Adapting to Change: Building for the Future and How to Get There — 2020 Hawaii Winter Workshop

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July 25, 2019

The IIBEC Southern California Chapter is hosting their 20th Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop on January 16-17, 2020, at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort in Waimea, HI.

They are currently accepting abstracts for presentations. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, August 30, 2019.

As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, the landscape of the building design and construction industry is rapidly changing.  Shifting workforce demographics, climate change, code updates, and progress in technology, research, and development continue to push the frontier of how we build buildings. Our construction methods continue to accelerate in pace and increase in sophistication, and we need to ensure that buildings can meet fundamental performance requirements—air-, and water-tightness, vapor control, thermal efficiency, and fire resistance—to achieve the expectations of more knowledgeable and demanding stakeholders.

The 2020 workshop will focus on how building enclosures are responding to these changes and preview what’s on the horizon. The primary workshop goal will be to provide attendees with valuable insights on the future of building enclosure design, consulting, manufacturing, and construction.

Professionals from the roofing/waterproofing consulting, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, and construction community are invited to submit abstracts for presentations. Submitted abstracts should pertain to the advancement of the modern building enclosure, such as the following:

  • Industry trends or hot topics for roofing, waterproofing, or façade systems
  • Advances in investigation methods and testing techniques
  • Emerging technologies and construction materials
  • Building enclosure commissioning
  • Construction litigation
  • Regulatory changes

The updated deadline for submitting presentation proposals for consideration is Friday, August 30, 2019. Proposals should be submitted as a 250-word (maximum) abstract. Selection emphasis will be placed on submissions with project case studies.

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The Hawaii Winter Workshop is a two-day educational program offering current information regarding design, construction, maintenance, and repair of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior walls. The program is designed to bring together professionals from the industry to discuss building enclosure design including roofing, waterproofing, walls, and building science. IIBEC So Cal Chapter is an AIA- and IIBEC-approved education provider. Attendees will receive up to 12 learning units or CEHs.

Exhibitor tabletop display and program sponsorship opportunities are available. Please e-mail for information.

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