IIBEC Chapter News – May 2022

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May 19, 2022


IIBEC SoCal Chapter Hosts Joint Event

By Rick Mosco, IIBEC Southern California Chapter President

The IIBEC Southern California Chapter was pleased to host its first in-person meeting of 2022 and joint meeting with the Southern California Roofing Contractors Association (RCA) on April 19, 2022.

Approximately 18 IIBEC Southern California members ad 36 Southern California RCA members were able to mingle prior to the presentation and dinner.   The chapter was able to provide this technical dinner meeting thanks to event sponsors Axis Building Detection and Caliber Building Solutions, Inc.

Guests were greeted by Chapter President Rick Mosco and RCA Chapter President Dave Chapman, who kicked things off with local chapter updates along with upcoming RCA and IIBEC event reminders. Prior to the presentation, RCA played a video and thanked their Project Re-Roof program which provides re-roofing services to non-profit organizations.

The technical speaker for the evening was Trent Cotney, attorney of Cotney Attorneys and Consultants in Tampa, Florida.  Cotney presented virtually on the legal implications of the recent material volatility in the construction market. He presented many real world scenarios showing the impact supply chain issues are having for contractors, manufacturers, and consultants. He provided several recommendations for contract provisions and best practices to help protect against market forces. Many attendees commented on the timeliness of the presentation and appreciated how Mr. Cotney was able to present complex legal information in an interesting and understandable manner.

This was the IIBEC Southern California Chapter’s first in-person meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the meeting was considered a great success. Guests earned 1-hour of continuing education approved by both IIBEC and AIA. We look forward to providing more in-person education opportunities to Region V.

On May 24, 2022 the chapter will be hosting another technical dinner meeting titled Methane Mitigation presented by Sean Kaligi, PE or Sway Features.  The chapter would like to extend its appreciation to Cotney for his efforts in providing an informed presentation, Axis Building Leak Detection for their support of our chapter, Southern California RCA for joining them, and to all of those who took the time to attend.


IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter Hosts Spring Meeting

By Derek Cavataio, IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter President

On Friday, May 6, the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter held its Spring Meeting and Program at the Reserve 22 at the Links of Glen Ellyn in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The program was very well attended with over 50 chapter members and guests.

Attendees enjoyed a buffet breakfast  with a presentation provided by Dan Harris of Ludowici Roof Tile on “The Fundamentals of Clay Tile Roofing” and an emerging professionals round table discussion provided by Jake Arnold of Raths, Raths & Johnson, Sean Hahn of Building Technology Consultants, Inc., and Gloria Moy of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. on “Technology and Gadgets for Building Enclosure Consultants”.

The chapter thanks their presenters and table top sponsors GAF, Glass Consulting Services, Inc., Architectural Building Solutions, Tecta America, SJ Mallein & Associates, and A&D Products, LLC.  The chapter also sponsored a special guest student from Illinois Institute of Technology, Elizabeth Sirkman, who is studying architectural engineering. The chapter will be holding their next event, the 2nd Annual Golf Outing, in September. Information on registration will be sent out later this month.


The IIBEC Colorado Chapter Needs You!

2019 Golf Outing

The IIBEC Colorado Chapter is growing (two technical meetings and a shooting clays tournament in under a month, need we say more?), and is looking for motivated volunteers to join its board.  The chapter has opportunities for individuals who are interested in assisting with events, education, website maintenance, and/or general leadership.

For additional information, contact Chapter President Dan Cupit, Region V Director Julie McDonald, and/or IIBEC Manager of Region & Chapter Relations Tara Cottle.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a great group doing awesome work all across the great state of Colorado.

Upcoming Events

IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter

IIBEC Carolinas Chapter

IIBEC Central Texas Chapter

IIBEC Florida Chapter

IIBEC Georgia Chapter

IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter

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IIBEC Northern California Chapter

IIBEC North Texas Chapter

IIBEC Portland Chapter

IIBEC Quebec Ontario Chapter

IIBEC Southern Ontario 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.