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March 2, 2023

2023 IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium (BES)

IIBEC is seeking technical articles and presentations for consideration for the 2023 IIBEC  BES. Put your skills, knowledge, and talent to work for your profession! The 2023 BES, is taking place September 29-30, 2023 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

Due Date EXTENDED: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Suggested Topics

  • Building Enclosure Commissioning
  • Cladding (masonry, facades, metal, stucco, stone)
  • Code issues
  • Codes, standards, specification, and testing of materials and assemblies
  • Construction processes, contract administration and case studies
  • Durability, resiliency, and sustainability
  • Emerging technology
  • Fenestration (curtainwalls, glass)
  • Innovative/Unique edge building enclosure design
  • Moisture and thermal analyses
  • Professional and business management topics
  • Restoration
  • Roofing
  • Sealants and coatings

As well as any other topic(s) that you feel may be interesting to present.
Abstract PreparationThe abstract should be a concise proposal of new information that is technically sound and credible.

Your abstract should include the following.

  1. Primary issue being addressed.
  2. Type and basis of the new information that will be contributed to the industry (e.g., research conducted, personal experience).
  3. Intended primary audience concise statement describing the new information and how the information will be useful to the primary audience.

Section I. Proposed Presentation Information- General

Note: If the Knowledge Level of the proposed course is Intermediate or Advanced, prerequisite knowledge must be listed. If the Knowledge Level of the course is Beginner, prerequisite knowledge should be very minimal or none.

Section II. Presentation Content Information

Provide at least 4 specific learning objectives.

  • - Utilize the SMART format when writing your objectives (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound)
  • - Utilize measurable verbs (restate, discuss, explain, recognize, etc.) vs. non-measurable (know, learn, etc.)

For more information and measurable verbs please refer to Bloom’s Taxonomy.


X Know about types of roof materials (not written utilizing the SMART format or a measurable verb)

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to list the four main types of residential property roofing materials utilized in North America. (utilizes the SMART format & a measurable verb list)

In summary, your abstract or proposal should make a concise case for the paper or presentation you are proposing. Ultimately, the presentation or paper should be technically sound, contain credible and new information.
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This document is reviewed and considered by the Committee during the abstract process. Supporting Document Required: A detailed content outline is required to be included.

An outline is different from an abstract as it provides a detailed scope of the topics that will be covered during your presentation and submitted writing.

- This outline should provide the scope/sequence of the topics and subtopics covered.

- Be sure to consider the stated Learning Objectives when designing the Content Outline.

- The content should result in the learner’s ability to achieve the stated learning objectives.

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Photo size must be less than 4MB (and is one of the following accepted file types: .jpg; .jpeg; .pjpeg; .png; .xpng; .svg; tiff) that represents the session topic. This photo will be utilized in publications/promotional material(s).

Note: You acknowledge that any copyright-protected works such as photos and/or videos that you have submitted to IIBEC for the use of presentation materials are either your own property or works for which you have permission from the copyright owner to use in this way.

Section III. AIA LU/HSW Credit

Attendees and members of AIA prefer that our courses are approved for LU/HSW (Learning Units and Health, Safety, and Welfare). Review the below AIA standards for LU/HSW approval, and then complete the bottom portion of this page.

Learning Unit (LU) Unit of measure for AIA Continuing Education Programs. One Learning Unit (LU) is equivalent to one hour of continuing education and participation in a learning program. Learning Units are categorized by type: HSW or Elective.

LU|HSW Learning programs with at least 75 percent of the content intended to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants of the built environment as defined below:

Health – Those aspects of professional practice that improve the physical, emotional, and social well-being of occupants, users, and any others affected by buildings and sites.

Safety – Those aspects of professional practice that protect occupants, users, and any others affected by buildings or sites from harm.

Welfare – Those aspects of professional practice that enable equitable access, elevate the human experience, encourage social interaction, and benefit the environment.

* Presentation Topic:

Section IV. Author/Speaker Information:

Please complete the below for each individual involved as an author and/or speaker. If your publication has multiple authors, please complete the below for each.

Presentations are limited to two speakers. One is preferred.
Please put N/A if not applicable.
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Section V. IIBEC CEH Information for Authors and Presenters

An individual with the role of:
  • Authors only will receive 6 IIBEC CEH Credits.
  • Both author and presenter will receive 10 IIBEC CEH Credits.
  • Presenter only will receive 4 IIBEC CEH Credits.
NOTE: It is imperative that owners/clients (if applicable) have been notified this abstract is being submitted for consideration of a presentation at IIBEC Events and have given consent to do so.

Section VI. Requirements Attestation

(A template will be sent to Speakers by IIBEC)

A set of 10 multiple-choice questions (each question including a feedback component) is required. Questions are not required to be utilized by the authors/presenters in the presentation, though presenters are encouraged to include review questions throughout presentations. The assessment questions are required to be submitted for utilization by IIBEC for online/enduring material.

Download the Multiple Choice Questions Template

Download the Sample Outline Document