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2022 IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium

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Registration Rates

Category Member Rate
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Full-Conference Attendees $590 $790
Student ** $175 $175

In-person, full-conference attendee rate includes breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks as well as networking in the exhibit hall.

*AEI/ASCE members should use the code AEIBES2022. AEI/ASCE membership status will be verified and non-members will be charged the nonmember rate.

**No deadline, must provide a valid student id to qualify for the student rate.

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If you are unable to complete your online registration in one session and do not provide credit card payment, you will receive an email notification with a link for you to complete your registration.

By registering for the 2022 Building Enclosure Symposium, you consent to the following age limit policy: All registrants, including guests, must be at least 16 years of age. This policy applies to educational sessions, the exhibit hall, and networking/social events.

Cancellation Policy

Refund requests received 14 calendar days prior to the event will be accepted and issued a 50% refund. No refund will be processed on requests received less than 14 calendar days prior to the event. Refund requests will be processed no later than 30 days post event.

Substitution Policy

Substitution of a registered attendee is allowed at any time with the written authorization of the person who is no longer able to attend. The substitute attendee must be from the same institution as the original registered attendee. Send the name of the original registrant and substitute attendee’s name and contact information to the IIBEC in writing to Substitutions are subject to a $25.00 administrative fee.

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Room Rate: $125.00 Single/Double*

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Hotel Reservations

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center has graciously extended the IIBEC group rate through October 31, 2022, or until the room block sells out. Space is limited, and rooms are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Hotel Description

Built in 1927, the Art Deco hotel retains many of its original features and is connected by skywalk to the Wisconsin Center. We’re within a mile of the Pabst Theater, Milwaukee Art Museum, Fiserv Forum, and Deer District.

  • Check-in 3:00 PM | Check-out 12:00 PM
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Daily Parking: $7 per day (no in/out privileges); Overnight Parking: $12 per day (with in/out privileges)
  • Fitness Center
  • Contactless check-in using the Hilton App

A portion of the room rate is used to offset rental fees.

Hotel Payment Policy

A credit card is required to process your reservation. Your credit card is required as a guarantee and may be charged one night’s stay in advance of your arrival. Should you wish to pay by check, please plan to hand-carry the check to the hotel and provide it at check-in. The hotel will require additional funds for incidentals. Please do not send any check deposits to IIBEC or the hotel prior to arrival. IIBEC is not responsible for lost check deposits.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival are subject to one-night’s room and tax.

IIBEC is not responsible for no-shows or early departure fees charged by the hotel or rooms resold due to non-arrival. Your specific reservation is being held for you in the inventory of rooms the hotel blocked for this meeting. IIBEC takes no responsibility should a room type not be available at check-in.

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IIBEC or the Hilton Milwaukee City Center will not contact you directly to make a reservation. The only way to guarantee a room reservation is to use the hotel booking link provided to you in your registration confirmation email.

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Flying to Milwaukee is a breeze!

Located just 8 miles (an easy 10-minute drive) from downtown, Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport (MKE) offers travelers lower fares and more options than ever before to make starting your vacation in Milwaukee a breeze with non-stop service to 50 cities.

Getting from the airport to where you need to go is easy thanks to 8 on-premise auto rental agencies, plus plenty of shuttles, taxis, limousine services, and coach transport. Uber and Lyft drop-off and pick-up service are available at the airport. An Amtrak station is also conveniently located near the terminal, with a free shuttle bus between the airport and the station. Let your local friends and family know that picking up passengers is easy – in addition to the baggage claim pickup area, the first 30 minutes in the hourly and surface lot are free!

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Things To Do

You want to visit a museum. Or take a boat tour. Or explore free art. Or maybe you’re just not sure yet. Whatever your trip to Milwaukee might include, don’t worry – we’re here to help!

Whether you’re looking for the best brunch spots, where to get out and get active, the must-see spots for history buffs, these guides will give you our picks for the top food, drinks, attractions, shopping, and entertainment for the ultimate Milwaukee vacation.

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Getting Around the City


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Monday, November 14, 2022

8:00 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.: Resilience: It’s a Matter of Choice Not Luck
Keynote Speaker

General Session

According to NOAA, in the past 10 years there have been 154 climate disasters that collectively caused over a trillion dollars in damage. As a former FEMA official and currently CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), Roy Wright has spent more than 20 years in roles that put him on the ground in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods. From this unique perspective, he will discuss how making our buildings more resilient will help communities more quickly and fully recover from natural disasters.

Researchers have identified common vulnerabilities in typical construction and offered solutions to strengthen those areas. This presentation will offer proof points demonstrating that, by preventing cascading damage, we have reduced storm-related losses in real-world severe weather events.

Encouraged by this success, IBHS, along with insurance and resiliency leaders across the country, have been advocating for stronger homes for all Americans. Roy will highlight government agencies that are now including resiliency in their funding requirements.  He will also share data from a University of Alabama study showing that resilient construction not only works but is also a smart investment. In fact, the return on investment can be as high as 72%.

By advocating for stronger building envelopes and insisting on consistent inspections and verification, IBHS and IIBEC members are leading the charge against severe weather and can help break the cycle of human suffering that strikes families and communities in the wake of a storm.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about proven methods for strengthening homes, businesses, and multifamily properties against a variety of perils/disasters.
  2. Understand how protecting the building envelope prevents water intrusion and cascading damage, significantly reducing storm-related damages.
  3. Learn about studies that show resilient buildings outperform typically built structures.
  4. Discover that resilient construction is a good investment, even before a storm hits, as a new study from the University of Alabama has shown.

Roy Wright
President and CEO
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Roy Wright, president and chief executive officer of the Insurance Institute for Building & Home Safety, is a leader in climate adaptation, building science, and disaster mitigation. A former Federal Emergency Management Agency official, Wright brings together stakeholders across industries and specialties to tackle some of the toughest disasters facing communities across the United States. From wildfires to hurricanes, tornadoes to hailstorms, he oversees the research and risk-reduction efforts that are creating stronger, more resilient homes, businesses, and communities. Wright is a recognized resiliency shaper who has dedicated his career to breaking the cycle of human suffering that strikes families and communities in the wake of severe weather.

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: An American Gothic: BECx for Harvard University’s Swartz Hall
Track: IIBEC

Originally constructed in 1911, Swartz Hall limestone facade underwent its first comprehensive renovation starting in 2019. This ambitious project included a stylistically modern addition, restoration of the building enclosure, compliance with current building codes, energy efficiency upgrades, and new structural framing while maintaining the building’s historical character.

Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. (RRJ) was retained to provide building enclosure commissioning (BECx) services to assist in achieving LEED certification. RRJ’s scope included multiple design reviews, development of a BECx plan, preparation of BECx specifications, submittal reviews, quality assurance site visits, field quality-control testing, compilation of an issues tracking log, assistance with resolving nonconformance items, and a warranty-phase BECx summary report. Many lessons were learned both before and during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project team adapted to the work environment and schedule changes while providing a project-specific BECx process. This case study will provide valuable insight to BECx providers and enclosure consultants, as well as encourage discussion regarding best practices and options for process improvements.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the optimal timing of the BECx provider involvement to improve building enclosure performance.
  2. Describe how the BECx process was successfully used to improve occupant comfort following the completion of the Harvard University Swartz Hall renewal project.
  3. Restate strategies implemented during the Harvard University Swartz Hall renewal project to improve internal communication, advance construction quality, and meet goals related to sustainability.
  4. Review means implemented to successfully combine historic and contemporary building enclosure features to achieve specified performance requirements.

Gloria Frank
Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. | Willowbrook, Illinois

Gloria Frank is a member of the structural engineering staff at Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc, and is enrolled with the state of Illinois as an engineer intern. She is engaged in condition assessment, field investigation and testing, litigation support services, and documentation of structural components and distressed structures. In addition to structural engineering projects, she assists with testing for building enclosure condition assessment and repair design of historic structures.





Patrick Reicher, REWC, REWO, SE
Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. | Willowbrook, Illinois

Patrick Reicher is a principal with Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. Reicher is a licensed Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois and a Licensed Professional Engineer in several states. He has considerable experience in forensic investigation, evaluation, and repair design of existing building enclosures; and building enclosure consulting and commissioning for new construction projects. He currently serves on several committees and task forces for the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC), the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, and the Construction Specification Institute Chicago Chapter).

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Whole-Life Carbon: Getting Real with Roofing
Track: AEI

Appropriate product selection has a significant impact on the immediate and long-term performance and cost efficiency of any built structure, and it is especially critical when considering energy performance over its lifetime. As interest grows in sustainability, so has the consideration of building products’ carbon emissions. It is critical to consider the bigger picture and impacts over the building’s lifetime when making design decisions.

This session presents key terminology and an analytical approach for evaluating Whole-Life Carbon emissions, including environmental product declarations and life-cycle analysis. With a focus on above-deck roof insulation, this session will walk through a study that compares the energy performance and carbon emissions implications of selecting roof insulation R-values which meet or exceed code. In this study, we build on the 2021 PIMA report that was commissioned to assess and quantify the life-cycle energy, economics, and carbon emission benefits of code-compliant roof replacements. This information will help building enclosure consultants and other designers and their clients make more informed decisions using a balanced approach to the carbon equation. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the whole-life carbon approach to building design and performance, including definitions of embodied and operational carbon, EPDs, and life-cycle analysis.
  2. Analyze energy, emissions, and economic benefits of roof insulation as a function of building type, climate zone, and occupancy.
  3. Understand performance benefits of meeting and exceeding code when selecting insulation for reroofing.
  4. Determine the impact material selection can have on meeting the whole-life carbon targets for a building.

Erica Sherman, PhD
GAF | Parsippany, NJ

Erica Sherman, PhD, is an engineer in GAF’s Building Enclosure Research + Innovation group. She has a PhD in mechanical engineering with a research focus on experimental fluid dynamics and has nearly five years of experience in roofing material- and system-specific research and development. Her work has included new product development and testing in the residential roofing space. Sherman is a member of ASTM, IIBEC, and National Women in Roofing.




Bonnie Sharphouse
GAF | Parsippany, NJ

Bonnie Sharphouse, LEED AP, is a sustainability manager for GAF. She has more than 15 years of consulting and industry experience in sustainability strategy design and execution for the manufacturing, chemical, and energy sectors. Sharphouse is responsible for driving GAF’s product sustainability strategy and initiatives. She works across the business to explore innovative ways to reduce waste, improve product transparency, and provide tools and resources to help customers meet their sustainability goals. She holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in environmental sciences and policy from the College of William & Mary and Johns Hopkins University.



Elizabeth Grant, PhD, RA
GAF| Parsippany, NJ

Elizabeth J. Grant is director of building enclosure research + innovation at GAF. She is a member of IIBEC, NWIR, RICOWI, and AIA. Grant wrote Integrating Building Performance with Design: An Architecture Student’s Guidebook, and has published in IIBEC Interface, the Journal of Architectural Engineering, the Journal of Green Building, Professional Roofing, Architectural Science Review, and Buildings & Cities. Before joining GAF, she was an associate professor at Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design, researching the building enclosure and offering courses in architectural design, environmental design research, and environmental building systems.

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Material Considerations in the Changing Sustainability Designs in Building Envelopes
General Session

Performance standards for modern building enclosures are increasingly demanding. In addition to providing a weather barrier (deflection of rain and/or snow, water vapor, etc.), the enclosure must manage the flow of air and heat, as well as be aesthetically pleasing.  Architects and other design professionals increasingly employ software from aerospace, automotive, and maritime applications to create innovative offerings. Installing these offerings requires new tools and techniques. These designs often require traditional materials to be used in ways that were not anticipated in the original specifications. New materials can be formulated; however, they require significant qualification and in situ testing. The rate limiting testing is usually the determination of the durability or in-service performance. In this presentation, current methods of establishing in-service performance and qualification testing will be discussed, along with innovative new approaches to establishing in-service performance.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the expectations for evolving building enclosure designs amid increasingly hostile environmental challenges.
  2. Recognize buildings that are not performing adequately to the expected building design life.
  3. Explain the usage of traditional materials in current applications and related methodology.
  4. Identify new methods to establish the in-service performance for traditional materials and hybrid materials used in current applications.

Christopher White Ph.D., MBA
Senior Managing Scientist
Exponent, Inc.

Dr. White is a senior managing scientist in the Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry Practice at Exponent Inc., an engineering and scientific consulting firm.

White solves technical problems related to the specification, reliability, and sustainability of polymeric materials used in various industries, including construction, infrastructure, transportation, chemicals, and utilities. One of White’s core competencies is characterizing weather-related changes to polymers’ chemical and physical properties and how those degradative changes may affect end-use performance. This expertise enables him to provide solutions to complex issues related to assessing durability, failure, sustainability, and climate change effects on materials and assets exposed to weathering. He is skilled in developing and using test methods and standards to analyze plastics, rubbers, textiles, metals, glass, and ceramic composite materials. In addition, White is experienced in offering technical guidance throughout all phases of product development, including formulation, scale-up, end-use testing, and field performance assessments.

12:30 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.: The Sky Is Falling: Cladding System Failures
Track: IIBEC

An emergency situation resulted from an all-too-common and ongoing problem in the building enclosure industry. Many cladding systems are specified with a performance specification, with the design professional of record delegating the final design, testing, and attachment details for the system to the system’s manufacturer or installer. Many of the systems are proprietary and locally manufactured. In the case study presented, a new aluminum composite material cladding system was specified and installed as part of a new downtown midrise building. The system was designed based on details by a well-known industry leader where attachment methods and details have a track record. The installed system was a substitution that was locally manufactured, though approved based on the required submittals, including detailed shop drawings, third-party engineering, and independent laboratory testing reports. Toward the end of the project, pieces and panels from the cladding system began blowing off of the building during high-wind events. This emergency situation resulted in the general contractor and project team needing to respond quickly to determine the cause, make the area safe, and implement repair solutions. This session will discuss issues from system design through system approvals, forensic investigation, and repairs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss optimal design and construction process in relation to specified delegated design of cladding systems.
  2. Explain how specific cladding system failures may result in life-threatening emergency scenarios.
  3. Define the need and role of an experienced design professional throughout the entire design and building process.
  4. List the required steps in a forensic evaluation of a failed building cladding system.
  5. Explain how specific repair solutions were successfully implemented in the case scenario presented.

Timothy Mills, PE, LEED AP
TAM Consultants Inc. (a Terracon Co.) | Williamsburg, Virginia

Timothy A. Mills, PE, graduated with a BS degree in engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1983. Prior to forming TAM Consultants in 2002, Mills worked with a number of multidiscipline design and inspection firms. He specializes in forensic investigations and building envelope consulting. Tim has published numerous articles and completed more than 1000 building inspections. He is an instructor for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) training courses that certify contractors in the proper installation of air barriers, as well as a certified ABAA Auditor in the quality assurance program. TAM Consultants became part of Terracon Consultants in 2020.

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.: Restoration of the Missouri Capitol
Track: AEI

Completed in 1917 and designed in the Roman Renaissance style, the Missouri Capitol sits on the bluff of the Missouri River as an object of art and of education, and as a source of pride’ for Missouri residents. The exterior of the building is defined by the south and north porticos, Corinthian columns, ornamental modillions, dentils, friezes, aediculated windows, lukarns, and sculpture, including the statue of Ceres, Greek goddess of agriculture, residing on top of the 238-foot-tall dome. A hands-on survey of the capitol determined that there was significant weathering of the original Carthage marble stone exterior. Comprehensive repairs were required to restore the capitol to a safe condition and preserve the stone ornament for future generations to enjoy. The capitol was also in need of roof/gutter replacement, stone cleaning, cast iron restoration, and restoration of several ornamental bronze statues. A comprehensive design was developed, and the restoration of the state capitol was performed between 2018 and 2021. Over 4.5 million pounds of stone were replaced, and technology was used to help recreate ornamental stone units, completely rebuild the stone lantern at the top of the dome and restore the bronze statue of Ceres.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the history of the Missouri Capitol and its monumental stone as-built conditions.
  2. Summarize the repair history and distressed stone conditions encountered during the close-up assessment of the Missouri Capitol.
  3. Recognize the importance of setting client expectations on a monumental stone restoration project.
  4. Discuss how technology was used in the restoration of the Missouri State Capitol.

Brett Laureys, PE
Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates Inc. | Northbrook, Illinois

Brett Laureys is a principal and director with Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates Inc. (WJE) in Northbrook, Illinois. He has been with WJE for 27 years. He is a preservation engineer who specializes in the evaluation and repair of historic buildings and structures all over the United States. He has been heavily involved with the SWR Institute (SWRI) for the past 18 years and has previously served on the board of directors for SWRI and WJE.

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Predicting Hygrothermal Risks through Computer Modeling: Validity and Use
Track: IIBEC

Use of computer modeling and simulation software to predict potential hygrothermal issues related to exterior wall and window systems can be a highly beneficial tool. Two-dimensional, conductive heat-transfer analysis software can be used to generate surface temperatures and identify locations that may fall below the dew point temperature. This type of computer modeling is often used to predict the potential for condensation; however, the accuracy of these tools is often uncertain because 2-D software does not account for air flow movement. More recently developed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software can model all three existing types of heat transfer—conductive heat-transfer, convective heat transport (based on air flow movement), and radiation—to provide a more accurate assessment of hygrothermal risks. Through the comparison of laboratory condensation testing results with the results of two-dimensional and three-dimensional CFD simulation models, this paper will evaluate the accuracy of the computer-simulated models and provide recommendations for the appropriateness of their use. The laboratory mockup for this research was used for surface temperature measurements at various locations. The mockup included a one-story facade with fenestration. The computer simulations were performed to predict the temperatures at these locations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify practical applications for computer thermal modeling.
  2. Understand the limitations of computer thermal modeling in both 2-D and 3-D software.
  3. Identify conditions that are appropriate for thermal modeling in 2-D and 3-D conditions.
  4. Recognize how air flow can affect surface temperatures and the potential for condensation.

Renae Kwon
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. | Northbrook, Illinois

Renae Kwon is an associate principal with WJE and a licensed architect in Illinois, Arizona, and Indiana. Since joining WJE in 2003, Kwon has provided consulting services and has performed numerous investigations associated with exterior wall systems both for new and existing construction. As part of this work, Kwon is involved in the testing and assessment of windows, curtainwalls, masonry wall systems, exterior insulation finishing systems, and various other building enclosure and cladding systems for structural integrity, moisture penetration resistance, condensation, air infiltration, and thermal performance.

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Innovative Prefabricated Masonry Solutions
Track: AEI

Gain insight into the world of prefabricated masonry elements for exterior walls. In this session, learn about the benefits of using prefab masonry for a project. Examples will be shown of prefab masonry being built both in shops and on jobsites. Prefab masonry examples will include brick veneer panels, soldier courses, arches, concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall panels, chimneys, decorative veneer elements, CMU lintels, and more.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the process of assembling masonry wall elements.
  2. Evaluate the pros and cons of prefabricated masonry solutions.
  3. Discuss project benefits of prefabricated masonry solutions.
  4. Review insights into prefabricated masonry from the field.

Pat Conway, AIA
International Masonry Institute | Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Pat Conway is a registered architect in Wisconsin, member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Construction Specification Institute (CSI), International Masonry Institute’s (IMI) director of education, director of IMI’s national masonry technical team, and distinguished masonry speaker and author.

3:05 p.m.–4:05 p.m.: Masonry Interior Insulation Retrofit Thermal Performance and Freeze Thaw Risk
Track: IIBEC

Interior insulation retrofit generally leads to wetter and colder masonry conditions in cold climates, increasing the risk of freeze-thaw decay. This session will present the physics behind various mechanisms affecting freeze-thaw decay and how risks of decay can be assessed/avoided, including the number of assessment case studies for projects with differing budgets and importance. A field review of the most basic assessment is where existing conditions and exposure issues can be identified, setting a basis for retrofit recommendations. Next, coupled field review with masonry testing and hygrothermal analysis to predict the impacts of various retrofit insulation assembly options on decay is recommended for higher-value projects that justify greater diligence. For a critically important project, there is ample justification to also provide mocked-up retrofit wall assembly conditions and rain exposure monitoring for assessment confidence and direct field trialing. Finally, different available retrofit approaches for these projects—including handling interfaces with foundations, floors, and openings—and their respective heat, air, and moisture control performance will be presented and discussed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the effect of interior thermal insulation on masonry conditions.
  2. List various mechanisms that cause masonry freeze-thaw decay.
  3. Explain suitable risk decay assessment approaches for a range of retrofit projects.
  4. Discuss effective thermal performance when interior insulation as a retrofit for old, heavy masonry buildings.

Randy Van Straaten, PhD, P.Eng.
Building Enclosure labs, Inc. | London, Ontario

Dr. Randy Van Straaten provided risk assessments of masonry retrofits for Building Science Corp., RDH Building Science, and finally his own firm, Building Enclosure Labs Inc. (BELi) stretching over 15 years and many projects. He is an associate member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University, where he has co-supervised several ambitious students conducting thesis research on the topic. He teaches “Building Science for Retrofits” at George Brown College and “Building Performance” at Ryerson University. BELi provides client-focused risk assessment services often supporting other engineering firms while sharing methods and insights with the industry.

3:05 p.m.–4:05 p.m.: Structural Strength and Serviceability Criteria for Various Building Enclosures
Track: AEI

One of several criteria required for building enclosures is structural design. This presentation will focus on the structural aspects of some typical types of enclosure elements: glass facades, glass skylights, precast facades. The covering of code requirements in terms of strength and serviceability will be presented, as well as an overview of the responsibilities of the structural engineers of record as compared to the specialty structural engineer for the component. Additionally, design examples will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the structural criteria for building enclosure systems.
  2. Compare and contrast the roles of structural engineers of record and specialty structural engineers for enclosure components.
  3. Summarize basic building code requirements for structural enclosure systems.
  4. Identify various types of structural enclosure systems, such as glass, masonry, precast, and others.

Joshua Buckholt, PE, SE
CSD Structural Engineers | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Joshua Buckholt, PE, SE, is a vice president/principal at CSD Structural Engineers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Joshua’s current focus is providing peer review services for glass and steel specialty structures and developing technical documents for professional organizations and product manufacturers. 




Mahmoud Maamouri, PhD, PE, SE
CSD Structural Engineers | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Mahmoud Maamouri received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in structural engineering, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a registered structural engineer (SE) and/or professional engineer (PE) in a total of 21 states. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, Prestressed Concrete Institute and American Institute of Steel Construction. He is past chair of American Concrete Institute Committee 348 on Structural Reliability and Safety.

Maamouri started working at CSD Structural Engineers in 1998 and became principal of the firm in 2007. He has participated in the design and design reviews of commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. His main responsibilities include the design, analysis, and peer review of specialty structures, equipment supports, seismic anchorage, precast/prestressed concrete buildings and components, space-frame structures, and concrete foundations.

In addition to his responsibilities at CSD, Maamouri is currently an adjunct professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering where he teaches classes in prestressed concrete, masonry design, and wood design. Before joining CSD, he was a consulting engineer and an assistant professor at the University of Tunis.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.: Observations Frequency and the Impacts on Non-Compliance
Track: IIBEC

When engaging a third party to provide quality assurance observations (QAO), project teams often wonder how often to have low-slope roofing installations observed. ASTM standards and manuals by the National Roofing Contractors Association and IIBEC provide significant guidance on “how” to perform QAO, but none provide guidance on “how much” QAO is appropriate for a given project. Data derived from any single construction project cannot reliably improve construction practices across the industry. For more than 10 years, over 10,000 field observation reports have been compiled across more than 4000 projects, resulting in over 6000 documented and tracked non-compliances in construction projects in more than 30 US states. This large dataset is mined to generate a collection of representative projects, focusing on new low-slope roof system installations. This presentation will analyze the impacts of QAO frequency on the ability to capture nonconforming installations of low-slope roofing installations. The results of this research can assist in specifying the level of QAO involvement to meet the project risk profile and the owner’s performance requirements. By defining QAO frequency categories, project teams can be better equipped to select a QAO approach that aligns with the size and complexity of the roof being observed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the scope and concepts in current QAO standards and manuals in the low-slope roofing industry.
  2. Recognize the importance of using a third-party QAO process to identify and resolve nonconforming low-slope roof installations.
  3. Examine case studies from a large dataset to draw general statistical conclusions regarding the impact of QAO frequency on projects.
  4. Apply fundamental and enhanced QAO frequency categories to future projects that best align with the size and complexity of the roof being observed.

Benjamin Meyer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Siplast| Mosely, VA

Benjamin Meyer is the building enclosure business director with Siplast. Previous experience includes enclosure consultant principal, technical management, research, and education for enclosure products, commercial design, real estate development, and construction management on a range of projects that included residential, educational, offices, and DuPont industrial projects. Industry positions include voting member of the ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope and Project Committees, LEED Technical Committee member, past LEED Materials (MR) TAG, and director of the Air Barrier Association of America. Meyer has MBA, BS, and M.Arch degrees from the University of Cincinnati.


Keith Nelson, NCARB, AIA, CDT, BCXP

Keith Nelson is a principal and building envelope department manager at ECS Mid-Atlantic. He has over 20 years of experience in complex building enclosure design and failure investigations. Nelson is an ASHRAE Certified Building Commissioning Professional, consultant to ASHRAE 90.1 Building Envelope Subcommittee, and member of the ASHRAE 160 Hygrothermal Analysis Committee. He participates in ASTM E06.55 Performance of Buildings and in ASTM E06.41 Air Barriers. Nelson provides building science training nationally, coauthored a chapter in The Building Commissioning Handbook, and cochaired/edited ASTM STP161,5Whole Building Air Leakage: Testing and Building Performance Impacts.

8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.: Finding Success with Prefabricated Exterior Wall Panels
Track: AEI

Is prefabrication the future? As the construction industry grapples with labor shortages and product availability issues, prefabricated components continue to increase on construction sites. Prefabricated exterior wall panels— panels that include the exterior cladding through the backup structure—continue to increase in popularity. They promise streamlined construction schedules, reduced construction costs, and improved quality. But there are challenges with prefabricated exterior wall panels, including design expectations, material selection, systems integrations, joint performance (water, air, and thermal), transportation, storage, and installation. This presentation will explore where the industry is with prefabricated exterior wall panels, the challenges using prefabricated exterior wall panels, and strategies for making them a success on your next project.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the potential benefits and drawbacks to prefabricated exterior wall panels.
  2. Evaluate whether prefabricated exterior wall panels are beneficial to projects.
  3. Identify the key issues with using prefabricated exterior wall panels and develop strategies to resolve them.
  4. Discuss strategies to make prefabricated exterior wall panels a success on a project.

Peter Babaian, PE, SE, P.Eng.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger | Chicago, Illinois

Peter M. Babaian is the Building Technology Division head for our Chicago office at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. His 20-plus years’ experience includes designing, investigating, and rehabilitating a variety of building enclosures and structures. His projects involve exterior enclosure consulting for new construction, rehabilitating existing structures and enclosures, historic preservation, building enclosure commissioning, investigating nonperforming building enclosures, and providing expert services related to construction litigation. He enjoys collaborating with clients to understand their goals and provide creative solutions. He is an active member in many professional industry groups, and he helps educate the next generation of engineers.

10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.: Meeting the Building Code: Specifications & Occupiable Spacing – Are They in Coordination?
Track: IIBEC

In the roofing industry, the materials, assemblies, and installation should be well-thought-out, with special attention placed on meeting the International Building Code (IBC). A roofing specification is the road map for the roof assembly to meet the building code based on performance and quality. Though this might seem clear, often the difficulty arises from misunderstanding the changes within the industry, the building code, and its criteria.

Are the listed ASTM standards within the IBC for material, testing, and roof assemblies current? ASCE 7 now has multiple versions. Which one should be used? How are pavers addressed within the building code? Why would I use a guide on ballasted roofing when the membrane is adhered? How do pavers, stone, and vegetation meet the uplift pressures on the building?

These questions, combined with the pressures on the design professional (such as the demand on turn-around time and services, increased liability of knowing IBC, and the limitation of educating younger professionals on material mechanics) can result in conflict between the code and specification.

This presentation will offer a clearer understanding of the building code, including occupiable space, and the impact that could affect the roofing assembly specification. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the relationship between the roofing specification and building code.
  2. Identify how occupiable spaces are addressed within the building code.
  3. Review the standards ANSI/SPRI RP-4 & RP-14.
  4. Trace the compliance path through the building code.

Brian Chamberlain
Carlisle Construction Materials | Carlisle, PA

Brian Chamberlain has been with Carlisle Construction Materials since 1987. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, with a bachelor’s degree in the science of architectural design. Since joining Carlisle, Chamberlain has been assisting architects, consultants, and specifiers in developing special engineered roofing, focusing on performance and sustainability assemblies. He is part of a team that is responsible for system configurations, details development, and code testing. He has been involved in numerous technological presentations throughout the US, Canada, and overseas. Chamberlain is a member of IIBEC, the Construction Specifications Institute, and Single Ply Roofing Industry. He has 35 years of experience in the roofing industry.

10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.: Moisture Accumulation: Multiple Contributing Factors
Track: AEI

After suspected mold growth was reported in the exterior wall assembly throughout a newly renovated portion of an existing hospital, an extensive forensic investigation revealed a significant amount of moisture trapped in the wall.

Water testing, exploratory openings, moisture readings, and measurement of building pressures was performed and concluded that multiple contributing factors resulted in the reported problem, and anomalies were observed as it relates to the exterior wall design, installation, and operation of the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment (HVAC).

This case study session will present the methodology of how data was collected and interpreted, along with technical discussion in regard to the source of moisture, the driving force and inability of the exterior wall assembly to dry, and the resulting lessons learned to prevent similar mistakes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify critical conditions in a brick veneer exterior wall as it relates to water performance.
  2. Identify the different classifications of vapor retarders and the proper placement in the exterior wall assembly.
  3. Explain the effect of HVAC building pressures on the exterior wall assembly.
  4. Recognize the importance of quality assurance observations and quality control testing.

Aaron Rosen, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Rosen Scarfino | Chesterfield, Missouri

Aaron Rosen is a managing partner at Rosen Scarfino, a building enclosure consulting firm. His certifications include Professional Engineer, FenestrationMaster®, BECxP, CxA+BE, and LEED AP BD+C. He has more than 18 years of professional experience working with many different types of cladding and glazing systems. Rosen Scarfino was founded in 2016, and in their first year of business they were providing risk mitigation consulting services on projects totaling over $1 billion in construction costs. Rosen has been retained numerous times to provide a third-party expert opinion on building enclosure-related issues such as air/water leakage, condensation, and moisture accumulation.

1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.: Underlayment and Understanding Moisture Effects on Shingles and Fasteners
Track: IIBEC

Although cedar shakes and shingles are not considered corrosive, the electro galvanized carbon steel fasteners have failed on several cedar roofs, resulting in shingles becoming dislodged from the roof. Studies have revealed that some of these products had very poor coatings and were unlikely to withstand any corrosive condition. A four-year study was launched in 2018 in an attempt to obtain a clear answer to the cedar roof fastener failure and why some roofs were experiencing premature distortion, primarily when installed over barrier underlayment. In this study, eleven installation variations—including underlayment and under shingle spacing—were studied using 442 Moisture pins, 396 thermocouples, 6 cameras, and a multifunctional weather station. Data was collected and recorded at intervals of 15 minutes, 24 hours per day, for the 4-year duration. This presentation summarizes the results of the study, the learnings that apply to all steep roofs, and the development of a superior moisture pin that could be used in any future roofing study of moisture and temperature on roofs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss moisture, temperature, and corrosion research related to the presented study.
  2. Explain how reflectance affects rooftop temperature.
  3. Summarize how barrier underlayment’s can affect shingle performance.
  4. Review gap spacing and differences in temperatures upslope.

David Roodvoets
DLR Consultants | Montague, MI

David Roodvoets is an independent consultant. Previously, he was employed as an associate development scientist for the Dow Chemical Co. and technical director for the T. Clear Corp. Roodvoets has been involved with research on all facets of roofing systems. He has worked with major research institutions and conducted extensive wind tunnel testing of roofing systems. Recently he participated in a four-year study of temperature and moisture effects on cedar roofs. He is active in many building enclosure-related organizations, including ASTM, Cool Roof Rating Council, Single Ply Roofing Industry, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues.

Tony Hyatt
Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau | Madison, WI

Anthony (Tony) Hyatt has been the national manager of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau for 11 years. Hyatt is an experienced field representative in business-to-business and direct sales, small business management, and regional marketing of roofing products. He has worked in the steel roofing industry, offering sales, product application training, estimating, and consulting. Hyatt has worked on a number of different roof installations and has conducted hands-on educational training seminars in multiple states, as well as one in Japan. He owned and operated his own roofing company in the Wisconsin, held the Certainteed “Master Shingler” designation, and installed cedar roofs.

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Facade Case Study
Track: AEI

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory consists, in part, of three structures, referred to as “the domes.” Each dome is 26 m tall and has a 43 m base diameter. The main structure for each dome is a precast concrete frame, supporting an aluminum framed wire glass cladding and a steel framed apex. The domes require extensive rehabilitation along with repairs and updates needed for many support spaces. The existing glazing system is an intricate glass-and-aluminum enclosure that constitutes still, after 60 years, an aesthetic and functional system of exceptional beauty and innovative value. One of the main objectives was to design the system such that it should be capable of removing completely any condensation water that would form on the interior surfaces of the glass panels. This study presents new analysis of the structural and facade components and system and combines that with on-site forensic evaluation to describe the historic and current state of the facade. Results are presented to suggest possible mitigation options with particular focus on the historic nature of the project. Content is focused on engineers (practicing and academic) and contractors to provide historical context, detailed analysis, and clear recommendations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the novel (patented) facade system that was design for Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.
  2. Explain the in-place system and relate it to life-cycle performance.
  3. Identify the integrated design components and assess probable failure.
  4. Evaluate current facade status and apply lessons learned. Suggest repair options.

Joshua Schultz, PhD, PE, LEED AP
Gonzaga University | Spokane, Washington

Joshua Schultz, PhD, PE, LEED AP, is an associate professor of engineering at Gonzaga University. He owns his own consulting firm and serves as a building product engineer for PFS TECO. Prior to academia, Schultz worked at Skidmore Owings and Merrill and Stutzki Engineering. His research and consulting interest in glass and facades extends well over a decade. While at Stutzki Engineering, Schultz worked on a number of significant projects, and he maintains active consulting in the facade realm.  Schultz’s research group focuses on material behavior of structural glass and the development of a glass failure prediction model.

2:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.: StuccoMetrics: Considerations for Stucco Cladding and Continuous Insulation
Track: IIBEC

Portland cement-based plaster (stucco) is a premium-quality exterior wall cladding, widely regarded as aesthetically desirable, durable for the life of a building, fire-resistant, impact-resistant, low-maintenance, and cost-effective. A comparatively heavy cladding, stucco is not all the same. Major variations include three-coat, proprietary stucco, and a range of finish-coat materials. Stucco has important requirements for designers, craftsmen, and code enforcement officials in comparison to other common cladding materials, such as substrate requirements, lath fastening, water management, crack minimization, material selection, and detailing.

Where stucco is applied over metal framing members, contemporary energy codes require a continuous insulation layer between the stucco and metal framing to minimize thermal bridging, effectively creating a new stucco exterior wall assembly typology for which the industry is still experimenting. This session presents a rational exploration and evaluation of the range of specific code and technical requirements, new information, and other considerations for using various continuous insulation materials with stucco on metal-framed buildings. There will be a focus on the differences between the variety of continuous insulation material selections, including foam plastic and mineral wool, their performance characteristics, and detailing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe stucco design and construction specifics regarding continuous insulation.
  2. Review important stucco design codes and ASTM requirements, both current and former, which are sometimes overlooked or misunderstood.
  3. Summarize key lessons learned from recent stucco performance testing.
  4. Discuss the future of stucco with continuous insulation.

Jeff Bowlsby, CCS, CCCA
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. | California

Jeff Bowlsby, architect, stucco consultant, is a licensed California architect and stucco consultant, with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in Northern California. He specializes in exterior wall and stucco assembly consultations to architects, contractors, developers, stucco contractors, and property owners. His nationwide practice focuses on the design of new building construction and rehabilitation projects, and forensic evaluations. Bowlsby has chaired or co-chaired several ASTM stucco committees including ASTM C1063 and ASTM C1861. He has authored many peer-reviewed stucco-related technical articles published in national industry professional journals, and he is the author of the stucco industry information resource

2:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.: Reaching New Heights: Milwaukee’s Ascent
Track: AEI

Currently the world’s tallest hybrid timber structure at 284 ft, this 25-story tower is pushing new heights for timber construction. Jason Korb will discuss in detail the recently completed Ascent and the ambitions and advantages behind tall timber.

Learning Objectives

  1. Become familiar with the environmental/sustainability merits of building with mass timber
  2. Learn about how Ascent became a groundbreaking project in changing the International Building Code around mass timber construction.
  3. Engage with the project’s unique challenges and solutions throughout the lifespan of the project.
  4. Discuss the impact mass timber construction design and the incorporation of biophilia has on human connection with physical spaces.

Jason Korb, AIA
Korb and Associates Architects | Wisconsin

As principal architect and owner of Korb + Associates, Korb is a licensed architect in 19 states with 24 years of experience. He brings a broad understanding of the design and construction industry to bear, largely in the service of mission-based clients. He has been involved with numerous award-winning education, commercial, mixed-use, and student housing facilities.

Korb is also regarded as an international thought leader on the adoption of mass timber construction, which he believes will become the benchmark for sustainable housing in the 21st century. He has led the design of Ascent MKE, which, when complete in 2022, will be the tallest mass timber hybrid tower in the world. He has presented mass timber architecture at international conferences in Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

3:35 p.m.– 4:35 p.m.: The Price of an Ocean View: the Deleterious Conditions at the Balcony Edge
General Session

An attractive asset of a building structure is a balcony overlooking the coastal waters that provides a scenic experience between the inside and outdoor space. However, what tends to be overlooked is the design, detailing, and vigilant methods required to ensure the longevity of such tranquil conditions described above. Certain provisions should be taken to mitigate unfavorable aesthetic deterioration and staining, but there also are concerns of life safety needing to be addressed. Particular focus should be taken at the balcony slab edge, which tends to be the most exposed part of the structure and highest risks of life safety. This session will illustrate the additional safeguards and good design practices that can add to the longevity of the balcony structure. Within this session, participants will be made more aware of new waterproofing technologies and construction chemistry to incorporate in their construction documents. Furthermore, if called upon for a structural assessment, the presentation will provide examples of signs of potential structural failures. The presentation will touch upon the many methods of structural assessments, including the emerging use of drone technology, and how to incorporate them toward structural analysis and building repairs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Development of waterproofing specifications and detailing of cantilevered balconies, particularly at the edge of a balcony slab.
  2. Identify typical signs of structural failures found on a balcony, particularly at the edge of a balcony slab.
  3. Describe assessment methodology toward balcony slab inspections, recognizing the role of drones and analysis with the use of 3-D photogrammetry.
  4. Explain common repair practices and emerging new products for restoration methodology.

Patrick St. Louis
Thornton Tomasetti | Fort Lauderdale, FL

Patrick St. Louis, LEED Green Associate is a senior project director with Thornton Tomasetti (TT) in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office Forensic, Renewal, and Property Loss practice. St. Louis has been with TT for over nine years, with a primary focus on forensic and renewal architecture. He has a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic   University.

2022 BES Schedule
Wisconsin Center
500 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53203
**This schedule is subject to change**
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Evening Reception 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Palm Garden Foyer
Monday, November 14, 2022
Time Lecture Title/Subject Speaker Hours Session Type
Breakfast with Exhibitors 7:00-7:45 a.m.
7:45-8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:00-9:00 a.m. Resilience: It’s a Matter of Choice Not Luck Roy Wright, Keynote Speaker 1 General Session
Break 5 Minutes
9:05-10:05 a.m. An American Gothic: BECx for Harvard University Swartz Hall Gloria Frank; Patrick Reicher, REWC, REWO, SE 1 IIBEC Presenter
9:05-10:05 a.m. Whole-Life Carbon: Getting Real with Roofing Erica Sherman, Ph.D; Bonnie Sharphouse; Elizabeth Grant, Ph.D, RA; AEI Presenter
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibits
10:30-11:30 a.m. Material Considerations in the Changing Sustainability Designs in Building Envelopes Christopher White Ph.D., MBA 1 General Session
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch with Exhibits
12:30-1:30 p.m. The Sky is Falling – Cladding System Failures Timothy Mills, PE, LEED, AP 1 IIBEC Presenter
12:30-1:30 p.m. Restoration of the Missouri State Capitol Brett Laureys, P.E. AEI Presenter
1:30-2:00 p.m. Break with Exhibits
2:00-3:00 p.m. Predicting Hygrothermal Risks through Computer Modeling: Validity and Use Ranae Kwon, AP 1 IIBEC Presenter
2:00-3:00 p.m. Innovative Prefabricated Masonry Solutions Patrick Conway, AIA AEI Presenter
Break 5 Minutes
3:05-4:05 p.m. Masonry Interior Insulation Retrofit Thermal Performance and Freeze Thaw Risk Dr. Randy Van Straaten, PhD, P.Eng 1 IIBEC Presenter
3:05-4:05 p.m. Structural Strength and Serviceability Criteria for Various Building Envelopes Joshua Buckholt, PE, SE; Mahmoud Maamour, PhD, PE, SE AEI Presenter
4:05-5:00 p.m. Reception with Exhibits (immediately following the last education session)
Monday – Total Hours:
6 Hours
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Time Lecture Title/Subject Speaker Hours Session Type
Breakfast with Exhibitors 7:30-8:30 a.m.
8:30-9:30 a.m. Observations Frequency & the Impacts on Non-Compliance Benjamin Meyer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP;
Keith Nelson, NCARB, AIA, CDT, BCXP
1 IIBEC Presenter
8:30-9:30 a.m. Finding Success with Prefabricated Exterior Wall Panels Peter Babaian,P.E., S.E., P. Eng. AEI Presenter
Break 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Exhibits
10:30-11:30 a.m. Meeting the Building Code: Specifications & Occupiable Spacing – Are they in Coordination? Brian Chamberlain 1 IIBEC Presenter
10:30-11:30 a.m. Moisture Accumulation: Multiple Contributing Factors Aaron Rosen, PE, LEED AP BD+C AEI Presenter
Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with Exhibits
1:00-2:00 p.m. Underlayment and Understanding Moisture Effects on Shingles and Fasteners David Roodvoets, Tony Hyatt 1 IIBEC Presenter
1:00-2:00 p.m. Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Facade Case Study Joshua Schultz, Ph.D., P.E., LEED A.P. AEI Presenter
Break 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. with Exhibits
2:30-3:30 p.m. StuccoMetrics: Considerations for Stucco Cladding and Continuous Insulation Jeff Bowlsby, CCS, CCA 1 IIBEC Presenter
2:30-3:30 p.m. Reaching New Heights:  Milwaukee’s Ascent Jason Korb, AIA AEI Presenter
Break 5 Minutes
3:35-4:35 p.m. The Price of an Ocean View – the Deleterious Conditions at the Balcony Edge Patrick St Louis 1 General Session
Tuesday – Total Hours:
5 hours
** Please note the total number of BES hours is subject to change:
11 hours

As an exhibitor at the IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium, your products or services will be marketable to an audience of over 300 attendees. Target Audience architects, engineers, contractors, facility, managers, and other professionals who specialize in roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall tech. IIBEC is accepting exhibit space reservations and will release space based upon the order of reservations received. Click here for the Exhibit Hall Map at the Wisconsin Center conveniently connected to the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.  Click here for this year’s Exhibitor & Sponsorship Prospectus.

You must complete the exhibit application and payment by October 5, 2022, for recognition in the on-site signage.

Tabletop Exhibit Fees

Category Members Non-member
Booth $2,100 $2,500
Additional Booth Staff $200 $200


Exhibit fees include:

  • (1) skirted* 30” x 8’ table
  • (2) chairs
  • (2) Full Conference Registrations

*Skirted with black linen

Electricity can be purchased directly through convention services. More details will follow.

Application Process and Deadline

All exhibit applications must be submitted using the BES 2022 Exhibitor Contract. Only completed applications accommodated by payment will be considered. The application and all required documentation must be completed and submitted to IIBEC by October 5, 2022. For IIBEC’s full Exhibitor Terms and Conditions, click here.

Floor Plans

To view the full floorplan, Click here for the Exhibit Hall Map. To view the available booths, click here for assigned booth floorplan.

Exhibitor Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy is as follows:

  • If Exhibitor cancels this Contract, Exhibitor may only do so by giving notice thereof in writing sent to IIBEC with evidence of receipt. If such written notice is received at least 90 days prior to the opening date of the Event, then Exhibitor will remain liable for 50% of the total exhibit fee. If notice of cancellation is received less than 90 days prior to the Event, Exhibitor will remain liable for 100% of the total exhibit fee, regardless of when this Contract is executed by Exhibitor. In addition, Exhibitor will remain liable for 100% of all fees paid or payable in respect of sponsorships and promotional products, regardless of when this Contract is executed or cancelled by Exhibitor.
  • Contact Arissa Cooper at for more information. For IIBEC’s full Exhibitor Terms and Conditions, click here.

Important Exhibitor Deadlines*

Installation Sunday, November 13 Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Exhibit Monday, November 14 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Tuesday, November 15 7:00 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Dismantle Tuesday, November 15 4:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Exhibitors must represent products and services that serve a purpose within the building enclosure industry. Exhibitors may not permit any other party to exhibit in their space, any goods other than those manufactured or distributed by the contracting exhibitor or permit the solicitation of business by others within their booth space.

Thank You to Our 2022 Event Sponsors


Thank You to Our 2022 Exhibitors

Air Barrier Association of America Inc
ATAS International Inc
Atlas Roofing Corp
Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing
Carlisle Construction Materials
Edwards Sales
FlashCo Manufacturing Inc
Garrety Manufacturing Inc
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
Global Roofing Group
IB Roof Systems Inc
International Leak Detection Ltd
IR Analyzers / Vector Mapping
Johns Manville
Leister Technologies LLC
McElroy Metal Inc
Metal-Era, Inc.
National Gypsum Company
National Institute of Building Sciences
National Women in Roofing
Polyglass USA, Inc.
Rockwool Inc
RTC Waterproofing & Restoration Inc
Sika Corporation
SMT Research, Ltd.
Soprema Inc
United States Gypsum Company

New this year, the IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium is proud to present the Student Research Showcase. This opportunity provides students an opportunity to present research to symposium attendees and to network with industry experts! Cutting edge technical work will be showcased in a visual display to encourage attendee interaction. Student researchers may be undergraduate, master or Ph.D. level students.

Space is limited.

Take Advantage of the Discounted Student Registration Fee: Only $175

Poster Showcase – Monday and Tuesday, November 14 & 15, 2022

The Student Research Showcase is intended to be an engaging and mentoring event. Student presenters/original authors are required to be present at designated times during the symposium.

  • Attendees will interact with the presenters and provide feedback during the Showcase.
  • For display purposes easels will be provided.

Poster Requirements

  • Posters must be 32” high x 40” wide, landscape orientation only.
  • Posters should include student name(s) and the name of faculty supervisor(s), your department, university, and project title.
  • Posters must be printed in color.
  • Research topics are limited to relevant subjects such as: Architectural Engineering, Building Enclosures, Building Sciences, Construction Management, Energy Efficiency, Facades, and Structural Integration.
  • Acknowledge AEI or IIBEC, as well as any other organization(s) having a working relationship with the poster author, including funding agencies.
  • Include the following sections: title, introduction/background, methodology, findings/results, and conclusions. Please avoid excessive jargon, (while using appropriate technical terminology), include references, but not be overly excessive.

Poster Submission:
For Questions Please Contact: Tammie Vogler, AEI Coordinator

Additional Details will Be Provided in the Submission Confirmation

As the IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium draws closer, we continue to prioritize the safety of our members, attendees, and staff.

After reviewing the current CDC guidelines, IIBEC is implementing the following safety measures for the upcoming event:

  • The COVID-19 transmission in Milwaukee County is currently low and masks are not required. We will continue to monitor the situation in Milwaukee. We ask that you follow all local guidelines and laws with respect to practicing social distancing and wearing a mask in public areas. Please check with local public health and government authorities regarding guidelines or requirements that may be in place during your stay. Masks will be available on-site.
  • Space in meeting rooms is provided. We have reserved additional space to allow for safe distancing during presentations, meals, and networking events.
  • Cleanliness and exemplary sanitation protocols. Hand-sanitizing stations will be available at the venue.
  • Reminders to be vigilant and respectful. Attendees should allow for safe distances, use designated exits and entrances, and to use safe and clean practices in designated food/beverage areas.
  • A list of testing sites will be provided onsite. Click here for Milwaukee Covid-19 Testing Sites.

COVID-19 updates from Wisconsin Center District:

The Wisconsin Center District facilities are open and ready to welcome you and your guests. WCD has invested in new cleaning supplies and tools; developed new standards for staff health and safety; and is prepared to help clients execute events in a safe, sanitized facility.

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

Coronavirus FAQs and resource links

IIBEC’s Attendee Assumption of Risk

The attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium. Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless IIBEC, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.

Specifically relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of IIBEC, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium.

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the attendee’s attendance at the IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by IIBEC and by IIBEC’s event venue(s) including, but not limited to, and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, in order to protect as much as possible the health and safety of all IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium attendees.

IIBEC Events Code of Conduct

IIBEC is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and IIBEC staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, Exhibitors, IIBEC staff members, service providers, and all others, are expected to abide by this IIBEC Events Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all IIBEC meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than IIBEC but held in conjunction with IIBEC events, on public or private platforms.

IIBEC has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, we ask that you inform IIBEC’s CEO or COO so that appropriate action may be taken.

Unacceptable behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form
  • Verbal or written abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, IIBEC staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest
    • Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body, size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, IIBEC staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Unwelcome attention or contact with another participant.
  • Express or implied threat of physical or professional harm.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by IIBEC throughout the virtual meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any IIBEC event staff.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. IIBEC reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
    • Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in virtual spaces.

IIBEC reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and IIBEC reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.

Thank you to our 2022 event sponsors!