IIBEC Award Nominations

IIBEC proudly recognizes the exceptional efforts of our members through various honors awarded at the discretion of the IIBEC President, various committees, or through the IIBEC Jury of Fellows.
While each award may potentially be awarded every year, there is no requirement that an award must be given annually.
While our awards process is specific to each award, we welcome nominations from our membership for each of the awards listed below.
Awarded at the Pleasure of the President

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to IIBEC within the past year.  This award may have more than one recipient, and is awarded at the pleasure of the sitting president.

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Michael DeFrancesco Volunteer of the Year 

Awarded to the volunteer whose contribution over the course of the past year stands above the rest. This is a step beyond the Outstanding Volunteer award and is awarded at the pleasure of the sitting president.

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Joe F. Hale Lifetime Achievement Award

IIBEC’s most prestigious award. “Renamed for its first recipient Joe F. Hale in 2022, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented for the first time in 2011 and is awarded to those individuals who have provided a lifetime of extraordinary service and contributions to the success of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants.”

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Awarded by Determination of Committee

IIBEC Emerging Professionals Award of Excellence

The Emerging Professionals Award of Excellence was created in 2014. It is awarded to a young professional (defined as being within the first 10 years of their career) who has shown exceptional leadership, professionalism, and/or industry contribution in their career in the field of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall systems.

The final determination for this award is decided upon by the IIBEC Emerging Professionals Committee.

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Richard M. Horowitz Award

In 1995, IIBEC lost one of its most popular and dedicated members, past president Richard M. “Dick” Horowitz, RRC, F-IIBEC. Horowitz was a driving force behind IIBEC’s RRC exam and its technical journal, IIBEC Interface. In 1996, IIBEC named an award for the best technical article published in IIBEC Interface after its favorite wordsmith.

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Joshua J. Summers Outstanding Educator Award

Formerly named the Outstanding Educator Award, in 2020, IIBEC renamed this prestigious award in memory of longtime IIBEC Education Committee Chair Joshua J. Summers, REWC, SE, PE. This award is presented to IIBEC members in recognition for their consistent outstanding delivery of IIBEC courses.

Criteria for award

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Awarded by Determination of the Jury of Fellows

William C. Correll Award

The William C. Correll Award honors IIBEC pioneer and first executive director, William C. Correll Sr., F-IIBEC, AIA. It is presented at the discretion of the Jury of Fellows to “people who have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, leadership, ethics, unselfish dedication, or significant contribution to the growth and recognition of IIBEC.”

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Herbert Busching Award

In 1994, the IIBEC Executive Committee established the Dr. Herbert Busching Award after the late Clemson University professor and engineer. Busching was a dedicated early member of IIBEC and the first chairman of the IIBEC Board of Regents. Recipients of this award are “people who have contributed to the research, standards, and education of the roofing, waterproofing, and/or exterior wall industries.”

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Induction into the Jury of Fellows

The designation of “Fellow” is an honorary title bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated meritorious service. IIBEC, strengthened by its officers and volunteers, has recognized certain persons in this manner (see Article 17 of IIBEC’s bylaws).

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