Meet the Officer Candidates for 2022

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December 10, 2021

First Vice President Candidate

Amy M. Peevey, REWC, RRO, PE

Candidate for First Vice President

Professional Experience

Amy Peevey is a building enclosure engineer with an extensive background in forensic, new construction, and litigation support for buildings and building enclosures. Peevey’s experience includes the investigation, evaluation, analysis, new and repair design, testing, and construction monitoring/administration for building enclosure, structural, and construction material problems. She specializes in building enclosure design; design peer review; building envelope commissioning; failure investigation, evaluation, repair design, and construction monitoring of building envelope systems; as well as litigation support services related to building enclosure, structural, and other building systems.

IIBEC Experience

  • Building Enclosure Symposium Chair, 2015–2017
  • Convention Committee Member, 2015–2017
  • Building Enclosure Symposium Committee Member, 2012–2015
  • Gulf Coast Chapter Board Member, 2011–2013
  • Consultant Member, 2008–present

Education

  • BS Architectural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1999
  • IIBEC Train-the-Trainer, Reno 2011
  • IIBEC Affiliated Chapter/Region Leadership Development Training Workshop, Raleigh 2011
  • Attended and provided numerous IIBEC (RCI) courses

Professional Work History

  • 2020- Present: Vidaris, Inc., Regional Director – Southwest
  • 2018-2020: DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Director
  • 2008–’18: Building Exterior Solutions, co-owner/principal
  • 2000–’08: WJE, senior associate
  • 1999–’00: Law Engineering, staff engineer

Publications/Presentations

  • “Curtainwall Laboratory Mock-Up Testing…,” 31st RCI International Trade Show and Convention, 2016
  • “The Perfect Storm: MHHS Texas Medical Center Hurricane Ike Restoration,” 27th RCI International Trade Show and Convention, 2012
  • “Common Installation Problems for Aluminum-Framed Curtainwall Systems,” Building Envelope Technology Symposium, 201

Position Statement

Since joining IIBEC in 2008, I have strived to become an active member and to contribute by reinforcing IIBEC’s principles and goals within our industry. IIBEC has been instrumental in defining the roles and responsibilities of building enclosure professionals and the development of my consulting career. The collaboration of the manufacturers, contractors, and professionals within IIBEC embodies my personal approach as a building enclosure expert to ensure successful project outcomes. As a member of the Executive Committee, I will continue to support IIBEC with the same level of passion and dedication with the commitment to support IIBEC’s Strategic Plan.

Technical Notoriety/Professional Practice: As a professional in the building enclosure industry, I often find myself explaining the role and need for an IIBEC certified professional on projects. Therefore, my goal will be to develop recognition for each of the IIBEC certifications so that they become more mainstream and acknowledged as “professional” designations within our industry.

Networking/Collaboration/Branding: All successful endeavors are best supported by a multi-skilled and disciplined team working toward a common goal. As such, I would like to grow the personal and business opportunities within the individual IIBEC members, as well as partnerships within the IIBEC and international building enclosure community.

Education/Certification: As a majority of my IIBEC contributions have been centered on the growth of membership’s technical knowledge, I will continue supporting this effort by developing our educational and certification programs, as well as promoting their industry-wide support.

Thank you for the opportunity to run for IIBEC’s Executive Committee. I look forward to serving you.

Personal Information

Amy is married with two children. She is a native Texan, born in Austin, and has resided in the Houston area since 1999. When not working, she enjoys family time, restoring antiques, home renovations, service work, fitness, and organizing events.

Second Vice President

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

Candidate for Secone 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 three branch offices located in Charlotte, NC, Houston TX,
and London, ON.

IIBEC Experience

  • IIBEC, Inc – President 2016-2017, IIBEC Fellow (F-IIBEC)
  • 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 30 other states in the US.
  • CDT – Construction Document Technologist through CSI
  • Level 1 certified Infrared Thermographer through Infraspection Institute
  • CSI – Professional Member Sealant
  • SWRI – Waterproofing & Restoration, Institute 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 IIBEC 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.

Position Statement

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

In this time of COVID and the year 2020, it should be IIBEC’s role to continue to solidify and promote our organization and the building enclosure consulting industry.  Now, more than ever, IIBEC needs to support its members and chapters by modernizing communication, education, and networking events like the convention and building enclosure symposium.

With the aging population of our member base, it is more important than ever to promote the organization 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 members to our industry and continue the growth of IIBEC.

IIBEC should continue to develop and increase our recognization and profile in the building enclosure 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 commit 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.   If elected again to 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 14 years. We have two children: Lance, 13 and Alina, 11. In my personal time I enjoy boating  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 on all 7 continents and in 2019 ran a marathon in Antarctica.

Secretary/Treasurer

Chris Dawkins, PE

Candidate for Secretary/Treasurer

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, Inc./IIBEC since 2004

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, 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 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 Secretary/Treasurer, 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.