Meet the Candidates for 2023

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December 9, 2022

The 2023 IIBEC elections will be electronic and open to eligible voting members. IIBEC’s Region Director election opens January 16, 2023, for Regions I, II, III, and VII. The IIBEC Officer election will open February 1, 2023.

Further information will soon be posted to the website. Find your candidate(s)’ profiles below.

On February 2, IIBEC Past President and Nominating Committee Chair Michael E. Clark hosted an IIBEC Candidate Forum with Secretary/Treasurer Candidates: with Secretary/Treasurer Candidates, Jennifer Hogan and Brian O’Donnell.

 

Secretary/Treasurer Candidates

Jennifer Hogan, B.Arch.Sci., C.E.T., REWC, RRO, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant

Candidate for Secretary/Treasurer

Professional Experience

Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in the field of building sciences. She specializes in building energy and carbon reduction with a focus on high performance building enclosures (exterior walls, roofs, windows, etc.). She is skilled in both 2D and 3D Hygrothermal modelling as well as on several whole building energy modelling platforms. She is the leader for Pretium’s Energy and Carbon Reduction Service Area which includes Building Envelope Commissioning, Energy and Carbon Modelling / Auditing, and Passive House projects.

Jennifer received the IIBEC (RCI) Emerging Professional Award of Excellence in 2018, the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) Rising Star Award in 2019 and won 1st place in the Report Category of the IIBEC Document Competition in 2022.

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC Director of Region VII (2019-Present)
  • IIBEC SOC Co-Chair of the Women and Students Building Sciences Forum (2021-Present)
  • IIBEC SOC Membership Committee (2020-Present)
  • IIBEC (RCI) Ontario Chapter (2013-2019) – Past President (previously President, Vice President, Director of Education, and education committee)
  • IIBEC (RCI) Canadian Building Envelope Symposium Committee – Chair (2018)
  • IIBEC (RCI) Emerging Professionals Committee (2017-2019)
  • IIBEC (RCI) Manual of Practice Task Group (2018)
  • IIBEC (RCI) Building Envelope Commissioning Task Group (2017)

Professional Affiliations/Work History

In addition to her membership in IIBEC, Jennifer is also a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Building Commissioning Association (BCxA)
  • Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)
  • Passive House Canada
  • Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI)

Jennifer has been an integral part of the team at Pretium Engineering Inc. for over 10 years. She joined as a Project Manager and quickly advanced, now holding the following positions:

  • Director of Marketing and Business Development
  • Project Principal
  • Energy and Carbon Reduction Service Team Manager

Prior to joining Pretium, Jennifer was a Project Coordinator at Halsall Associates from 2007-2012.

Education

  • Bachelor of Architectural Science (B.Arch.Sci.), Building Science Option, Ryerson University, 2007
  • Leadership Development Certificate (Business), Mohawk College, 2022

Position Statement

IIBEC is a dynamic organization that continues to evolve and grow from its roots in roofing to better serve its members and the entire building enclosure industry. If elected to serve as Secretary / Treasurer my time on the Executive Committee will be guided by the following four core principles:

  1. Transparency: Great teams are built on a foundation of open and honest communication.
  2. Growth: I will continue to work with the IIBEC Board, Committees, Chapters, Branches, and Staff to find and implement new ways to increase the value of IIBEC membership across all member categories.
  3. Teamwork: We are better together. Our collective experience makes IIBEC one of the strongest organizations in our industry. I will continue our equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts to ensure that there is a place for everyone at IIBEC.
  4. Sharing: Knoweldge, experiences, and challenges. IIBEC is founded on the principle of knowledge sharing as a way to empower our membership. I believe that by collectively raising the bar, we challege each other and the industry to be the very best it can be.

I will use these principles, my passion, and energy to help IIBEC in achieving and exceeding the goals laid out in the Strategic Plan. With the values of Transparency, Growth, Teamwork, and Sharing, I am confident that IIBEC will be well underway to becoming “universally recognized as the leading authority in building enclosure consulting”.

Personal Information

Jennifer lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario with her husband Richard and two boys, William and Wesley. She is passionate about isotherms, air leakage paths, and of course, baseball. If you asked Jennifer what her favourite thing is about her career, she would tell you that it is being able to share her love of the built environment with others. To that end, she is a frequent speaker and presenter at industry events, has authored several technical publications, and volunteers as an Engineering-Technologist-In-Residence at a local elementary school.

Brian P. O’Donnell, RA, REWC, REWO

Candidate for Secretary/Treasurer

Professional Experience

2003 to Present
O’Donnell Architects, LLC
Principal
Architectural firm specializing in building envelope design, diagnostics and repairs.

 

1987 to 2003
Malter & O’Donnell Architects PC
Partner
Architectural firm specializing in building envelope diagnostics and repairs. Historic preservation of building exteriors and interiors.

1983 to 1987
Freelance Architect
Draftsman/Designer

1980 to 1983
Dubin-Bloome MEP Engineers
Draftsman/Designer
Responsible for drawing production, and site coordination in all aspects of MEP design for laboratory and hospital buildings. Dubin-Bloome was a forerunner to today’s energy conservation and sustainable design.

1978 to 1980
Samuel S. Schiffer, Structural Engineer
Draftsman/Designer

IIBEC Experience

  • Ethics Committee
  • Approved Instructor
  • Registered Exterior Wall Observer Task Group
  • Registered Exterior Wall Consultant Task Group
  • Past Treasurer – Delaware Valley Chapter

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • Registered Architect – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Florida
  • REWC – Registered Exterior Wall Consultant
  • REWO – Registered Exterior Wall Observer
  • QEWI – NYC Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector
  • Certified NYC Special Inspector for Concrete, Masonry, Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, Veneers, EIFS, Fire-stopping and Fireproofing Systems.
  • NCARB Certified
  • International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC)
  • ASTM – D 08 – Roofing and Waterproofing and E 06 – Performance of Buildings Committees
  • National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)

Education

  • Bachelor of Architecture – Pratt Institute

Position Statement

As a member of IIBEC, formerly RCI, since 2008 I have been involved with my Regional Chapter, and a member of a number of IIBEC Committees. I understand the commitment required for the position of Secretary/Treasurer and if selected will be “all-in” in representing IIBEC members, and a tireless advocate for the advancement of the organization.

We cannot forget our core, and how we got here, as The Roofing Consultants Institute – our history, and those that got us here, cannot be forgotten. IIBEC needs to continue our strong foothold in the roofing industry with the already recognized RRC and RRO programs and certifications. As we extend into other building envelope specialities it is important IIBEC sieze the opportunity to become the leader in all aspects of the building envelope industry. This includes alliances with other professional, governmental and industry organizations, and promoting our waterproofing and exterior wall certifications. By remembering our past, and planning our future, IIBEC will be the “go to” organization for the building envelope industry.

Personal Information

Enjoy reading, listening to music, and attending as many concerts and shows as possible.

Civic Affiliations and Appointments include:

  • Rahway Vally Sewerage Authority – Board Member
  • Downtown Revitilization Organization –Rahway, NJ

Second Vice President Candidate

Chris Dawkins, P.E.

Candidate for Second Vice President

Professional Experience

Principal Building Consultant and Forensics Engineer with Beech Consulting, Inc. and Engineered Solutions International, LLC, with 35-plus years’ experience in building construction and civil engineering disciplines. Primary consulting practice for the past 25 years has been focused on building enclosure components assessment and building systems forensic investigations. Professional practice areas also include construction phase services for new buildings or existing building renovations; facilities master planning and civil engineering design. Since 1993, I have practiced as a building consultant/consulting engineer, after serving 12 years with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps.

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC Codes & Standards Committee – Term 2020 – 2023
  • IIBEC Region II Director – Term 2019 – 2021
  • Georgia Chapter of RCI, Inc. Executive Board Member (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President and Past President) – 2014 – 2018
  • Co-Taught IIBEC Professional Building Consulting Atlanta, GA – February 2020 & RCI Exterior Walls Science & Technology Atlanta, GA – August 2017
  • Continuing Education Lectures Developed and Presented 2014 – 2020 to IIBEC GA, VA & Mid-South Chapters and Nashville, TN & Alabama Branch Meetings on “2009 & 2013 Case Studies – Hailstone Impacts Damage to Various Roofing Systems and Lessons Learned”
  • Consultant Member of RCI, /IIBEC since 2004

Professional Affiliations/Work History

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Professional Engineer in GA and NC
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 2015 – 2021 Lecturer at The Environmental Institute, Marietta, GA on “How Moisture Gets Into Buildings”

Professional Work History

  • President & Founder, Beech Consulting, Inc. Duluth, GA – 2003 – Present
  • Principal Building Consultant & Civil Engineer, Engineered Solutions International, LLC, Atlanta, GA – 2008 – Present
  • Associate, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Raleigh, NC and Norcross, GA – 1993-2003
  • Public Works Officer, Presidential Retreat, Camp David, MD – 1990-93
  • Company Commander and Equipment Officer, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7, Gulfport, MS with 8-month deployments to Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, Italy and Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads (Ceiba), Puerto Rico – 1987-89
  • Aide to Commander, Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Norfolk, VA – 1985-86
  • Public Works Officer, S. Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay, Crete, Greece – 1983-85
  • Assistant Public Works Officer, Naval Air Facility, El Centro, CA – 1981-83

Education

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 1987, GA Tech
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1981, NCSU

Position Statement

IIBEC and its community have deeply enriched my professional practice. I want many others to have similar IIBEC experiences that make them and their teams stronger.

I desire to continue serving in leadership, with the objectives of growing IIBEC’s impact and influence and sustaining and enhancing its exceptional industry reputation.

RCI’s founders and our leadership forebears have established a rock-solid foundation for our community and a legacy of advocacy and advancement of consulting excellence within our industry. We stand on their shoulders, but there is much more to accomplish, so let’s keep at it.

As Second Vice President, I will steadfastly work as part of our international team, in support of our strategic plan vision that “IIBEC is universally recognized as the leading authority for building enclosure consulting”, with emphases on:

  • Membership and Chapters Growth (let’s smartly set a path to get to 5,000 members and beyond);
  • Education (let’s continue to nurture and continuously improve this foundational pillar of our culture); and
  • Development of Future Leaders (our Regions, Chapters and Branches leadership, committees and task forces volunteers and IIBEC staff are exemplary teams that, with thoughtful support/mentorship, recruitment, and encouragement, will sustain and enhance our overall excellence and leadership transitions as we go forward).

In short, my guiding leadership principle is to “energetically serve our membership”. I have ordered my personal and business worlds to create the margin and time to be able to serve in this role. Thanks for reading this profile and I would sincerely appreciate, and will honor, your vote.

Personal Information

I grew up in Greensboro, NC, but now call Suwanee, GA home with my wife, Lee. We have a daughter and two sons and two grandsons. Outside of business life, personal passions include guitar, golf, reading and travel.

First Vice President Candidate

Robért J. Hinojosa, PE, RBEC, RRO, REWO, CDT, CEI, CIT

Candidate for First Vice President

Professional Experience

Robért Hinojosa is the principal engineer and owner of the engineering/ Consulting firm RJH & Associates Inc., located in Miramar Beach, FL, with branch offices located in Sarasota, FL, Charlotte, NC, Houston TX, and London, ON.

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC, Inc – President 2016-2017, IIBEC Fellow (IIBECF)
  • 1st  Vice President (2015-2016)
  • 2Nd Vice President (2014-2015)
  • Secretary/Treasurer President (2013-2014)
  • Region II Director (2011-2013)
  • RRC – #0569: RW C – #0025: RRO – #0465: REW C – #0011: RBEC – #0005

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • PE – Registered Professional Engineer FL, TX, NC and over 40 total states in the US.
  • CDT – Construction Document Technologist through CSI
  • Level 1 certified Infrared Thermographer through Infraspection Institute
  • CSI – Professional Member Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration, Institute (SWRI), Associate Member

Technical Publications

  • “Field Testing of Wet-Film Thickness and Dry-Film Thickness of Waterproof Coatings,” published in The Journal of RCI Interface, December 2009, Vol. XXVII, No. 11, Pg. 22-28.
  • “Designing, Specifying, and Testing Windows for Water Penetration Resistance: The Effects of Changes in the AAMA 502 Test Standard,” published in The Journal of RCI Interface, April 2010, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4, Pg. 6
  • “Safety Considerations for a Steep-Slope Metal Roof Restoration,” published in The Journal of RCI interface, October 2010, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 9, Pg. 11-22
  • “Bonded Pull Test: Not Just for Roof Membranes Anymore,” published in Interface Technical Journal, December 2011, Pg. 6-10.
  • “Utilizing Infrared Imaging for Detection of Filled Cells in Exterior CMU Walls,” published in Interface Technical Journal, October 2012, Pg. 21-25

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Civil Engineering Texas A&M University
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) University of Houston
  • Continued education at seminars, courses, plant tours, and many IIBEC courses.
  • Have taught may IIBEC courses and given technical presentations throughout the industry.

Position Statement

IIBEC, Inc. is the organization that is and should be the driving force in the roofing and building envelope industry and profession for education and registrations.

In this time of COVID and volatile market and record inflation, it should be IIBEC’s role to continue to solidify and promote our organization and the Building Envelope Consulting industry.  Now, more than ever, IIBEC needs to support its members and chapters by modernizing communication, education and netwroking events like the convention and building envelope symposium.

With the aging population of our member base, it is more important than ever to promote the organizaiton to attract younger and a more diverse membership.  I believe that attracting younger members from universities, trade schools and at early stages of their career is paramount to bringing in new membsers to our industry and continue the growth of IIBEC.

IIBEC sould continue to develop and increase our recognization and profile in the building envelope industry and ensure that our registrations become more recognized.  Advocating for our members and registrations needs to be a priority, and we need to develop plans and committ resources to promote IIBEC within the industry.

I have had the great fortune of being involved in IIBEC throughout my career and have benefited both professionally and personally.  As I continue to serve on the EC, I will continue my staunch effort to advocate for this organization, its registrations, members and their interests

Personal Information

My wife, Shelly, and I have been married for 16 years. We have two children: Lance 15 and Alina 13. In my personal time I enjoy boating and traveling with my family and participating in long-distance running events.  I have run over 40+ full marathons (26.2 miles) including all the world major marathons: Boston, Chicago, New York, Berlin, London and Tokyo. I am working toward my goal of running a marathon in all 7 continents and in 2019 ran a marathon in Antarctica.

IIBEC Region Director Candidates

Region I Candidate

Julie Palmer, Leed AP

Candidate for Region I Director

Professional Experience

Julie Palmer has eighteen years of experience working on building envelope restoration and rehabilitation projects, with a specific focus on roofing. Ms. Palmer has worked on projects involving a large variety of building types, including academic, commercial, residential, ecclesiastical, and museums. She has technical experience with a wide range of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, both historic and modern, as well as associated building materials and construction systems. She also has experience working closely with contractors during the design and construction phases of a project to perform test openings, ensure constructability of the designed work, and troubleshoot field conditions. Ms. Palmer is the recipient of numerous project and document competition awards and is active in several roofing and historic preservation organizations.

Prior to joining WJE in 2018, Ms. Palmer was an associate at Levine & Company, a roof and building envelope consulting firm specializing in the conservation of historic building materials and systems. While there, she was responsible for project management, survey and analysis of existing roofing systems and building materials, report writing, construction documentation and observation, and leak investigations.

IIBEC Experience

  • Region I Director, 2021 – present
  • Past President, Delaware Valley Chapter, 2021
  • President, Delaware Valley Chapter, 2020
  • Past President, Delaware Valley Chapter, 2019
  • President, Delaware Valley Chapter, 2018
  • Vice President, Delaware Valley Chapter, 2017
  • Member, 2009 – present

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • Wiss Janney Elstner Associaties, Philadelphia, PA 2018-present
  • Levine & Company, Ardmore, PA 2006-2018
  • 1:1:6 Technologies Incorporated, Media, PA 2002-2006

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania – Master of Architecture, 2007
  • Columbia University – Master of Science, Historic Preservation, 2002
  • Syracuse University – Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design for Interiors, 2000

Position Statement

Serving as Region I Director for the past two years has been an incredibly rewarding and enriching experience. It has been a privilege to serve on the Board, participate in decision-making and goal-setting for IIBEC, be a part of some exciting new initiatives, and witness the other Board members’ commitment and passion to this organization and our industry. I enjoy contributing my thoughts, opinions, and suggestions and doing my part to help propel this organization to the forefront of the building enclosure industry.

During my term, I have gotten to know the leaders of the Chapters in Region I, attended their board meetings and events, provided encouragement and assistance whenever possible, and met some truly amazing IIBEC members along the way. I have a connection with the Region I Chapters; I am proud of their accomplishments and they know they can count on me for help and support. I want to do everything I can to help them succeed and grow because strong local Chapters are one key to strengthening IIBEC and the industry as a whole.

As I near the end of my term, I feel I am only just getting warmed up, both as a member of the Board and as a dynamic proponent of Region I. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve a second term and keep the momentum going.

Personal Information

I grew up in a small town in northern Pennsylvania. Not Scranton; I mean seriously northern – when you can read the “I ♥ NY” sign in the distance, you’re there. It’s a very scenic place and I enjoy visiting my parents who still live there, but I also enjoy returning home afterward to a place with more people than cows. After bouncing around for school, I found myself in the Philadelphia area and have enjoyed living here since 2002.

My hobbies include gardening, hiking, bike riding, reading, and cooking. I have an older brother who lives in Colorado, I hate broccoli (ok, hate is a strong word…I dislike it intensely), I like nature with the exception of mosquitoes and dandelions, I’m a big fan of ice cream and brownies but not together, and I secretly like animated movies but I would never admit it publicly.

Region II Candidates

Azucena (Susie) Z. Soto, RRO

Candidate for Region II Director

Professional Experience

Ms. Soto is the Vice president and Senior Consultant of Advance Consulting Engineering Services, Inc. She has extensive experience in the construction industry related to material testing, roofing and waterproofing. As a Senior Consultant, Ms. Soto is responsible for client development, project proposals and scheduling activities. In this capacity, she is responsible for technical and administrative functions associated with the preparation of plans and specifications, multiple non-destructive moisture survey techniques, water intrusion studies and testing, development of operations, maintenance, multiple roof testing and related services.
Her areas of expertise include building condition assessment, technical specifications, document review, and roof field testing.

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC / RCI member since 1996
  • IIBEC Florida Chapter Secretary  2018
  • IIBEC Florida Chapter Vice President 2019 & 2020
  • IIBEC Florida Chapter President 2021
  • IIBEC Florida Chapter Director Chaper Awards 2022
  • IIBEC National Chapter Development Committee 2022

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • Azucena (Susie) Soto is the Vice president and Senior consultant of Advance Consulting Engineering Services Inc., a consulting firm specialized in roof and geotechnical consulting and testing in the South Florida region since 2001. She has been involved in roofing testing since the early ’90s and started consulting full time in 2000. She was involved in field testing and inspections, project manager for several hundred projects as well as being expert witness in several projects.

Education

  • S., Civil Engineering University of Puerto Rico, 1982
  • Master Studies University of Puerto Rico, 1982-1984
  • Registered Roof Observer (National Registration, RCI #0159, 1996)
  • Several RCI, IIBEC, SWR, and Manufacturers classes and conventions

Position Statement

Since I joined RCI/IIBEC in the late 90’s, I have seen the growth of our organization within the preofessional communities. I will work to keep the communication flowing within the chapters of IIBEC. My main goal as a president in Florida was to attract and recognize the younger generation of professionals which will need to follow our steps and to keep our organization vibrant and modern. I intend to continue with this goal as a Region II director.

Personal Information

Azucena (Susie) Soto lives in Davie Florida with her husband of 38 years Juan. He is also a professional engineer with whom she had worked together for over 20 years. She has two adult kids, a dentist and a mechanical engineer. Juan and Susie love to travel and enjoyed quiet weekends at their beach place, snorkeling, kayaking and long walks on the beach.

Nicholas Tribble, RRO

Candidate for Region II Director

Professional Experience

Nicholas Tribble developed his passion for design early and began taking zero period drafting courses at a neighboring high school each morning. His career officially began at Sutton- Kennerly and Associates in 2001 (now SKA Consulting Engineers) as a structural technician. In 2003, the Investigative and Diagnostic Group provided an opportunity that changed everything. The project included restoration of several existing dormitory buildings at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Site inspections were needed, and he jumped at the opportunity. It was a three-year immersion in all aspects of Building Enclosure, structural and waterproofing repairs. This single project developed a thirst for forensic investigations, repair design, and Construction Administration.

In 2009, his career took another turn with a multi-million dollar restoration project in Pawley’s Island, SC. Setting off a chain of events which led to restorations of high-rise condominiums from Florida to Maryland. To this day, the original HOA Board of Directors allocates significant funds in their reserve study for Nicholas to assess their buildings yearly.

Nicholas has contributed to countless restoration projects for SKA including historical, commercial, industrial, municipal, higher education, K-12, stadium, parking, and multi-family market sectors. Along with being referred as an expert witness for construction litigation cases.

Nicholas is currently a Building Enclosure Consultant and the Client Relationship Manager at SKA. He has been with the firm for 21 years and has been instrumental in the growth of the company; including new offices in Charleston, SC in 2017 and Raleigh, NC in 2021. He has been an SKA shareholder since 2013 and served on the Board of Directors in 2020.

IIBEC Experience

Nicholas joined IIBEC in 2017, he is a Registered Roofing Observer (RRO) and approved for the RRC exam (expects to hold certification prior to election).

He has served on the Board of the Carolinas Chapter since 2018 and is the immediate past president and current Vice President.

In 2019, Nicholas began working with the Foundation to mentor students yearly at the International Convention. IIBEC Presenter for Roof technology and Science, Exterior Wall technology and science, and Waterproofing courses.

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • AIA- Developed a series of lectures titled “Where Does the Water Go” which provides CEU’s for Architects, Contractors, and owners. The series includes Roofing, Fenestrations, Flashings, Testing, and Waterproofing.
  • WCA – Member since 2010, elected to the Board of Directors in 2012 and educational speaker.
  • AMPP – SSPC Concrete Coating Inspector, level II
  • IFMA Triangle – Current Programs Committee
  • NAIOP Triad – Current Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair
  • ULI, NCHEA, VSHE, CAI, BEC, SMPS

Education

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Technology – 2001, Guilford Technical Community College

Position Statement

“As a coach and mentor, I have dedicated most of my adult life to the development and improvement of our youth. If elected as the IIBEC Region II Director, I will be intentional in the effort of developing the next generation of Building Enclosure Consultants. I plan to work closely with each chapter to increase their engagement with students from local colleges and universities. Creating avenues for excitement in our industry and inspiration for new leaders. My goal is to provide all the guidance and assistance necessary so every Chapter in our Region can support and mentor students at local and national IIBEC events. I am honored to have been nominated and appreciate the opportunity to be your next Region II Director.”

Personal Information

Nicholas and his wife Laura have been married for 20 years and have two children: Jacob (20) and Maiya (15). They are members of the Summit Church in Oak Ridge, NC where Nicholas serves as a youth leader for high school boys. He is known locally as Coach Nick with over 10 years of coaching Football and Lacrosse and Maiya’s Dad, for a similar tenure as a dance dad and mascot for On Stage School of Dance. He was the president of Ragsdale youth football and co-founder of Deep River Youth Lacrosse, past president of Southwest Guilford High School Booster Club, and is the “Windtalker” for the Cheerio Nation Y Guides. “The Tribbles are about moments. NEVER let a moment pass you by. Experience as much as you can, as often as you can, with the people you love.”

Region II Candidate Forum

On January 19, IIBEC Past President and Nominating Committee Chair Michael E. Clark hosted an IIBEC Candidate Forum with Region II Candidates: Azucena (Susie) Z. Soto, RRO and Nicholas Tribble, RRO

 

Region III Candidate

Charles T. Sietmann,RRO, REWO, CCCA, CIT

Candidate for Region III Director

Professional Experience

Charles (Charlie) Sietmann is Principal – Building Enclosures with Building Technology Consultants, Inc. (BTC) in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Since joining BTC in 2005, he  has been involved in assisting in the evaluation, testing and repair of construction defects on numerous projects.  His professional experience includes repair construction contract administration and field observations on building envelope rehabilitation projects including low-slope roofing, steep roofing, concrete balcony rehabilitation, waterproofing of terraces and parking garages, window replacements, and building facade renovations.  Additional experience includes investigation of deterioration, water leakage issues, and construction deficiencies in building envelopes and assistance in repair design and preparation of contract documents.  Other duties include repair contract bidding assistance, destructive and nondestructive testing; and performing aerial evaluations, including facade evaluations and roof evaluations, using an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS or drone).

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC Member Since 2010
  • 2021-2022 IIBEC Director of Region III
  • 2022 IIBEC’s Emerging Professional Award of Excellence Recipient
  • 2020 Chicago Area Chapter of IIBEC Immediate Past President
  • 2019 Chicago Area Chapter of IIBEC President
  • 2018 Chicago Area Chapter of IIBEC Vice President
  • 2016-2018 Chicago Area Chapter of IIBEC Secretary
  • 2014-2016 Chicago Area Chapter of IIBEC Director
  • 2013-2020 IIBEC Document Competition Sub- Committee
  • 2020 IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium Committee

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • Registered Roof Observer (RRO)
  • Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO)
  • Certified Construction Contract  Administrator (CCCA)
  • Certified Level  I Infrared Thermographer (CIT), with Roof Specifics, conforming to the guidelines of American Society of Nondestructive Testing
  • International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Certified Concrete Slab Moisture  Testing Technician, Grade 1
  • Certified American Concrete Institute (ACI)  Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector
  • FAA Certified Remote Pilot with a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Rating
  • Current treasurer for Chicago Area Chapter Building Envelope Foundation (CAC-BEF), a Not-For-Profit established to assist in meeting the needs of the building envelope professions and create opportunities for the advancement of the building envelope professions.

Education

  • Earned an Associate of Science degree in Drafting and Design from ITT Technical Institute in Mount Prospect, Illinois in 2007

Position Statement

Becoming involved with IIBEC has not only helped shape my professional career, but has also helped establish  many relationships with many industry peers.

My continued goal as the Region III Director would be to continue to promote IIBEC’s educational offerings and work with chapters and members within the region to ensure that Region members are able to connect with their peers.  I also anticipate continuing to work with region members to ensure we are promoting the professional development of the emerging professional, much like it was done for me.

I believe my experience with the Chicago Area Chapter of IIBEC and my first term as Director of Region III can help other chapters in the region continue to thrive and/or develop further.

Personal Information

Married to wife Jill for 20 years and have an 13 year old daughter, Lorin.  When not working, free time is spent traveling, hiking, biking, fishing, and flying drones.

Region VII Candidate

Stephanie Robinson, P.Eng.

Candidate for Region VII Director

Professional Experience

Stephanie Robinson is the Director of Eastern Canada Building Sciences for WSP Canada Inc. She is based in Ottawa, Ontario and has over 14 years’ experience in investigation, design, contract administration and construction review of building enclosure components for both new and existing construction in Canada and the United States. Stephanie is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and a Level 2 Certified Thermographer. She currently serves as Past President on the Board of Directors for the IIBEC Quebec Ontario Chapter. Stephanie received the IIBEC Emerging Professional Award of Excellence in 2021.

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC Quebec Ontario Chapter – Founding Member, Past President (previously serving as President) (2021 – Present)
  • IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter (formerly Ontario Chapter) – Vice President (2020-2021); National Capital Branch Liason (2017-2020); Women and Students Building Sciences Forum Organizing Committee (2021-Present)
  • IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium Committee – Co-Chair (2022-Present)
  • IIBEC Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium Committee (2017 – 2022);
  • IIBEC 40th Anniversary Task Force (2021 – Present)
  • IIBEC Instructor Development Program Task Force (2021)
  • IIBEC Nominating Committee (2019 – 2022)
  • IIBEC Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECxP) Course Task Force (2021-Present)
  • IIBEC Election Candidate Guidelines Task Force (2019)
  • IIBEC Manual of Practice Task Group (2018 – 2019)
  • IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show Student Mentor (2018, 2019)

Professional Affiliations/Work History

In addition to her participation in IIBEC, Stephanie is also a member in the following professional organizations:

  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Building Envelope Council Ottawa Region (BECOR)
  • Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) – Eastern Ontario Chapter

Stephanie has held the following positions through her career:

  • Director, Eastern Canada Building Sciences, WSP Canada Inc. (2021 – Present)
  • Team Manager / Technical Lead / Project Director, Building Sciences Department, WSP Canada Inc. (2014-2021)
  • Consultant / Project Manager, Building Sciences Department, Halsall Associates (WSP Acquisition) (2011 – 2014)
  • Technical Staff II, Building Technology Department, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, Massachusetts (2008 – 2011)

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2008)
  • Certified Infrared Thermographer, Level II, Infrared Training Center (2018)

Position Statement

I am proud to have sat on the Boards of both the Quebec Ontario and Southern Ontario Chapters over the past 5 years. As Director for Region VII, I would represent and advocate for the unique perspectives and concerns of the two Chapters and one Branch within our Region, as well issues shared throughout Eastern Canada.

In particular, I will aim to:

  1. Facilitate open communication between the IIBEC international association and our Chapters and Branch, as well as facilitate dialogue and co- operation between regional Chapters.
  2. Emphasize the importance and relevance of educational offerings for Region VII members by advocating for bilingual, Canadian content in regular educational courses and hosting of international events, such as the Building Enclosure Symposium, in Canada.
  3. Support Canadian-based initiatives that promote increasing quality and standards of practice in the
  4. Support chapter growth and strive to improve membership diversity, particularly through engagement with students and incoming professionals to the industry.

Personal Information

Stephanie lives in Ottawa, Ontario. She loves traveling and spending time with her nieces and nephews.