The chapter used a new format via Remo, that allowed for a networking event before and after the technical presentation. Participants were able to have conversations in small groups and mingle virtually. The IIBEC Southern California Chapter would like to thank its event sponsor, BASF Master Builders Solutions!
Guests were greeted by chapter president and host Arturo Ortiz, who kicked things off with local chapter updates along with upcoming IIBEC event reminders.
Our technical speaker for the evening was Erica Reynolds, AIA, PE of McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. in Long Beach, CA. Reynolds presented a detailed review of the California Senate Bills 721 and 326 that require inspection of wood-framed exterior elevated elements following the collapse of the Berkeley Balcony in 2015. The presentation discussed the requirements of the bills, what conditions to look for and how to perform these investigations. The speaker discussed typical problematic conditions encountered on these exterior elevated elements and reviewed possible future design changes that could accommodate these inspection requirements. Reynolds delivered a detailed review of the bills and how our industry can address these new inspection requirements. Many attendees commented on the thoroughness of the presentation and appreciated the in-depth information provided.
The IIBEC Southern California Chapter’s very first virtual meeting of 2021 was a success and we look forward to providing more virtual, and hopefully in-person soon, education opportunities to our region. Guests earned 1 hour of continuing education approved by IIBEC and AIA. The chapter would like to extend their appreciation to Erica Reynolds for her efforts in providing an informed presentation, BASF Master Builder Solutions for their support of our chapter, and to all of those who took the time to attend.
IIBEC Georgia Chapter Has a Blast for Education!
On April 20, the IIBEC Georgia Chapter hosted their 3rd Annual Shotgun Blast, boasting attendance of around 65 participants. Several sponsors set up booths on the lawn showcasing newest technology along with various demonstrations. Following the demonstrations, attendees enjoyed three hours of skeet shooting and concluded with a fantastic lunch and lots of networking. The event raised $2,000 which is earmarked for national and local scholarship opportunities.
IIBEC North Texas Chapter Hosts Panel Discussion at Top Golf
On May 20, 2021, the IIBEC North Texas Chapter was excited to host an in-person event at their local Top Golf facility focusing on education, networking, and fun! The event, attended by around 60 participants, opened with a technical panel consisting of consultants, manufacturers, and contractors on the topics of, Drainage Behind EIFS, Panelized EIFS, and Stucco Claddings.
The panel and audience discussed EIFS and stucco wall assemblies with updates on current technologies for drainage and the evolution of the prefabrication processes. The event was interactive, fun, and informative.
The presentation was followed by an awards presentation, lunch, and of course golf! Members reported that they appreciated the discussion and particularly enjoyed the audience participation and conversational format presented by our Chapter President Andrew Stevens and the guest panel.
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Registration Now Open for IIBEC Region II and IIBEC Region V Meetings!
11:00AM-12:30PM ET: AI and its Applications in Façade and Structural Inspection, presented by Dr. Badri Hiriyur and Charu Chaudhry, LEED AP
12:30PM-1:00PM ET – Region II Update Meeting
July 21, 2021
11:00AM – 12:30PM ET: Case Studies for Forensic Water Testing – How to Help, not Hurt, presented by Joseph Ferrell, RRC, PE
July 22, 2021
11:00AM-12:30PM ET: Air and Water Infiltration Testing of Building Enclosures, presented by Sam Myers and Frans Dam
Click here to find out more and to register for this annual event!
An IIBEC Branch in Minnesota? You Betcha!
Calling all Minnesotans! The IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter is looking for motivated members who are ready to make a mark in our industry. Region III is hoping to start a branch in Minnesota/Twin Cities as our first leadership in the state.
Feeling like you don’t know where to start? IIBEC has you covered! While this new branch will benefit from the guidance of the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter, IIBEC provides all of our wonderful volunteers with the leadership training and resources needed to facilitate success for their branch.
Please contact Region III Director Charles Sietmann, IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter President Ray Makiejus, or IIBEC Manager of Region & Chapter Relations Tara Cottle for more information or how to get started.