IIBEC Mid-South Chapter Hosts Hybrid Building Enclosure Symposium
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the IIBEC Mid-South Chapter held a successful hybrid symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee. IIBEC EVP/CEO Brian Pallasch kicked off the day by sharing all the great things happening at IIBEC this year.
The event boasted a great turnout (including both in-person and virtual attendees) for a half-day of continuing education with three speakers, including André Desjarlais of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Elizabeth Grant of GAF and Robert Hendricks of Terracon, for a total of 4.5 IIBEC CEHs and 2.0 AIA HSW credits.
The event included an industry roundtable discussion and introduced and discussed the development of a student design challenge project, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee and the IIBEC Mid-South Chapter.
The chapter has recorded all presentations from the event and hopes to offer the individual pre-recorded webinar sessions for future IIBEC credits.
The chapter thanks their volunteers, the University of Tennessee, and their sponsors (Firestone, Siplast, SOPREMA and Sika) for making this event possible.
Click the image below to see the agenda and pictures from this year’s event!
The IIBEC So Cal Chapter Hosts Technical Dinner
On May 24, the IIBEC Southern California Chapter was pleased to host a technical dinner meeting with an educational presentation about methane mitigation, a serious building enclosure issue in Southern California, at the Boathouse on the Bay in Long Beach, California.
Approximately 26 attendees were able to mingle prior to the presentation and dinner, then were greeted by Chapter President Rick Mosco, who kicked things off with local chapter updates along with upcoming IIBEC event reminders.
The speaker for the evening was Sean Kaligi, PE of SWAY Features. Kaligi presented on the complicated and little discussed topic of methane mitigation for buildings in Southern California. Much of Southern California is built on old oil deposits. These deposits have since been depleted, leaving behind volatile methane gas. This methane can build up within buildings and cause devastating explosions putting both people and property at risk. Kaligi walked attendees through the step-by-step process to determine if your project site is within a methane zone and the various mitigation strategies. Following the presentation, the attendees and Kaligi had a very in-depth discussion with many questions and responses.
Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner right along the marina at Long Beach and watched a beautiful sunset. All attendees earned 1 hour of continuing education approved by IIBEC and AIA.
The chapter looks forward to providing more in-person education opportunities to Region V, such as a membership drive and Summer Social in July, and another technical dinner meeting entitled, “Building Movement Joints” presented by Sophia Salah, PE and Luke Niezelski, PE of Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, in August. The chapter extends their appreciation to Sean Kaligi for his efforts in providing an informed presentation, and thanks its sponsors, Axis Building Leak Detection, and EPRO, without whom they would not have been able to host such a great event!
Call for Abstracts!
The IIBEC Southern California Chapter is seeking abstracts for presentation at their 22nd Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop in Oahu, Hawaii, January 26-27, 2023. Next year’s workshop, “Riding the Waves: Navigating Industry Transformations” focuses on navigating dynamic changes in the building enclosure industry.
The deadline to submit for next year’s event is September 8, 2022. Please email email@example.com for information on submittals, sponsorship opportunities, and exhibitor information.