2020 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show

2020 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show

March 26-31, 2020 | Marriott Marquis Houston and George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas

IIBEC’s premier annual event features over 25 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a two‐day trade show with over 140 exhibitors.

Registration

2020 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show
March 26-31, 2020 | Marriott Marquis Houston and George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas
Attendee Registration Fees

Full Registration Fees – Before Monday, March 2
Member ……………………… $495
Nonmember ………………. $585

Full Registration Fees – After Monday, March 2
Member ……………………… $580
Nonmember ………………. $630

Single Day Registration
Member ……………………… $235
Nonmember ………………. $285

Spouse/Guest Registration
Member/Nonmember … $115
Spouses and guests who register in advance will receive a gift bag.

Student Registration
Member/Nonmember … $150

Trade Show Only Registration
Member/Nonmember … $75
(attendees only, not for exhibitors)


Auxiliary Seminars

Auxiliary Seminars (lunch included)
Member …….. $300
Nonmember … $400


Additional Tickets

President Elect’s Annual Golf Tournament
Member/Nonmember … $225

Region Meetings
Member/Nonmember … $50

Awards Luncheon
Member/Nonmember … $60

Annual Meeting of Members
Members Only ……………. $50

Reception and Annual Banquet
Member/Nonmember … $125

Spouse/Guest Outing – TBD
Painting Class Member/Nonmember … $110
George Ranch Tour Member/Nonmember … $120

To email or mail completed forms with payment to:

IIBEC
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 204
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
E-mail: ajohnson@iibec.org

Questions regarding registration?

Contact IIBEC at 800-828-1902 or info@iibec.org.

2020 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show

March 26-31, 2020 | Houston, Texas

Marriott Marquis Houston | George R. Brown Convention Center


Marriott Marquis Houston Reservations

1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX, 77010
713-654-1777 or 877-688-4323 or 800-228-9290

IIBEC Attendees’/Exhibitors’ Hotel Reservation Webpage.

Room Rates for Convention Attendees
  • $217 | single/double
  • $237 | triple/quad
  • Run of house – based on availability
  • Refer to group name: IIBEC 2020 International Convention & Trade Show

To receive these special rates, contact the hotel by March 2, 2020 for best availability.
Room Tax: 17.82%
Texas Recovery Tax: 0.7%

Check-in: 4:00 PM | Check-out: 12:00 PM


Hotel Early Departure Fee

A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold an individual reservation. Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least three (3) working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained.

Internet

Complimentary in-room internet access is available for guests.


Parking
  • Off-site self parking is $30.00 day.
  • Offsite self-parking is located one tenth of a mile from the hotel.
  • Valet parking is $45.00 per day.

Houston’s boldest new hotel brings you into the center of downtown Houston’s bustling energy. Here you can explore new possibilities in an urban oasis that catalyzes larger-than-life memories every day of the year.

Staying at the Marriott Marquis Houston guests can enjoy:

      • One-of-a-kind Texas-shaped lazy river
      • Rooftop infinity pool and whirlpool
      • Biggio’s Sports Bar, a high-energy multi-level sports bar
      • Full-service spa
      • 24-hour fitness center
      • Six exciting restaurants and bars, including two specialty restaurants, wine bar, cafe, and pool bar & grill

ALERT! Be Cautious of Wholesale Room Brokers

IIBEC has no affiliation with any of these room brokers. While travel firms and booking agents are certainly free to solicit potential customers, it can at times be difficult to determine the legitimacy of their offers, and members who opt for alternatives to the IIBEC negotiated room rates may potentially find themselves at risk. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the IIBEC block on your behalf, and some will also misrepresent that they are calling from the HOTEL. We strongly encourage you to make your reservations directly with IIBEC event hotels. 

If you have any questions about our events and the room block or have general questions, we invite you to contact IIBEC directly at 800-828-1902 or info@iibec.org.


Area Airports/Ground Transportation/Shuttle/Taxi Service
      • George Bush Intercontinental Airport – IAH
          • Airport Phone: (281) 230-3100
          • Hotel direction: 20.2 miles SW
          • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
          • Alternate transportation: SuperShuttle; fee: $25 USD (one way); on request
          • Bus service, fee: $50 USD (one way)
          • Estimated taxi fare: $50 USD (one way)
          • Driving directions:

        Exit via Will Clayton Pkwy. Travel 2.5 miles and turn right onto Eastex Freeway Service Rd then take the US 59 S ramp on the left. Travel 0.3 miles and merge onto I-69. Travel 12.6 miles and continue onto US-59 S. Travel 3.0 miles and take the Jackson St. exit toward George E Brown Convention Center. Travel 0.5 miles. Take a slight left onto N Jackson St., then take the first left onto Ruiz St. Travel 2 blocks and turn right onto N Hamilton St . Travel 0.4 miles and turn right onto Capitol St. Take the first left onto Avenida De Las Americas. Take the second right onto Walker St. The hotel will be on the right.

      • William P Hobby Airport – HOU
          • Airport Phone: (713) 640-3000
          • Hotel direction: 9.8 miles NW
          • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
          • Alternate transportation: SuperShuttle; fee: $20 USD (one way) ;on request
          • Bus service, fee: $50 USD (one way)
          • Estimated taxi fare: $35 USD (one way)
          • Driving directions:

        Exit the airport on Hobby Airport Loop. Continue onto Broadway St. Travel 2.0 miles and take a slight left onto Gulf Fwy. Keep right to stay on Gulf Fwy. then take the ramp on the left onto I-45 N. Travel 4.4 miles and take exit 45 toward Scott St. Travel 0.9 miles. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for St Joseph Pkwy. Travel 0.9 miles and turn right onto Dowling St. Travel 0.4 miles and turn left onto Polk St. Travel 0.4 miles and turn right onto Avenida De Las Americas. Travel 0.3 miles and turn left onto Walker St. The hotel will be on the right.

      • Ellington Field – EFD
          • Airport Phone: (713) 847-4200
          • Hotel direction: 17.5 miles NW
          • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
          • Estimated taxi fare: $55 USD (one way)
          • Driving directions:

        Exit the airport on Brantly Ave. and turn right onto Galveston Rd. toward Challenger. Travel 1.4 miles and turn left onto Scarsdale Blvd. Travel 0.9 miles and turn right onto the ramp to I-45 N/Houston. Merge onto Gulf Fwy. then take a slight left to merge onto I-45 N. Travel 11.9 miles and take exit 45 toward Scott St. Travel 0.9 miles. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for St Joseph Pkwy. Travel 0.9 miles and turn right onto Dowling St. Travel 0.4 miles and turn left onto Polk St. Travel 0.4 miles and turn right onto Avenida De Las Americas. Travel 0.3 miles and turn left onto Walker St. The hotel will be on the right.


Local Attractions
Area Map

Each year building envelope industry professionals from across North America and abroad gather at the IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show to participate in over 25 hours of education covering the latest techniques and technologies in building envelope design, repair, and maintenance. This year’s convention will be held in Houston, TX, on March 26-31, 2020.

IIBEC Continuing Educational Credit
All registered attendees will receive Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) based on hourly attendance at educational programs and the trade show.

AIA Continuing Educational Credit
Educational presentations are registered to provide Learning Units for AIA members. Programs will provide 1.5 LU per hour of attendance and qualify for Health Safety Welfare (HSW)* credit.

Trade Show Continuing Educational Credit
Attendees will earn 2.0 CEHs for spending up to four hours on the trade show floor. Attendees who spend more than four hours at the trade show will receive 3.0 CEHs.

Auxiliary Seminars
Auxiliary Seminars are available at additional cost. Auxiliary Seminars offer 6 IIBEC CEHs and 6 AIA LUs and qualify for Health Safety Welfare (HSW) credit.

Listed below are the sessions that will be presented at the IIBEC 2020 International Convention and Trade Show.

Auxiliary Seminars: Friday, March 27, 2020

Historic Preservation: An Overview of the Assessment and Restoration of our Historical Heritage

March 27, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This seminar is intended to provide a general overview of the evolution, evaluation and restoration of historic buildings. The seminar will include a historical overview, philosophical background, evaluation methodology, review of applicable materials, repair and maintenance approaches, and case studies.

Matt Farmer

Matthew C. Farmer, PE

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Falls Church, VA

Matt Farmer first joined the New Jersey office of WJE in 1986 and moved to the Washington, DC, office in 1990. He served as manager of the Fairfax, VA, office from 1994 until 2006, when he became a principal with WJE. Prior

to that, he was a structural engineer with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Farmer has served as principal investigator on numerous evaluations of concrete, steel, and timber structures, as well as those involving clay, concrete, stone, and cast stone masonry. Projects have included numerous historic landmarks. He received bachelor of science degrees in architectural engineering and environmental design from The University of Colorado and a master of civil engineering from Cornell University.

Matt Farmer

Edward Gerns, RA, LEED AP

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Chicago, IL

Ed Gerns is a principal with the Chicago office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and has more than 29 years of experience related to the investigation and repair of historical masonry buildings. He has performed evaluations of historic masonry façades and overseen preparation of documents and construction period services for the repair of numerous masonry-clad buildings throughout the United States.

April McKelvey

April McKelvey, RRC, RRO

Monarch Consulting Service LLC | Mechanicsville, VA

April McKelvey is president of her firm. A native of Richmond, Virginia, McKelvey is a graduate of James Madison University, where she earned a BBA in marketing. As graduation loomed near and with no other job offers on the table, she took a chance on the roofing industry and never looked back. She made roofing her passion and has since earned the Registered Roof Consultant, Registered Roof Observer, Certified Document Technologist, and Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer credentials. She is vice president of the Virginia Chapter of IIBEC and a former director for the Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals.

Legal Issues and Potential Pitfalls that Confront Building Enclosure Consultants, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors

March 27, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The construction industry is ever-evolving, and this increased activity can bring about legal issues for contractors and related professionals. This seminar will discuss potential pitfalls that can affect building enclosure consultants, architects, engineers and contractors. Topics to be discussed include warranties, wage and hour compliance, best practices for hiring & firing, contract formation and critical contract provisions.

Trenton Cotney

Trent Cotney

Cotney Construction Law, LLP | Tampa, FL

Trent Cotney is a board-certified construction lawyer in Florida who is also licensed in Illinois, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas. He focuses his practice on construction litigation, arbitration, OSHA defense, lien law, bond law, bid protests, and construction document review and drafting. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, developers, and others in the construction industry. Cotney is the general counsel for the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association (FRSA), the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Association (FRACCA), the Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors (TARC), Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA), and several other construction associations.

Ric Asfar

Ric Asfar

Cotney Construction Law, LLP | Tampa, FL

Ric Asfar is an AV-rated civil litigator and appellate advocate with over a dozen years of experience. He represents individuals, government entities, and businesses in California and Florida. As a “law geek” who has read thousands of published opinions, Asfar uses his knowledge of the finer points of law to advance his clients’ objectives. He is a graduate of The University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. While at Pacific McGeorge, Asfar was an extern to the Honorable Consuelo M. Callahan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and president of the Student Bar Association.

Rick Blystone

Cotney Construction Law, LLP | Tampa, FL

Rick Blystone, with Cotney Construction Law, is a Florida Bar board certified specialist in labor & employment law. He is adept at assisting clients with avoiding costly and time-consuming litigation.  This includes review and preparation of employee policies, handbooks, and contracts, and development of employee/management training. Blystone also assists clients with day-to-day employment law questions, including questions about hiring, discipline, internal investigations, terminations, reasonable accommodations, FMLA compliance, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and non-compete matters.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Go With the Flow – Properties and Applications of Cold Fluid-Applied Waterproofing

March 28, 7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Cold fluid-applied (CFA) waterproofing membranes are becoming popular products for difficult flashing details, exposed roofing, split-slab, and plaza waterproofing applications. Members of the design and construction community—including developers, owners, contractors, and design professionals alike—are becoming increasingly interested in these products for their sustainability, ease of installation, and safety. When appropriately specified and installed, CFA membrane products can provide reliable, durable, and low-risk waterproofing solutions, particularly in hard-to-detail transitions or areas with limited exterior access. However, even the most experienced industry professionals can find it challenging to navigate and select an appropriate membrane product, due to their limited track record, numerous manufacturers, and variety of product chemistries and product types.

Manufacturers typically publish testing data to assist professionals with their selection. However, testing is based on a variety of similar but different standards, making it difficult to compare membranes. Additionally, manufacturers typically publish testing of non-soaked samples, not considering the potential impact of in-service water absorption. To better understand and compare CFA membrane types, the authors conducted testing to evaluate water absorption properties of different dry samples, as well as puncture resistance and tensile strength properties of samples—both pre- and post-water absorption. They will discuss the benefits and challenges associated with CFA membranes, including the common and developing uses and detailing considerations. They will explain their testing methodologies, results, and findings.

Benjamin Hiltz

Benjamin Hiltz

Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. | Washington, DC

Benjamin Hiltz is a member of his company’s building technology group, based in Washington, DC. His experience includes projects involving repair/rehabilitation design of existing enclosure systems, investigation of existing building enclosures, and new design. He has consulted with architects, contractors, and building owners on commercial and residential buildings.

Nicholas PiteoNicholas Piteo

Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. | Washington, DC

Nicholas Piteo is a senior project manager based in Washington, DC. His experience in both building technology and structural engineering includes investigation of existing structures and building enclosures; rehabilitation design; and new design encompassing a variety of materials and systems, including below-grade waterproofing, windows, curtainwalls, metals, sealants, masonry, wood, stone, concrete, and other materials related to building enclosure construction. Piteo spends the majority of his work life analyzing issues with the building enclosure and developing solutions as part of new design consulting and investigation projects.

Performance Analysis of Aged TPO Membranes

March 28, 7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

New thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof membranes have been extensively analyzed in laboratories, roof farm fields, and under accelerated weathering conditions. The ASTM International material standard for TPO membranes has been improved since its inception to incorporate more demanding tested-product performance, including requirements for accelerated weathering and aging.

Industry data on the aged performance of TPO roof membranes to date have largely been based on laboratory work, regional studies (such as the 10-year study by the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA), and anecdotal case studies of field-installed TPO roofs—predominantly those that have been improperly designed and/or installed, and membranes with formulations that resulted in premature failure.

Today, there are TPO roofs in the United States that have been in service for nearly 20 years. This paper will review the long-term performance of a large sampling of field-aged TPO roof membranes installed throughout the United States by evaluating thickness, flexibility, inspection under 7X magnification, and aged seam and repair weld adhesion. The intent of this study is to evaluate 1) field-aged TPO roof membrane performance and 2) the ability to repair field-aged TPO roof membranes.

Jennifer Keegan

Jennifer Keegan, AAIA

GAF | Parsippany, NJ

Jennifer Keegan is the director of building and roofing science for her firm, focusing on overall roof system design and performance. Keegan has over 20 years of experience as a building enclosure consultant specializing in assessment, design, and remediation of building enclosure systems. She provides technical leadership within the industry as the chair of the ASTM D08.22 Roofing and Waterproofing Subcommittee, and as an advocate for women within the industry as the educational chair for National Women in Roofing and a board member of Women in Construction.

Moisture Movement and Condensation Control in Exterior Wall Assemblies

March 28, 7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Due to energy code changes, better enforcement, and as a matter of good practice, we are making buildings more and more airtight. Humidity and condensation control go hand in hand with mechanical ventilation of conditioned space. This presentation will focus on the increasing number of interior wall assemblies (and roofs) that are experiencing excessive condensation damage and specific cases that our team of forensic experts has observed over the past several years.

Understanding and predicting moisture movement within and through exterior wall systems is one of the most important factors affecting enclosure performance. Condensation issues can occur with or without designed air barriers, and it is important to understand the role ventilation plays in the design.

This presentation will include forensic studies of moisture movement and condensation control utilizing data loggers to measure moisture movement. The author will review WUFI® analysis of actual assemblies in actual buildings to understand how buildings behave in real-time versus design parameters. Discussion will include mechanical ventilation involved in condensation control, including make-up air versus exhaust. This presentation will also provide an analysis of code requirements versus actual system performance.

The nature of these failures includes design defects and failures related to changes the industry has made for energy efficiency, including cost-cutting measures and system design issues.

Karim P. Allana

Karim P. Allana, RRC, RWC, PE

Allana, Buick & Bers, Inc. | Palo Alto, CA

Karim P. Allana is the CEO and senior principal of his firm. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Santa Clara University and is a licensed professional engineer in California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Washington. Allana has been in the A/E and construction fields for 30+ years, specializing in forensic analysis and sustainable construction of roofing, waterproofing and the building enclosure. He has acted as a consultant and expert witness in 450+ construction defect projects, as lead plaintiff or defense expert, or in defense of subcontractors and manufacturers. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at professional forums.

Simplifying the Complicated Process of Wind Design for Roof Systems

March 28, 7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Wind design for roof systems is rather complicated, and with the latest version of ASCE 7, it has become that much more confusing. Different editions of building codes and, therefore, different versions of ASCE 7 are used in different parts of the country. The three versions that are currently in use are ASCE 7-05, 7-10, and 7-16. While each provides a method to determine the wind loads acting on a building, the specifics of each method vary. There are also groups (e.g., FM, NRCA) that provide methods to determine the wind loads acting on a roof. Once loads are determined, a roof system with a tested resistance greater than the loads is chosen for use. If it were only that simple!

The presentation will discuss the similarities and differences between the three versions of ASCE 7 and the roofing industry-developed methods to determine loads. The presenters will provide insights regarding the application of the traditional Factor of Safety in various design methods, as well as design enhancements for improved long-term performance. Lastly, the presentation will take a deep dive into the numerous listing services that provide wind-uplift-rated roof systems, such as FM, UL, and SPRI.

Joan Crowe

Joan P. Crowe, AIA

GAF | Northbrook, IL

Joan P. Crowe holds a bachelor of science degree in architectural studies and a master of architecture degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In 1988, she began her career at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. In 2000, Crowe joined the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) working in the technical services section. Starting in 2016, she joined GAF as manager of codes and regulatory compliance. Her responsibilities include monitoring building codes, standards and regulations; providing technical assistance to the sales and marketing departments; and producing technical documents. Crowe is a licensed architect in Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

James Kirby

James R. Kirby, AIA
GAF | Wilmette, IL

James R. Kirby is a building and roofing science architect with his firm. He has a master of architecture degree with a “structures” option. With over 25 years of experience in the roofing industry, covering low-slope, steep-slope, metal, SPF, vegetative, and rooftop photovoltaics, he understands the effects of heat, air, and moisture on a roof system. Kirby presents building and roofing science information to architects, consultants, and building owners, and writes articles and blogs for building owners and facility managers and the roofing industry. He is a member of AIA, ASTM, ICC, MRCA, NRCA, IIBEC, and USGBC.

Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel:

Mocking-Up the Reclad Design of an Icon

March 28, 7:45 AM – 9:15 AM and 9:30 – 11:00 AM

The Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel—an iconic and landmarked structure—has experienced water leakage since it was built in 1963. The unique skin on the repeating tetrahedrons is sloped, with exterior water drainage and management behavior somewhere between a wall and a roof. This study will review the existing detailing conditions resulting in water leakage. A reclad design was developed to incorporate a new weather-resistant panel backup wall and inboard metal cladding panels matching the existing historical appearance. The building science principles governing the design development are examined. To evaluate the design, a laboratory mock-up was constructed and performance tested. Challenges related to acquiring and constructing the custom repair design skin assemblies for a full-scale laboratory mock-up will be reviewed. Performance testing of the design included rounds of air, water, thermal, and structural load testing. Lessons learned from the performance testing and the resulting design modifications will be presented.

William O’Brien

William O’Brien, Jr., REWC
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Chicago, IL

William “Bill” O’Brien has contributed to numerous building enclosures projects, primarily involving glass curtainwalls, window assemblies, metal panels, masonry walls, precast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, waterproofing, and roofing systems. Prior to joining WJE in 2012, O’Brien was part of the building sciences consulting group of Architectural Testing, Inc., at their York, PA, headquarters. As a graduate research assistant at Penn State University, his research was dedicated to advancing the understanding of the seismic performance of glass curtainwall and storefront systems. As a consultant for the Applied Technology Council (ATC), he developed analytical models to predict the seismic capacity of glazing systems as part of the developing performance-based design method.

Air Barriers Meet NPFA 285 – Burning Issues

March 28, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

The relationship between the air barrier/water-resistive barrier and NPFA 285 (Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components) compliance is often misunderstood. We propose to add clarity by going beyond the standard misconception that one must consider NPFA 285 requirements only if the building is taller than 40 feet. While not necessarily new, the issues are broadly misunderstood, and assemblies not compliant with the building code are too often specified unknowingly.

Based on the authors’ in-depth synthesis and analysis of information from a wide array of sources and experts, they will examine in detail the effects of insulation and cladding choices as they relate to selection of the water-resistive barrier (WRB), as well as the membrane’s location within the wall system. This will be supported using real project detail drawings and specifications. In addition, manufacturer NPFA 285 compliance documentation, which can be difficult to interpret, will be examined for design and field use.

Peter Barrett

Peter Barrett
Dörken Systems, Inc. | Beamsville, ON, Canada

Peter Barrett is the product manager and marketing manager for his company, where he has been employed for over a decade. His involvement with the design community and building materials industry spans over 25 years. Barrett holds a BA (Hons.) from Queen’s University and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and on its Audit Committee. He has also contributed to The Construction Specifier, Construct Canada, Tunnel Business, and Masonry Magazine.

Marcus Jablonka

Marcus Jablonka
Dörken Systems, Inc. | Beamsville, ON, Canada

Marcus Jablonka has been vice president of his firm for nearly 10 years. He is a voting member of the ABAA Technical Committee and the ASTM E06 Committee on Performance of Buildings. He is also a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council. Until December 2016, he served as president of the Building Envelope Moisture Management Institute (BEMMI). He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Paderborn, as well as a graduate degree in business administration from the University of Bochum, Germany. Jablonka has contributed to many industry publications, including Interface.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Retaining Talent Through Coaching and Mentoring

March 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Building enclosure consultants are often in the position of training and/or supervising an employee, teaching a facility manager about roof system maintenance and forensics, explaining to a building owner or HOA board why a seemingly simple enclosure issue is actually quite complex, and working collaboratively with contractors to problem-solve and get work done quickly. As we enter the longest period of uninterrupted growth in the construction industry, building an inclusive culture amidst diverse project teams benefits one’s professional practice and reputation. Supporting female employees on the rooftop, at the wall, or in the office is critical to reducing employee turnover. Creating a collaborative culture that is supportive of women is also beneficial to all employees and colleagues.

Future leaders are entering the workforce with the expectation that coaching, mentoring, and emotional intelligence are a basic skillset among their colleagues and managers, so there is a need and value for consultants to possess and utilize these skills to successfully retain a future workforce. Organizations without deep knowledge of these topics risk plummeting employee retention rates.

Content will be provided by a professional coach knowledgeable about the building enclosure consulting industry and supplemented by IIBEC members.

Jennifer Keegan

Jennifer Keegan, AAIA
GAF | Parsippany, NJ

Jennifer Keegan is the director of building and roofing science for her firm, focusing on overall roof system design and performance. Keegan has over 20 years of experience as a building enclosure consultant specializing in assessment, design, and remediation of building enclosure systems. She provides technical leadership within the industry as the chair of the ASTM D08.22 Roofing and Waterproofing Subcommittee, and as an advocate for women within the industry as the educational chair for National Women in Roofing (NWIR) and a board member of Women in Construction.

Jennifer Stone

Jennifer Stone, GRP, LEED AP
Johns Manville | Denver, CO

Jennifer Stone, with preferred accounts at her firm, is a founding member and executive chair of NWIR. She has also run operations for a large commercial roofing contractor. Her specific focus with NWIR is recruiting women into the roofing trade and, more importantly, speaking out on how to retain women by empowering them. One of the many aspects of retaining any diversity within our industry is mentoring, which she has focused on for the past several years. Her knowledge of the industry—from operations to manufacturing—helps her to lead real-world discussions that translate to action-based steps to be implemented.

Ellen Thorp

Ellen Thorp, CAE
National Women in Roofing | Westminster, CO

Ellen Thorp, executive director of NWIR, has over 20 years of experience working with college students, new professionals, corporate executives, and volunteer member leaders in business coalitions and trade and professional associations on issues ranging from government relations to strategic planning to program implementation. A Southerner transplanted to Washington, D.C., she blends an intuitive and positive-oriented approach to motivate people and an East Coast assertiveness to “get stuff done,” with the ultimate goal of a completed project, program, or initiative that meets the identified objectives and serves the needs of the organization’s members.

Which is the Weakest Link – How Can it Be Stronger? Lessons Learned From 20 Years of Hurricane Investigations

March 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

As insurance claims increase, wind-induced failure is a major concern for building enclosure designers. To understand the weakest links on the roof assembly, the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) launched a Wind Investigation Program (WIP) in 1996. WIP missions are as follows:

  1. To investigate the field performance of roofing assemblies after major wind storm events
  2. To factually describe roof assembly performance and modes of damage
  3. To formally report the results for substantiated wind speeds

Keys to the RICOWI investigations are teams that are balanced, unbiased, and trained in wind damage assessment. Teams typically are made up of a manufacturer, a roof consultant, and a university or insurance organization representative. Several WIP investigations have been completed over the past 20 years. This presentation focuses on the performance of low-sloped roofs. Among others, three weak links were found critical in the failure of the roofing systems, namely:

  • Securement of roof edges
  • Role of rooftop equipment
  • Integration of roof/wall interface

Each of the above weak links is scientifically analyzed, followed by field observation. Correlations are developed for roof wind design. In addition, wind design data from the North American codes of practice are also calculated and compared to show the impact of science and field observation on durable roof design. With these illustrations, this paper offers recommendations to advance the roof system design for hurricane-prone regions.

Appupillai BaskaranAppupillai (“Bas”) Baskaran, PhD, PEng
National Research Council Canada | Ottawa, ON, Canada

Bas Baskaran is a group leader researching the wind effects on building enclosures through experiments and computer modeling. As an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, he also supervises grad students. As a professional engineer, he is a member of RICOWI, IIBEC, ASCE, SPRI, ICBEST, and CIB technical committees. He is a research advisor to various task groups of the National Building Code of Canada and a member of ASCE’s Wind Load Committee. He has authored over 300 research articles and received over 25 awards, including the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association’s Frank Lander Award and ASTM’s Carl Cash Award. Dr. Baskaran was recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to fellow Canadians.

David RoodvoetsDavid L. Roodvoets
DLR Consultants | Montague, MI

David L. Roodvoets is an independent consultant and a past chairman of RICOWI, technical director of SPRI, and on the board of directors of the Cool Roof Rating Council. He was previously employed as an associate development scientist for the Dow Chemical Company and technical director for the T. Clear Corporation. Roodvoets has worked with major research institutions and conducted extensive wind tunnel testing of roofing systems. Recently, he has worked on developing fire and wind standards for vegetative roofs, ventilation requirements for attics and cathedral ceilings, and hurricane investigations by RICOWI. He has presented at IIBEC symposia and published in industry magazines.

Applying Recent Building and Energy Code Advancements for Durable and Energy-Efficient Building Enclosures

March 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Energy codes have advanced in recent years—in large part by requiring more efficient building thermal enclosures. This advancement typically requires more insulation or a more strategic and effective use of insulation, such as continuous insulation on exterior walls. Regardless of the insulation methods and materials used for compliance, this change has altered how water vapor and bulk water must be managed to maintain or even improve durability. Consequently, long-standing building code “rules” for moisture management are no longer reliable or, at best, are rendered incomplete. Fortunately, very recent building code advancements for water vapor control, including some related improvements for bulk water management, have answered this call to better coordinate with the prior energy code advancements. This paper and presentation will highlight and explain these coordinated energy code and building code advancements, including relevant substantiating research. It also will provide guidance for and examples of their effective application for design and construction of code-compliant, durable, and energy-efficient building enclosures.

Jay Crandell

Jay Crandell, PE
ARES Consulting | Shady Side, MD

Jay Crandell has over 30 years of experience in construction, engineering, and innovative building technology research for private- and public-sector clients. He has conducted benchmark studies of major natural disasters, as well as research to address significant structural, energy, and building science challenges. His work has helped to propel many innovative technologies into the international codes and consensus standards. He is widely published on various engineering, construction, and building science topics.

Stuccometrics: Stucco Jointing – The Why, When, Where and How

March, 29 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Exterior stucco cladding can be categorized into one of two configuration types—either directly-applied to cementitious and masonry substrates (barrier walls), or applied over lathing that is mechanically fastened over a water-resistive barrier to steel- or wood-framed substrates (drainage walls). Both configurations often employ a range of stucco cladding jointing types serving different functional and aesthetic purposes. The objective facts of Why and When stucco jointing is needed or not needed, Where joints are needed, and How joints are designed and constructed are explored, including significant new information that promotes knowledge and understanding to improve the performance and quality of stucco claddings, which are often misunderstood.

This article is based on historical development, design, and installation requirements; building code and reference standard requirements; and the results of recent stucco jointing performance testing. Provided illustrations will depict stucco jointing construction detailing, lathing accessories, splicing, intersection and termination requirements, and plaster application methods used to configure stucco jointing. This presentation factually and objectively explains essential requirements and considerations for effective stucco jointing to assist stucco cladding designers and craftsmen. Jointing facilitates drainage, accommodating building substrate movement and cement plaster shrinkage movement, thus reducing cracking, while it terminates cement plaster panel areas and has decorative purposes.

Jeff Bowlsby

Jeff Bowlsby, CCS, CCCA
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. | San Francisco, CA

Jeff Bowlsby is an architect and stucco consultant with 35 years of construction industry experience. He leads the ASTM C1063 Installation of Lathing and Furring for Portland Cement-Based Plaster task group and founded and leads the ASTM C11 Stucco Work Group that develops all ASTM stucco-related industry standards. He has completed performance testing of stucco assemblies and components, published several stucco-related technical articles in national industry professional journals, is the author of the stucco information resource StuccoMetrics.com, and is a frequent industry presenter on stucco wall claddings. Bowlsby is skilled in building science issues and the integration of all building enclosure systems and components.

Specifying Fenestration – Understanding the Consultant’s Purpose in the Process

March 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

A testing technician from an accredited field-testing lab is onsite and is reviewing the project documents when he notices that the windows do not meet or exceed the building design pressure. He identifies the problem, determining that 200 windows must be removed and 800 windows on the project must be rejected, costing the project months and several hundred thousand dollars. With a proper understanding of the code requirements, this could have been avoided.

This presentation will cover the current practice and how it is flawed. It will explore the requirements for the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code (IBC) as they pertain to fenestration product certification. The speaker will specifically delve into the IBC 2012 and the newer section 1710, which requires that all windows and sliding glass doors be tested to conform to the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS). The question, “What does this actually mean?” will be answered. This will be compared to the code requirements for storefronts/curtainwalls.

The presenter will look at the NAFS, fenestration specifications, and building design pressures based upon an ASCE-7 calculation, and complete the presentation by answering the question, “What is the role of the building enclosure consultant in this process?”

Ron Doddridge

Ron Doddridge, FMPC
Moisture Intrusion Solutions, dba National Testing Services | Daytona Beach, FL

Ron Doddridge holds a B.S. in architecture and mechanical engineering, as well as in business/religion. He has 24 years of experience in fenestration and building enclosure consulting. Most recently, Doddridge completed his professional certification as an AAMA Fenestration Master, of which there are currently only 105 in the world.

Glass Breakage in Insulated Glazing Units in Spandrel Assemblies

March 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Curtainwall and window wall systems today commonly use insulating glass units (IGUs) for vision glazing and for spandrel panel cladding. A risk for IGU in insulated spandrels is higher thermal stresses on the glass lites, compared to older approaches with single glazing. When ceramic enamel (frit) opacifiers are used, there is increased stress from solar absorption. Thermal stress is generally addressed by heat-treating at least the opacified lite. Multiple incidences of thermal stress-related fracture of ceramic enameled spandrel glass in North America, Europe, and elsewhere have shown that ceramic enamel weakens glass, reducing the added benefit of heat treatment, so there remains a risk of in-service thermal stress breakage.

This presentation will give examples of breakage, describe causes, show results of a test program that shows ceramic enamel reduces the strength of heat-treated glass, and describe options to control the potential for in-service breakage. The discussion will be of interest to building owners, designers, and builders considering the use of curtainwall and window wall systems with opacified glass.

George Torok

George P. Torok, CET, BSS
Morrison Hershfield Corporation | Seattle, WA

George Torok is a façade specialist in the façade engineering team of his firm’s Ottawa, Ontario, office. He provides specialist consulting services to architects, building owners, developers and builders, and façade system manufacturers across Canada and the U.S. He has over 30 years of experience in new building enclosure design and construction and existing building performance failure investigation, rehabilitation, and renewal. His specialty is fenestration systems, including windows, doors, skylights, curtainwalls, window walls, sloped glazing, and glazed architectural structures. He is a past president of the Ontario Building Envelope Council and the Building Envelope Council Ottawa Region, and a director of the Building Science Specialist Board.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Defining the Ultimate Wall Through Testing

March 30, 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The building industry is bombarded with new and improved materials with everybody saying they are the best. How do you know? How do you choose? Do you need the best material available? This presentation walks you through a new means to define what the ultimate wall is for your project. Every building is unique, and the old “one size fits all” does not work anymore. This new approach allows you to customize the ultimate wall for your project using anybody’s materials.

Laverne Dalgleish

Laverne Dalgleish
Air Barrier Association of America | Walpole, MA

Laverne Dalgleish has been involved in the construction industry for over 30 years and has focused on improving the quality of construction, both on improving materials and the processes for installation. He spends a great deal of time in codes and standards and works with the building enclosure industry to produce standards that are useful to the industry and allow for choice of materials for a specific project.

Copper Wall Cladding: Modern Testing for Time-Proven Systems

March 30, 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Copper–due to its inherent longevity, adaptability, and beautiful natural weathering characteristics̶̶–remains one of the most proven and preferred roofing and flashing materials. With increasing adoption of light-gauge sheet metal as wall cladding, today’s design professionals are again looking to copper to provide a high-performance option for key buildings.

Until now, some specifiers were reluctant to specify copper; although time-proven, a lack of recognized system testing for common traditionally formed copper wall systems proved a deterrent for some professionals.

The Copper Development Association (CDA) recently completed an exhaustive testing program encompassing the battery of tests included within the American Architectural Manufacturer Association (AAMA) 509, Drained and Ventilated Rain Screen standard.

Completed test protocols include:
• Air infiltration (ASTM E283)
• Water infiltration (ASTM E331)
• Wind resistance (ASTM E330)
• Dynamic wind (AAMA 501.1)

Tested Systems:
• Standing seam (double lock)
• Standing seam (single lock)
• Flat seam (long panel)
• Flat seam (diagonal orientation)

This presentation outlines tested systems, performance characteristics with sample wind resistance in different regions, availability of test results, and concludes by proposing system modification, should a building require even higher performance.

Larry Peters

Larry E. Peters
Copper Development Association, Inc. | McLean, VA

Larry Peters is the CDA’s project manager for the testing component of its Wall Cladding Initiative. He has nearly 25 years of experience working with architectural metal wall cladding, roofing, and flashing systems. Over 20 years of this experience has been dedicated to copper systems. This includes technical assistance during initial design, as well as troubleshooting and forensic analysis of installed systems. Peters also manages CDA’s Installation Training Program and is thus skilled at hands-on techniques necessary to install traditional copper cladding systems and related flashing.

Frank Resso

Frank V. Resso, PE
Resso Engineering, LLC | Sharpsburg, GA

Frank Resso has over 25 years of experience in engineering and design encompassing virtually every segment of the building construction industry. He is a licensed engineer with a special emphasis in the design, specification, product testing, and forensic investigation of building enclosure systems, exterior wall cladding, and roofing systems. He recently participated as a member of the ASCE 7-16 Wind Loads Subcommittee and various SPRI Canvas Groups, and was a longstanding member of the ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings. Russo has presented numerous short courses on metal cladding, building enclosures, and roof edge systems and is credited with nine U.S. patents on related systems.

Look Out Below – A Curtainwall Case Study

March 30, 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Curtainwall systems have been used in commercial construction since the 1970s. Though the performance of these systems has improved, there is still much to learn about how design choices affect service life resilience. This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of commercial fenestration system types, performance, and proper detailing followed by a case study illustrating how these concepts were applied. The case study of Clements University Hospital, a fully operational 12-story healthcare facility, illustrates how typical detailing of newly incorporated elements could have adverse long-term effects.

Beauty caps on a typical captured glass curtainwall system were falling and posed a life safety risk to the public. Walter P Moore was engaged to perform a peer review of the construction documents to identify possible causes of failure, as well as a visual survey to identify additional falling hazards. The Challenging Access Team mobilized to conduct the visual assessment of the tower curtainwall system by rope access. By implementing quality control processes for the repairs, performing hands-on observations, and examining the installed repairs, repair solutions would mitigate future falling hazards, as well as reduce risks for the owner and building patrons. These and other challenges encountered throughout assessment, design, and construction oversight will be discussed.

Jacqueline Byndas Prakhov
Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc. | Dallas, TX

Prakhov is a graduate engineer in the Diagnostics Group of Walter P Moore. She has more than three years of experience in the field of forensic engineering. Her expertise includes evaluating and designing repairs for distress related to clay masonry, stone façades, concrete structures, building enclosure moisture management, roofing systems, and below-grade waterproofing on concrete substrates. She has also developed work scopes, repair details, repair procedures, and technical specifications for waterproofing, restoration, and rehabilitation projects.

Jason Siwek

Jason Siwek, PE
Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc. | Washington, DC

Jason Siwek is a project manager in the diagnostics group of his firm. With more than eight years of experience in the building enclosure field, Siwek has gained expertise in unitized curtain walls, punched windows, storefronts, canopies, skylights, and handrails. His experience involves formulating test procedures to determine material properties, evaluating performance conditions, and recommending efficient processes for repair. Siwek has special insight into international building codes, standards, and market trends based on his work with global design teams. In the building enclosure industry, he specializes in enclosure fabrication and rope access assessments.

Legal Import of Inconsistent Design Specifications and Manufacturer Warranties

March 30, 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Various issues can arise when design specifications are inconsistent with or contradict warranty requirements on a typical design-bid-build (DBB) project. In the typical DBB project, there are contractual rights and obligations created between the owner and the architect and the owner and the contractor, but not between the architect and the contractor. This dynamic can often lead to situations where the design specifications actually void the manufacturer’s warranty.

This presentation will focus on three primary topics: 1) the delivery of warranty-compliant design specifications, 2) the legal rights and recourses available to owners, designers, specifiers, and manufacturers when the specifications are inconsistent with the warranty requirements, and 3) what courts have ruled when faced with situations involving inconsistent design specifications and warranty requirements.

How the legal system has treated ambiguous and/or uncertain terms between the project specifications and the warranties provided will be discussed. The potential impacts of unclear contract documents, including greater liability exposure and financial risk, will be presented. Best practices to avoid the potential consequences of voiding a manufacturer warranty will also be provided.

Brian Must

Joshua D. Baker
Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe, LLC | Pittsburgh, PA

Josh Baker has represented roofing manufacturers and contractors in alleged roofing failure and contractor error disputes. He also has experience with overall claims management, including policies and procedure development and writing effective warranties.

Josh Baker

Brian T. Must
Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe, LLC | Pittsburgh, PA

Brian Must has spent the past 20 years representing manufacturers, building owners, design/build firms, engineers, and contractors in the commercial roofing industry. He has represented various roofing entities in claims or litigation involving hospitals, schools and universities, government buildings, and high-rise condominiums. His experience ranges from negotiating and resolving commercial roofing claims and lawsuits to trying cases before federal and state courts and commercial arbitrations.

Conventional Roof Assemblies: An Update to a Five-Year Field Monitoring Study

March 30, 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

A long-term field monitoring study has measured the impacts of membrane color and insulation strategy on the in-situ performance of conventional roof assemblies. The same roof membrane cap sheet type with three different surface colors (white, gray, and black) was installed over three different conventional insulation strategies with approximately the same R value, creating a total of nine unique roof assemblies on the same building. Sensors were then installed to monitor key performance indicators for the roofs, including temperature at key layers of the roofs, relative humidity within the assemblies, and solar reflectance of the roof membranes.

This paper presents the results of this monitoring work after five years of study. In particular, updates and further analysis are presented with respect to moisture movement and accumulation within the assembles, insulation performance, and long-term reflectivity and soiling of the roofing membranes. Exploratory openings are also to be performed to confirm results of the monitoring and collect samples for laboratory testing of the roofing materials post field exposure. The various measurements are analyzed and synthesized to allow for discussion of advantages and disadvantages of the different membrane colors and insulation arrangements.

Lorne Ricketts

Lorne Ricketts, PEng
RDH Building Science | Burnaby, BC, Canada

Lorne Ricketts is a building science specialist concentrating on new buildings, forensic investigations, and research work. His broad experience includes enclosure and façade design consulting, field review, building monitoring and testing programs, energy assessments, and product testing and development. Ricketts takes an active role in industry education and has produced numerous technical guidance and research documents as well as spoken at conferences and industry events across North America.

Infrared Thermography: The Detective in Your Toolbox

March 30, 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Infrared thermography is a non-invasive testing method for detecting infrared energy radiated from building surfaces. Its ability to identify thermal patterns indicative of heat loss and trapped moisture enables the accurate location of compromised building enclosures and roof assemblies. This presentation will examine the capabilities and limitations of thermography, as well as the conditions required to attain useful results for scanning walls and roofs. The presenters will use case studies that exhibit the benefits of infrared thermography as an investigative tool, referencing images that show solid examples of challenges and eureka moments. Practical examples from real projects will help attendees learn how a thermographer’s ability to interpret images—and not necessarily the caliber of the equipment—drives a successful analysis. The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate how a comprehensive understanding of the equipment, thermodynamics, and building enclosure systems is required to generate quality results and how a lack of understanding can lead to completely different conclusions.

Harry Koyle

Harry W. Koyle, RRO
WSP Canada, Inc | Calgary, AB, Canada

Harry Koyle is currently a project director for the building sciences team of his company’s Calgary, AB, office. With over 35 years of experience in the roofing and building enclosure industry, he has extensive experience in all fields related to these important components of a building. Koyle is a Registered Roof Observer, an ARCA Approved Inspector, and a Certified Infrared Thermographer. He is a charter member of the IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter and has served on the executive committee of the Alberta Building Envelope Council for six years.

Josh Baker

Stephanie M. Robinson, PEng
WSP Canada, Inc. | Ottawa, ON, Canada

Stephanie Robinson is the manager for the building sciences team of her company’s Ottawa, ON office. She has 11 years of experience in investigation, design, contract administration, and construction review of building enclosure components for new and existing construction in Canada and the United States. Robinson leads technical decisions for roofing and cladding projects across Canada and manages her firm’s Roofing Centre of Excellence, a national team that connects the roofing business by sharing knowledge, managing internal company processes and documents, and promoting industry reputation. She is a Level 2 Certified Thermographer.

First Line of Defense – Plaza Waterproofing Replacement

March, 30 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Outdoor plazas are ubiquitous on the urban landscape, providing access to otherwise limited outdoor space. Due to tight urban space demands, plazas are often located above occupied spaces, which complicates their design and maintenance. In addition, as plaza systems age, plantings and trees can become overgrown, hardscapes worn and deteriorated, and failing waterproofing can result in interior leakage and damage. Maintenance and repairs are generally difficult because of the overburden and multi-layer systems, and so frequently the systems are either partially or completely replaced. Replacement is often complicated given perimeter constraints, changed code requirements, and constructability issues. In addition, the plaza system selection must consider life expectancy, durability, maintenance, and cost.

This presentation will provide strategies to evaluate plaza system replacement options within project-specific restrictions through a series of case studies. It reviews investigation strategies to evaluate existing plaza conditions and the field information critical for making design decisions. A range of replacement plaza waterproofing options and their advantages and disadvantages, including durability, constructability, and cost implications will be discussed. Key design considerations, such as drainage, overburden selection and setting, and building code requirements that can impact the material selection and overall system detailing will be presented.

Casey Williams

Casey Williams, PE
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. | Boston, MA

Casey Williams is a senior staff II member in the building technology group of her firm. She has been involved with the investigation and remedial design of building enclosures, as well as the subsequent construction administration of repairs, including the New York State Capitol, the Massachusetts State House, and the First Church of Christ Scientist. Her focus is on existing and historical building investigation and repair projects.

Physical Testing for Wind Resistance of Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems Over Structural Metal Panel Roof Systems

March 30, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Retrofit single-ply roof systems (RSPRS) are increasingly being used to re-cover existing structural metal panel roofs. One of the primary concerns when an RSPRS is installed over a structural metal panel roof is wind uplift. Of significant concern is when an RSPRS is mechanically fastened into every other purlin instead of every purlin. The “every other” type of installation changes the wind-resistance load path of the metal building. This every other load path seemingly doubles the load on the purlin-to-main-frame connection for the purlins to which the RSPRS is attached.
ASTM E1592 physical testing has been performed on three test roof assemblies—each consisting of a mechanically attached TPO with flat stock and flute-fill polyisocyanurate over a 24-in.-wide structural metal panel roof system. Each RSPRS has different fastener patterns, which resulted in different wind uplift resistance values. The tests were heavily monitored to obtain deflection measurements and stress/strain information for multiple components within the assembly.

The results from an analysis of the three physical tests will be presented. The results from physical testing (small and large scale) were used to develop finite element analysis (FEA) modeling of alternative fastening patterns, and these conclusions will be presented.

Mohamed A. ElGawady

Mohamed A. ElGawady, PhD
Missouri University of Science and Technology | Rolla, MO

Mohamed A. ElGawady, Ph. D., is a Professor and Benavides Faculty Scholar at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) with 20 years of experience in extreme loading and sustainability.

James Kirby

James R. Kirby, AIA
GAF | Wilmette, IL

James R. Kirby holds a master of architecture degree with a structures option, and is a licensed architect concentrating on building and roofing science. He has over 25 years of experience in the roofing industry, covering low-slope, steep-slope, metal, SPF, vegetative, and rooftop photovoltaics. He understands the effects of heat, air, and moisture on a roof system. Kirby presents building and roofing science information to architects, consultants, and building owners, and publishes articles and blogs for building owners and facility managers and the roofing industry at large. He is a member of AIA, ASTM, ICC, MRCA, NRCA, and IIBEC.

Detailing Specific Cladding Requirements for Mid-Rise Wood-Framed Buildings

March 30, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Multistory, wood-framed buildings are ubiquitous in modern construction throughout North America, particularly for multifamily residential construction, but also for light commercial. Specific cladding problems can occur if special attention is not given to appropriately detail these building enclosure interfaces. This paper and presentation discuss the causes for these problems, the lack of existing development currently existing within the industry, and the need for such detailing for various cladding types. The current state of the industry does not formally recognize or address the issue of shrinkage and elastic shortening of the vertical members within these structures.

Warren French

Warren R. French, F-IIBEC, RBEC, PE
French Engineering, LLC | Spring, TX

Warren R. French is a registered professional engineer in 20 states, as well as a Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC) through IIBEC. He has extensive experience with design peer reviews, as well as numerous forensic investigations pertaining to exterior cladding systems for hundreds of mid-rise, wood-framed, multifamily residential projects.

A Decade of Change: Recent Revisions to ASTM Stucco Standards

March 30, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Although stucco has been in use for centuries, standards regarding its design and application were not developed until the early part of the twentieth century. Over time, these standards have been modified in response to changing needs, developments, and expectations within the industry. Revisions to stucco-related ASTM standards have accelerated over the past ten years in particular, changing the standards drastically. This paper will summarize the most significant of these changes and discuss the genesis and reasons for them. It will also examine areas of future progress on the standards anticipated over the coming decade.

Patricia Aguirre

Patricia M. Aguirre, REWC, PE, CDT
LinkedIn Profile | Bristow, VA

Patricia Aguirre a building enclosure consultant in northern Virginia. Her work focuses on forensic field and laboratory investigations; façade and building enclosure investigations; structural inspection, analysis, and design; architectural retrofit and repair; and development of design documents and repair recommendations. Aguirre is an active member of IIBEC, serving on the REWC Exam Committee and teaching several exterior wall-related courses. She also serves on ASTM C11 Committee on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems.

Matthew Innocenzi

Matthew Innocenzi, RBEC, PE
Nick Innocenzi & Sons Consulting Engineering and Associates, LLC | Warrenton, VA

Matthew Innocenzi is principal of his firm. He has 20 years of experience as an engineering consultant, with a focus on litigation support and expert testimony for building enclosure systems, particularly light-gauge metal framing, Portland cement stucco, brick veneer systems, steep-slope roofing materials, and waterproofing. Innocenzi is also an active member in ASTM C11 and D08 committees on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Prepared Roofing Systems, serving as chairman and technical contact for ASTM C926, Standard Specification for Application of Portland Cement-Based Plaster and ASTM C1860, Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Tensile Strength or Bond Strength of Portland Cement-Based Plaster by Direct Tension task groups.

Why Fenestration, Why? Water Testing Problems and Solutions

March 30, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

New construction and renovation projects provide their own set of unique challenges, especially during the installation and integration of new fenestrations systems (e.g., sliding glass doors and windows). The focus of this paper will seek to analyze both similar and distinctive modes of water penetration failure that have been observed during multiple sessions of water testing performed in general accordance with accepted industry standards. This paper will further analyze and discuss the water testing failures related to detail design and constructability issues associated with work performance and project management, using several case studies. Applying the learned knowledge of water penetration failures during the design and installation of fenestration systems of new or renovation projects will lead to improved performance and life expectancy of the building enclosure as a whole.

Wayne Butler

Wayne Butler, AIA
Applied Building Sciences, Inc. | North Charleston, SC

Wayne Butler’s architectural design practice focuses on building enclosure design, consulting, and diagnostic testing for a variety of architectural projects. The emphasis of his work has been in the hot/humid, high-wind/high-seismic zone of the Southeast. Wayne received both his B.S. and masters in architecture from Clemson University. Wayne is past chair and current board member of the Building Enclosure Council|Charleston, served on the Building Enclosure and Environmental Council – BETEC Material & Innovation Committee, is an active voting member of ASTM E06, Performance of Buildings, and a board member and mentor with Architecture, Construction, and Engineering’s (ACE’s) Mentor Program of America (Charleston Affiliate).

John Wylie

John C. Wylie, REWC, PE
Construction Science and Engineering, Inc. | Westminster, SC

John C. Wylie has over ten years of experience as an engineering consultant and engineering intern, primarily in the areas of deficient construction, structural analysis, and collapse/damage investigations. Wylie is licensed as a professional engineer in four states and a Registered Exterior Wall Consultant with IIBEC. He is responsible for the inspection and structural analysis of a wide variety of building enclosure and framing systems, including roof, wall, and guardrail systems. Wylie has provided deposition testimony during a litigation case, and has presented several technical papers at national and regional conferences. He is a member of IIBEC’s Interface Editorial Board.

Facade Access and Fall Protection – Designed Systems or Afterthought?

March 30, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

The rules and regulations governing safety requirements for workers exposed to occupational hazards associated with walking-working surfaces are often misunderstood by building owners, design consultants, employers, employees, and third-party contractors. Owners are not always clear what is required, and traditional design consultants are often not comfortable specifying these systems. Due to this issue, façade access and fall protection systems frequently become an afterthought instead of being included in pre-design discussions and considerations.

This presentation will discuss the regulations and industry best practices associated with façade access and fall protection systems. It will also address the role of the design consultant in specifying these systems and recommended methods to streamline coordination challenges among the parties.

A façade access case study for the Las Vegas Convention Center project will be presented to demonstrate the benefit of early coordination. With 120-foot-tall curtainwalls at the 220-foot-wide porte cochere, 60-foot-tall curtainwalls along the remainder of the 600-foot-long building front, and a continuous undulating ribbon overhang that extends 8 to 12 feet from the exterior face of the building, designing systems for routine façade access and maintenance of the center was a challenge. The case study will highlight the successful processes used by the design and construction team to produce safe, efficient, and OSHA-compliant access at elevated building areas.

Kimani Augustine

Kimani Augustine, PE
Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc. | Houston, TX

Kimani Augustine is a senior associate and senior project manager at his firm’s Houston office. He has been in the engineering industry since 2004 and has experience in diversified aspects of enclosure diagnostics consulting, including conducting field visits and assessments of existing structures requiring retrofit or renovation. He has led efforts on a wide variety of building enclosure, façade access, and parking restoration projects. Augustine has also managed several significant building enclosure renovation projects involving rope access and building façade maintenance unit assessments, certification, and retrofits.

Jeffrey Kobes

Jeffrey Kobes
Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc. | Dallas, TX

Jeffrey Kobes is a senior associate and senior project manager at his firm’s Dallas office. Kobes specializes in services related to the assessment, repair, and expansion of existing and historical buildings, including the building enclosure issues associated with existing buildings. He utilizes his experience with historical buildings to develop thoughtful approaches to façade access and maintenance for both existing and new buildings. He is a member of the Association of Preservation Technology and Preservation Dallas and serves on the Structural Engineers Emergency Response Committee for the Structural Engineers Association of Texas.

Learn From Experienced, Field-Tested Experts

IIBEC’s expert instructors offer more than just technical data. Presenters reinforce program content with practical examples from applications in the field. With plenty of opportunities to ask questions, you get the answers you need. Instructor/attendee dialogue is encouraged.

Geared towards building enclosure professionals, architects, engineers, contractors, and facility managers, this program is invaluable to anyone involved with maintaining or designing building envelope systems.

Over 25 hours of education, Saturday and Sunday Trade Show sessions, and numerous social and networking opportunities await attendees of the 2020 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show, March 26-31, 2020 at the Marriott Marquis Houston & George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Plan your attendance with the day-to-day list of activities below.

Emerging Professionals
Programs tagged with the “EP” designation  include content identified as likely to be particularly insightful for “Emerging Professionals” or for those newly developing a building enclosure consulting career.

Schedule

 

Thursday, March 26

Time Event EP
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM RICOWI Breakfast
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Convention Registration
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Internet Café & Marketplace
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Spouse/Guest Lounge
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM RICOWI Roofing Seminar/Workshop
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM New Officer/Director Orientation
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM RICOWI Lunch
7:00 PM Board of Directors Dinner

Friday, March 27

Time Event EP
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Golf Tournament Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Convention Registration
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Internet Café & Marketplace
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Spouse/Guest Lounge
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Auxiliary Seminars – Concurrent
Historic Preservation: An Overview of the Assessment and Restoration of our Historical Heritage
Legal Issues and Potential Pitfalls that Confront Building Enclosure Consultants, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors
8:30 AM President-Elect’s Golf Tournament | Wildcat Golf Club
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Spouse/Guest Outing
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Trade Show Exhibit Setup
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM RICOWI Board & General Membership Meeting (Cont’d)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Train the Trainer
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM IIBEC Committee Meetings
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM IIBEC Opening Reception
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Exhibitors’ Hospitality Receptions
TBD
TBD

Saturday, March 28

Time Event EP
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Convention Registration
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Internet Café & Marketplace
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Spouse/Guest Lounge
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM RCI-IIBEC Foundations Board Meeting
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM RCIF Canada Board Meeting
7:45 AM – 9:15 AM Educational Programs – Concurrent
Go With the Flow – Properties and Applications of Cold Fluid-Applied Waterproofing
Performance Analysis of Aged TPO Membranes
Moisture Movement and Condensation Control in Exterior Wall Assemblies
Simplifying the Complicated Process of Wind Design for Roof Systems
Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel: Mocking-Up the Reclad Design of an Icon
Air Barriers Meet NFPA 285 – Burning Issues
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Trade Show Exhibit Setup
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Educational Programs – Concurrent
Go With the Flow – Properties and Applications of Cold Fluid-Applied Waterproofing
Performance Analysis of Aged TPO Membranes
Moisture Movement and Condensation Control in Exterior Wall Assemblies
Simplifying the Complicated Process of Wind Design for Roof Systems
Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel: Mocking-Up the Reclad Design of an Icon
Air Barriers Meet NFPA 285 – Burning Issues
11:15 AM – 1:15 PM Regional Meeting (Lunch Served)
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Exhibitor Briefing
1:30 PM – 3:15 PM Opening Ceremony and Keynote Presentation
3:15 PM – 7:15 PM Trade Show, Grand Opening, and Reception
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Product Demonstration  – Polyglass
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM Product Demonstration  – Siplast
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM Product Demonstration – Sika
7:15 PM – 7:45 PM Exhibitor Booth Selection Meeting for 2021 Trade Show
7:15 PM – 10:00 PM Exhibitors’ Hospitality Receptions
Siplast
SOPREMA

Sunday, March 29

Time Event EP
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Nondenominational Worship Service
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Convention Registration
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Internet Café & Marketplace
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Spouse/Guest Lounge
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Trade Show with Full Breakfast Buffet
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Product Demonstration  – Georgia Pacific
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Product Demonstration  – Dorken
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Product Demonstration  – Versico
12:30 PM – 8:00 PM Trade Show Exhibit Dismantle
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Awards Luncheon
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Jury of Fellows Meeting
2:00 PM – 3:30PM Educational Programs – Concurrent
Retaining Talent Through Coaching and Mentoring
Which is the Weakest Link – How Can it Be Stronger? Lessons Learned From 20 Years of Hurricane Investigations
Applying Recent Building and Energy Code Advancements for Durable and Energy-Efficient Building Enclosures
Stuccometrics: Stucco Jointing – The Why, When, Where and How
Specifying Fenestration – Understanding the Consultant’s Purpose in the Process
Glass Breakage in Insulated Glazing Units in Spandrel Assemblies
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Educational Programs – Concurrent
Retaining Talent Through Coaching and Mentoring
Which is the Weakest Link – How Can it Be Stronger? Lessons Learned From 20 Years of Hurricane Investigations
Applying Recent Building and Energy Code Advancements for Durable and Energy-Efficient Building Enclosures
Stuccometrics: Stucco Jointing – The Why, When, Where and How
Specifying Fenestration – Understanding the Consultant’s Purpose in the Process
Glass Breakage in Insulated Glazing Units in Spandrel Assemblies
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM RCI-IIBEC Foundations’ Reception and Event

Monday, March 30

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Convention Registration
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Internet Café & Marketplace
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Spouse/Guest Lounge
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Educational Programs – Concurrent
Defining the Ultimate Wall Through Testing
Copper Wall Cladding: Modern Testing for Time-Proven Systems
Look Out Below – A Curtainwall Case Study
Legal Import of Inconsistent Design Specifications and Manufacturer Warranties
Conventional Roof Assemblies: An Update to a Five-Year Field Monitoring Study
Infrared Thermography: The Detective in Your Toolbox
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Spouse/Guest Outing
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Educational Programs – Concurrent
First Line of Defense – Plaza Waterproofing Replacement
Copper Wall Cladding: Modern Testing for Time-Proven Systems
Look Out Below – A Curtainwall Case Study
Legal Import of Inconsistent Design Specifications and Manufacturer Warranties
Conventional Roof Assemblies: An Update to a Five-Year Field Monitoring Study
Infrared Thermography: The Detective in Your Toolbox
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Annual Meeting of the Members (Box Lunch)
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Educational Programs – Concurrent
First Line of Defense – Plaza Waterproofing Replacement
Physical Testing for Wind Resistance of Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems Over Structural Metal Panel Roof Systems
Detailing Specific Cladding Requirements for Mid-Rise Wood-Framed Buildings
A Decade of Change: Recent Revisions to ASTM Stucco Standards
Why Fenestration, Why? Water Testing Problems and Solutions
Façade Access and Fall Protection – Designed Systems or Afterthought?
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Educational Programs – Concurrent
First Line of Defense – Plaza Waterproofing Replacement
Physical Testing for Wind Resistance of Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems Over Structural Metal Panel Roof Systems
Detailing Specific Cladding Requirements for Mid-Rise Wood-Framed Buildings
A Decade of Change: Recent Revisions to ASTM Stucco Standards
Why Fenestration, Why? Water Testing Problems and Solutions
Façade Access and Fall Protection – Designed Systems or Afterthought?
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM President’s Reception
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Annual Banquet

Tuesday, March 31

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 2020 – 2021 Board of Directors Meeting

The IIBEC International Trade Show offers attendees the chance to meet and learn from representatives from over 140 manufacturers of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall products.

 

Show your support for building enclosure industry education, learn about becoming a sponsor of the IIBEC International convention and Trade Show.

Discover Products for Better Building Enclosures

Exhibiting companies send knowledgeable staff to the IIBEC trade show to provide building enclosure consultants with answers to important questions about material characteristics and application. Research and development professionals attend to trade valuable insights into the future direction of today’s building envelope materials.

Earn CEHs for Attending the IIBEC Trade Show.
Attendees will earn 2.0 CEHs for spending up to four hours on the trade show floor. Attendees who spend more than four hours at the trade show will receive 3.0 CEHs.

Location

Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker Street
Houston, Texas, 77010
Marriott Marquis Houston| 713-654-1777

 

Trade Show Exhibit Hours

Saturday, March 28, 2020
3:15 PM – 7:15 PM (with reception)

Sunday, March 29, 2020
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (with full breakfast buffet)

 

Platinum Sponsors

Become a sponsor

Sponsor Sponsorship
Annual Banquet
Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker
Golf Tournament and all golf holes
Opening Reception
Convention bags
Name badge lanyards
Trade Show reception
Trade Show breakfast
Schedule-at-a-glance sign
RCI-IIBEC Foundations’ fundraiser and event
Hotel guest Room Key Cards
Available Event Proceedings Flash Drive
Available Internet Lounge and Marketplace
Available Convention/Trade Show Mobile App
Awards Luncheon
Available Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon
Available Convention Writing Pens

Gold Sponsors

Sponsor Sponsorship 
Available Spouse/guest lounge
Directional Sign
Available Directional Sign
Available Directional Sign
Available Trade Show Prize Giveaway- 3 Available
Available Break Refreshments – 5 Available
Board of Directors Dinner
Available Spouse/Guest Lounge
Region I Meeting Lunch
Available Region II Meeting Lunch
Region III Meeting Lunch
Available Region IV Meeting Lunch
Available Region V Meeting Lunch
Available Region VI Meeting Lunch
Available Region VII Meeting Lunch
Available Region VIII Meeting Lunch

Product Demonstrations

Product demonstrations are available on a first come first serve basis.

Company Time
Polyglass Saturday, March 28 — 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Siplast Saturday, March 28 — 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Sika Saturday, March 28 — 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Georgia Pacific Sunday, March 29 — 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Dorken Sunday, March 29 — 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Versico Sunday, March 29 — 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

2020 Exhibiting Companies

Book your booth today!

 

ExhibitorBooth#
AceClamp (PMC Industries)Booth 100
Activar Construction Products Group, IncBooth 128
Air Barrier Association of AmericaBooth 120
A-LERT Roof SystemsBooth 438
American AnchorBooth 236
American HydrotechBooth 318
American WeatherStar, LLCBooth 609
Anchor ProductsBooth 817
APEC Engineering & Laboratory, LLCBooth 126
Aquafin, Inc.Booth 135
ATAS InternationalBooth 821
Atlas Roofing CorporationBooth 735
AVM IndustriesBooth 210
Babcock-DavisBooth 219
BASF Corp – Construction, SPF Roofing ProductsBooth 422
Beldon Roofing CompanyBooth 801
Berridge Manufacturing CompanyBooth 413
Butler Manufacturing Roof SystemsBooth 917
Canon Fabrications, LLCBooth 123
Cardinal Roofing & RestorationBooth 640
Carlisle Construction MaterialsBooth 701
CertainTeed CorpBooth 410
CETCOBooth 307
CP Rankin IncBooth 529
D.I. Roof SeamersBooth 907
DERBIGUMBooth 623
Detec Systems LLCBooth 641
Dörken Systems IncBooth 339
Drexel MetalsBooth 706
Durapax LLCBooth 834
Duro-Last, Inc.Booth 629
Eagle Roofing ProductsBooth 325
Emseal Joint SystemsBooth 313
Epro Services, Inc.Booth 324
Everest Systems, LLCBooth 141
EverroofBooth 223
FBC/LaurencoBooth 320
FiberTite Roofing SystemsBooth 301
Firestone Building ProductsBooth 401
FixFast USABooth 327, Booth 329
Flex Membrane International Corp.Booth 441
Free Weekends, LLCBooth 140
GAFBooth 507, Booth 501
Gardner-Gibson-APOCBooth 426
General Coatings Manufacturing CorpBooth 221
Georgia-Pacific GypsumBooth 717
Guardian Sensor TechnologyBooth 235
H.B. Fuller CompanyBooth 429
Hanover Architectural ProductsBooth 540
Henry CompanyBooth 337
Hunter PanelsBooth 810
Hydro-GardBooth 835
HyloadBooth 407
IB Roof SystemsBooth 430
ICP Building Solutions GroupBooth 335
International Leak Detection LLC (ILD)Booth 713
IR Analyzers / Vector MappingBooth 635
ITW Polymers Sealants North AmericaBooth 440
Jobba Trade TechnologiesBooth 338
Johns ManvilleBooth 523
JR JonesBooth 727
Kemper System America, Inc.Booth 423
Leading Edge SafetyBooth 222
Loadmaster Systems, Inc.Booth 841
MAPA ProductsBooth 240
Master Builders Solutions by BASFBooth 130
McElroy MetalBooth 611
Menzies Metal ProductsBooth 109
MetacrylicsBooth 331
Metal-Era, Inc.Booth 206
MIRO Industries, Inc.Booth 734
Momentive Performance Materials (GE Silicones)Booth 607
Mule-Hide ProductsBooth 539
National GypsumBooth 101
National Roof Deck Contractors AssociationBooth 941
Nations Roof LLCBooth 634
NEOGARDBooth 535
Noble CompanyBooth 537
NovagardBooth 107
NRCABooth 905
O'Hagin LLCBooth 323
OMG Roofing ProductsBooth 616
Owens CorningBooth 707
Peach State Roofing IncBooth 823
Pecora CorporationBooth 124
Petersen Aluminum CorpBooth 806
Polyglass USA, Inc.Booth 117
Polyguard Products IncBooth 309
PROSOCO, Inc.Booth 925
R-50 Systems, LLCBooth 241
Revere Copper Products IncBooth 924
ROCKWOOLBooth 229
Roof Hugger LLCBooth 836
Roof Penetration HousingsBooth 840
RoofLogicBooth 916
Rooftop Anchor IncBooth 700
RTC Waterproofing & Glass IncBooth 340
Rust-Oleum CorpBooth 927
S-5! Attachment Solutions Metal Roof InnovationsBooth 808
Safety Rail Company LLCBooth 408
SFSBooth 406
Sheffield Metals InternationalBooth 234
Sika CorporationBooth 317
SiplastBooth 417, Booth 517, Booth 510, Booth 512
Situra, Inc.Booth 508
SMARTBooth 929
SOPREMABooth 201
SPRI, Inc.Booth 918
T Clear CorpBooth 424
Thaler Metal Industries LtdBooth 506
The Barrett Company, LLC.Booth 711
TopHat Framing SystemsBooth 104
Tremco IncBooth 617
Triton Inc.Booth 940
Tropical Roofing ProductsBooth 409
Trufast / ABC U.S.Booth 708
TuffWrap Installations, Inc.Booth 739
Uniflex Fluid Applied RoofingBooth 935
United Gilsonite LaboratoriesBooth 225
USGBooth 435
VaproShieldBooth 636
VELUX America, LLCBooth 909
Versico Roofing SystemsBooth 601
Wade Architectural SystemsBooth 740
Wegener Welding LLCBooth 838
Western ColloidBooth 434
York FlashingsBooth 118
Zero/Six ConsultingBooth 334

Trade Show, Grand Opening and Reception

Attire: Business Casual
Discover the latest products and services on display by exhibitors and sponsors. Live product demonstrations will occur each day. There will be a complimentary reception on Saturday and a full breakfast buffet on Sunday.

CEHs for Attending the IIBEC Trade Show.
Attendees will earn 2.0 CEHs for spending up to four hours on the trade show floor. Attendees who spend more than four hours at the trade show will receive 3.0 CEHs.

Be sure to visit the display of the IIBEC Document Competition winners during both days of the trade show. Competition categories include small projects, large projects,special reports, and reports.

applause-awards-smAwards Luncheon

Attire: Business Casual

Don’t miss this celebratory gathering as IIBEC. recognizes its outstanding members and volunteers. Support your peers and enjoy the camaraderie at this delicious luncheon.

Discover the history of and previous recipients of the IIBEC awards: Herbert Busching Award | William C. Correll Award | Michael DeFrancesco Award | Richard M. Horowitz Memorial Award | Lifetime Achievement Award

RCI-IIBEC Foundations’ Reception and Event

rcifsAll attendees are encouraged to attend the combined fund-raiser for the United States and Canadian RCI-IIBEC Foundations. There will be live and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.

RCI-IIBEC Foundations Auction Item Donation Form – USA and Canadian RCI-IIBEC Foundations


Annual Meeting of the Members (Luncheon)

This is the IIBEC members’ business meeting and annual election. Members sit down for a meal to discuss IIBEC business and select leaders for the upcoming year. Boxed lunches will be served.


President’s Reception and Annual Banquet

A celebration and finale of the convention. Here’s your chance to reminisce with fellow members over a sumptuous meal and enjoy lively entertainment.


Annual Banquet Entertainment – TBD

A.B. Stoddard

Associate Editor and Columnist, RealClearPolitics

A.B. Stoddard is an associate editor and columnist with political news site and polling data aggregator RealClearPolitics, and a contributor and guest host for SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel. She appears regularly on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, and MSNBC for her expertise as a political commentator. She is a former associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper. Her column with The Hill won first-place Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington, D.C. chapter in 2010 and 2011.

Nonpartisan, Stoddard addresses elections and the political landscape of the day. Frequently meeting with sources and politicians of all stripes, Stoddard has her finger on the pulse of Washington, D.C. as she offers detailed and smart political and electoral analyses. Her talks cover the biggest stories in the news, the most up-to-date happenings between Congress and the White House, ongoing budget battles, and the electoral prospects for the two parties.

Stoddard had always wanted to be a reporter, and she caught the political bug watching Justice Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court nomination hearings. She began her journalism career as a reporter for the Potomac News in northern Virginia, and she has covered the U.S. Congress since 1994 as a reporter at The Hill and a Senate producer for ABC News. She returned to The Hill as a commentator and columnist in 2006.

President-Elect’s Golf Tournament

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:30 AM – Wildcat Golf Club

The association’s annual event is about the sharing of information and ideas. The opportunities to learn from fellow building envelope professionals, be they consultant, contractor, manufacturer, or facility manager, are plentiful at the 2020 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show.

Don’t miss an opportunity to make a friend, develop a new lead, learn about a new technology — or just have some fun.  Read below to see what’s planned.

Golfers without a foursome will be assigned to one based on handicap or average score. Placements will be determined by the club pro’s system. Golfers will be provided with a list of team and tournament rules at the on-site registration desk.

Spouses are encouraged to participate — there will be pairings for couples at the tournament. The tournament offers prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Contests will include longest drive and closest to the pin. Be sure to stick around for many other contests and raffle prizes immediately following the tournament.

A golfers’ breakfast, tournament buffet luncheon, on-course beer and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony.

Schedule:
6:30 AM Shuttle Ready | 6:45 AM Shuttle Departs
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM Tee-Off

Registration:
Single players may register online. For registering multiple players, contact Ashley Johnson, ajohnson@iibec.org.

Pricing:
$225 per person
Includes: Cart, green fee, tax, tournament scoring and contests, breakfast, and awards luncheon.

Spouse/Guest Lounge

For the convenience of registered spouse/guest attendees, a comfortable lounge area will be available for meeting with friends and relaxing.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, March 27, 2020 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Talk with a local tourism expert: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM | Talk with a local tourism expert: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday, March 30, 2020 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Spouse/Guest Bags

Spouses and guests who register in advance will receive a gift bag.

Painting Class

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 10 AM – 12 PM

 

Prepare to allow your creative juices to flow at this two-hour painting experience. The burlap and wineglass painting combination class is just the remedy. It’s not your ordinary workshop, it’s a DIY lover’s dream! Class includes your choice of two stem or stemless glasses or a 16×20 burlap canvas (vinyl stencil as a template on the burlap to be painted). Note: frames are not included.

For the Wine Glass Painters – Wine glass painting allows you to take creative liberties. Sponges, paint pens, and almost any paint color you could want will be provided; let your inspiration run wild on the glass!

For the Burlap Painters – Are you looking for new arts and crafts to design? Try the medium of burlap painting! Vinyl stencils and the burlap are provided, and you choose your very own unique design to customize with paints on-site.

 

This class will be held on-site at the Marriott Marquis Houston. A follow-up email will be sent closer to the event date with exact room location and other pertinent details on how to make your glass or burlap design selection. Light snacks and beverages are included.

Price: $110.00 per person

George Ranch Tour

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM

The George Ranch Historical Park’s history follows family lines beginning in 1824 when Texas was still part of Mexico. The first pioneers settled near the Brazos River. In the years since, the property has passed through four generations and grown into one of Fort Bend County’s landmarks. Today, it is a 23,000-acre working ranch. The family’s original homestead is at the core of the George Ranch Historical Park, where the legends and legacies of those who shaped this place come to life every day.

An experienced Houston tour guide will regale attendees with interesting local stories prior to arriving. Upon arrival, attendees will enjoy private docent-led tours of three historical homes, followed by an authentic cowboy lunch under the pavilion. Authentic locations, historic homes, and a remarkable story of determination and courage set the stage for trekking through Texas history. Grab your boots and come enjoy this taste of Texas.

 

Henry and Nancy Jones Homestead

More than a decade before the battle at the Alamo, Stephen F. Austin brought 300 families to this part of the Brazos River to settle and establish a new town on the Mexican frontier. Among these brave pioneers were newlyweds Henry and Nancy Stiles Jones from Red River County, Arkansas Territory, who joined Austin’s Colony in 1822 and claimed their league of land (4,428 acres) in 1824. They raised a family of 12 and built both a farming and ranching enterprise.

 

 

1860s Ryon Prairie Home

The Jones’ eldest daughter and third child, Mary “Polly,” would go on to inherit most of her family’s wealth. At 18, she was one of the region’s largest landholders. In 1845, she married William M. Ryon, who would help her build a thriving ranching and farming empire that would span over 27,000 acres. Learn about this remarkable second-generation story amidst a time of both great struggle and great change in both Texas and the United States.

 

 

1890s Davis Victorian Complex

In 1875, Susan Elizabeth, Polly’s eldest surviving daughter, would marry local banker “Judge” John Harris Pickens Davis. Judge Davis was a banker, entrepreneur, and civic leader who helped organize the Richmond Cotton Company, Richmond Electric Company, and the Richmond [Cotton] Gin Company. Eventually, Polly turned her ranch’s assets over to her son-in-law to manage, and the combined family holdings included 67,668 acres. Explore the waning days of the 19th century in the Victorian splendor of the Davis Complex.

 

George Ranch Schedule of Events
10:15 AM – Shuttle stages at Crawford Street entrance (near Texas T)
10:30 AM – Shuttle departs from Marriott Marquis Houston
11:15 AM – 2:00 PM – Outing and lunch at the George Ranch
2:00 PM – Shuttle departs from George Ranch
2:45 PM – Shuttle returns from outing

Price: $120.00 per person

App coming soon!

IIBEC LogoContinuing Educational Hours from IIBEC
Attendees earn up to 12 Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) from IIBEC.

Pending LU/HSW Units from American Institute of Architects.

IIBEC’s knowledgeable instructors offer more than just technical data. Presenters offer relevant solutions referencing examples from applications in the field. You get the answers you need.

98% of attendees polled described IIBEC educational events as worthwhile and said they would attend future programs.

Offering over 30 educational programs each year, IIBEC is a leader in roofing, waterproofing and building envelope technology education.