IIBEC Member News – March 2020

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March 19, 2020

John Wells, RRO, Passes Away

John Wells, RRO, on vacation in Hawaii.

John William MacKay Wells, 77, passed away at home on February 24, 2020, after a five-year battle with colon cancer. Wells was a longtime member of IIBEC and former president (2001-02) of the IIBEC Western Canada Chapter director from 2010-12 of the former Region V of IIBEC, covering Canada. He presented numerous educational classes for the association and was an Emeritus Member upon his death. Wells retired as the senior partner and president of Wells Klein Consulting Group, Inc. in 2013, but continued his consulting business, J.W. Wells Consulting, Inc. He was founding president of the B.C. Building Envelope Council and past chapter executive member of Construction Specifications Canada. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Douglas, daughter Shona, sister Sharon Margaret, and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Dennis. Those who wish to do so may make a donation in his honor to either the BC Cancer Foundation or Victoria Hospice.

Sietmann Promoted at BTC

Charles Sietmann, RRO, CCCA, CIT

Charles Sietmann has been promoted to Associate Principal at Building Technology Consultants, Inc. (BTC).

Sietmann has been with BTC since 2005 and has earned several promotions throughout his tenure. He is an RRO, REWO, CCCA, and a CIT, with Roof Specifics. He is also an ICRI Certified Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician, Grade 1, a Certified ACI Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector, and an FAA Certified Remote Pilot with a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Rating.

Sietmann is an active member of IIBEC and serves on IIBEC’s Document Competition Subcommittee. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter’s Board of Directors, and the Chair of the Marketing Committee and the Chapter Service Award Committee for the IIBEC Chicago Area Chapter. He is also the current Treasurer of CAC-Building Envelope Foundation NFP (CAC-BEF).

Dougherty Hired by Dedicated Roof and Hydro Solutions

James Dougherty

James  “Jay” Dougherty, RRC, was hired as a senior consultant at Dedicated Roof and Hydro Solutions, LLC, working out of Franklinville, NJ. He joined Roof Consulting Services, Inc. in 2010, where he performed roof condition evaluations and moisture surveys. From 1982 to 2010, Dougherty managed Dougherty Contracting Company.

Stieve Promoted at WJE

Doug Stieve, RRC

Doug Stieve has been promoted to Senior Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE). He joined WJE’s Princeton office in 1991 and relocated to New York City in 2000, shortly after the office was established. As a building enclosure consultant with a specialization in roofing and waterproofing, Stieve has experience with many types of materials, including low- and steep-slope roofing as well as plaza deck, vegetative roof, and subgrade waterproofing systems. He also has experience with masonry, glazed curtainwalls, natural stone, and EIFS. He has managed the design and construction period services for several multimillion-dollar repair and rehabilitation projects and has provided consulting services to architects, contractors, and owners for new buildings. Stieve has worked on some of the largest and most complicated waterproofing projects in the New York metropolitan area.

He chairs IIBEC’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee, and has previously served on the Document Competition Committee, and was Region Director of IIBEC Region I. He has been an IIBEC member for nearly 20 years, and holds an RRC designation.

Russ Murphy Retires

Russ Murphy

Russell “Russ” Murphy, RRC, has retired after four decades in the building enclosure industry. Murphy received a BA in sociology and criminal justice from St. Ambrose College in 1977, and in 1981, began his consulting career. His career took hold in Iowa, providing materials and design support for architects, owners, and contractors. He joined Professional Service Industries and relocated to Detroit, growing a dedicated consulting group. After four years, Murphy relocated to Chicago for two years, then moved on to St. Louis as a principle consultant and vice president of Professional Service Industries, Inc. for 18 years, where he developed and managed building envelope consulting for an international owner building portfolio. Murphy joined RCI (now IIBEC) in 1988 and earned his RRC in 1992 and his 30-year pin in 2019. His contributions and achievements include RRC Exam Development Subcommittee, RICOWI/RCI Board Liaison, RCI Ethics Course Proctor, Sarnafil and Firestone Advisory Committees, CSI member from 1986–1991, winner of two IIBEC Document Competition Awards, IIBEC Convention Student Liaison, and IIBEC Convention speaker convener. Murphy and his wife Cindy have purchased a home in the St. Louis area. “Don’t forget the wave,” Murphy calls as he motors off in his Corvette.

Russ Murphy’s Corvette

New Registrations in February 2020

NameDateProgramRegionState
Jose Argueta2020-02-14RRORegion IIVA
Stewart Branham2020-02-13RRORegion IIIMO
Felix Condurat2020-02-17RRORegion IIIIL
Richard E. Dunham2020-02-17RRORegion IVTX
Jerry Griswell2020-02-06RRORegion IIIMO
Kristina Hamill2020-02-27RRORegion IOH
Michael P. Wahler2020-02-17RRORegion INY
James B. Wiggins2020-02-14REWORegion IINC

New Members in February 2020

NameCompanyTypeRegion
Nathan AdolfRimkus Consulting Group Inc.ConsultantRegion III
Caleb AlexanderO'Connell & Associates Consulting Engineers, LLCConsultantRegion II
Alondra Al-SalemAlgonquin CollegeStudentRegion VII
Ariel M. AndrejevCarlisle Construction MaterialsIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Tyler BaierKeene Building ProductsIndustryRegion II
Robert BaynardUniversity of South FloridaFacility ManagerRegion II
Rick BentonWolf Trail Engineering PLLCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Tony BockmanConvoy Supply Ltd.IndustryRegion VI
Chase BosWashington State UniversityStudentRegion V
Christopher BowlingTremco Inc.Industry AffiliateRegion I
Devon BowlingVirginia Roofing CorporationIndustryRegion II
Richard BowmanBall State UniversityStudentRegion III
Daniel BoylesNCFI PolyurethanesIndustry AffiliateRegion II
Stephen R. BraquetBraquet Design Group ArchitectsConsultantRegion IV
Michelle BrownJGA/BeaconIndustry AffiliateRegion II
Curt ByrdKennesaw State UniversityStudentRegion II
Kelly CaseyVirginia TechStudentRegion II
Yiyi ChuMichigan State UniversityStudentRegion III
Ian S. ClaymanIntertek PSIConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Trevor CliffordBowling Green State UniversityStudentRegion I
Joseph ColemanO'Connell & Associates Consulting Engineers, LLCConsultantRegion II
Pete CroftBoral Ltd.IndustryRegion V
Cierra DanforthKennesaw State UniversityStudentRegion II
Manali DeshpandeSouthern Alberta Institute of TechnologyStudentRegion VI
Sadil EiddaDrexel UniversityStudentRegion I
Heidi EllsworthRoofers Coffee ShopAssociateRegion V
Nick EschhofenTRUFAST LLCIndustryRegion I
Alejandrina G. EscobarBuilding Diagnostics MexicoConsultant AffiliateMexico
Andrew M. FernandezMadsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc.ConsultantRegion III
Valentina FerrerFlorida International UniversityStudentRegion II
Javier FierroUniversity of WaterlooStudentRegion VII
Jason L. HackmanBenchmark Inc.Quality Assurance ObserverRegion III
Koji HirotaRimkus Consulting Group Inc.Consultant AffiliateRegion III
Blaine IsherwoodWestcoast Roofing Systems Ltd.Industry AffiliateRegion VI
Anthony R. JulianJP Capital ManagementQuality Assurance ObserverRegion III
Jordan R. KaysRimkus Consulting Group Inc.Consultant AffiliateRegion II
Joel KingIB Roof Systems Inc.IndustryRegion IV
Wendy LitesRoofConnectIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Mike LordED Roofing Ltd.IndustryRegion VII
Will LottAtlantic Leak Detection & Utility LocatingQuality Assurance ObserverRegion I
Kyle P. MacLeanED Roofing Ltd.IndustryRegion VII
Todd MarcusAtlantic Leak Detection & Utility LocatingQuality Assurance ObserverRegion I
Rob MathenaWSP Canada Inc.Consultant AffiliateRegion VI
Kevin MillerLITSCOIndustryRegion I
Paul MillerSchorr Architects Inc.ConsultantRegion I
Kelly MorrisPROSOCO, Inc.Industry AffiliateRegion III
Tony MyersHeritage Roofing Inc.Industry AffiliateRegion I
Michael NealNTH Consultants Ltd.Consultant AffiliateRegion III
Garrett PeltierPrice Consulting Inc.Quality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Elliotte QuinnSteinberg Law Firm LLPAssociateRegion II
Cesar C. RiosBuilding Diagnostics Inc.Consultant AffiliateMexico
Keegan SchaackPrice Consulting Inc.Quality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Jonathan SchillingJR & Co Roofing ContractorsIndustryRegion III
J.J. ScottMLD Architects Inc.ConsultantRegion II
Ethan ShihTerraconConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Adam B. SmithDERBIGUM Americas Inc.Industry AffiliateRegion III
Barry C. SmithRobins & MortonIndustryRegion II
Kimberly SpeerRoofConnectIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Richard StainbrookHeritage Roofing Inc.IndustryRegion I
Ryan StinsonStinson Services Inc.IndustryRegion III
Trevor WeilbachWDP & Associates PCConsultantRegion II
Steven W. WygandJohns ManvilleIndustryRegion II