Meet the Candidates for 2024

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December 20, 2023

The 2024 IIBEC elections will be electronic and open to eligible voting members. IIBEC’s Region Director election opens January 15, 2024, for Regions IV, V, VI, and closes on February 2,2024. The IIBEC Officer election will open February 5, 2024, and will close March 11, 2024.

There will be no onsite voting at the IIBEC Interantional Convention and Trade Show. 

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

Secretary/Treasurer Candidate

Burt Carver, RRC, RRO Candidate for Secretary / Treasurer

Professional Experience

Burt Carver is the President of Apex Building Sciences Inc., a consulting firm specialized in Building Enclosure issues in Western Canada. He has been involved in roofing and waterproofing since the mid ’90s and started consulting full time in 1999. He has acted as a field reviewer, field technician and Project Manager for several hundred projects. His areas of expertise include building condition assessment, technical specifications, document review, code compliance, building envelope, and project closeout.

IIBEC Experience

  • Registered Roof Consultant (RRC)
  • Registered Roof Observer (RRO)
  • Instructed RQA
  • Instructed RT&S I and II
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Chapter Development Committee
  • RRO Exam Development Task Force
  • RRC Exam Development Task Force
  • Past President of Western Canadian Chapter
  • Attended multiple RCI / IIBEC Annual Conventions
  • Recipient of the RCI “Volunteer of the Year” Award in 2018.
  • Revising Course content – including adding international references and also updating content tobe relevant for today’s learners.
  • IIBEC / NRCA / CRCA Taskforce participant to revise joint publication
  • Regional Director – Region VI

Professional Affiliations / Experience

  • Past Board Member – Canadian CondominiumInstitute
  • PAQ+S Certified
  • Professional Association of Managing Agents(PAMA) Affiliate Board Member
  • Building Life Cycles (PAMA) Committee Member

Education

  • Ongoing Education updates through IIBEC and locally developed content.

Position Statement

  • I have been involved with IIBEC both locally and nationally for the past decade plus. I intend to continue to grow IIBEC and encourage students and other emerging professionals to grow in this field.
  • I will continue to support Chapters in local advocacy efforts including developing tools and strategies for advocacy at the local level.
  • I will continue to advocate for IIBEC members at every level of government – from a local municipality to the national stage.
  • I will encourage communication from the membership to the Board to ensure we are “in sync”with the needs of the membership.

Personal Information

Burt Carver is married and has four beautiful children with his lovely wife, Tracy. They have been married for 24 years. They live on an acreage in the Fraser Valley where they keep some horses. Burt’s passions include technology and tinkering.

Second Vice President Candidate

Jennifer Hogan, B.Arch.Sci., C.E.T., REWC, RRO, CRE, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant
Candidate for 2nd Vice President

Professional Experience

Jennifer has over 16 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 Secretary / Treasurer (2023 – Present)
  • IIBEC Director of Region VII (2019-2023)
  • 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

Jennifer has been an integral part of the team at Pretium Engineering Inc. for over 11 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 Area Leader

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 2nd Vice President my time on the Executive Committee will continue to 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.

Connect with Jennifer:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-hogan-a0436647/

First Vice President Candidate

Chris Dawkins, P.E.

Candidate for First Vice President

Professional Experience:

Principal Building Consultant and Forensics Engineer with Beech Consulting, Inc. & Engineered Solutions International, LLC, with 35+ years’ experience in building construction and civil engineering disciplines. Primary practice focus for the past 25+ years has been 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, following 12 years’ service with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps

IIBEC Experience:

  • Executive Committee – March 2022 – Present
  • Region II Director – March 2019 – March 2021
  • Codes & Standards Committee – Term 2020 – 2022
  • Georgia Chapter of RCI, Inc. Executive Board Member (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President and Past President) – 2014 – 2018
  • Co-Taught IIBEC’s RTQA & Professional Building Consulting, Atlanta, GA – June 2023 & February 2020 respectively & RCI Exterior Walls Science & Technology, Atlanta, GA – August 2017
  • Continuing Education Lectures Developed and Presented 2014 – 2020 to 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” and 2023 “Georgia Construction Codes Overview”
  • Consultant Member of RCI, Inc./IIBEC since 2004

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in GA and NC
  • Life Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2015 – 2023 Lecturer at The Environmental Institute, Marietta, GA & IIBEC BES/Convention Student Webinars on “How Moisture Gets Into Buildings”

Professional Work History

  • President & Founder, Beech Consulting, Inc., Duluth, GA – 2003 – Present; and 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 NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Italy and Naval Station, Ceiba, Puerto Rico – 1987-89
  • Aide to Commander, Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Norfolk, VA – 1985-86
  • Public Works Officer, U.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 share this impactful experience and desire to continue serving in leadership, with objectives of growing IIBEC’s influence and sustaining and enhancing its exceptional industry reputation. RCI’s founders and our leadership forebears established a rock-solid foundation for our association 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 1st 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 in building enclosure consulting”, with emphases on:

  • Membership and Chapters Growth (let’s smartly set a path for growth to 5,000 members and beyond);
  • Education (let’s nurture and continuously improve this foundational pillar of our culture); and
  • Development of Future Leaders (let’s support/mentor and recruit young professionals to sustain and enhance our excellence and leadership transitions going forward).

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

Personal:

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.

IIBEC Region Director Candidates

Region IV Candidate

Jonathan Cannon, RRC, RRO, REWO, CDT

Candidate for Region IV Director

Professional Experience
I had the fortune to join the building envelope community as a green young professional in 2001.  As with most young professionals I had not been exposed to the intricacies of the building envelope until I found myself standing on a roof in the hot Texas summer, drenched in sweat, being asked by a 40-year veteran roofer if something was done correctly.  I liked the guy, so I said yes (I had no idea).  He just laughed and very colorfully expressed it was not.  He called his crew over and explained to us all how to correctly execute the detail.  My education as a building envelope professional had officially begun.

 

In the eight years following that hot summer, I continued to learn and experience every facet of our industry. I learned from mistakes and got it right occasionally, too.  In 2009 I took the leap and formed the Hollon+Cannon Group where I continue my professional growth as Principal and Senior Consultant.

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC Member (2004 – Present)
  • Chapter Development Committee
    • Committee Chair (2014 – 2021)
    • Committee Member (2012 – 2021)
  • Advocacy Committee (2016 – 2022)
    • Marketing / Thought Leadership Sub-Committee Chair (2017 – 2020)
  • Emerging Professionals Committee (2014 –2019)
  • Central Texas Chapter (President: 2007, 2010, 2014)
  • Central Texas Chapter (Vice President: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013)
  • Central Texas Chapter (Immediate Past President: 2008, 2011, 2015)
  • Central Texas Chapter (Secretary: 2012)
  • Central Texas Chapter (Executive Director: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Central Texas Chapter (Charter / Founding Member 2006)
  • IIBEC Leadership Development Work Shop (2006, 2009, 2013 -2022)
  • IIBEC 2017 Strategic Planning Session (Concentrated on Branding and Marketing)
  • IIBEC 2022 Strategic Planning Session (Concentration on Chapters and Branches)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (2021-2022)
  • Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) – No. 606
  • Registered Roof Observer (RRO) – No. 517
  • Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO) – No. 23

Honors:

Michael DeFrancesco Award (Volunteer of the Year Award) – 2017

Emerging Professional Award – 2015

Outstanding Volunteer Award – 2021

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • IIBEC, 2004-Present

Education

  • Anthem College, 2001

Position Statement

I have been involved in numerous efforts of IIBEC for more than a decade. My Chapter and Committee involvement has allowed me to stay abreast and contribute to the major issues facing our Association.  The primary role of a Region Director is to advocate for the Chapters and Members located in our Region IV.  The Region Director also is the conduit for communication between the members and the leadership.  I think my experience would aid me in doing that well.  We are fortunate as an association to have individuals willing to serve as chapter leaders and at the region level.  I promise to do my best to serve our Region.  I ask for your vote and the opportunity to serve you and our Region.

 

Personal Information

My wife Kristi and I are High School sweethearts we have been in each other’s lives for over 20 years and have been married for 15 years.  We live in Austin, Texas with our three high-spirited daughters Finley (9), Rowan (7), and Fallon (5).  Better known as “All the Cannon Ladies”!  We get outside whenever we can enjoying hikes and playing outside in any form.  There is nothing better than seeing your kids covered in mud while wearing high heels.

Region V Candidate

Julie McDonald, REWC, RRC, CIT
Candidate for Region V Director

Professional Experience

Julie is the Director of Design for Mantis Innovations, formerly BLUEFIN, LLC, headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO. She has been in the roof and building enclosure consulting industry for 13+ years and commercial construction for 17 years.

Prior to joining Mantis Innovation, Julie worked as a Senior Enclosure Consultant for Bodis Group, Inc. in Denver, CO and Envelope Consulting, LLC in Leesburg, VA and Project Manger with Professional Service Industries, LLC in Fairfax, VA between 2010 to 2021 and was responsible for all aspects of operating and project managering within a small business unit.

In the four years prior to becoming a consultant, Julie worked for a large General Contractor on government projects in Washington, DC area where she oversaw the Quality Control Department, worked as a field engineer, and learned the importance of constructibility reviews and contractor relationships. Julie worked while earning a Master’s Degree in Buidling Construction Management and wrote a graduate thesis on ethics in quality control and developed a small business QC program start up plan.

Julie’s current focus of service includes: account management, roof design, roof asset management for clients with nationwide portfolios, peer review of new construction projects, business development and procurement of new design projects, and overseeing a team of designers and CAD operators within Mantis.

IIBEC Experience

Registrations

  • Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) #0081
  • Registered Roof Consulant (RRC) #0875

IIBEC

  • Region V Director, 2022 – 2024
  • Member since 2014
  • Chapter Development Committee, 2021-Present
  • BECxP Exam Committee, 2019-Present
  • Convention Student Mentor, 2015-Present
  • Vice President (2021), Secretary (2020), Colorado Chapter, 2021
  • Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, 2020-2021
  • Chairman, Emerging Professionals Committee, 2016-2019, Liaison to the Technical Advisory Committee, 2018-2019
  • Secretary, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, 2018

Honors

  • Emerging Professionals Award of Excellence, 2019 

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • IIBEC, 2014-Present
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), 2010-2018

Education

  • Master of Science, Building Construction Management, Purdue University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University, RI, 2006

Position Statement

“How can I help you today?” is often how I open conversations with peers and clients. I stand for service with a smile, accepting challenges, and following through. I consider my ability to network and share ideas as a strength and will bring my years of leadership within multiple chapters and committees to the Region by cross-pollinating information, sharing chapter successes and connecting chapter leaders within the Region.

I have watched the IIBEC organization grow and evolve over my past years of involvement. At my first Convention, I addressed the attendees with a call to action to recruit new young talent to grow our busineses and I’m pleased to say that I have upheld my end of the bargain by continuing to mentor students and provide career opportunities for up and coming talent as well as serving 4+ years on the Emerging Professionals Committee. I have enjoyed watching IIBEC’s leadership continue to diversify and I believe that my leadership as Region V Director will continue to encourage more engagement at the Chapter levels of my Region and bring along fresh faces and voices to the organization.

In my first term as a Director, we successfully reignited the dormant Arizona Chapter and established the new Las Vegas Branch. It is my hope that you will vote for me, allowing me to continue to serve the IIBEC community, mentor, diversify, and cross-pollinate ideas across Region V Chapters and as a member of the IIBEC Executive Committee.

Personal Information

Julie lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with her two sons, dog and cat. She enjoys backcountry camping, backpacking, rafting, and fishing. She stays involved in her son’s schools and the community with volunteering activities. Anyone who knows Julie knows she loves to talk roof nerd topics, camping gear and has an obsession with camp chairs.

Region VI Candidate

Jon Solland, RRC, RRO, P. Eng.
Candidate for Region VI Director

Professional Experience

With extensive experience in building envelope projects at large institutional and commercial properties, Jon has expert-level roofing knowledge and provides valuable insights to the industry.

Over 10 of specialized building envelope project work have provided Jon with a strong understanding of what buildings local to Calgary and across North America need to withstand local environmental factors. He focuses on supporting large clients with effective envelope designs, asset management tools, and condition reports, while utilizing skills in project management, contract administration, and construction review that lead their projects to success. Jon’s priority is solving client’s problems through creative solutions that will meet both their needs and constraints.

Jon is a unique consultant in Alberta, professionally designated as both a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and a Professional Engineer. An active leader in the industry, Jon serves as a Director on the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) Canadian Prairies Chapter, and on the Alberta Building Envelope Council (ABECS).

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter, President 2022, 2023
  • IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter, Vice President 2020, 2021
  • IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter, Treasurer 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • IIBEC Document Competition committee 2019 to present
  •  IIBEC Member, 2016 to present

Education

  • University of Toronto, Bachelor of Applied Science with Major in Civil Engineering and Minor in Sustainable Energy, 2013
  • Red River College, Large Building Air Tightness Testing, 2022

Professional Affiliations/Work History

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), Professional Engineer, 2017 to present
  • International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) Canadian Prairies Chapter (CPC), Director, 2016 to present
  • Alberta Building Envelope Council South, Director, 2019 to present
  • Read Jones Christfferson Ltd. (RJC Engineers), Project Engineer, 2021 to present

Position Statement

IIBEC has taken on an impressive challenge in the advancing the profession of building enclosure consulting. Countless clients owe their high performing enclosures in part to the unprejudiced service that IIBEC consultant members embody. I am proud to see the local growth in the Canadian Prairies Chapter, as well as the wider growth of IIBEC across Canada, the United States, and beyond.

Through attendence at several IIBEC conferences, I am acutely aware of the importance of wide gegraphical perspectives, facilitating industry education, and the unparalleled benefit of being connected to knowledgable peers. I look forward to the enriching experiences that I will gain through participating in the IIBEC Board decisions. I will represent the unique local perspectives of Canada while promoting growth, teamwork, and education.

Publications and Presentations

  • Presentation: “Roof Replacement Considerations on Aging Buildings.” National Conference for Building and Facility Operations, Building Commissioning Association. June 2023.
  • Technical article: “Moisture Sensitive Structures in Alberta.” Building Science Perspective, August 2023, page 28-31.
  • Presentation: “Good Ideas Gone Wrong.” IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter.  November 2018.
  • Technical article: “Schmidt Home: Drainage Issues.” IIBEC Interface, July 2018, page 43.

Personal Information

Jon lives in Calgary, AB, with his wife, Kate, and 3-year old daughter, Sloane.