Launching a Career as a Building Enclosure Consultant
There are numerous career opportunities in the building enclosure industry for students studying architecture, engineering, and building science. Building enclosure consultants provide a variety of services during a project such as problem solving, investigations, owner representation, or design related to energy efficiency and sustainability. This presentation will introduce participants to a variety of jobs and projects that members of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) have participated in as building enclosure consultants. Finally, the panel will present an overview of career possibilities available in the building enclosure consulting industry.
- Overview of careers available in the building enclosure industry.
- Understand the role IIBEC plays in development for emerging professionals.
- Identify how to use an architecture, engineering, or building science degree to launch a career in the building enclosure industry.
Anthony K. Dukes, RRC, RRO, PE
Anthony Dukes is a building enclosure consultant with over 10 years of experience. His career started with a roof consulting firm in metro Atlanta, Georgia and he is currently a senior associate with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in the metro Washington, DC office (Falls Church, Virginia). Dukes is originally from South Carolina where he attended Clemson University and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.
Robért J. Hinojosa, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, F-IIBEC, PE, CDT
Robért Hinojosa is the principal engineer and owner of RJH & Associates, Inc., a building enclosure and structural engineering consulting firm with offices in Miramar Beach, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; and London, Ontario. His areas of expertise include a range of different roofing systems, including below-grade and plaza style waterproofing systems, building enclosure systems, sealant systems, wall cladding systems, brick, masonry, plaster, stucco, EIFS, window, sliding glass doors, and fenestration product curtain walls, as well as structural reinforced concrete investigation, testing, and restoration. He has served as an IIBEC region director, has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and is a past president of IIBEC. Hinojosa is currently IIBEC’s secretary/treasurer. Hinojosa earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston.
Stephanie M. Robinson, PEng
Stephanie Robinson is manager for the Building Sciences team of WSP Canada Inc., in Ottawa, Ontario. She has over 13 years of experience in investigation, design, contract administration, and construction review of building enclosure components for new and existing construction in both Canada and the United States. Robinson is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and a Level 2 Certified Thermographer. She serves as president of the IIBEC Quebec Ontario Chapter. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Elizabeth Grant is an associate professor at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. She is a registered architect, an 18-year member of IIBEC serving on the board of the Virginia Chapter, and the associate director of the Center for High-Performance Environments. Grant’s book, Integrating Building Performance with Design: An Architecture Student’s Guidebook, was published by Routledge in 2017. She has also published in Interface, the Journal of Architectural Engineering, the Journal of Green Building, Professional Roofing, and Architectural Science Review. She holds two patents for an omnidirectional roof vent and is active in research critical to roofing design