Volunteers Grow RAiNA
Individuals have volunteered their time and energy to help organize and grow the association. Take some time to view the page dedicated to the board of directors and those on the executive committee.
RAiNA Committee Work
Building Codes Committee
Co-chairs: Andy Williams & Brian Nelson

2020 Key Accomplishment: Submit code change proposal #7428 to add rainscreen to 14.10 in the International Building Code

2021 Goal: Focus on energy and structural sections of the codes and submit in January 2022 on behalf of RAiNA
Residential Committee
Co-chairs: Keith Lolley & Peter Barrett

2020 Key Accomplishment: Drafted a PowerPoint presentation on rainscreen in residential construction

2021 Goal: Create RAiNA presentation and record mini-series for membership
Definitions Committee
Co-chairs: Tonia Sorrell-Neal & Andrew Ashton

2020 Key Accomplishment: Created definition for "rainscreen" - Assembly applied to an exterior wall which consists of, at minimum, an outer layer, an inner layer, and a cavity between them sufficient for the passive removal of liquid water and water vapor.

2021 Goal: Continue the work of defining terms as identified by the committee
Industry Outreach & Marketing Committee
Co-chairs: Soph Davenberry &
Kellie Knuff Perkins

2020 Key Accomplishment: Launched RAiNA website and grew awareness and participation in RAiNA among stakeholders in the rainscreen industry

2021 Goal: Increase membership, identify and partner with other organizations, hold virtual events, and publish quarterly newsletter
Education & Training Committee
Co-chairs: Chris Caricato & Robert Blount

2020 Key Accomplishment: Developed a 2020 work plan

2021 Goal: Develop a presentation for AIA with CEU credits
Rainscreen Performance Committee
Co-chairs: Graham Finch & David Markman

2020 Key Accomplishment: Drafted a technical paper "Defining Rainscreen Wall Performance"

2021 Goal: Publish technical bulletin
2021: Established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group.
RAiNA Outreach
The word got out quickly about RAiNA and we were invited to make presentations to various groups.

  • MCA on February 23, 2021
  • CSI Chicago on April 9, 2021
  • Annual General Meeting on April 22, 2021
RAiNA Membership Update

At inception, RAiNA started with a great group of 70 members in 2020 which has since increased by 15%. This growth rate has continued in 2021 as we welcome many new members.
Be Part of the Industry
Be part of shaping the future of RAiNA and the rainscreen industry. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. Please consider volunteering your time and expertise.
We look forward to meeting you!