2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show

2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and
Phoenix Convention Center

In-Person: September 15-20, 2021
Virtual: September 21 – October 31, 2021

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

Registration

2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show
Attendee Registration Fees

Full Registration, Student, and Trade Show Only registration receive access to the virtual Convention. Virtual Only registration also available, scroll below.

Full Registration
Member – $495 USD
Nonmember – $595 USD
Virtual event included

In-Person Single Day Registration
Member – $235 USD
Nonmember – $285 USD

Student Registration
Member/Nonmember – $150 USD
Virtual event included
*To be eligible, you must be a full-time student of an engineering, architectural, construction management, or similar discipline. You must provide a copy of a valid student ID or other proof of full-time status.

Trade Show Only Registration
In-person – $75 USD
Virtual trade show included
(attendees only, not for exhibitors)

In-Person Spouse/Guest Registration – $115 USD

Golf Registration – $250 USD
Club Rental – $65 USD

In-Person Auxiliary Seminars:
Waterproofing Principals for Plazas and Below-Grade Structures (6-Hour) Box Lunch Included
Member – $300 USD
Nonmember – $400 USD
Understanding Construction Contract Provisions (3-Hour)
Member – $175 USD
Nonmember – $275 USD

In-Person Additional Tickets:
Region Meetings (box lunch included) – $50 USD
Awards Luncheon – $60 USD
Annual Reception & Banquet – $125 USD
RCI-IIBEC Foundation Auction Admission Ticket (per person) – $20 USD

Virtual Edition (Virtual Only) | September 21 – October 31, 2021

All content and booths will be available through October 31, 2021.

Virtual Only Registration
Member – $375 USD
Nonmember – $475 USD

Virtual Auxiliary Seminars:
Waterproofing Principals for Plazas and Below-Grade Structures (6-Hour)        

Member – $270 USD
Nonmember – $370 USD
Understanding Construction Contract Provisions (3-Hour)
Member – $150 USD
Nonmember – $250 USD

Virtual Trade Show Only Registration: FREE

Questions regarding registration?

Contact IIBEC at 800-828-1902 or ajohnson@iibec.org.

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

BREAKING HOTEL UPDATE! 

The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown will continue to honor IIBEC’s negotiated low room rate, now through opening day! Click to book your stay at this contemporary hotel situated in the heart of Phoenix and only 1.5 blocks from the Phoenix Convention Center.

340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Hotel Details – Services and Amenities

Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean

The health and safety of Marriott’s guests is top priority: COVID-19 updates and what to expect at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.

Attendees should review government guidance to confirm eligibility to travel and stay at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. See travelguidance.marriott.com. At this time, Face coverings are required in all indoor public areas.

Group Name:  IIBEC 2021 International Convention & Trade Show

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

Room Rates for Convention Attendees
  • $219 | single/double
  • $239 | triple/quad
  • Run of House – based on 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.

 Internet:

Guest Rooms: Complimentary guest room internet access for all attendees.

Pet Policy:

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

Parking

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

Things to Do in Phoenix:

Phoenix Recreation and Activities

Visit Phoenix – Things to Do

Resource Guide: Moving Forward in Phoenix

Things to do in Downtown Phoenix


Ground Transportation/Shuttle/Taxi Service

Airport Information

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Airport Phone: +1 602-273-3300

Hotel direction: 3.8 miles E

This hotel does not provide a shuttle service.

Alternate transportation: Execucar; on request

Visit PHX airport website

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: +1 623-297-8307

Hotel direction: 37.2 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Estimated taxi fare: 60 USD (one way)

Visit AZA airport website

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

There’s an app for that!

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Download on the Apple App Store or on Google Play by searching 2021 IIBEC Convention. 

 

This year’s event features:

  • Event Maps
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  • My planner allows you to plan your time while at the event.
  • Local and event information
  • My notes (take notes and email them directly from your phone).
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  • Download today at the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
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Platinum Sponsors

Sponsor Sponsorship
Annual Banquet
Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker
Golf Tournament and all golf holes
Opening Reception
Convention bags
Name badge lanyards
Trade Show reception
Trade Show breakfast
Schedule-at-a-glance sign
RCI-IIBEC Foundations’ fundraiser and event
Hotel guest Room Key Cards
Available Event Proceedings Flash Drive
Available Internet Lounge and Marketplace
Available Convention/Trade Show Mobile App
Awards Luncheon
Available Convention Writing Pens
Region III Meeting Lunch
Region I Meeting Lunch

Gold Sponsors

Sponsor Sponsorship 
Board of Directors Dinner
Available Spouse/guest lounge
Available Directional Sign
Available Directional Sign
Available Directional Sign
Available Trade Show Prize Giveaway- 3 Available
Available Break Refreshments – 5 Available
Available Spouse/Guest Lounge
Available Region II Meeting Lunch
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. To download the contract and secure your product demonstration, click here

Company Time
Available Friday, September 17 — 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Available Friday, September 17 — 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Sika Corporation Friday, September 17 — 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Available Saturday, September 18 — 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Available Saturday, September 18 — 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Available Saturday, September 18 — 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Auxiliary Seminar

These seminars are NOT included in the full registration. To register for an auxiliary seminar, click here.

Waterproofing Principles for Plazas and Below-Grade Structures

Thursday, September 16, 2021
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This seminar focuses on plaza deck systems, surface-applied waterproofing, and below-grade waterproofing. The course will review the differences between roofing, dampproofing and waterproofing. The seminar will include a discussion of waterproofing materials and accessories, design and specification, and application. The seminar is designed for the practicing waterproofing consultant and those who are aspiring to become a Waterproofing Consultant. The course will focus on plaza deck, surface-applied, and below-grade waterproofing.

Learning Objectives:

• Understanding the difference between roofing, dampproofing, and waterproofing.
• Codes and standards as they relate to the design of the systems.
• The course will review the types of waterproofing and their advantages and disadvantages.
• Review of the integrity testing of waterproofing membrane systems.

Paul Buccellato, F-IIBEC, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA

Henshell & Buccellato, Consulting Architects | New Jersey

Paul Buccellato attended Pratt Institute, is a registered Architect in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and is board certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a registered Waterproofing and Exterior Building Wall Consultant through the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the New Jersey Society of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and Fellow of the ASTM.  He is a member of Committee D08 Roofing & Waterproofing where he serves as Co-Chairman of Subcommittee D08.20 Roofing Membrane Systems and past Vice Chairman of Subcommittee D08.22 Waterproofing.  He is also a member of C15 Masonry Units and C24 Building Seals and Sealants

Buccellato has authored several technical papers on waterproofing and roofing, four ASTM standards on roofing and has lectured at Brookdale College, NJ. He wrote a column on Roof Design for The Roofing Specifier and is a co-author of an NCARB monograph on Built-up Roofing. He has presented papers relating to waterproofing and roofing at IIBEC, the National Roofing Contractors Association and ASTM International. He has lectured on waterproofing, exterior walls, and vegetative roofing for various organizations including IIBEC.

He is member of IIBEC’s Education Committee, and former chairperson of IIBEC’s Exterior Wall Examination Committee.

Understanding Construction Contract Provisions

Virtual Only

Contracts are critical for construction projects since they can either protect a party or unknowingly expose them to liability. This seminar will discuss contract formation and how to best handle disputes related to contracts and will cover contracts between the owner and the design professional/consultant, those between the owner and the contractor, and when the contractor retains the design professional/consultant. The seminar will identify potential risks and proposed provisions to alleviate such risks. Examples of provisions and scenarios will be provided to explain clauses that may be helpful. The seminar will also discuss safety-related clauses that can be used to defend against OSHA Citations.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand the contract formation process.
• Recognize the appropriate course of action in the event of a contract dispute.
• Assess which contract provisions are most effective in reducing liability in various scenarios.
• Identify safety-related provisions that can be used to defend against OSHA citations.

Ryan Markham

Cotney Attorneys & Consultants | Denver, CO

Licensed to practice in Colorado, Hawaii, and Minnesota, Ryan Markham is an attorney based in Denver practicing in the area of Construction Law. He started his legal career representing owner/developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, insurers, and sureties. Ryan has extensive experience in delay claims, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, bond claims, defects, bid protests, as well as contract review, contract negotiations, and OSHA defense. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ryan worked for the Hawaii Occupational Safety & Health Administration (HIOSH), and served as the Health, Safety & Environmental Coordinator for a large general contractor.

Gabriel Pinilla

Cotney Attorneys & Consultants | Denver, CO

Gabriel “Gabe” Pinilla is a seasoned and results-oriented construction & business law attorney licensed in Colorado, Florida, and Texas. Gabe works with clients to develop strategic approaches to solving legal and business challenges. His practice involves all manner of dispute resolution representation, including state and federal court litigation from pre-trial to appeals. Gabe also assists clients with negotiation, transactional, and private counsel needs, often serving as outside general counsel for his clients.

Friday, September 17, 2021

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

7:45 AM – 9:15 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

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).

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

7:45 AM – 9:15 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.

Water Penetration and Air Leakage Testing of Flanged Commercial Windows

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

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.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

It Takes A Village: Building Enclosure Mentoring of Architecture Students

2:00 PM – 3:30 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.

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

2:00 PM – 3:30 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.

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

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

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.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

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

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

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.

Continuous Insulation – Wall Assembly Case Study Comparisons

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

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.

Saddle Flashing Detailing, Mock-ups, and Construction Sequencing

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

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

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.

Construction Industry Liability for Failure to Adapt to Climate Change

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

As severe weather events become the norm and the data and science of risk analysis techniques change, design and construction professionals need to consider adapting their building designs to improve public safety. This presentation will discuss recent developments on this topic that involve the courts, building codes, insurers, professional associations, and other industry players. In this presentation, the speaker will explore whether a new standard of care is emerging that governs adapting to climate change. He will discuss implications for engineers, design professionals, and the construction industry as a whole. As the climate changes, industry participants can either ignore the changes or adapt to them. But one thing is certain: If design and construction professionals take the ostrich’s head-in-the-sand approach and fail to adapt to the data, their competitors, courts, and legal antagonists will do it for them.

Josh Leavitt

Much Shelist, P.C. | Palo Alto, CA

Josh Leavitt is chair with the Much Law Construction Group in Chicago, Illinois. He has over 35 years of construction law experience, handling disputes and contracts, and counseling on industry risk. Leavitt advises on construction and design law matters, including delay and disruption claims, successful mediation and arbitration strategies, emerging delivery system choices, infrastructure projects, liability for failure to adapt to climate change, and 3D printing and advanced manufacturing. His clients range from worldwide leaders in the construction space to middle-market companies. Leavitt has extensive experience in building enclosure matters, including disputes over a wide variety of building enclosure systems, technologies, and structures. He is a frequent presenter at IIBEC programs.

Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Coating Failures

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings have been a reliable part of construction since the 1960s, but over the past 15 years, we have witnessed an increasing number of premature PVDF coating failures. This paper will review changes the industry made that led to these failures and how to avoid them through proper specification and testing.

This paper will demonstrate that the failures can be attributed to changes in the industry’s use of chromium phosphate pretreatment wash—the tried and true method. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s specification AAMA 2605 initially included chromium phosphate wash as a mandatory requirement. However, because there are concerns about the environmental impact of chromium, manufacturers’ use of the wash became voluntary in 2004. Alternate washes such as phosphoric acid are being used instead of chromium phosphate, leading to poor adhesion and a lack of corrosion protection.

This paper will also review the steps and costs involved in repair and recoating procedures, and how to modify technical specifications and 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

1:45 PM – 3:15 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.

Thermal Bridging Analysis as Part of an Integrated Project Delivery

1:45 PM – 3:15 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.

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

3:30 PM – 5:00 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

3:30 PM – 5:00 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

3:30 PM – 5:00 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.

Manufactured Stone Veneer: Common Pitfalls in Design and Installation

Virtual Only

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.

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

Virtual Only

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.

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.

Information coming soon…

 EventEP CoursesAIA/HSW
Wednesday,
September 15
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMConvention Registration
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM2020-2021 Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday,
September 16
6:30 AMShuttle Ready for Golf Tournament
6:45 AMShuttle Departs for Golf Tournament
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMGolf Tournament Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM - 5:00 PMConvention Registration
8:00 AM - 3:00 PMAuxiliary Seminar - Waterproofing Principals for Plazas and Below-Grade StructuresLU/HSW
8:30 AMPresidents' Golf Tournament
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch On Your Own
1:00 PM - 6:00 PMTrade Show Exhibit Setup
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMIIBEC Instructor Development Program
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMIIBEC Committee Meetings
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIIBEC Opening Reception
Friday,
September 17
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMConvention Registration
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMSpouse/Guest Lounge
7:30 AM - 12:00 PMRCI-IIBEC Foundations' (U.S. and Canada) Board of Directors Meeting
7:45 AM - 9:15 AMEducational Programs - Concurrent
It's Not Raining - Where is the Water Coming From? Moisture Movement in Building EnclosuresEPLU/HSW
Moisture Durability in Green StandardsLU/HSW
A Tale of Two Masonry Façade Rehabilitations: When Preservation Standards, Codes, and Client Expectations are at OddsLU/HSW
8:00 AM - 1:00 PMTrade Show Exhibit Setup
9:15 AM - 9:30 AMBeverage Break
9:30 AM - 11:00 AMEducational Programs - ConcurrentLU/HSW
Water Penetration and Air Leakage Testing of Flanged Commercial WindowsLU/HSW
Proving Ground: Performance Mockups as Proof of Concept and Constructability ToolsEPLU/HSW
11:15 AM - 1:15 PMRegion I Meeting (Box Lunch)
Region II Meeting (Box Lunch)
Region III Meeting (Box Lunch)
Region IV Meeting (Box Lunch)
Region V Meeting (Box Lunch)
Region VI Meeting (Box Lunch)
Region VII Meeting (Box Lunch)
11:45 AM - 12:15 PMExhibitor Briefing
1:30 PM - 3:15 PMOpening Ceremony and Keynote Presentation
3:15 PM - 7:15 PMTrade Show Grand Opening and Reception
6:15 PM - 6:45 PMProduct Demonstration - Sika Corporation
7:15 PM - 10:00 PMExhibitor's Hospitality Reception: Johns Manville Reception
Saturday,
September 18
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMConvention Registration
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMSpouse/Guest Lounge
8:30 AM - 12:30 PMTrade Show with Full Breakfast
12:30 PM - 8:00 PMTrade Show Exhibit Dismantle
12:45 PM - 1:45 PMAwards Luncheon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMJury of Fellows Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMEducational Programs - Concurrent
It Takes A Village: Building Enclosure Mentoring of Architecture StudentsEPLU/HSW
The Leak Stops Here: Understanding the Methodology of Leak Detection for Roofing and Waterproofing SystemsLU/HSW
3:30 PM - 3:45 PMBeverage Break
3:45 PM - 5:15 PMEducational Programs - Concurrent
Air Barrier Performance in Building Enclosures: Compliance, Continuity, and ComplexityLU/HSW
20,000 Gallons vs. Nine Ducks Effective Communication in the Field, in Reports and as an Expert WitnessEPLU/HSW
5:30 PM - 7:30 PMRCI-IIBEC Foundations' Reception and Event
Sunday,
September 19
7:30 AM - 5:00 PMConvention Registration
8:45 AM - 10:15 AMEducational Programs - Concurrent
Changes Coming to the 2021 IBC Requirements for Exterior Walls on Commercial BuildingsLU/HSW
Continuous Insulation - Wall Assembly Case Study ComparisonsLU/HSW
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMBeverage Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMEducational Programs - Concurrent
Saddle Flashing Detailing, Mock-ups, and Construction SequencingEPLU/HSW
Diary of a BECxP: Delegated Design DilemmasLU/HSW
Steep Slope Roofs in the WindEPLU/HSW
12:15PM - 1:30 PMLunch Session: Construction Industry Liability for Failure to Adapt to Climate Change
1:30 PM - 1:45 PMBreak (no beverage)
1:45 PM - 3:15 PMEducational Programs - Concurrent
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Coating FailuresLU/HSW
Thermal Bridging Analysis as Part of an Integrated Project DeliveryLU/HSW
Roof-to-Wall ConnectionsEPLU/HSW
3:15 PM - 3:30 PMBeverage Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PMEducational Programs - Concurrent
Low-Slope Lessons from 30 Years of Hurricane EventsEPLU/HSW
Ensuring Durability with Stone Restoration Techniques Critical Decisions for Common RepairsLU/HSW
Small Unmanned Aerial System Applications in the Building Enclosure Industry: Using Thermal Imaging to Assess Building PerformanceLU/HSW
6:30 PM - 7:30 PMPresident's Reception
7:30 PM - 10:00 PMAnnual Banquet

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, Friday and Saturday 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.

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.

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
Due to the timing of the trade show, we are utilizing two floorplans. When choosing a booth, please choose a booth on BOTH the Option 1 map AND the Sawtooth map.
To view the two options, select “Maps” from top blue header and then select either “Option 1” or “Sawtooth.” These are the maps that will be updated live during the meeting.

Adam Markel: Engaging, Compelling, & Energetic Keynote

Adam Markel is a #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of Pivot: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. A sought-after keynote speaker, emcee, and workshop facilitator, Adam has reached tens of thousands worldwide with his message of Resilience as the competitive edge in the face of today’s complex markets.

An attorney, entrepreneur, transformational trainer, and executive mentor, Adam is a business culture catalyst who inspires, empowers, and guides organizations and individuals to create sustainable, high-performance strategies.

Adam’s recently published workbook, the I LOVE MY LIFE CHALLENGE, was inspired by his viral TEDx Talk about the power of the 10-second reset. The workbook includes tangible, repeatable prompts and exercises that readers can use personally and professionally to center themselves for better performance in the face of change.

Adam is currently the CEO of More Love Media and host of The Conscious PIVOT podcast, where he shares his insights on pivoting and resilience in today’s fast-paced market and interviews experts, innovators, and influencers in the areas of business and life.

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Trade Show, Grand Opening and Reception

Friday, September 17 | 3:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Attire: Business Casual

Enjoy the excitement and buzz of the trade show floor where exhibitors and sponsors share information and demonstrations of the latest in industry innovations, technologies, products and services. Be sure to check the schedule of live product demonstrations occurring each day. A complimentary reception will be held Friday evening and a full breakfast buffet is provided Saturday morning.

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.

Awards Luncheon

Saturday, September 18 | 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Attire: Business Casual

Don’t miss this celebratory gathering as IIBEC recognizes its outstanding members and volunteers. Support your peers and enjoy the camaraderie at this delicious luncheon.

Discover the history of and previous recipients of the IIBEC awards: Herbert Busching Award | William C. Correll Award | Michael DeFrancesco Award | Richard M. Horowitz Memorial Award | Lifetime Achievement Award

IIBEC-RCI Foundations’ Reception and Event — Back in the Saddle

Saturday, September 18 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Foundation Auction Attire: Casual

All attendees are encouraged to attend the combined fundraiser for the United States and Canadian IIBEC Foundations. There will be live and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.

RCI-IIBEC and RCI Foundation Canada Auction Item Donation Form Coming Soon.

 

President’s Reception and Annual Banquet

Sunday, September 19 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Reception)
Sunday, September 19 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Banquet)
Attire: Dressy casual

A celebration and finale of the convention. Here’s your chance to reminisce with fellow members over a sumptuous meal and enjoy lively entertainment.

 

 

 

Annual Banquet Entertainment:

Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He then went to work at AT&T Bell Labs where he was part of the team that designed the world’s first 32-bit microprocessor. He then moved to Silicon Valley where he helped launch the start-up company, VLSI Technology where he designed over 20 integrated circuit chips. In 1992, Don changed gears and quit his job to become a stand-up comedian. That year he won $100,000 as the Comedy Grand Champion on “Star Search.” Don has been seen on “The Tonight Show,” “HBO,” and the “Comedy Central.” Don has been named the #1 Corporate Comedian by the CBS Business Network.

Presidents’ Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 16 | Registration and Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Tee Off: 8:30 AM

Raven Golf Club Phoenix
3636 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

The tournament will be organized as a shotgun, four-person scramble. A golfers’ breakfast, tournament buffet luncheon, and snacks on the course will be provided. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony. The tournament offers prizes for 1st and 2nd places. Contests will include longest drive and closest to the pin. Be sure to stick around for many other contests and raffle prizes immediately following the tournament.

Spouses are encouraged to participate — there will be pairings for couples at the tournament. Golfers without a foursome will be assigned to one based on handicap or average score. Placements will be determined by the club pro’s system. Golfers will be provided with a list of team and tournament rules at the on-site registration desk.

Raven Phoenix golf club’s spectacular championship Phoenix golf course, array of world-class amenities and unparalleled guest service have earned it recognition among the nation’s top daily fee golf courses – including 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, “#5 Golf Course in the State” by Arizona Magazine, and #1 Guest Service in North America.” From its manicured greens and expansive practice facility to its picturesque, air-conditioned wedding and event pavilion overlooking the 18th hole, Raven Golf Club Phoenix offers a remarkable golf, dining and special events experience in the shadows of South Mountain.

The exclusive sponsor for this event is DERBIGUM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Edition Education

All 22 educational presentations are available on-demand and included with every in-person Full Registration, every Student registration, and with every Virtual Only registration.

If you are interested in registering for the virtual only portion of the 2021 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show, click here to register.

Attendees can earn 1.5 IIBEC CEH and AIA LU/HSW for each presentation completed.

All content is available through October 31, 2021.

Virtual Education Release Schedule

September 21, 2021 – Tuesday

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

Moisture Durability in Green Standards

Water Penetration and Air Leakage Testing of Flanged Commercial Windows

Proving Ground: Performance Mockups as Proof of Concept and Constructability Tools

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

It Takes A Village: Building Enclosure Mentoring of Architecture Students

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

Auxiliary Seminar – Waterproofing Principals for Plazas and Below-Grade Structures

(Not included in general registration. To register for this auxiliary course, click here.)

Auxiliary Seminar – Understanding Construction Contract Provisions

(Not included in general registration. To register for this auxiliary course, click here.)

September 28, 2021 – Tuesday

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

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

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

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

Saddle Flashing Detailing, Mock-ups, and Construction Sequencing

Diary of a BECxP: Delegated Design Dilemmas

Steep Slope Roofs in the Wind

October 5, 2021 – Tuesday

Continuous Insulation – Wall Assembly Case Study Comparisons

Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Coating Failures

Low-Slope Lessons from 30 Years of Hurricane Events

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

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

Roof-to-Wall Connections

Thermal Bridging Analysis as Part of an Integrated Project Delivery

Manufactured Stone Veneer: Common Pitfalls in Design and Installation

Virtual Edition Trade Show

Discover Products for Better Building Enclosures

Exhibiting companies staff their booths with knowledgeable representatives to provide building enclosure consultants with answers to important questions about material characteristics and application.

Attendees can reach out to exhibitors anytime and can video chat within the platform during the dedicated trade show hours (listed above).

Earn CEHs for Attending the IIBEC Trade Show:

  • Visit up to 4 hours – earn 2.0 IIBEC CEHs
  • Visit more than 4 hours – earn 3.0 IIBEC CEHs

All virtual booths will be active through October 31, 2021.

List of Virtual Exhibitors

Hours: Each Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET, September 21 – October 28, 2021

American Hydrotech Inc
AVM Industries Inc
BASF Corporation – Construction
Bemo USA
Boral Roofing
Cardinal Waterproofing Inc.
D.I. Roof Seamers
Epro Services Inc
Firestone Building Products
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
Hanover Architectural Products
Hickman Edge Systems
Hydro-Gard
IB Roof Systems Inc
ITW Polymers Sealants North America
Johns Manville
JR Jones Roofing
Master Builders Solutions
McElroy Metal Inc
Metal-Era, Inc.
Mule-Hide Products Co Inc
National Coatings Corporation
National Gypsum Company
National Women in Roofing
PAC-CLAD | Petersen
Polyguard Products Inc
PROSOCO, Inc.
RoofConnect
RTC Restoration & Glass, Inc.
Siplast
Situra Inc
SOPREMA
Thaler Metal Industries Ltd
The Barrett Company
Triton Inc
TRUFAST LLC
TuffWrap Installations
USG Corporation
Wegener Welding, LLC

Dear IIBEC Community,

We have always prioritized the safety of our members, attendees, and staff.  In these uncertain times, our priorities have not changed. For this reason, as we continue to plan our first in-person event in nearly two years, we are also continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation and plan to observe best practices for all concerned at the upcoming convention and trade show.

As you know, current safety recommendations can and are likely to change in accordance to the CDC and state recommendations. Currently, the CDC recommends being vaccinated, safe distancing, clean hands, and wearing masks when you are unvaccinated or when you are in large gatherings. You can count on us to keep up-to-date with the latest guidance from the CDC, as well as from Phoenix local, state, and federal entities. We will keep you informed and will also make weekly updates here on our Safety tab.

What to expect from us
Unfortunately, there is no way to foresee when things will be “back to normal.” We do believe we can all meet in Phoenix safely.

We have more than enough space at our disposal for safe distancing during presentations, meals, trade show, and networking events.

We are ensuring an abundance of hand sanitizing stations and complimentary masks.

We will implement ample signage to remind attendees of designated exits vs. entrances, safe practices in food/beverage areas, and safe distancing.

We will collect health assessment forms from each attendee upon arrival.

We will have readily available a list of nearby COVID-19 testing sites.

We are working diligently to adapt to the new circumstances while also continuing to plan for the future – together. You, our membership, have always been the heart of IIBEC. We are grateful to you for your ongoing support and hope that you will join us in our safety measures to help flatten the curve.

We encourage you to stay safe, and we simply can’t wait to see you in Phoenix.

Warmest regards,
IIBEC

 

IIBEC Health Assessment Form

IIBEC HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORM

In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure to IIBEC members, attendees, affiliates, and staff, all event attendees must complete the following screening questions.

NOTE: FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED MORE THAN 3 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR BADGE PICK-UP.

Thank you. By clicking Submit below, you agree that, if you have answered "yes" or indicated symptoms you are currently experiencing, you will be asked to visit a COVID-19 testing facility before you may receive your badge.

COVID-19 testing sites closest to the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and Phoenix Convention Center.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Testing available upon arrival or departure in Terminal 4.

Banner Urgent Care Testing
Two blocks from Phoenix Convention Center.
1 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 255-7650

USA COVID Labs
Three blocks from Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and 0.5 miles from Phoenix Convention Center.
601 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85504
(480) 854-0769

Urgent Care 24/7 Phoenix
Open 24 hours a day and 1.3 miles from Phoenix Convention Center.
320 E McDowell Rd, Ste 221-A
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(480) 618-6277

CVS Testing Center
1.3 miles from Phoenix Convention Center.
1525 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 256-2124

Walgreen Testing Center
1.3 miles from Phoenix Convention Center.
705 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85506
(602) 258-4865

Visit the Safety tab for additional information.

IIBEC LogoContinuing Educational Hours from IIBEC
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.