IIBEC Chapter News – September 2019

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IIBEC Chicago Chapter Hosts Summer Meeting, Plays Golf

By Patrick G. Giblin, RRO

The IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter hosted their 2019 summer meeting on Friday, September 13, 2019. The educational program consisted of a discussion panel format, which inspired a lively discussion about several hot topics related to troubleshooting the building enclosure. The following topics were discussed:

  • Moisture in roofing: construction-generated moisture and moisture in concrete
  • Roof drain design
  • Air barrier detailing
  • Product compatibility
  • Testing technologies
Panelists, seated at the table, from left: Pat Giblin, Allysia Youngquist, Tom O’Brien, Ray Makiejus, and Andrea Baird (Jason Tenpas is not pictured), with moderator Patrick Reicher on right.

Troubleshooting the building enclosure is a broad subject with many facets. Contributions from the audience provided a well-rounded perspective with representation from designers, contractors, and manufacturers alike. Chapter members and guests, regardless of their stake in the industry, provided insightful input that captured the essence of why IIBEC’s diverse membership is one of its strongest qualities. Tabletop exhibitors for the event were A&D Products LLC, Division 7-23 Group LLC, SJ Mallein & Associates, Tecta America Corp., and Versico Roofing Systems.

A round of golf followed the educational program, giving everyone the opportunity to end their week with some friendly competition. This year marked IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter’s third annual golf outing.

Left to right: Patrick Reicher, Jason Tenpas, Ryan Schultz, and Sean Hahn
Left to right: Kurt Moehlmann, Jay Henning, Ray Makiejus, and Andy Barriento.
Left to right: Jeremy Grimes, Robert Arroyo, Alan Jorzak, and Derek Cavataio.
Left to right: Paul Eakley, Jeff Valentine, and Mike Lowery.
Left to right: Chad Blazitz, Charlie Sietmann, Mike McMillin, and Quinn Ferrall.

The IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter will be hosting their 2019 Autumn Meeting on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Revolution Brew Pub in Chicago, IL. The 2018 Autumn Meeting was held at the same venue and garnered rave reviews from attendees.


Mid-Atlantic Chapter Hosts Seminar, Crab Feast

By IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter Secretary Norm Crouse, RRO

The IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter held a successful chapter educational seminar on June 27, 2019, covering the following topics:

  • “The Cavity Wall Balancing Act,” presented by Building Science Manager Todd Skopic, CDT, LEED AP,  of Henry Company
  • “Addressing Waterproofing, Drainage, and Maintainability Complexities of Amenity Rooftops,” presented by Senior Staff 1 Thomas F. Chmil of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
  • “Overcoming Unique Challenges with Blindside Below-Grade Waterproofing,” presented by Brian Baker, a principal with Preservation & Protection Systems, Inc.
  • “Rooftop Fall Protection – What the Building Envelope Consultant Needs to Know,” presented by Senior Project Manager John N. Karras with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
Brian Baker of Preservation and Protection Systems, Inc., presented at a recent Mid-Atlantic Chapter education event.

IIBEC Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Tenth Annual Barbecue & Crab Feast

A wonderful time was had by all who attended the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s crab feast, including consultants, roofers, suppliers, manufacturers, and building owners. They relished in warm summer weather and a very nice evening on the  Magothy River/Sillery Bay just off the Chesapeake Bay.

The 40-plus attendees enjoyed good food, a beautiful setting, and networking opportunities. Local Chesapeake Bay crabs were plentiful. Many thanks to those who attended and organized this to make it a success for the tenth consecutive year.

Todd Skopic shows off a crustacean at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Crab Feast on the Magothy River.
Sunset over the Magothy.

For more information about this event and future events or other chapter information, visit the Mid-Atlantic Chapter website at www.rcimidatlantic.org, or contact Mike Hebert at president@rcimidatlantic.org, or Norm Crouse at secretary@rcimidatlantic.org.


Mid-South Chapter Plays Golf for Charity

By IIBEC Mid-South Chapter Secretary Mike Sexton

The IIBEC Mid-South Chapter hosted their First Annual Charity Golf Event on August 16, 2019, at Kings Creek Golf Course in Spring Hill, TN, to support the ALS Association.

The event was a huge success with a tremendous amount of support and participation, including over 50 golfers (13 teams) and 16 hole sponsors. All of the participants and sponsors in this fun, best-ball scramble event had a chance to golf, enjoy a catered lunch by Martin’s BBQ (a Nashville favorite), and support the ALS Association through cash donations and the purchase of raffle tickets for several prizes that were generously donated by sponsors made up of local and regional businesses.

IIBEC Mid-South Chapter Secretary Mike Sexton spoke to the group following the golf event about upcoming events.
Gary Sweeney (Firestone Building Products) beat the heat with an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

One “nominated” participant, Gary Sweeney (Firestone) even raised some funds for the ALS Association by beating the heat and completing an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A highlight for the day was when Lynsay Walsh (Carlisle) spoke to the group about her personal involvement with the ALS Association and the important role it has within the community by supporting those affected with this horrible disease and their families. Special thanks to all the teams for participating in the event and to all the sponsors and volunteers. Without your help and participation, the event wouldn’t have been possible.

Lynsay Walsh (Carlisle) spoke to the participants about the ALS Association and its role and benefit as a support group in the community.

After enjoying a fun day of golf, laughs, and networking with local and regional industry representatives, the chapter was able to meet its goal of serving the IIBEC members and the community by making a donation to the ALS Association. Due to the success and positive feedback received, the chapter plans to make this charity event an annual tradition, with a goal of increasing the level of participation and donation at next year’s outing.

Congratulations to all the prize winners, including:

  • Rackley Roofing – 1st Place – Lowest overall score
  • Reliable Roofing – Runner up
  • TNT Roofing Products – 3rd Place
The winning team of the IIBEC Mid-South First Annual Charity Golf Event were from Rackley Roofing. Left to right: Danny Goodman, Austin Thomas, Caleb Williams, and Luke Carter.

Thanks to all the event sponsors, including: Metal Roofing Systems, Inc.; Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply; Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.; Mule-Hide Products; ABC Supply; TNT Roofing Products; Apex Group/Carlisle; Beacon Roofing Supply; OMG Roofing Products; TARC; Larimer Shannon Group/Johns Manville; Soprema; Firestone Building Products; CETCO; Siplast; N&S Waterproofing; Carlisle; Empire Roofing; Kobe Asian Fusion; Crowder & Associates; Smart Roof Solutions, and Academy Sports.


End-of-Summer Social, RTS II Course Hosted by IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter

By IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter Director Meagan Kikuta

On August 29, 2019, the IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter (IIBEC SOC) hosted their first End-of-Summer Social to network and meet the new IIBEC Executive Vice President and CEO, Brian Pallasch.

Current IIBEC SOC Chapter President Shawn Irani on the left, foreground, and new IIBEC EVP and CEO Brian Pallasch on the right.

The event was hosted at the Crooked Cue in Toronto and turned out to be a great success with 36 registrants and three sponsors. Pool sharks and ping pong enthusiasts from across our industry showed off their skills and welcomed our new CEO with great food and conversation.

Lisa Da Silva (RCACI) and Kyle Boyce (Tremco Roofing) playing pool.
Attendees enjoyed food and drinks.
Left to right: Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck (Artistic Skylight Domes), IIBEC Region VII Director Jennifer Hogan (Pretium Engineering), and Meagan Kikuta (Tremco Roofing).
George Wilson (Cindott Inc.) and John Mills (Sika) enjoying some great food.

Special thanks to the sponsors, Dean Chandler for the cocktail sponsorship, and Artistic Skylight Domes and Sika for the dinner sponsorships. Thanks also to the Social Committee for putting together such a great event.

  • An additional workshop at the TCA Toronto offices will be held on November 15, 2019. The topic is Rooftop Quality Assurance.
  • Ottawa hosted an additional workshop on October 3-4, 2019: Roof Technology and Science I
  • The annual Christmas lunch will be held on December 12, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

RTS II Presented in Southern Ontario

IIBEC SO’s “Roof Technology & Science II” course was held on September 19-20, 2019, at The Toronto Construction Association head office in Richmond Hill. The course was a great success with four presenters and 19 attendees.

Roof Technology & Science II: Darrel Henderson providing instruction to the class.

The course builds upon the fundamentals presented in Roof Technology & Science I, which was previously offered in February of 2019. Topics covered in Roof Technology & Science II included wind, fire properties, liquid membranes, roof flashing design problems, roof surveys, moisture surveys, maintenance and repair, roof asset management, expanded use roof systems, steep roofing, clay and concrete tile, and metal roofing. IIBEC SOC would like to thank their presenters:

In addition to the course, IIBEC SOC offered a review of the RRO exam topics on Thursday afternoon to go over any questions the attendees might have for their upcoming exam. A special thanks to Shawn Irani from TSS Building Science and John Mills from Sika for assisting with the review.

On-site facilitation was provided by Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck from Artistic Skylight Domes and Paul Yurcich from Sika.

Visit the IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter website at www.rci-onchapterinc.ca for details on all upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

October 17: Mid-South Chapter Meeting, Lunch & Learn | Portland Chapter Beverages & Tutelage
October 24: Virginia Chapter Fall Conference | Great Lakes Chapter Fall Technical Session
October 24-25, 2019: Western Canada Chapter Fall Workshop
October 31, 2019: North Texas Chapter Golf Tournament
November 1, 2019: IIBEC Georgia Chapter Stanley Gerson Annual Golf Outing

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