IIBEC Member News – January 2020

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January 10, 2020
Joshua J. Summers

Josh Summers Dies Following Illness

Joshua J. Summers, REWC, SE, PE, Woodstock, IL, died January 8, 2020, aged 50, following an extended illness. He joined Building Technology Consultants, Inc. (BTC) in Arlington Heights, IL, in 2003 and was an equity partner of the firm since 2005. His partner, Kami Farahmandpour, stated, “His outstanding technical capabilities as an engineer, impeccable integrity, hard work, and calm demeanor helped guide BTC’s growth. …I feel privileged to have had him as my friend and partner.” A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Summers received BS and MS degrees in civil engineering there. He was an active member of IIBEC, serving as the chair of the Education Committee for the last ten years and presenting at numerous industry events. In 2017, he was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award by IIBEC. He is survived by his wife Carla (Macrito) Summers, daughter Sarah, parents Sharon (McCutchan) and James Summers, brother Matt, and sister Danielle.

Albert Edwards
Jim Copeland

Copeland and Edwards Join Intertek-PSI

Jim Copeland, RRO, REWO, CEI; and Albert Edwards, RRO, have joined the Building Science Solutions Group of Intertek-PSI, Carolinas Region. Copeland is a long-time IIBEC member and brings over 23 years of industry experience as a consultant. He previously worked as a senior technical specialist with Mactec Engineering and as a facilities consultant with Atlas Engineering in Raleigh, NC. Edwards has over 17 years of combined consulting and commercial roofing industry experience and joins the company as a project manager.

Zen Szewczyk

Szewczyk Retires from IRC

Zen Szewczyk, Ancater, ON, retired as the executive director of IRC Building Sciences Group at the end of December, after 30 years of service. He had a diversified background in both the technical and project management sectors of the construction industry. Szewczyk was one of the founders of IIBEC in Canada and has held a variety of positions on the board of directors of  IIBEC – Ontario, including president of the Ontario Chapter from 2002-2003. Szewczyk has authored several articles that have appeared in a variety of publications, including Property Management Magazine, Canadian Apartment Magazine, IIBEC Interface, and the RCI Ontario Chapter newsletter.

He is looking forward to spending more time with his family and enjoying his passion for scuba diving, travelling, and spending more time on the links improving his golf game.

New Registrations in December 2019

NameDateProgramRegionState
Brian Barlow2019-12-13RRORegion IIFL
Bret G. Barnett2019-12-09RRCRegion IVTX
Steven S. Carrell2019-12-20RRORegion IVTX
Michael Crow2019-12-02RRORegion VAZ
Brett N. Daniels2019-12-02REWORegion IMA
Dustin Dennis2019-12-04RRORegion IVTX
Jason Gregorie2019-12-20REWCRegion IISC
Kyle Grunder2019-12-14RRORegion IVTX
Garry L. Hendrickson2019-12-09RRORegion IIIMO
Joshua B. Lusk2019-12-04RRORegion IISC
Julie E. McDonald2019-12-16RRCRegion IICO
Trey R. Parsons2019-12-27RRORegion IMD
Matthew P. Ritchie2019-12-20RRCRegion IVTX
Henry Staggs2019-12-10RRORegion VAZ
Robert Sutton2019-12-27RRORegion IOH
Stewart Swing2019-12-31RWCRegion IINC
Deron Tharp2019-12-02RRORegion IIIIA
Joshua Tomlinson2019-12-05REWORegion IINC
Amin Toussi2019-12-20REWORegion IVTX
George S. Urbaniuk2019-12-20RRCRegion IISC

New Members in December 2019

NameCompanyStateTypePrimary Chapter
Andrew AdornatoUSA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, PANJConsultantRegion I
Sylvain AnctilAssociation Des Maitres Couvreurs Du QuebecQCAssociateRegion VII
Jim AndersonJathco Building ProductsCAIndustryRegion V
Zinski BagganJ.S. Held LLCFLConsultantRegion II
Brad BanackaADCO Roofing & WaterproofingCAIndustryRegion V
Eric BennungAcrymax Technologies, Inc.PAIndustryRegion I
Joseph M. CamardaSmislova, Kehnemui & Associates (SK&A)MDConsultant AffiliateRegion I
Ed CarterWestern Specialty ContractorsTXIndustryRegion IV
Phillip ClevelandSunshine Supply CompanyCAIndustryRegion V
Jeffrey L. DideonOAC Services, Inc.WAConsultantRegion V
Casey FraherCrowther Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.ILIndustry AffiliateRegion III
Gregory Griffey24/7 Restoration & RoofingTXIndustryRegion IV
David HenrichsmeyerForesight Services, Inc.ILConsultant AffiliateRegion III
John J. HigginsRoof Management ConsultantsMAConsultantRegion I
Jon HudsonMOConsultantRegion III
Richard LewisFortis WarrantyCOIndustryRegion V
Kim LisWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.ILConsultant AffiliateRegion III
Luke MainardiDelta Engineering and Inspection, Inc.FLStudentRegion II
Hannah MartinAtlas EngineeringNCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Steven MaynorCarlisle Construction MaterialsTXIndustryRegion IV
Hal MooreEmpire RoofingTNIndustryRegion II
John MorganWalker ConsultantsILConsultant AffiliateRegion III
Aaron NeighborAllana Buick & Bers, Inc.ORConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Rob OsborneIR Analyzers / Vector MappingVTConsultant AffiliateRegion I
Andre ParntherBuroHappld EngineeringNYConsultantRegion I
Steve ProsserProsser & AssociatesTNQuality Assurance ObserverRegion II
John C. ShookWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Jeremy SummerlinIliff & Associates, Inc.TXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Ronald ThorstenResidential Roofing ConsultantsABConsultantRegion VI
Vance ViolassiSunshine Supply CompanyCAIndustry AffiliateRegion V
Chad WatersForesight Services, Inc.ILConsultant AffiliateRegion III