IIBEC Chapter News – May 2023

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May 23, 2023

IIBEC Welcomes the Central States Branch

IIBEC is proud to announce its second new branch of 2023, the IIBEC Central States Branch. Under the guidance of the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter, the Central States Branch will be led by member Cale Prokopf, REWO, RRO.  The branch’s geographical region covers Missouri, Kansas, and Southern Illinois, with an open invitation to members in Nebraska and Iowa.

Are you looking to get involved? Please contact Branch Liaison Cale Prokopf directly, Region III Director Charles Sietmann, or Tara Cottle, IIBEC director of regional and chapter relations.

IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter Launches Newsletter and Spring Event

The IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter recently launched the first edition of their new quarterly newsletter.

The comprehensive newsletter covers all aspects of the chapter’s operations, including current and past events, member news, IIBEC announcements, and a roster of new and returning members. To sign up to receive this quarterly update, head over to the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter’s website and enter your information at the bottom of the page.

The chapter also recently presented their Spring Meeting, boasting 46 attendees.  The chapter’s emerging professionals were present, along with student members, who were recognized with certificates. The chapter took this opportunity to honor member Christopher Shields in memoriam with a donation to his favorite charity, Shults Lewis Child and Family Services.

During a technical session, members learned about code history, format, and adoption. Jason Wilen’s presentation helped attendees appreciate the low-slope roof system; identify roofing-related building and energy code provisions; and better understand Chicago and Illinois code adoption and amendments.

The morning concluded with Frank Castagnoli’s valuable information on vegetative rooftop gardens. Understanding the components of a vegetated roof assembly and discussing of how “green roofs” can be used as part of a low-impact development storm water management plan are vital to helping manage water issues in the chapter’s area, as well as in the rest of the country.

Click below for pictures of the event!

IIBEC North Texas Chapter Invites You to an IIBEC 40th Anniversary Celebration and Panel Discussion

The IIBEC North Texas Chapter is pleased to invite you to their Top Golf Event and 40th Anniversary Celebration for IIBEC on Thursday, May 25! This year’s event presentation will be a panel discussion on “Future-proofing Historical Buildings.” Panelists will include the following:

The presentation and lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT, with Top Golf to follow from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT.  Sponsorships are still available. Additionally, this year the chapter is helping to sponsor students from UTA so that they can attend this event. Please consider sponsoring a student through the previous link.

IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter Hosts Spring Technical Session

On April 20, 2023, the IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter successfully hosted their Spring Technical Session for 52 attendees. The event included eight sponsors and three tabletop exhibits.

The program schedule was as follows:

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.am.              Check-In, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.              Introduction and Chapter News – James Watson (GLC Vice-President)

8:45 a.m.–9:45 a.m.              Inspections for Cold Applied Roofing – Greg Barnum ( Kemper Systems)

9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.            Morning Break, Exhibitor Tables, and Networking

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.         Polymer Gel Waterproofing – Scott Schendel (EPRO Services)

11:00 a.m.–Noon          Buffet Lunch and Networking

Noon–1:00 p.m.            Roof Coatings: Changes in Technology – Laura Soder (GAF)

1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.              Afternoon Break, Exhibitor Tables, and Networking

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.              Stormwater Management / Green Roofs –  John Aleck (Live Roof)

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.              Closing Remarks                         

Click below for pictures of this year’s event!

Upcoming Events

IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter

IIBEC Central Texas Chapter

IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter

IIBEC Colorado Chapter

IIBEC Delaware Valley Chapter

IIBEC Georgia Chapter

IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter

IIBEC Gulf Coast Chapter

IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter

IIBEC Mid-South Chapter

IIBEC New England Chapter

IIBEC North Texas Chapter

IIBEC Ohio Valley Chapter

IIBEC Metro New York Chapter

IIBEC New England Chapter

IIBEC North Texas Chapter:

IIBEC Portland Chapter

IIBEC Puget Sound Chapter

Virtual Board Meeting Dates:

  • June 8, 2023
  • August 8, 2023
  • September 14, 2023
  • October 12, 2023
  • November 9, 2023

IIBEC Quebec Ontario Chapter

IIBEC Southern California Chapter

IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter

IIBEC Quebec Ontario Chapter

IIBEC Western Canada Chapter



Please note: Dates and times subject to change based on local and/or state and province regulations.