Category: General Interest

ASHRAE Releases Three Addenda for Public Review

April 21, 2022

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has made available three addenda for public review. The review period runs through May 15, 2022. Comments can be posted online at The addenda are: 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/IES Addendum ct to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings Addendum ct revises the baseline […]

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Bob Alford and Mike Blanchette

Bob Alford, October 31, 1950–March 31, 2022

April 13, 2022

Longtime IIBEC member Bob Alford died unexpectedly last month at the age of 71. An online obituary highlighted Alford’s Michigan childhood, service in the Air Force, and the company Alford started, Amtech Roofing Consultants...

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Member Profile: Amy Peevey, RRO, REWC, PE, CDT

April 13, 2022

IIBEC First Vice President Amy Peevey, RRO, REWC, PE, CDT is a principal and director with SOCOTEC Consulting Inc. She lives in Houston, Texas, has been a member of IIBEC since 2008, and has served locally as a Gulf Coast Region Chapter board member, as well as a committee member and chair for the Building […]

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International Building Cod

IIBEC’s First-Round Successes with 2024 Building Code Changes

April 07, 2022

By Emily Lorenz IIBEC Senior Director of Technical Services Emily Lorenz, PE, attended the International Code Council’s Committee Action Hearings in Rochester, New York, March 28–April 5, 2022, to support the six IIBEC code change proposals (CCPs) submitted for the 2024 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC). Detailed information on the outcomes […]

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IIBEC Activates Members to Oppose Onerous Ohio Legislation

April 06, 2022

By John Boling Last weekend, IIBEC alerted consultant members in Ohio about procurement legislation that would circumvent qualification-based selection (QBS) of design services. The legislation (S. 260) was scheduled to be considered by a key Ohio Senate committee on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. IIBEC urged consultant members in Ohio to join the fight in opposition. […]

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Chris Giffin

April 2022 President’s Message: Three Keys to Continuing IIBEC’s Momentum

April 05, 2022

By Christopher Giffin, RRC, AIA, President As I sit here in my living room, about to start my first president’s message, the words of several past presidents are constantly running through my mind. Their somewhat joking words of wisdom were that these messages can be one of the most challenging aspects of being the next IIBEC […]

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Day Five Recap: The 2022 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show

March 21, 2022

Highlights from the final full day of events at the 2022 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, included the Annual Meeting of the Members and a strong slate of educational sessions. At the well-attended Annual Meeting of the Members, Secretary/Treasurer Robért J. Hinojosa, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT, F-IIBEC introduced […]

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Day Four Recap: The 2022 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show

March 20, 2022

Attendees of the 2022 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, hit the trade show floor Sunday, March 20, and continued to learn about the latest products and services from more than 120 exhibitors gathered for the annual IIBEC event. Later, at the Awards Luncheon sponsored by Sika Corp., IIBEC President Ted Sheridan […]

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Day Three Recap: The 2022 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show

March 19, 2022

Day Three of the 2022 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show started early, with strong attendance for educational sessions about mental health, cladding attachment strength, and industry diversity, among other topics. Following a meeting of the RCI-IIBEC foundations’ (US and Canada) board of directors and IIBEC region meetings, the opening ceremony launched with a high-energy […]

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