Category: Industry News

IIBEC Pivots to a Virtual 2020 International Convention and Trade Show June 12-14; Announces BES+ in November

May 11, 2020

Building enclosure professionals across North America will participate in the first-ever IIBEC 2020 Virtual International Convention and Trade Show this coming June 12-14. The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) has pivoted to present the unprecedented virtual meeting as a response to the postponement of our annual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All […]

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IIBEC Elects 2020 Board of Directors;
Installs First Female Executive Committee Member

April 09, 2020

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) conducted their first-ever “virtual” Annual Meeting of the Members on March 30, 2020. The organization has been holding this meeting every year for nearly 40 years at their Annual Convention and Trade Show, but this year’s meeting was unprecedented. This recording is also available in audio only. […]

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IIBEC Releases New Manual of Practice

February 03, 2020

The 2020 IIBEC Manual of Practice: Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exterior Wall Consulting and Quality Observation, is the long-awaited and all-new third edition on industry standards of practice for building enclosure consultants and quality assurance observers. The Manual, with over 300 pages of information, photos, graphics, and fillable forms, provides recommended best practices in all areas […]

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Roofing Day in DC

February 01, 2020

The third annual Roofing Day in D.C. will be held April 21-22, 2020. In 2019, IIBEC members represented 20% of the 378 individuals who took part in the event, organized by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). The 76 IIBEC members who participated last year represented 56 companies (plus IIBEC itself) and hailed from 24 […]

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Traditional Danish Thatching Was Done With Seaweed

January 03, 2020

On the Danish island of Laesø, once known for its salt industry, there still exist dwellings thatched with seaweed, also known as eelgrass. The walls of the homes were made of driftwood. Since both the seaweed and the driftwood were saturated with salt water, they survived for centuries. The seaweed houses still standing there have […]

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Grenfell Building After Fire

Remediation Lags on Buildings Constructed Like Grenfell Tower

January 03, 2020

Work to remediate buildings with similar cladding in the wake of the tragic Grenfell fire in June 2017 in London, England, has been “not as fast as I should like,” said U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking to Parliament recently. He criticized, in particular, owners of buildings in the private sector, saying, “Too many building […]

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RCI Foundation Giving Tuesday a Success

December 10, 2019

The RCI Foundation (soon to be RCI-IIBEC Foundation) got a very special year-end gift from its members on this year’s Giving Tuesday: $23,675 in donations for our student scholarship funds. Our goal was $20,000, but thanks to IIBEC members and the industry, we were able to surpass it! All gifts on Giving Tuesday were made […]

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IIBEC Leadership Barnstorms Washington, D.C.

December 10, 2019

In a substantive and full two-day visit to Washington, D.C. in mid-October, IIBEC leadership, led by President Bob Card and new CEO Brian Pallasch, met for a series of meetings with elected leaders, federal agency decision makers, key congressional staff, and allied industry association professionals to advance policy agenda items central to the work of […]

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IIBEC Officer Candidates 2020

December 09, 2019

The IIBEC Nominating Committee, chaired by Dave Hawn, has qualified the following officer candidates for the 2020 officer election: First Vice President: Ted Sheridan, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, PEng Second Vice President: Chris Giffin, RRC, AIA, NCARB Secretary/Treasurer: Amy M. Peevey, REWC, RRO, PE, CDT Descriptions of the candidates follow. These candidate profiles and the […]

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