IIBEC Chapter News – January 2023

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January 25, 2023

IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter Caps a Busy 2022

Derek Cavataio, Chapter Immediate Past President

2nd Annual Golf Outing

In September of 2022, the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter hosted its 2nd Annual Golf Outing at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  The event was attended by over 70 chapter members and guests with a social event following the 18-hole shotgun start event.  The chapter thanks the following sponsors for their support of the annual event:

Fall Education Program

In November of 2022, the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter hosted its fall education program at Revolution Brew Pub in Chicago, Illinois.  The event was well attended, with close to 40 chapter members and guests. The event consisted of two technical presentations provided by Nathaniel Rende, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., titled “Instrumentation and Monitoring of Adjacent Structures during Construction” and Colin Vaughn, Georgia Pacific Building Products, “Why Use Cover Boards?” We were also honored to have representatives from IIBEC national attend the event: Emily Lorenz, senior director of technical services, and current IIBEC President Chris Giffin, who spoke to the attendees regarding various IIBEC initiatives and upcoming events. Lunch was followed presentations and a social event. We thank our sponsors:

    • Tecta American Illinois Roofing Inc.
    • Georgia-Pacific Buildings Products
    • Unites States Gypsum Co.

December “Free” Virtual Program

On December 18, 2022, Patrick Reicher and Gloria Frank of Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. presented, “An American Gothic: BECX for Harvard University Swart Hall.”

This program intended to provide the following learning objectives: Understand the evolution of Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) and optimal timing of BECx Provider (BECxP) involvement; describe how the BECx process can be successfully implemented starting in predesign and continuing through building occupancy; describe strategies implemented during the Harvard University Swart Hall renewal project to improve internal communication, advance construction quality, and meet goals related to sustainability; review means implemented to successfully combine historic and contemporary building enclosure features to achieve specified performance requirements.

January 2023 Annual Meeting

Lastly, we recently held the 2023 January Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois. This all-day event boasted nearly 80 attendees and included technical sessions presented by members of the building construction and design industry, an update on the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), plenty of networking opportunities, and a cocktail reception for attendees. The event is being also sponsored by:

Versico Roofing Systems


A&D Products, LLC

Sika Sarnafil

International Leak Detection

Architectural Building Solutions Inc.


WindSmart Systems


SJ Mallien

Carlisle Companies Inc.

FiberTite Roofing Systems

Tecta America Illinois Roofing Inc.

IIBEC Southern California Chapter Closes 2022 with Technical Dinner

Erica Reynolds, Chapter President

The IIBEC Southern California Chapter was pleased to host a technical dinner meeting with an educational presentation about roof assemblies on October 27, 2022, at the Boathouse on the Bay in Long Beach.

Approximately 32 attendees were able to mingle prior to the presentation and dinner. We were able to provide this technical dinner meeting thanks to our event sponsors, Axis Building Leak Detection, VaproShield, and Pacific Architectural Concepts!

Guests were greeted by Chapter President Rick Mosco who kicked things off with local chapter updates along with upcoming IIBEC event reminders.

The technical speaker for the evening was Scott Wood of Vaproshield and SWA Consulting. Wood reviewed the history of roofing underlayments and modern advancements, as well as reviewed many studies performed on vapor permeable systems and how to design a durable roofing assembly. Following the presentation, the attendees and speaker had a very in-depth discussion with many questions and responses.

Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner right along the marina at Long Beach. Guests earned 1 hour of continuing education approved by IIBEC and AIA. We would like to extend our appreciation to Mr. Wood for his efforts in providing an informed presentation; Axis Building Leak Detection, Vaproshield, and Pacific Architectural Concepts for their support of our chapter; and thanks to all of those who took the time to attend.

Upcoming Events


IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter

IIBEC Central Texas Chapter

IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter

IIBEC Colorado Chapter

IIBEC Florida Chapter

IIBEC Georgia Chapter

IIBEC West Michigan Branch (IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter)

IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter

IIBEC North Texas Chapter

IIBEC Ohio Valley Chapter

IIBEC Portland Chapter

IIBEC Puget Sound Chapter

IIBEC Quebec Ontario Chapter

IIBEC Southern California Chapter

IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter

IIBEC Western Canada Chapter

IIBEC Wisconsin Chapter


Please note: Dates and times subject to change based on local and/or state and province regulations.

Looking for information on joining or volunteering with your local chapter?  You can find a full list of IIBEC’s affiliated chapters and branches here. Are you interested in starting a local branch in your area? Please contact IIBEC Director of Regional and Chapter Relations Tara Cottle for more information.