Professional Building Consulting

Professional Building Consulting

IIBEC Professional Building Consulting Course
February 11 and 12, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia
IIBEC Georgia Chapter

Georgia’s IIBEC Chapter will present IIBEC’s Professional Building Consulting on February 11 and 12, 2020. The course will be held 8:30 to 5:30 on both days at Maggiano’s Little Italy at Perimeter Mall

4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30346

a continental breakfast at 8AM each day and lunch service are included

Program Cost: $525 (IIBEC Members) / $675 (Non-IIBEC Members)

This two-day course, which qualifies for 16 AIA LU/HSW credits / 16 IIBEC CEHs, is a classroom extension of  IIBEC’s Manual of Practice. It provides an overview of consultant roles that are unique to the roofing, exterior walls, and waterproofing industry. The course also identifies the consultant practices that are common to these three broad disciplines. The course examines building enclosure consultants and discusses what they do and how they do it and is a recommended foundation course for becoming more specialized. 

For out-of-town attendees, Maggiano’s Little Italy at Perimeter Mall is very close-by to multiple hotels and is reachable from the Atlanta Airport by Public Rail (MARTA) and a short Uber or other transportation service

Register online at our old website: under the “Upcoming Events” section of the website and check out our new website that launched on 1/1/2020 at  

For any questions or assistance with registration, contact Chris Dawkins at 770-827-2583 or at 

The course will be taught by Paul Buccellato, AIA, FASTM, FRCI, CSI, Pat Downey, FRCI, RRC, CCA and Chris Dawkins, P.E., whose brief bio sketches are provided below. 

Paul Buccellato, AIA, FASTM, FRCI, CSI is a registered Architect in NY, NJ, PA and VA and also holds an NCARB certificate and IIBEC RWC and REWC registrations.  Paul is a member of ASTM’s Committee D08 Roofing & Waterproofing and serves as Chair of Subcommittee D08.20 Roofing Membrane Systems and is past Vice Chair of Subcommittee D08.22 Waterproofing.  He also serves on ASTM committees C15 Masonry Units and C24 Building Seals and Sealants.  Paul has authored many waterproofing and roofing technical papers, four ASTM roofing standards and has lectured at Brookdale College, NJ.  He has presented multiple papers relating to waterproofing and roofing to IIBEC, NRCA and ASTM.  Paul is also a past faculty member and Chair of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute’s Board of Regents and served on NRCA’s Education Technical Committee and chaired its Roofing 301 Course Curriculum subcommittee.  He is a member of IIBEC’s Education Committee, former member of its Waterproofing Examination Committee and former Chair of its Exterior Wall Examination Committee. Paul has consulted with architects, engineers, contractors, attorneys, manufacturers, governmental bodies, building owners and managers on over 1,000 buildings throughout the U.S., Middle East and Asia. He is currently providing roofing/waterproofing consulting for projects in Qatar and Singapore.

Pat Downey, F-IIBEC, RRC, CCA is president of Merik, Inc., an Atlanta, GA Building Enclosure Consulting firm specializing in resolving water infiltration problems through roof, wall fenestrations and waterproofing systems.      Pat has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, including product development and management of two material manufacturing companies. He is a Fellow and Past President of IIBEC, Past President of Atlanta’s  CSI Chapter and the founding President of the Georgia Chapter Roof Consultants Institute (now IIBEC).  Pat was awarded the 1998 “Advancement of Construction Technology Award”, at CSI’s National Convention for his initiatives in Georgia dealing with building code implementation of cool roofing and was recently recognized as IIBEC’s 2017 International Teacher of the Year.  

Chris Dawkins, P.E. is president of Beech Consulting, Inc. (BCI), and presently serves as a Senior Building Consultant and Forensics Engineer with BCI and its partner firm, Engineered Solutions International, LLC.  Chris has more than  35 years’ experience in building construction and civil engineering disciplines.  His professional practice is focused on building enclosure (roofs, wall claddings and components) assessment and forensics investigations of buildings or site systems construction.  He has also practiced in facilities master planning; urban areas civil engineering design; and construction phase services for new buildings and renovations to existing buildings; site grading and paving operations and urban streetscape projects.  He has practiced as a building consultant and consulting engineer since 1993, after serving in several assignments during 12 years with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. Chris is Past President of Georgia’s IIBEC Chapter and is presently serving as IIBEC’s Region II Director.


Feb 11 2020 - Feb 12 2020
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