2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show

IIBEC 2021 International Convention and Trade Show

Phoenix, Arizona | September 15-20, 2021

IIBEC’s premier annual event features over 17 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a two‐day trade show.

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Reservations: 877-688-4323 or toll-free U.S. and Canada 1 (800) 228-9290

Room Rates for Convention Attendees
  • $219 | single/double
  • $239 | triple/quad
  • Run of house – based on availability
  • Refer to group name: IIBEC 2021 International Convention & Trade Show

Hotel Cutoff: To receive these special rates, contact the hotel by Monday, August 23, 2021 for best availability.
Room Tax: 12.57%

Check-in: 3:00 PM | Check-out: 12:00 PM

Hotel Early Departure Fee

A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold an individual reservation. Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least three (3) working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained.


Guest Rooms: Complimentary guest room internet access for Bonvoy Rewards Members. Non-Bonvoy Members may sign up prior to check in or upon check in to receive this benefit. Non- Bonvoy Members will receive standard guestroom internet access at a discounted rate of $2.00 per night (value of $14.95 per night).

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome
Maximum 1 pet per room
1 dog up to 40 pounds allowed in room
Contact hotel for details

  • On-site parking, fee: $26 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: $36 USD daily

ALERT! Be Cautious of Wholesale Room Brokers

IIBEC has no affiliation with any of these room brokers. While travel firms and booking agents are certainly free to solicit potential customers, it can at times be difficult to determine the legitimacy of their offers, and members who opt for alternatives to the IIBEC negotiated room rates may potentially find themselves at risk. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the IIBEC block on your behalf, and some will also misrepresent that they are calling from the HOTEL. We strongly encourage you to make your reservations directly with IIBEC event hotels. 

If you have any questions about our events and the room block or have general questions, we invite you to contact IIBEC directly at 800-828-1902 or info@iibec.org.

Area Airports/Ground Transportation/Shuttle/Taxi Service
      • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
          • Airport Phone: 602-273-3300
          • Hotel direction: 3.8 miles E
          • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
          • Driving directions:

        From Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Head west on Sky Harbor Boulevard toward Interstate 10 West. Merge onto I-10 West via the ramp to Downtown/State Highway 51. Take Exit 145A for 7th Street. Turn left on 7th Street and travel south for 0.5 miles to Fillmore Street. Turn right onto Fillmore Street to 3rd Street. Turn left on 3rd Street. The hotel will be on the right.

      • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA)
          • Airport Phone: 623-297-8307
          • Hotel direction: 37.2 miles SE
          • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
          • Estimated taxi fare: $60 USD (one way)
          • Driving directions:

        Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport: Get on AZ-202 from S Sossaman Rd and E Ray Rd, Continue on AZ-202. Take US-60 W and AZ-202 Loop W to N 7th St in Phoenix. Take exit 145A from I-10 W. Continue on N 7th St. Drive to N 3rd St

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Available Region IV Meeting Lunch
Available Region V Meeting Lunch
Available Region VI Meeting Lunch
Available Region VII Meeting Lunch
Available Region VIII Meeting Lunch

Product Demonstrations

Product demonstrations are available on a first come first serve basis.

Company Time
Polyglass Friday, September 17 — 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Friday, September 17 — 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Sika Friday, September 17 — 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Saturday, September 18 — 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Dörken Systems Inc. Saturday, September 18 — 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Versico Saturday, September 18 — 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

The IIBEC International Trade Show offers attendees the chance to meet and learn from representatives from manufacturers of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall products.

Discover Products for Better Building Enclosures

Exhibiting companies send knowledgeable staff to the IIBEC trade show to provide building enclosure consultants with answers to important questions about material characteristics and application. Research and development professionals attend to trade valuable insights into the future direction of today’s building envelope materials.

Earn CEHs for Attending the IIBEC Trade Show.
Attendees will earn 2.0 CEHs for spending up to four hours on the trade show floor. Attendees who spend more than four hours at the trade show will receive 3.0 CEHs.



Trade Show Exhibit Dates

Friday, September 17, 2021

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Join the list of exhibitors.

Click below to download the exhibitor contract.

CompanyBooth Number
Acme Cone Company722
Activar Construction Products Group, Inc728
Air Barrier Association of America638
A-LERT Roof Systems811
American Hydrotech806
Anchor Products526
ATAS International608
Atlas Roofing Corporation733
AVM Industries508
Axis Building Envelope Designs / Axis Leak Detection Inc.341
BASF Corp – Construction, SPF Roofing Products439
Beldon Roofing Company801
Berridge Manufacturing Company407
Cardinal Roofing & Restoration207
CertainTeed Corp609
D.I. Roof Seamers310
Detec Systems LLC711
Duro-Last, Inc.227
Emseal Joint Systems741
Everest Systems, LLC409
FiberTite Roofing Systems727
Firestone Building Products415
FixFast USA832
General Coatings Manufacturing Corp714
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum601
H.B. Fuller Company521
Hanover Architectural Products240
Hartsfield and Nash Insurance Agency, Inc418
Huber Engineered Woods640
International Leak Detection LLC (ILD)610
IR Analyzers / Vector Mapping414
ITW Polymers Sealants North America308
Jobba Trade Technologies540
Johns Manville501
JR Jones301
Kemper System America, Inc.421
Loadmaster Systems, Inc.340
MAPA Products333
Master Builders Solutions511
McElroy Metal507
Metal-Era, Inc.223
MIRO Industries, Inc.627
Momentive Performance Materials (GE Silicones)606
Mule-Hide Products626
National Coatings Corp710
National Gypsum821
Noble Company541
O'Hagin LLC306
Polyglass USA, Inc.533
Polyguard Products Inc639
PROSOCO, Inc.925
Revere Copper Products Inc927
Roof Hugger LLC422
Rooftop Anchor Inc121
SFS intec411
Sika Corporation133
Situra, Inc.410
SPRI, Inc.908
Thaler Metal Industries Ltd506
Triton Inc.619
Tropical Roofing Products723
United Gilsonite Laboratories707
Western Colloid233
York Flashings539
Flex Membrane420
Boral Roofing732
Mapei Corporation106

Friday, September 17, 2021

Two Decades of SIGDERS’s Scientific Advancement for the North American Roofing Community

7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

On November 16, 1994, members of the roofing community met at the National Research Council of Canada and formed a group with a common focus of evaluating roofing systems under dynamic environments. Thus, a Special Interest Group on Dynamic Evaluation of Roofing Systems (SIGDERS) was created. The mandate of the SIGDERS joint research program is to carry out generic, pre-competitive research of benefit to all its members. SIGDERS’ operation is one of a kind in the world—not only for its legacy of a long-lasting R&D consortia, but also for the following impacts it created.

• Static vs. dynamic evaluations of roofs
• Diagnoses of weak links to enable innovation
• Nominal vs. design tensile strength of steel decks
• Membrane seaming – an innovation under investigation
• Air leakage vs. intrusion – is there any difference?
• How much does the roof edge matter?
• Wind science of vegetated roofs
• Field-measured vs. code specification

These studies were delivered for 20 consecutive years at IIBEC conventions. This presentation is a culminative review of all those presentations, highlighting the advancements of SIGDERS over the past two decades.

Bas Baskaran

Appupillai “Bas” Baskaran, F-IIBEC, PhD, PEng

NRC/IRC | Ottawa, ON, Canada

Bas Baskaran is a group leader researching the wind effects on building enclosures through experiments and computer modeling. As a professional engineer, he is a member of RICOWI, IIBEC, ASCE, SPRI, ICBEST, and CIB technical committees. He is a research advisor to various task groups of the National Building Code of Canada and a member of ASCE’s Wind Load Committee. Baskaran has authored over 300 research articles and received over 25 awards, including the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association’s Frank Lander Award and ASTM’s Carl Cash Award. Baskaran was recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to fellow Canadians.

It’s Not Raining—Where is the Water Coming From? Moisture Movement in Building Enclosures

7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Water damage is the number one cause resulting in lawsuits against builders. In the spring, the roof leaks, but it has not rained for months. Where is the water coming from? I used high-permeable materials in the building construction, so why do I have moisture problems? I have been constructing buildings for decades; I never had moisture problem in the past, so why am I getting them now? This presentation shows the ways that moisture moves in the building and why moisture problems are showing up in today’s construction. The energy and moisture transport calculator is used to provide some of the answers to these questions.

Laverne Dalgleish

Laverne Dalgleish

Air Barrier Association of America | Walpole, MA

Laverne Dalgleish has spent most of his life in the construction business. As the executive director of the Air Barrier Association of America, he has been involved in all their research projects, starting with a major one to show the energy savings of airtight buildings. Dalgleish is the coordinator for developing material specifications for air and water-resistive barriers and test methods to determine the material properties. As the developer of ABAA’s Site Quality Assurance Program, he saw the problems caused by water intrusion and poor workmanship.

Moisture Durability in Green Standards

7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Recent changes in building energy codes include enclosure criteria that minimize building enclosure thermal loads and, in turn, reduce a building’s energy consumption. These changes require modifications in traditional building enclosure designs to meet evolving energy code requirements. Unfortunately, some energy-efficient designs, while code compliant, may adversely impact a building’s durability.

The minimum requirements in green standards alone, such as LEED, Green Globes, and IgCC, may lack comprehensive measures to ensure long-term durability of the enclosure assemblies. Optional and required credits included in green standards are beginning to address moisture durability and, in this paper, are compared regarding the scope and impact of the building enclosure across the project phases:
• Material selection
• Design and procurement
• Construction activities
• Performance testing
• Operation and maintenance
• Enclosure commissioning

This paper reviews various aspects among the green standards, including gaps and similarities in the rating systems, and strategies to utilize the best parts of each rating system to improve project performance related to moisture durability. Detailed roof system examples will also be provided demonstrating how these measures can enable energy-efficient and durable enclosure assemblies.

Jennifer Keegan

Jennifer Keegan, AAIA

GAF | Parsippany, NJ

Jennifer Keegan is the director of building and roofing science for GAF, focusing on overall roof system design and performance. She has over 20 years of experience as a building enclosure consultant specializing in assessment, design, and remediation of building enclosure systems. Keegan provides technical leadership within the industry as the chair of the ASTM D08.22 Roofing and Waterproofing Subcommittee, and the education chair for IIBEC; and as an advocate for women within the industry as an executive board member of National Women in Roofing and a board member of Women in Construction.

Benjamin Meyer

Benjamin Meyer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

GAF | Moseley, VA

Benjamin Meyer is a building and roofing science architect with GAF. Previous experience includes enclosure consultant principal, technical management for enclosure products, commercial design, real estate development, and construction management on a range of projects that included residential, educational, offices, and DuPont industrial projects. Industry positions include voting member of the ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope and Project Committees, LEED Technical Committee member, past technical advisor of the LEED Materials (MR) TAG, and director of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA).

Water Penetration and Air Leakage Testing of Flanged Commercial Windows

7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Flanged windows are typically considered a product for low-rise residential buildings, and un-flanged window systems (curtainwall, window wall, storefront) are typically considered products for commercial and high-rise construction. However, a new type of window system is becoming more common on high-rise construction: flanged, aluminum windows designed for high-rise buildings. While numerous industry standards exist to guide the installation of flanged windows in low-rise construction, virtually no guidance exists to inform best practices for the installation of higher-performance flanged windows in high-rise construction. Terracon Consultants, Inc. and JE Dunn Construction partnered in 2017 to perform water penetration and air leakage testing of flanged window details, which resulted in a chapter in the ASTM publication entitled Whole Building Air Leakage: Testing and Building Performance Impacts Manuscript ID STP-2018-0028.R4. While valuable conclusions resulted from that collaboration, the team was limited in their testing capability. Therefore, Terracon and JE Dunn have now partnered with Tremco to expand upon our previous research efforts. Tremco has a large, sophisticated testing facility in Cleveland, OH, that can provide more accurate and a much greater quantity of tests. This research and collaboration effort regarding window details is part of a greater effort to establish a high-rise detailing manual badly needed by our industry.

Keith Simon

Keith Simon, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP, BECxP

Terracon | Austin, TX

Keith Simon joined Building Exterior Solutions, Inc. (a division of Terracon) in April of 2014. He has over 15 years’ experience in architectural design and building enclosure consultation, including peer review, design assistance, durability analysis, construction administration, testing, and forensics of building enclosure issues. Simon was the founder of the Austin Building Enclosure Council (BEC: Austin) on whose board he sits, as well as on the Passive House Austin Chapter. He is secretary of the national executive committee for the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC). Simon has served as Terracon’s subject matter expert for hygrothermal modeling and building enclosure commissioning.

John A. Posenecker

John A. Posenecker

Terracon | Austin, TX

John Posenecker joined Terracon in March of 2015 and is a registered mechanical engineer. He is on the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) National Board and is a board member and Technical Committee co-chair for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). His experience includes the design, construction, testing, and forensic investigation of building enclosure systems. Posenecker has participated in a wide variety of projects associated with enclosures that include containment systems for commercial nuclear power plants, noise control systems for commercial and institutional projects, and waterproofing systems for a wide variety of commercial high-rise and low-rise buildings.

Proving Ground: Performance Mock-ups as Proof of Concept and Constructability Tools

7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Design solutions must be buildable in the real world. Façade design intent, geometry, and materials must come together in a way that allows structural loading, environmental protection, and optimal long-term performance. Performance mock-ups bridge the gap between conceptual design and construction and allow project teams to test expectations and fine tune the plans prior to installation. This step is particularly important with innovative façade designs that incorporate new materials or complex integrations between various standard assemblies.

A performance mock-up is commonly understood as a tool to test previously untested cladding and glazing assemblies. However, it can also be a valuable tool for understanding constructability, sequencing, and integration detailing. Transition detailing, in particular, is unique to each project, and while the design may include transition concepts and shop drawings may be carefully detailed, getting the systems to work together can be a challenge and result in unintended design changes, as well as schedule and cost impacts during construction.

In this presentation, we will explore how performance mock-ups translate design intricacies into constructible assemblies, and ultimately, a successful project. We will discuss laboratory and on-site mock-ups and how to make the most of each, including strategies for planning, timing, testing, and follow-through

Ryan Upp

Ryan Upp

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger | Los Angeles, CA

Ryan Upp is a senior project manager in the Building Technology Division of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s Los Angeles, CA, office. He is an architect registered by the state of California and has experience on a wide range of historic and contemporary structures, consulting with architects, contractors, and building developers. His experience includes investigation of existing building enclosures, restoration and remediation repair design, and new design consultation encompassing a variety of systems, including below-grade waterproofing, plaza deck waterproofing, balcony waterproofing, exterior wall and cladding assemblies, curtainwall and window assemblies, and roofing.

A Tale of Two Masonry Façade Rehabilitations: When Preservation Standards, Codes, and Client Expectations are at Odds

7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Façade rehabilitation projects require design professionals to manage and balance a combination of many varied and sometimes opposing factors, including historic preservation issues and considerations, code requirements, and client expectations. This presentation will focus on the terms of preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and the differences between each process as it relates to historic building façades and how they are interpreted relative to the other influences on a rehabilitation project. Unnecessary repairs and beautification in the name of restoration are often some of the most difficult challenges the preservation industry faces. Historic preservation is a constant balancing act of appropriate scope of repairs, justification of replacement of undamaged original fabric, when is it okay not to repair, and managing the client’s expectations with regard to a historic building not looking shiny and new. These conversations become even more challenging when incentives—including tax benefits or other financial means—are at stake.

Edwards Gerns

Edwards Gerns, RA, LEED AP

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Chicago, IL

Edward Gerns is senior principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and has been with the Chicago Office of WJE since 1990. Gerns has extensive experience related to the investigation and repair of existing buildings. He has performed numerous evaluations of historic terra cotta façades and overseen preparation of documents for the repair of numerous terra cotta-clad buildings, as well as performed extensive construction period services during the implementation of the repair and restoration projects.

Rachel Will

Rachel Will, PE

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Chicago, IL

Rachel Will is an associate principal and associate director of knowledge sharing with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. She has been with WJE since 2006 and has experience related to the investigation and repair of existing and historic building façades. Will has performed numerous evaluations of historic masonry façades and prepared repair documents, along with provided construction period observations for many terra cotta-clad buildings.

Saturday, September18, 2021

Manufactured Stone Veneer: Common Pitfalls in Design and Installation

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Adhered masonry veneer (often referred to as manufactured stone veneer, or MSV) has been growing in popularity and use throughout North America over the past 20 years. MSV offers the beauty of masonry with the cost efficiency and reduced weight of stucco. In addition to specific manufacturers’ instructions, current codes and industry standards that govern its design and installation include ICC-promulgated model building codes, masonry codes (TMS 402 and TMS 602), ASTM standards, and Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA) publications. Simply referencing these published code and industry standard documents in drawing notes, project manuals, or contracts is often insufficient, leading to improper design and installation techniques that ultimately result in failure. This paper presents some of the common design and installation pitfalls associated with MSV to help designers and installers enjoy a more successful, durable application. This presentation is targeted at an intermediate audience of designers, installers, and building owners.

Patricia Aguirre

Patricia Aguirre, REWC, PE, CDT

Bristow, VA

Patricia Aguirre is a building enclosure consultant in northern Virginia. Her work focuses on forensic field and laboratory investigations; façade and building enclosure investigations; structural inspection, analysis, and design; architectural retrofit and repair; and development of design documents and repair recommendations. Aguirre is an active member of IIBEC, serving on the REWC Exam Committee and teaching several exterior wall-related courses. She also serves on ASTM C11 committee on Gypsum and Related Building Materials.

Matthew Innocenzi

Matthew Innocenzi, RBEC, PE

Nick Innocenzi & Sons Consulting Engineers and Associates, LLC | Warrenton, VA

Matthew Innocenzi is the principal of his firm. He has over 20 years of experience as an engineering consultant, with a focus on litigation support and expert testimony for building enclosure systems, particularly light-gauge metal framing, Portland cement stucco, brick veneer systems, steep-slope roofing materials, and waterproofing. Innocenzi is also an active member of ASTM C11 and D08 committees on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems and Roofing and Waterproofing, serving as chair and technical contact for ASTM C926, Standard Specification for Application of Portland Cement-Based Plaster and ASTM C1860, Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Tensile Strength or Bond Strength of Portland Cement-Based Plaster by Direct Tension task groups.

It Takes A Village: Building Enclosure Mentoring of Architecture Students

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Architecture students need individualized support from faculty and mentors to learn about building enclosures in preparation for internships and practice. While challenging in the best of times, imparting this knowledge is even harder during a pandemic. In this intermediate-level presentation, the speaker will recount the process and outcomes of the IIBEC Mid-Atlantic and Virginia Chapters Student Design Competition held at Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design (SA+D) immediately after the shift to online learning in March 2020. Surprisingly, this seventh competition of its kind produced the most detailed work yet. This result is likely due to the unprecedented dedication of IIBEC members serving as mentors and jurors; the individual attention afforded to each student; and the pointed interaction of students and mentors through the marking up of drawings in real time. Final student submissions will be shared, along with insights gleaned from the mentoring sessions. While the SA+D values self-directed learning, the students’ overarching conclusion was that they greatly benefited from the specific input on their design projects, representing knowledge that they would not have otherwise gained in school. These insights will be of interest to building enclosure consultants, emerging professionals, and IIBEC chapter leaders looking to initiate similar student competitions as service and outreach.

Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant, PhD, RA

Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, VA

Elizabeth Grant is an associate professor at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. She is a registered architect, a member of IIBEC, and the associate director of the Center for High Performance Environments. Grant’s book, Integrating Building Performance with Design: An Architecture Student’s Guidebook, was published by Routledge in 2017. She has also published in Interface, the Journal of Architectural Engineering, the Journal of Green Building, Professional Roofing, and Architectural Science Review. She holds two patents for an omnidirectional roof vent and is active in research critical to roofing design.


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Air Barrier Performance in Building Enclosures: Compliance, Continuity, and Complexity

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Continuous air barriers are required by energy code to reduce the overall energy consumption of a building. Air barriers also have benefits beyond energy savings and contribute to long-term enclosure durability by preventing significant condensation from air leakage. This paper discusses code development updates, design-based applications, construction best practices, and provides a roadmap with real-world examples for continuous air barrier strategies to achieve performance in building design, construction, and operations.

Recognizing that materials often serve dual functions to contribute to the continuous air barrier is key to success—such as roof system vapor retarders that are part of the air control strategy, as well as roof membranes designed as part of the air barrier tie-in to the wall below. This presentation will review key enclosure interfaces, including the roof-to-wall connections, parapets, and transitions between enclosure assemblies. Construction quality assurance and performance testing for owner acceptance are important steps to ensure the design intent is delivered onsite.

With regard to air barriers, this presentation discusses the impacts of whole building performance, design requirements, material and assembly requirements, and installation verification requirements during construction. It will provide expert-level insight into the current energy code development process and experience from field observations.

James R. Kirby

James R. Kirby, AIA

GAF | Wilmette, IL

James R. Kirby is a GAF building and roofing science architect with a masters of architecture (structures option) degree. He has over 25 years of experience in the roofing industry covering low-slope, steep-slope, metal, SPF, vegetative, and rooftop photovoltaics. He understands the effects of heat, air, and moisture on a roof system. Kirby presents building and roofing science information to architects, consultants, and building owners, and writes articles and blogs for building owners, facility managers, and the roofing industry at large. Kirby is a member of AIA, ASTM, ICC, IIBEC, NRCA, and WSRCA.

Benjamin Meyer

Benjamin Meyer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

GAF | Moseley, VA

Benjamin Meyer is a building and roofing science architect with GAF. Previous experience includes enclosure consultant principal, technical management for enclosure products, commercial design, real estate development, and construction management on a range of projects, including residential, educational, offices, and DuPont industrial projects. Industry positions include: voting member of the ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope and Project Committees, LEED Technical Committee member, past technical advisor of the LEED Materials (MR) TAG, and director of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA).

20,000 Gallons vs. Nine Ducks – Effective Communication in the Field, in Reports and as an Expert Witness

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Effective communication—both written and verbal—is essential in our industry. Often our written reports are a large product of our services, and many times the only deliverable our clients see from us. Reports must be clear, articulate, and accurate regarding the facts reported. Standards, such as the IIBEC Manual of Practice and ASTM D7186, provide guidelines for accurate reporting. We will review formatting, creative and liberal use of adverbs, providing facts, and maintaining third-party impartiality.

While on project sites, communication between contractors, architects/engineers, and owners utilize different vernacular and methods of communication to effectively relate to each party. We will discuss real-life situations where communication in the field is modified relative to the party engaged in the discussion, while still communicating consistent information to all parties.

The role of an expert witness causes IIBEC members to communicate differently when discussing litigious items with an attorney, client, jury, or judge. Depositions and testimony are stressful with opposing members attempting to discredit and undermine experts’ findings, with each side advocating for their client. Experts must remain impartial, confident in their findings, and composed, regardless of the accusations.

Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO

Roofing Technical Services | Stanwood, WA

Aaron Nelson is the president of Roofing Technical Services. He started in the roofing industry just after graduating from high school by working as a sheet metal fabricator/installer. Working his way into the office of a commercial roofing contractor in Seattle, Nelson worked as an estimator/project manager for 10 years. In 2004, he joined the consulting side of roofing and started working on projects across the nation. Nelson and the team at RTS provide consulting and quality assurance observations for clients on projects throughout the nation, working with various code and climate conditions that make each project unique.

The Leak Stops Here; Understanding the Methodology of Leak Detection for Roofing and Waterproofing Systems

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

This intermediate-level presentation is intended for owners, designers, and contractors. Portions of the building enclosure’s water barrier subjected to hydrostatic water pressure must be waterproofed in order to prevent water infiltration. For the purposes of this presentation, waterproofing can be in the form of a roofing or waterproofing membrane. Roofing and waterproofing membranes need to be evaluated for continuity prior to the completion of original construction. This is of special concern if the application will be covered with a cladding system or overburden that makes it difficult to access throughout the life of the building.

This presentation will take a deeper dive into water-testing and other available test methods, such as high-voltage and low-voltage electronic leak detection (ELD), infrared testing, and electrical impedance testing. Testing does not replace visual observations during construction—it only confirms the initial performance of the membrane. A checklist of critical items to observe prior to, during, and after an installation will be discussed to accompany the recommended testing methodology.

John A. Posenecker

John A. Posenecker

Terracon | Austin, TX

John Posenecker joined Terracon in March of 2015 and is a registered mechanical engineer. He is on the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) National Board and is a board member and Technical Committee co-chair for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). His experience includes the design, construction, testing, and forensic investigation of building enclosure systems. Posenecker has participated in a wide variety of projects associated with enclosures that include containment systems for commercial nuclear power plants, noise control systems for commercial and institutional projects, and waterproofing systems for a wide variety of commercial high-rise and low-rise buildings.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Cladding and Building Enclosure Component Connections Through Foam Plastic Continuous Insulation: Design and Prescriptive Code Compliance

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Cladding and building enclosure component connection details are important to the overall performance of a building enclosure, including its resistance to loads and durability. However, they must also be coordinated with energy code insulation requirements, which are increasingly requiring and recognizing the benefits of continuous insulation. Continuous insulation provides a means to improve energy efficiency (minimize thermal bridging) and provide a thermally stable and dry environment for the enclosed building components when coordinated with improved water and vapor control methodologies in the latest building codes. But, cladding connection must extend through this layer of continuous insulation. This presentation will review the research and latest prescriptive code requirements for attaching claddings through a layer of exterior continuous insulation. It will also present a generalized design procedure that can allow various types of connections through foam plastic insulating sheathing, including the attachment of cladding, furring, and even structural components like roof and deck ledgers. These building code advancements provide building enclosure designers with the means to efficiently design and detail various cladding and component connection options in coordination with energy code requirements to maximize the continuity of the thermal enclosure and overall integrity of the building enclosure.

Jay Crandell

Jay Crandell, PE

ARES/ABTG | Shady Side, MD

Jay Crandell has over 30 years of experience in construction, engineering, and innovative building technology research for private and public sector clients. He has conducted benchmark studies of major natural disasters and conducted research to address significant structural, energy, and building science challenges. His work has helped to propel many innovative technologies into the International Codes and consensus standards. He is widely published on various engineering, construction, and building science topics. For additional information visit www.aresconsulting.biz and www.appliedbuildingtech.com.

Changes Coming to the 2021 IBC Requirements for Exterior Walls on Commercial Buildings

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This presentation will highlight specifically how U.S. codes and standards create assurances that energy efficiency improvements do not compromise fire safety by controlling the use of combustible building products in commercial buildings. Examples of approved assemblies in a variety of exterior walls for different construction configurations will be provided. There will also be a focus on how fire safety can be maintained throughout the design process and construction phases using code compliance techniques like engineering judgements for wall assemblies. Adequate time will be allowed for an interactive discussion of current industry resources and topics of interest to the audience.

Jeffrey Greenwald

Jeffrey Greenwald, PE, CAE

North American Modern Building Alliance | Tampa, FL

Jeffrey H. Greenwald is an association executive with over 20 years of association management and advocacy experience. Prior positions include as an executive director, vice president for engineering, and vice president for research and development with four national associations. Greenwald is an innovative leader with demonstrated success in strategy development and execution, building code development, credential management, marketing, public affairs, and research and development.

Lorraine Ross

Lorraine Ross

Intech Consulting, Inc. | Tampa, FL

Lorraine Ross has been involved in all aspects of the building products industry for over 30 years, including manufacturing, technical service, and regulatory issues such as building code development, compliance, and testing laboratory experience. As president of Intech Consulting Inc., she is actively involved in building and fire code development through the International Code Council, NFPA, and a variety of state code development activities, particularly regarding foam plastic insulation. Currently, she is a member of the Florida Building Commission Roofing Technical Advisory Committee. Lorraine has delivered many presentations on building code topics at a variety of industry conferences.

Saddle Flashing Detailing, Mock-ups, and Construction Sequencing

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM –12:00 PM

Water-related damage is common at parapet terminations with high-rising walls that lack proper integration of the four primary control layers. The speaker has found that except for EIFS manufacturers’ standard details, there are little to no industry-recognized saddle flashing details available at this time to provide guidance to design professionals and contractors for the integration of the four primary control layers. Construction documents often do not include saddle flashing details or specification requirements, and consideration needs to be given to construction sequencing when developing the details. Due to the lack of industry-recognized details, a set of multi-step isometric details was developed by Michael Nagle, showing the integration of the air/weather-resistive barriers, roofing membrane, through-wall flashing, and sheet metal flashing for inclusion in one or more industry-recognized detail manuals. He recently collaborated with the International Masonry Institute (IMI) to construct saddle flashing mock-ups with the assistance of a manufacturer and multiple contractors. The mock-ups will be used as educational tools for masons, roofers, and design professionals. This presentation will provide beneficial guidance to building enclosure consultants, design professionals, building owners, facility managers, and manufacturers.

Michael Nagle

Michael Nagle, RA, NCARB

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates | Cleveland, OH

Michael Nagle is a building enclosure consultant with specializations in façade, windows, and roofing problems in existing, historic, and new buildings. Since joining WJE in 2004, he has provided professional services for numerous projects involving water and air infiltration, condensation, and distress conditions in a variety of building enclosure systems, including brick masonry, stone, terra cotta, windows, curtainwall, metal wall panels, EIFS, stucco, sealants, roofing, and waterproofing. He is an active member in the Cleveland chapter of the Building Enclosure Council and chair of the ASTM C24.10 Building Seals and Sealants Subcommittee.

Diary of a BECxP: Delegated Design Dilemmas

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Delegating the design of portions or even the entirety of the building enclosure to specialty contractors has become common practice. However, issues with the delegated design process persist throughout the industry. How can project participants take full advantage of the benefits of delegated design while minimizing risk? This presentation will draw from a combination of research and professional experience to assist designers, contractors, owners, building enclosure consultants, and building enclosure commissioning providers (BECx Providers) with the delegated design process. We will provide a brief overview of the motivations for using delegated design, common problems associated with the process, and inconsistent policies and requirements in varying jurisdictions.

We will also outline strategies for successfully implementing delegated designs within both traditional and modern project delivery methods. In traditional design-bid-build projects, specifications play a critical role in defining the expectations for project team members. Meanwhile, newer project delivery methods ensure specialty designers and contractors are contracted early in the design process. With the advent of building enclosure commissioning, early project involvement of building enclosure consultants and BECx Providers can add value in the form of additional quality assurance to protect stakeholder interests.

Demetria Boatwright

Demetria Boatwright, CDT

Raths Raths and Johnson | Willowbrook, IL

Demetria Boatwright is a technical staff member with the structural engineering team at Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. She has experience with a variety of projects involving condition assessment, field investigation, forensic research, and documentation of structural components and systems and distressed buildings. She is an enrolled Professional Engineer Intern with the state of Illinois and holds a Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certification. She is an active member of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI), as a part of the Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE) committee, and serves on the communications committee for the Construction Specification Institute Chicago Chapter (CSI Chicago).

Patrick Reicher

Patrick Reicher, REWC, REWO, SE, CCS, CCCA

Raths Raths and Johnson | Willowbrook, IL

Patrick Reicher is a principal with Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. He has experience with the forensic investigation, evaluation, and repair design of existing building enclosures; and building enclosure consulting and commissioning for new construction projects. 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 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).

Steep Slope Roofs in the Wind

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Do you get projects that may involve steep roofs? The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) has inspected hundreds of steep roofs as part of its Wind Investigation Program (WIP). These post-hurricane investigations have led to a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the wind performance of metal panel, tile, and asphalt shingle roofs. This presentation will discuss the systems, strengths, and detail where consultants and inspectors can focus to ensure a wind-resistant steep roof.

Since the inception of the RICOWI WIP in 1996, there has been wind tunnel, full-scale and laboratory-designed wind research and testing. This research has resulted in better products and systems, but the fury and duration of hurricanes test every aspect of design and installation. Using photos from six WIP investigations, participants will see how systems have improved and where more attention is needed. This information can be used to design roofs for all climates and wind zones.

David Roodvoets

David Roodvoets

DLR Consultants | Tampa, FL

David Roodvoets has had a leadership role in all six RICOWI hurricane investigations. He has worked with ARMA on asphalt shingle wind resistance and test standards and been involved with post-storm wind damage investigations for 40 years. Roodvoets has worked with wind research engineers in testing of asphalt shingles, vegetative systems, photovoltaic systems, single-ply, and ballasted roof systems. As a result, manufacturers have incorporated improved design and installation requirements, and changes have been developed, advocated for, and incorporated into the ICC family of codes.

Continuous Insulation – Wall Assembly Case Study Comparisons

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Continuous Insulation presents challenges with the overall wall assembly’s design, performance, and construction. This second of two programs at the advanced level utilizes eight commercial steel-framed wall assembly designs to evaluate their comparative differences, while standardizing to an NFPA 285-compliant assembly under ICC 2018 in Climate Zone 5 (due to the requirement for an interior vapor retarder). The evaluations of the eight assemblies begin with an overview of their components with their assembly’s benefits and challenges. This overview includes describing the rationale for the choice and location of the continuous and total insulation, sheathing (if any), weather and vapor control layers, and the concerns for condensation management and thermal breaks. The eight are then compared for their NFPA 285 compliance, and then evaluated by their WUFI hygrothermic modeling over four climate seasons. They next are evaluated for their structural cladding load and wind-load resistances, and finally, they are comparatively ranked by cost of construction and speed of production. Rather than focusing on the benefits of one construction material or assembly, this program weaves together eight different entire wall assemblies to compare and rationalize. The presentation utilizes 3-D modeled imagery to help visualize their integrated assemblies.

G. David Schoenhard

G. David Schoenhard, RRO, AIA, BECxA, CSI, LEED AP

DSS-Philly | Narberth, PA

G. David Schoenhard has over 40 years’ experience in the design, detailing, and construction of institutional, commercial, research, and multifamily residential architecture, and is the principal and manager of DSS-Philly, an architectural building enclosure consulting firm in the Philadelphia region. He brings his decades of experience and discipline to design, implement, and remediate building enclosures on behalf of other architects, owners, and contractors. He also actively researches comparative building enclosure assemblies and is an AIA Education Provider. In addition to the AIA, he is certified as a BECxA, EDI, RRO, CSI, LEED AP, and CIT.

Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Coating Failures

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Over the past 15 years, we have witnessed an increasing number of premature polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) Kynar® coating failures. All major coating manufacturers and window/curtainwall manufacturers are aware of the issue, but are keeping it secret until they figure out how to address it. This is a whistleblower-type study that exposes the truth of why the most respected type of aluminum coating system (with a track record of 50+ years) is suddenly experiencing widespread failure. This study will review changes the industry made that led to these failures and how to avoid them through proper specification and testing.

Kynar® and other PVDF coatings have been a reliable part of construction since the 1960s—so what changed? The chromium phosphate pretreatment wash—the tried and true method—changed. AAMA 2605 initially included the chromium phosphate wash as a mandatory requirement. In 2004, this became voluntary. This was done so manufacturers could remove chromium from the manufacturing process due to its environmental impact. Alternate washes like phosphoric acid are being used instead, leading to poor adhesion and lack of corrosion protection.

This paper will review the repair/recoating procedures, steps/costs involved, and how to modify technical specifications/implement testing to mitigate premature failure.

Karim Allana

Karim Allana, RRC, RWC, PE

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. | Palo Alto, CA

Karim Allana is the CEO and founding principal of Allana Buick & Bers, Inc., an architectural-engineering firm specializing in the building enclosure and sustainable construction. Allana has been in the A/E and construction fields for 35+ years and acted as a consultant and expert witness in 450+ construction defect projects. He earned a BS in civil engineering from Santa Clara University and is a licensed professional engineer in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, North Carolina, and Hawaii. He is also a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) through IIBEC.

Low-Slope Lessons from 30 Years of Hurricane Events

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

The Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) deployed Mitigation Assessment Teams (MATs) after Hurricanes Irma and Michael impacted Florida in 2017/2018. The MATs included participation from industry, academia, regulators, insurers, and other interests. The teams were deployed in affected areas after the storms to study wind damage, report observations, and make recommendations on how to improve construction methods and help reduce the chance of damage from future storms. This presentation will provide a review of the recommendations from the MAT reports and show how high winds can impact construction. It will include consideration of wind damage to roof assemblies, as well as water damage to structures and contents resulting from wind-driven rain, and will focus on the specific recommendations from FEMA as well as the roofing industry response.

Aaron R. Phillips

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) | Washington, DC

Aaron R. Phillips, ARMA’s VP of technical services, has worked in the asphalt roofing industry since 1988. His career began at TAMKO Building Products LLC, where he spent time in R&D and technical services. Throughout his career, Aaron has been active in various industry organizations, including more than twenty-five years of service as an ARMA volunteer.

Ensuring Durability with Stone Restoration Techniques—Critical Decisions for Common Repairs

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Architects, engineers, and preservationists have been specifying restoration repairs of stone masonry and cladding for decades. Execution of these repairs has fallen to craftsmen with a range of stone masonry experience with often inadequate or non-existent guidance from the practitioners who often lean on general industry practices. While most professionals will agree on many of the basic design principles for commonly applied repairs, each project has unique parameters that can affect the final repair design and its ultimate service life. This exploration is aimed at design professionals, as well as building owners, managers, and engineers tasked with maintaining buildings constructed of stone masonry or stone cladding. It is intended to summarize best practices for designing and implementing repairs for stone wall systems, as well as to identify the key decision points that influence the type of materials and repair procedures that we use to optimize durability. It will also challenge some commonly held beliefs regarding popular material choices and repair techniques, plus highlight how, in some instances, minor changes in approach can make significant differences in repair performance. This presentation is given at an intermediate level; some prior knowledge of exterior wall systems and stone masonry is recommended.

Matthew Farmer

Matthew Farmer, PE

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates | Tampa, FL

Matthew Farmer is a principal investigator on evaluations of buildings and monuments, concentrating his practice in the areas of masonry building enclosure systems’ engineering, design, investigation, analysis, and repair. Projects include institutional and commercial, as well as numerous historic landmarks. Farmer received a bachelor of science in architectural engineering and a bachelor of environmental design from the University of Colorado; and a master of civil engineering from Cornell University. He is a registered professional engineer in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, plus an active member of ASTM C18 (Dimension Stone), ASTM C27 (Cast Stone), and The Masonry Society.

Small Unmanned Aerial System Applications in the Building Enclosure Industry: Using Thermal Imaging to Assess Building Performance

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

In the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, several disciplines have seen how small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) or drones can make critical, and sometimes dangerous, tasks more efficient, precise, and accessible. This includes using drones to perform thermal imaging scans to detect air, moisture, and heat leakage from a building enclosure—the glass, concrete, insulation, and other materials separating the inside and outside environments. Leaky buildings can be costly and dangerous, leading to damaged finishes, increased energy costs, and mold growth within walls and roofs. Infrared thermography is a relatively cost-effective, easy-to-use, non-destructive tool for these types of conditions, but requires expert interpretation. SGH has implemented the use of drones on many projects, and by using drone technology, AEC professionals can get detailed results to make informed recommendations that address underlying building concerns.

In this paper/presentation, we will explore how the AEC industry has implemented drone use to conduct thermal imaging scans of buildings, discuss some of the nuances with using drones around building enclosures, and discuss the differences compared to handheld scanning techniques. We will review industry standards and guidelines and share common project challenges and opportunities through a series of case studies.

Kelsey Dunn

Kelsey Dunn, PE

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger | Boston, MA

Kelsey A. Dunn joined SGH in September of 2013 and is a senior staff engineer in SGH’s building technology group in Boston, MA. Dunn has been involved in a variety of projects involving investigation, design, and construction administration for existing building repair projects, rehabilitation of historic buildings, and new construction building-enclosure consulting. She has performed many partial and whole-building infrared scans using both the handheld and sUAS/drones while at SGH.

Christopher Grey

Christopher Grey, PE

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger | Boston, MA

Christopher N. Grey joined SGH in 2011 and is a senior project manager in SGH’s building technology group in Boston, MA. His experience includes investigating, rehabilitating, and designing building enclosure systems on a wide range of project types, from historic buildings to contemporary high-rise structures. He specializes in the design, integration, construction administration, and in-situ testing of complex building enclosure systems with a focus on design efficiency, constructability, and performance. He works directly with architects, owners, contractors, and manufacturers in both the field and office through all project phases. Grey has performed many partial- and whole-building infrared scans, assists with managing SGH’s internal sUAS/drone usage and standards, is a certified sUAS Level I Thermographer, and also a contributing member of the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association, serving on several industry standard task groups.

Roof-to-Wall Connections

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

There have been significant developments in methods to quantitatively evaluate building enclosure thermal bridging. While these tools are available to the industry, it is apparent that many project teams do not know how to efficiently incorporate thermal bridging analysis as part of project design. As project teams are incorporating target value design and lean principles through an integrated project delivery, a thermal bridging analysis can bring huge value to the project. An effective analysis quantitatively identifies thermal performance and condensation risk, while working with the project team to determine the most cost-effective approach to meet the project goals. The thermal analysis can be reconciled with the owner’s project requirements, energy modeling, and HVAC design to realize the full value. This presentation will summarize the technical aspects of thermal bridging while using case studies to show how the process is used effectively to achieve maximum value.

Roy Schaufelle

Roy Schaufelle

Division 7 Solutions Inc., a Division 7 Materials Consulting Firm | Converse, TX

Roy Schauffelle is president and founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc. He was the first technical director of SPRI and has worked in R&D for two large manufacturers, where he became a U.S. patent holder. Schaufelle was previously chairman of the board of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABBA) and currently serves as an executive advisor to the ABAA. He was previously a technical advisor to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG), was a 2012 award winner for his technical contributions to BSAG, and in 2016 was named the Individual Green Practitioner by the City of San Antonio for Sustainable Education and Outreach.

Thermal Bridging Analysis as Part of an Integrated Project Delivery

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

There have been significant developments in methods to quantitatively evaluate building enclosure thermal bridging. While these tools are available to the industry, it is apparent that many project teams do not know how to efficiently incorporate thermal bridging analysis as part of project design. As project teams are incorporating target value design and lean principles through an integrated project delivery, a thermal bridging analysis can bring huge value to the project. An effective analysis quantitatively identifies thermal performance and condensation risk, while working with the project team to determine the most cost-effective approach to meet the project goals. The thermal analysis can be reconciled with the owner’s project requirements, energy modeling, and HVAC design to realize the full value. This presentation will summarize the technical aspects of thermal bridging while using case studies to show how the process is used effectively to achieve maximum value.

Elisa Cheung

Elisa Cheung, PE

Morrison Hershfield | Dallas, TX

Elisa Cheung is a building science consultant and professional engineer with an education from one of Canada’s top universities. She has over four years of technical experience working on a variety of projects in the building design and construction industry. Her building enclosure project experience includes condition assessments, nondestructive and exploratory investigation, remedial design and construction administration, diagnostic water testing, and consulting on new construction projects. Cheung is passionate about her projects and loves problem solving to help her clients meet project performance goals.

Rick Ziegler

Rick Ziegler, RRC, RRO, PE

Morrison Hershfield | Dallas, TX

Rick Ziegler is a professional engineer with over a decade of experience in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of the building enclosure. His technical expertise is broad but specifically includes thermal bridging analysis, energy code compliance, and roofing/waterproofing. Rick has consulted on existing buildings and new construction projects across all market sectors throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Each year building enclosure industry professionals from across North America and abroad gather at the IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show to participate in over 17 hours of education covering the latest techniques and technologies in building enclosure design, repair, and maintenance.

IIBEC Continuing Educational Credit
All registered attendees will receive Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) based on hourly attendance at educational programs and the trade show.

AIA Continuing Educational Credit
Educational presentations are registered to provide Learning Units for AIA members. Programs will provide 1.5 LU per hour of attendance and qualify for Health Safety Welfare (HSW)* credit.

Trade Show Continuing Educational Credit
Attendees will earn 2.0 CEHs for spending up to four hours on the trade show floor. Attendees who spend more than four hours at the trade show will receive 3.0 CEHs.

Listed below are the sessions that will be presented at the IIBEC 2021 International Convention and Trade Show.

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Learn From Experienced, Field-Tested Experts

IIBEC’s expert instructors offer more than just technical data. Presenters reinforce program content with practical examples from applications in the field. With plenty of opportunities to ask questions, you get the answers you need. Instructor/attendee dialogue is encouraged.

Geared towards building enclosure professionals, architects, engineers, contractors, and facility managers, this program is invaluable to anyone involved with maintaining or designing building envelope systems.

Over 17 hours of education, Saturday and Sunday Trade Show sessions, and numerous social and networking opportunities await attendees of the IIBEC 2021 International Convention and Trade Show, September 15-20, 2021.

Plan your attendance with the day-to-day list of activities below.

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Attendees can earn over 17 Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) from IIBEC.

Pending LU/HSW Units from American Institute of Architects.

IIBEC’s knowledgeable instructors offer more than just technical data. Presenters offer relevant solutions referencing examples from applications in the field. You get the answers you need.

98% of attendees polled described IIBEC educational events as worthwhile and said they would attend future programs.

Offering over 30 educational programs each year, IIBEC is a leader in roofing, waterproofing and building envelope technology education.