IIBEC Chapter News – June 2019

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June 28, 2019

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IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter Hosts Golf Event

By IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter Secretary Norm Crouse
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The IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter hosted a successful golf outing.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter hosted its 17th Annual Golf Outing on June 6, 2019, at Little Bennett Golf Course in Clarksburg, MD. It was a great event with awesome weather and a lot of happy golfers.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter hosted a chapter educational seminar on June 27, 2019. The educational presentations were as follows:

  • “The Cavity Wall Balancing Act,” presented by Todd Skopic, CDT, LEED AP, building science manager, Henry Company
  • “Addressing Waterproofing, Drainage, and Maintainability Complexities of Amenity Rooftops,” presented by Thomas F. Chmil, senior staff 1, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
  • “Overcoming Unique Challenges with Blind-Side Below-Grade Waterproofing,” presented by Brian Baker, principal, Preservation & Protection Systems, Inc.
  • “Rooftop Fall Protection – What the Building Envelope Consultant Needs to Know,” presented by John N. Karras, senior project manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
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Mid-Atlantic Chapter golfers enjoyed a pleasant outing.

For more information about this event and future events or other chapter information, visit the Mid-Atlantic Chapter website at www.rcimidatlantic.org, or contact Mike Hebert at president@rcimidatlantic.org or Norm Crouse at secretary@rcimidatlantic.org.

Bruce Hall with Award
Bruce Hall received the “Speaker of the Year” award from the IIBEC North Texas Chapter.

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
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Bas Baskaran, PhD, PEng, presented “Guidelines for Commissioning and Certifying the Resiliency of Roofs Subjected to Extreme Weather Events.”

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 first session was “High Performance Enclosures,” presented by Pravin Pai from Stephenson Engineering Ltd.

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.

The IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter would like to thank Chris Hunter from Georgia-Pacific Canada, John Mills from Sika Sarnafil Canada, and Dan Meskell from Enercorp Inc. (Carlisle SynTec Systems) for preparing tabletop displays at the seminar.

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.

Special recognition to the event sponsors:

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.

Upcoming Chapter Events

July 11, 2019: Mid-South Chapter Meeting, Lunch and Learn
July 12, 2019: IIBEC Florida Chapter Educational Session | IIBEC GA Chapter July 2019 Meeting | Ottawa Seminar & Workshop
July 22, 2019: IIBEC North Texas Chapter Lunch and Learn

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