May 1, 2020
Scores of construction-related conventions, meetings, and conferences have been postponed or even canceled due to the worldwide novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). These include, of course, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants’ (IIBEC’s) 2020 Convention and Trade Show, which was to have occurred in March. By now, interested parties know that IIBEC convention papers will be presented virtually on June 12-14 (registrants can enjoy the content until July 15). IIBEC also relocated its 2020 Building Enclosure Symposium, which was to have taken place November 5-6 in Orlando, FL, to November 20-22 in Houston, TX. The newly scheduled event (dubbed BES+) will include many additional events that would have taken place at the March convention.
The 2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST), cosponsored by IIBEC and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), was still scheduled at this writing for Vancouver, BC, on August 31.
For rescheduled IIBEC educational classes and meetings, keep an eye on IIBEC’s calendar at iibec.org.
Other industry events of interest to IIBEC’s readership are listed below.
The Roofing Day in D.C. 2020, sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), and historically participated in by many IIBEC members, has been canceled. It was to have been held April 22. Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 will be held March 23-24, 2021.
The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association’s (CRCA’s) annual conference and annual general meeting, scheduled for May 1-3 in Edmonton, AB, have been canceled.
The Building Innovation Conference (BI2020) sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has been rescheduled from April 6-9 to August 16-19 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. To learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=ijkYpE0Tzu0.
The Facilities Management Conference (NFMT 2020), originally scheduled for Baltimore March 17-19, has been rescheduled to August 11-13 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) moved its March 23-27 convention to August 17-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.
BOMA 2020 Southern Regional Conference, put on by the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA International), scheduled for April 2-4, 2020, in Orlando, FL, was canceled. Its Southwest Regional Conference, scheduled for April 16-18, 2020, in Oklahoma City, OK, has been canceled. Its Middle Atlantic Regional Conference for Albany, NY, scheduled for April 22-23, 2020, has been postponed. As of this writing, the 2020 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled for June 27-30, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA, was still on. Visit https://www.boma.org/BOMA/Education-Events/BOMA/ for updates.
The Western Roofing Expo 2020, presented by the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA), scheduled for June 7-9, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV, was still on as of this writing.
The 2020 Southeast Building Conference, scheduled for July 30-31, 2020, in Kissimmee, FL, was also still on.