Andrea Baird, senior architect for Raths, Raths & Johnson (RRJ), has been elected as president of the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI’s) Chicago Chapter. Baird has over 12 years of experience specializing in the evaluation and repair design of building enclosure components and systems. She is a registered architect, a licensed professional engineer, is active with ASTM International and the Building Enclosure Council of Chicago, and is a Consultant member of IIBEC.
Connolly Joins Walker Consultants
Sean Connolly, RWC, RA, CCS, has joined Walker Consultants as director of the building envelope. Connolly is an architect licensed in California and Washington, an RWC and Consultant Affiliate member of IIBEC, and has over a decade of experience in providing BE services, including due diligence assessments, investigations, design, bidding/negotiation, plan check, construction administration, and quality assurance testing. Walker Consultants has 22 domestic and one international office. Connolly will be working out of the Irvine, California, office.
Liscum Retires from SOPREMA
Curt Liscum, RRC, RRO, of Marion, IA, technical services manager for SOPREMA, has retired from that position. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he received a civil engineering technology certificate from Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, IA, and landed a job with The Maytag Company. Afterwards, he worked with Shive-Hattery Engineers, Terracon Consultants, Roof Tech, and Benchmark. A longtime member of IIBEC, Liscum is a former director of IIBEC’s Regions III and IV. He continues to serve on its Building Enclosure Symposium Committee and RRO Exam Development Subcommittee, and plans to do some consulting in retirement.
Johnson and Potee Join Amtech
Sara Johnson, PE, has joined Amtech in Denver from Facility Engineering Associates, where she worked for five years. She graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in civil engineering and will be a project manager at Amtech.
Amelia Potee, AIA, LEED AP, is joining Amtech’s architectural design group in Dallas. She comes to the company from TreanorHL, where she served as a project architect for three years. Prior to that she spent a decade with a variety of Dallas-based architectural firms. Potee graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington and will be a project manager at Amtech.
Both Johnson and Potee are Consultant Affiliate members of IIBEC.
John Wells Recognized by RCABC
The Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia (RCABC) has inducted John W. Wells, RRO, and IIBEC Member Emeritus, into the RCABC Honourary Council. The council recognizes persons who have contributed to the community, the association, or the construction industry. Wells has been an integral part of the RCABC for many years and recently retired from J.W. Wells Consulting Inc. Wells is shown here with his son, current RCABC Technical Advisor Doug Wells, RRO (an Associate member of IIBEC), and RCABC Board of Directors President Kevin Moss. John was IIBEC’s region director for Canada from 2010-2012 and currently serves on IIBEC’s Bylaws Committee.