North Texas Chapter Holds Lunch and Learn, Presents Award
By IIBEC North Texas Chapter member Andrew Stevens
On Monday, March 25, 2019, the IIBEC North Texas Chapter held a Lunch-and-Learn meeting. The speaker was Frank Fuller, FCSI, construction design manager for the Southwest for National Gypsum. Fuller’s presentation was entitled “Understanding the UL Fire-Resistant Directory 101.”
The chapter also presented a “Speaker of the Year” award to long-time IIBEC member Bruce Hall, RBEC. Hall has been a member of IIBEC for nearly 15 years, serves on the IIBEC Ethics Committee, and has authored numerous articles for IIBEC Interface technical journal.
IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter Breakfasts While Learning
By IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter Marketing Director Meagan Kikuta
The IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter hosted their second breakfast seminar of 2019 at the Corporate Event Centre at the Centre for Health and Safety Information (CHSI) in Mississauga, ON, on May 30, 2019. The seminar was well attended with 43 people in attendance and four people attending via webinar.
The second presentation was “Guidelines for Commissioning and Certifying the Resiliency of Roofs Subjected to Extreme Weather Events,” delivered by Bas Baskaran, PhD, PEng, from the National Research Council of Canada.
Southern California Chapter Hosts Technical Dinner Meeting
By IIBEC Southern California Chapter Vice President Ivan Chak
The IIBEC Southern California Chapter (formerly the So Cal Chapter of RCI) hosted its third technical dinner meeting of the year on May 16, 2019, at The Hacienda in Santa Ana, CA.
Despite some wet weather and worse-than-usual rush hour traffic earlier in the day, the IIBEC Southern California Chapter had an impressive turnout of 41 attendees who networked and enjoyed delicious Mexican cuisine in a lovely rustic event venue. Even more exciting was that over a fifth of the chapter’s attendees were roofing contractors, adding some welcome diversity of experience and technical knowledge in the space. The guest speaker was Brandon Mark, a specifier services representative for Johns Manville. Mark spoke on “Reroofing and Re-cover,” covering a wide range of topics, including both tools and techniques for evaluating an existing roof in consideration for reroofing or re-cover, the importance of performing building inspections, and taking roof cuts for analysis. He also discussed commonly encountered different low-slope roofing membranes, substrates, and code requirements to consider including designing for wind. Mark also went through some general pros and cons for common reroof and re-cover design strategies, manufacturer guarantees, and maintenance requirements.
The chapter was extremely pleased to host the greatest number of attendees for a technical dinner meeting this year thus far, including the large contingent of local roofers. It would like to thank Brandon Mark for his time and efforts in providing an informative and well-received presentation.
The chapter would also like to extend their appreciation to the attendees for their support and in helping close out yet another successful meeting. Attendees earned 1 hour of continuing education approved by IIBEC and AIA.