2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show Highlights

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September 27, 2021

If you didn’t make it to Phoenix for the 2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show, you missed a good one. The mood at the 2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show was celebratory. After working and socializing remotely for 18 months—and not having an IIBEC convention since March 2019—IIBEC members and staff enjoyed reuniting to work, learn, socialize, and network. In many ways familiar, the event featured committee meetings, Region meetings, an opening reception and opening ceremony, two days of trade-show exhibits (which can still be visited online), an awards luncheon, a foundation auction, 22 different education sessions (which are available to stream online), and a closing President’s reception and annual banquet. Due to the ongoing pandemic, some noticeable changes at the event included social distancing, face masks, reminders for handwashing, and a few virtual presentations. But overall, these changes did not detract from a successful event.

The opening session featured a keynote address by Adam Markel who facilitated a discussion on Resilience, a very timely topic for all attendees. According to Markel, “Resilience goes beyond bouncing back. It’s the ability to thrive – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually – regardless of what may be happening in your environment.” Attendees were provided a number of tips on improving resilience in daily lives.
2021 IIBEC Award Recipients

Several awards were distributed, and a full write-up will be included in the November issue of Interface. The following highlights just a few of the honors bestowed on IIBEC members.

Warren French, F-IIBEC, RBEC, PE, accepts IIBEC’s Lifetime Achievement Award from IIBEC past president Scott Hinesley.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented for the first time in 2011 and is awarded to those individuals who have provided a lifetime of service and contributions to the success of IIBEC. At the 2021 IIBEC Convention, the award was presented to Warren French, F-IIBEC, RBEC, PE. At the IIBEC Board of Directors meeting on September 15, 2021, this award was renamed to honor Joe Hale.  Moving forward the award will be the Joe Hale Lifetime Achievement Award.

Paul Buccellato, F-IIBEC, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA, was awarded the Michael DeFrancesco Volunteer of the Year Award.

 

In 2002, the IIBEC Board of Directors created the Michael DeFrancesco Volunteer of the Year Award in honor of the late Michael DeFrancesco, whose enthusiasm, dedication to IIBEC, and general zest for life were an inspiration to all who knew him. This award was presented to Paul Buccellato, F-IIBEC, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA, during the 2021 IIBEC Convention.

Two individuals were bestowed the honor of fellow during the 2021 event. Those individuals were Scott Hinesley, RRC, PE, and Derek Hodgin, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT.

The Emerging Professionals Award was created in 2014.  It is given to a young professional who has shown exceptional leadership, professionalism, and/or industry contribution at an early stage in their career in the field of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall systems. The 2021 award was given to Stephanie Robinson, B.A.Sc.

The Herbert W. Busching, Jr., PhD., Memorial Award was presented to Elizabeth Grant, PhD, RA. The award is given to those individuals who have contributed to the research, standards, and education of the roofing, waterproofing, and/or exterior wall industry.

In 1995, IIBEC lost one of its most popular and dedicated members, Richard “Dick” Horowitz.  Horowitz was a driving force behind IIBEC’s RRC exam and its technical journal, IIBEC Interface.  In 1996, IIBEC named an award after its favorite wordsmith and presented it for the best technical article published in IIBEC Interface for the previous year. This year, for their article entitled, “Towards Codification of Energy Losses from Fasteners on Commercial Roofing Assemblies”, published in the February 2020 issue of IIBEC Interface, the Horowitz Award was presented to Sudhakar Molleti and Appulillai “Bas” Baskaran, F-IIBEC, PhD, PEng.

Formerly named the Outstanding Educator Award, in 2020, IIBEC renamed this prestigious award in memory of longtime IIBEC Education Committee Chair Joshua J. Summers.  This award is presented to IIBEC members in recognition of their consistent outstanding delivery of IIBEC courses. This year’s award was given to Emily Lorenz, PE.

April McKelvey, RRC, RRO, receiving the Outstanding Volunteer Award from IIBEC past president Scott Hinesley.

The Outstanding Volunteer Award is given to those who have made significant contributions to IIBEC during the past year. Five recipients earned this award in 2021. They are: Jerry Abendroth, RBEC, RRO, CDT; Jonathan Cannon, RRC, RRO, REWO, CDT; Jared Lawrence, AIA, CDT; April McKelvey, RRC, RRO; and Denis Theriault, RRO.

Herbert Busching AwardElizabeth J. Grant, PhD, RA  
Fellow AwardsScott M. Hinesley, F-IIBEC, RRC, PE
Derek Hodgin, F-IIBEC, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT
Lifetime Achievement AwardWarren R. French, F-IIBEC, RBEC, PE
Joshua J. Summers Outstanding Educator AwardEmily Lorenz, PE
Emerging Professionals AwardStephanie Robinson, B.A.Sc
Michael DeFrancesco AwardPaul Buccellato, F-IIBEC, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA
Richard M. Horowitz AwardAppupillai Baskaran, F-IIBEC, PhD, PEng
Sudhakar Molleti
Outstanding VolunteerJonathan Cannon, RRC, RRO, REWO, CDT / April McKelvey, RRC, RRO
Denis Theriault, RRO
Jared Lawrence, AIA, CDT / Jerry Abendroth, RBEC, RRO, CDT
Outstanding Chapter Awards

The Outstanding Chapter Awards Program was developed in 2016 by the IIBEC Chapter Development Committee. Total points earned determine award level: Bronze Level Chapter (90 – 300 pts), Silver Level Chapter (301 – 600 pts), Gold Level Chapter (601 – 900 pts), and Platinum Level Chapter (901 – 1,094 pts).

IIBEC North Texas Chapter

IIBEC Carolinas Chapter
IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter
IIBEC Colorado Chapter
IIBEC Georgia Chapter
IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter
IIBEC Mid-South Chapter
IIBEC Ohio Valley Chapter

IIBEC Portland Chapter
IIBEC Southern California Chapter
IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter
IIBEC Virginia Chapter
IIBEC Western Canada Chapter

IIBEC Delaware Valley Chapter
IIBEC Metro New York Chapter
IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter
IIBEC Florida Chapter
IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter

IIBEC Arizona Chapter
IIBEC Northern California Chapter

2021 Document Competition Winners

Large Project  
1st PlaceRachel L. Will, PE
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
2nd PlaceJason M. Mobraten, RRC, REWCRaymond Engineering Ð Georgia, Inc.
3rd PlaceJames W. Ripley, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, REWO, RAA/R/C Associates, Inc.
Small Project
1st PlaceViola T. Hall, RROWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
2nd PlaceShawn W. LeCrone, RRC, RRO, REWO, CDBEAM Professionals, a PBK Company
3rd PlaceJames W. Ripley, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, REWO, RAA/R/C Associates, Inc.
Special Project
1st PlaceJames W. Ripley, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, REWO, RAA/R/C Associates, Inc.
2nd PlaceJames W. Ripley, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, REWO, RAA/R/C Associates, Inc.
3rd PlaceRichard L. Cook, Jr., F-IIBEC, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, REWO, CCS, LEED, CSRP, SC ACEMThe Building Envelope Enclosure Group
Report
1st PlaceRachel L. Will, PEWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
2nd PlaceJason M. Mobraten, RRC, REWCRaymond Engineering Ð Georgia, Inc.
3rd PlaceJames W. Ripley, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, REWO, RAA/R/C Associates, Inc.

2021 Committee Members Certificates of Appreciation

IIBEC committees recommend policy to the Board of Directors.

These member-powered groups offer opportunities for individuals to actively shape the direction of the association and its involvement within the building enclosure industry. Get involved. Discover a place with one of IIBEC’s many committees by clicking here.

AdvocacyTrevor Duwyn
Shawn W. LeCrone, RRC, RRO, REWO, CD
Sidney I. Hankins, III, F-IIBEC, RRC, AIA
Building Enclosure Symposium Committee - US Charles T. Sietmann, RRO, REWO, CCCA, CIT
Bylaws/Governing DocumentsJohn W. Wells
Chapter Development Jonathan R. Cannon, RRC, RRO, REWO, CDT
Ivan N. Chak, PE, RRO
Michael F. Fell
Document Competition Charles T. Sietmann, RRO, REWO, CCCA, CIT
Education CommitteeRobŽrt J. Hinojosa, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT, F-IIBEC
Interface Editorial BoardMarcus Dell, PEng
D. Keith K. Davis, RBEC
Nominating CommitteeJohn A. Pitre, RRC, RRO
Registration CommitteeWarren R. French, F-IIBEC, RBEC, PE
William Hobgood, III, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO
RobŽrt J. Hinojosa, F-IIBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT
RWC Exam Development SubcommitteeBruce P. Darling, RRC, RWC
Robért J. Hinojosa, F-IIBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT
RRO Exam Development SubcommitteeWilliam Hobgood, III, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO
Roger Prime, RRO
REWC Exam Development SubcommitteePaul Buccellato, F-IIBEC, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA
Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Sidney I. Hankins, III, F-IIBEC, RRC, AIA
2021 Convention Sponsors

Thank you to all the exhibitors and sponsors for making this event one to remember.

Firestone Building Products – Annual Banquet

Johns Manville – Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker

DERBIGUM – Golf Tournament and all golf holes

Versico – Opening Reception

Siplast – Convention bags

Polyglass – Name badge lanyards

Situra Inc. – Trade Show reception

Carlisle Syntec Systems – Trade Show breakfast

SOPREMA – Schedule-at-a-glance sign

Sika  – Awards Luncheon

GAF – RCI-IIBEC Foundations’ fundraiser and event

Flynn Group of Companies – Hotel guest room key cards

H.B. Fuller Construction Adhesives – Region III meeting lunch

Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing – Region I meeting lunch

IB Roof Systems – Board of Directors dinner

ExhibitorBooth#Virtual Booth
AceClamp (PMC Industries)Booth 633No
Acme Cone Company LLCBooth 806No
Advanced Roofing IncBooth 104No
Air Barrier Association of America IncBooth 610No
A-LERT Roof SystemsBooth 805No
American Hydrotech IncBooth 810Yes
Anchor ProductsBooth 708No
Armatherm - Thermal Bridging SolutionsBooth 1032No
ATAS International IncBooth 616No
Atlas Roofing CorporationBooth 426No
AVM Industries IncBooth 700Yes
Babcock-DavisBooth 314No
BASF Corporation - ConstructionBooth 510Yes
Bemo USABooth 636Yes
Berridge Manufacturing CompanyBooth 307No
Boral RoofingBooth 431Yes
Cardinal Waterproofing Inc.Booth 226Yes
CETCOBooth 141No
D.I. Roof SeamersBooth 430Yes
DERBIGUMBooth 623No
Detec SystemsBooth 637No
Epro Services IncBooth 729Yes
Everest Systems LLCBooth 920No
EverroofBooth 509No
FBC/LaurencoBooth 407No
FixFast USABooth 900No
Flex Membrane InternationalBooth 310No
GAFBooth 401No
GE SiliconesBooth 614No
General Coatings Manufacturing CorpBooth 408No
Gorman Roofing ServicesBooth 930No
H.B. Fuller CompanyBooth 835No
Hanover Architectural ProductsBooth 626Yes
Hartsfield & Nash Agency IncBooth 628No
Huber Engineered WoodsBooth 632No
Hydro-GardBooth 315Yes
IB Roof Systems IncBooth 526Yes
ICP Building Solutions GroupBooth 811No
IR Analyzers / Vector MappingBooth 521No
ITW Polymers Sealants North AmericaBooth 808Yes
Johns ManvilleBooth 301Yes
JR Jones RoofingBooth 501Yes
Leading Edge Safety LLCBooth 506No
Loadmaster Systems, Inc.Booth 236No
MAPA ProductsBooth 731No
Mapei CorporationBooth 107No
Master Builders SolutionsBooth 530Yes
MaxLife IndustriesBooth 815No
McElroy Metal IncBooth 607Yes
MIRO Industries IncBooth 221No
National Gypsum CompanyBooth 627Yes
National Roof Deck Contractors AssociationBooth 237No
National Roofing Contractors AssociationBooth 928No
National Women in RoofingBooth 320Yes
Noble CompanyBooth 308No
NRP & PointivoBooth 519No
O'Hagin LLCBooth 825No
Peach State Roofing IncBooth 707No
PROSOCO, Inc.Booth 508Yes
RetrotecBooth 907No
Revere Copper Products IncBooth 1025No
Roof Hugger, LLCBooth 727No
RoofConnectBooth 309Yes
Rooftop Anchor IncBooth 721No
RTC Restoration & Glass, Inc.Booth 331Yes
S-5!Booth 322No
SFS intecBooth 411Yes
Sheffield Metals InternationalBooth 830No
Sherwin WilliamsBooth 336No
ShieldWorksBooth 611No
Sika CorporationBooth 701No
SiplastBooth 515, Booth 415Yes
Situra IncBooth 406Yes
SOPREMABooth 615Yes
T. Clear CorpBooth 622No
The Barrett CompanyBooth 924Yes
TuffWrap InstallationsBooth 100Yes
UGL - United Gilsonite LaboratoriesBooth 829No
VADA, LLCBooth 601No
VaproShield LLCBooth 826No
Wegener Welding, LLCBooth 318Yes
Western ColloidBooth 801No
York FlashingsBooth 807No