Category: General Interest

Emily Lorenz Announced as New Senior Director of Technical Services of IIBEC

October 09, 2019

IIBEC, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (formerly RCI, Inc.), is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Lorenz, PE, as its new Senior Director of Technical Services. She will represent the association as a liaison to various outside organizations, including supporting its initiatives in relation to building codes and standards. “Emily’s experience as […]

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IIBEC Chapter News – September 2019

October 08, 2019

News by Chapter: Chicago Area Chapter | Mid-Atlantic Chapter | Mid-South Chapter | Southern Ontario Chapter Upcoming Chapter Events IIBEC Chicago Chapter Hosts Summer Meeting, Plays Golf By Patrick G. Giblin, RRO The IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter hosted their 2019 summer meeting on Friday, September 13, 2019. The educational program consisted of a discussion panel […]

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Call for Candidates for IIBEC BOD 2020

October 03, 2019

Nominations are currently being sought for the offices of first vice president, second vice president, and secretary/treasurer of IIBEC, as well as for directors of Regions IV, V, and VI. Individuals interested in running for any of these offices, or submitting names for nominations, should submit them via email to Manager of Region & Chapter […]

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Why We Need to Rethink the Business of Mid-Rise Wood Frame Student Housing

October 01, 2019

By Derek Hodgin, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT While mid-rise wood frame construction has its own set of unique challenges,1 the student housing version of this relatively new product represents the “perfect storm” where the risk of performance issues is drastically increased.2 This opinion is based on the extent of problems that the author has investigated […]

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California Solar Energy Mandate Soon in Effect

October 01, 2019

New homes built in California after January 1, 2020, must be equipped with a solar electric system. They must be sized to offset 100% of the home’s electricity usage, though homes can still use energy from other sources, such as gas. The size of solar arrays can be reduced if other energy efficiency improvements are […]

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IIBEC Member News – September 2019

October 01, 2019

Meyer Joins GAF Benjamin Meyer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined the building and roofing science team of GAF, which consists of director Jennifer Keegan, AAIA; architect James R. Kirby, AIA; and advisor Thomas Taylor, PhD. Meyer joins GAF from ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, where he worked as a building enclosure principal architect, managing the department […]

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New Orleans, LA Education | October 22-25, 2019

September 30, 2019

Professional Building Consulting 10/22 – 10/23 Waterproofing 10/24 – 10/25 Professional Building Consulting October 22-23, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 P.M.    Join the Facebook event after registering to see who else is going! This two-day course is a classroom extension of the RCI Manual of Practice. It provides an overview of consultant roles that […]

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IIBEC to Co-Host 2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST)

September 26, 2019

IIBEC is partnering with NRC, The National Research Council of Canada, to co-host the 2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST). The 2020 ICBEST conference will take place August 31 – September 2, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. ICBEST – The International Conference on Building Envelope […]

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IIBEC to Co-Host 2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST)

September 25, 2019

IIBEC to Co-Host 2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST) IIBEC, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, is partnering with NRCC, The National Research Council of Canada, to co-host the 2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST). The 2020 ICBEST conference will take place August 31 – September […]

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