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Delaware Valley Chapter Will Host Learning Event
By Delaware Valley Chapter Secretary Rebecca Reilly
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the IIBEC Delaware Valley Chapter will host an all-day education seminar in Woodbridge Township, NJ. The event will begin at 8:00 AM and last until 4:00 PM EDT. It will take place at 111 S. Wood Avenue and include six one-hour sessions, each worth one CEH/LU, listed below.
- Lightweight Insulating Concrete (LWIC) Roof Systems, presented by John Rose of Siplast
- Advancing the Design of the Rainscreen Wall, presented by Alex Moshenberg of Metro Building Solutions, Inc.
- High-Performance Standing-Seam Metal Roofing, presented by Phil Chmieleski of Merchant & Evans, Inc.
- Fluid-Applied Roofing Systems, presented by Peter C. Leiser, CSI, AIA, of Tremco
- Roof Preservation: A Sustainable Option, also presented by Peter C. Leiser, CSI, AIA, of Tremco
- Understanding the Critical Elements of Air and Vapor Barriers, presented by Tom Bauer of Soprema
IIBEC Georgia Chapter Awards Scholarship
By IIBEC Georgia Chapter President Rich Chapman
The IIBEC Georgia Chapter has worked hard over the past couple of years, adding events, encouraging improved attendance, and receiving sponsorships. With the increased activity has come a surplus of money, which was invested back into IIBEC, the chapter’s speakers, and the chapter’s future. The IIBEC Georgia Chapter was also able to offer a scholarship for students in the state of Georgia. This scholarship rewards students pursuing a degree in architecture or construction management who meet a specific criteria based on merit, decided on a point system. Cihan Inkaya, a senior at Kennesaw State University, is the chapter’s first $1000 recipient. Inkaya holds a 3.0 GPA and is finishing his degree in construction management. He will pursue a career in construction within the greater Atlanta area.
Gulf Coast Chapter Reports Great Turnout
The IIBEC Gulf Coast Chapter meeting on April 24, 2019, had a super turnout. Thanks go to Matthew Stevens, CSI, with Rmax for two great presentations.
New England Chapter Hosts Seminar, Presents Scholarship Grants
By IIBEC New England Chapter President Shawn Vetere
Another great meeting and presentation was held by the IIBEC New England Chapter on May 16, 2019. Held in Framingham, MA, the chapter presented three scholarship grants totaling $3250 to Massasoit Community College architectural students.
Additionally, Remo Capolino, RRC, PE, a principal with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., presented on the topic of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS). Capolino discussed how these systems work, how they typically fail, and made suggestions for preventing common causes of failures. He then went on to discuss the concept of drainage wall or cavity wall EIFS assemblies. The drainage wall assembly materials and their configurations were explained. Possible failure points within these assemblies were also discussed. The presentation concluded with a listing of the pros and cons of both drainage and barrier EIFS assemblies, covering the materials, building types, location of installation, available labor, cost, scheduling, and long-term performance.
IIBEC Northern California Chapter Will Host Technical Dinner
By IIBEC Northern California Chapter Secretary Rob Worthing
Join the IIBEC Northern California Chapter’s second technical dinner meeting of the year on June 5, 2019, at Scotts Seafood in Oakland, CA. The topic for this event is “Architecture and Building Science,” and is being presented by NorCal Board member Thomas Berger.
IIBEC Ontario Chapter Will Golf in June
On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the IIBEC Ontario Chapter will host a golf tournament at the Greystone Golf Club in Milton, ON. The cost for golf and dinner is $295. If you wish to attend for dinner only, the cost is $100. Sponsorships are available for this event.
12:00 PM – Registration and lunch
1:00 PM – Shotgun start
7:00 PM – Dinner and prizes
You can find more information and register by clicking here, or contact Betty Quan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern California Chapter Hosts Technical Dinner
By IIBEC Southern California Chapter Industry Director Arturo Ortiz, Jr.
The IIBEC Southern California Chapter (formerly the So Cal Chapter of RCI) hosted its second technical dinner meeting of the year on April 4, 2019, at JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery in Anaheim, CA.
Approximately 24 attendees made their way to JT Schmid’s to enjoy some great networking along with refreshing beverages and some delicious dinner plates. The guest speakers were Kent Lawrence, senior account representative of Eagle Roofing Products, and Michele Morse, senior architectural coordinator for Eagle Roofing Products. Lawrence and Morse presented on “Concrete Roof Tiles,” highlighting key topics such as design versatility of concrete tiles; the manufacturing process of concrete roof tiles, from the introduction of raw materials to finished product; installation methods; and key performance characteristics of concrete roof tiles. In addition, they discussed the longevity, durability, and overall life cycle cost analysis of concrete roof tiles compared to other steep-sloped roofing options.
The event was a success, and the chapter members thanks both presenters for their time and energy in providing an informative and enjoyable multimedia presentation, complete with many hands-on product samples to keep the audience engaged. Attendees earned one hour of continuing education approved by IIBEC and AIA. The chapter members also extend their appreciation to the event’s tabletop sponsor, Robert Larez of Axis Building Envelope Design.
Upcoming Chapter Events
June 5, 2019: IIBEC NorCal Chapter Technical Dinner Meeting
June 6, 2019: IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter 17th Annual Golf Outing | IIBEC Metro New York Chapter Spring Meeting & Dinner
June 7, 2019: IIBEC Chicago Chapter Board Meeting
June 11-12, 2019: Indianapolis, IN – Exterior Walls Technology and Science
June 11-12, 2019: Region V Meeting and Industry Discussion at Western Roofing Expo
June 13-14, 2019: Indianapolis, IN – Waterproofing
June 18, 2019: IIBEC Southern Ontario Golf Tournament
June 20, 2019: IIBEC Portland Chapter Beverages & Tutelage
June 20-21, 2019: IIBEC Denver Chapter Q2 Meeting and 1.5 day IIBEC National Class – Stucco and Exterior Finish Cladding Systems
June 27, 2019: IIBEC Mid-South Roofing Workshop