IIBEC Chapter News – June 2022

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June 22, 2022


IIBEC Central Texas Chapter Welcomes Summer in Style

In the words of IIBEC Central Texas Chapter President Jay Rodriguez, “What an epic time we had!”  The IIBEC Central Texas revived the San Antonio Branch with their summer kick-off event in Bulverde, Texas.  The Hawaiian-themed social event was attended by members from both Austin and San Antonio, and featured food, s’mores for the kids, karaoke, and a special Polynesian dance presentation featuring a fire dance in the evening!

The chapter thanks IIBEC San Antonio Branch Liaison Vernon Dunagin for hosting the family event at their Mahalo Haven B&B in the Texas Hill Country, and looks forward to making this an annual event.

Make sure to sign up for the IIBEC Central Texas Chapter’s emails to get up-to-date information on their monthly lunch and learns, and keep an eye out for more information as the chapter plans for their next big event, the IIBEC Central Texas Building Envelope Symposium in San Marcos, Texas (not to be confused with the 2022 IIBEC/AEI Building Enclosure Symposium

being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 14 and 15, 2022).


Click the image below to see pictures from this year’s event!


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 hawaii2023@socaliibec.org for information on submittals, sponsorship opportunities, and exhibitor information.

Upcoming Events

IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter

IIBEC Carolinas Chapter

IIBEC Colorado Chapter

IIBEC Georgia Chapter

IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter

IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter

IIBEC Mid-South Chapter

  • September 7, 2022 – 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament (Registration to open soon)

IIBEC New England Chapter

IIBEC Northern California Chapter

IIBEC North Texas Chapter

IIBEC Ohio Valley Chapter

IIBEC Quebec Ontario Chapter

IIBEC Southern California Chapter

IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter

IIBEC Virginia Chapter

IIBEC Western Canada 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 Manager of Region and Chapter Relations Tara Cottle for more information.