IIBEC Announces New Dates for 2021 International Convention and Trade Show

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) has postponed its 2021 International Convention and Trade Show. The event will now take place September 15-20, 2021, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and the Phoenix Convention Center. It was previously scheduled for March 4-9, 2021.

“We are excited that we will be able to host an in-person meeting in 2021, even though it will be a little later than our usual event.  I cannot wait to see our IIBEC members and industry partners next September for the best IIBEC convention yet. I applaud the IIBEC team for their resiliency and ability to improvise for the benefit of our members and the profession,” said IIBEC President Scott Hinesley.
IIBEC’s premier annual event will feature over 25 hours of educational seminars, a two-day trade show with over 140 exhibitors and live product demonstrations, as well as an auction hosted by the RCI-IIBEC Foundation and RCI Foundation Canada.

“We are excited to be planning for an in-person meeting in 2021; we have missed the in-person interaction with IIBEC members and industry partners.  IIBEC’s annual convention is the place for building enclosure professionals to find solutions to the challenges they are facing in their consulting practice and we look forward to continuing to see everyone in Phoenix in September,” said Brian Pallasch, IIBEC CEO.

Continuing its tradition of enabling students to learn using real-life experiences and education, the RCI-IIBEC Foundation and RCI Foundation Canada will host students from colleges across the United States and Canada to attend the 2021 Annual Convention. 
IIBEC and its meeting partners will follow the highest safety standards as outlined by the CDC and the local and state governments to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

For more information about the 2021 Annual Convention, click here. For more information about IIBEC, visit www.iibec.org

IIBEC Joins U.S. Department of Energy Building Envelope Campaign as Supporter

IIBEC has joined with other industry leaders including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) as an organizing partner of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Envelope Campaign. The goals of the Building Envelope Campaign are to:

  • Motivate action and increase awareness of the value of investing in high-performance building enclosure technologies for both new and existing commercial buildings.
  • Recognize leaders adopting and achieving high performing building enclosure systems.
  • Demonstrate and document energy and cost savings with integrated design, construction, commissioning, and maintenance from implementation of high performing enclosure systems.

IIBEC members are encouraged to participate in the Building Envelope Campaign by entering basic enclosure design criteria about projects (new construction or retrofit) into an ORNL-developed online tool. Enclosure improvements that show certain percentages of reduced energy performance are eligible for awards and recognition.

A detailed explanation of the program is available here: https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/webinars/unsealed-building-envelope-campaign

More information can be found at https://ec.ornl.gov. Please contact Emily Lorenz, IIBEC senior director of technical services, at elorenz@iibec.org to learn how to get involved.

For more information, visit https://iibec.org

IIBEC 2020 Building Enclosure Symposium+ Goes All Virtual

After careful consideration, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) announced that the annual Building Enclosure Symposium (BES+) will be presented in an all-virtual format over two weeks in mid-November.

Due to the virtual format of the revised event, participants will be able to attend more live educational sessions and have more time to network with exhibitors. The content and exhibit booths will be available through December 20, 2020, allowing attendees even more opportunities to engage with the presenters and their fellow attendees. The original dates of the BES+ were November 21-22, 2020.

“While we will miss shaking your hand and looking you in the eye with a welcoming smile, true to the spirit of IIBEC and our heartfelt commitment to the industry, we are excited about the opportunity that this year’s virtual symposium will offer attendees,” said IIBEC President Scott Hinesley, RRC, PE. 
“Although we would prefer to meet in person, our top priority is the health and safety of our attendees and staff. With continued governmental restrictions on gatherings and ongoing corporate travel bans, we quickly recognized how these unprecedented times are affecting our attendees who come from all over North America,” said IIBEC CEO Brian Pallasch.

Each day includes two one-hour educational sessions and one-hour of dedicated networking with exhibiting companies, allowing for flexibility with personal schedules. The chat and Q&A are live to promote the networking that participants have come to expect at IIBEC events. 

Due to the increased need for technical content, the meeting will be offered at a reduced price. The virtual event includes twelve sessions (15 speakers) and over 20 exhibiting companies for only $195 member / $229 nonmember. Take advantage of this early bird pricing.
The new schedule is available on IIBEC’s website at https://iibec.org/2020-iibec-bes/#ts20schedule.

For more information or to register, visit https://iibec.org/2020-iibec-bes/.

Polyglass to Showcase Self-Adhered Membranes at the 2020 IIBEC Virtual Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. will be highlighting its modified bitumen membranes, commercial roofing systems, and roof coatings at the 2020 IIBEC Virtual Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium, a cutting-edge educational program taking place September 22-24, 2020. On virtual display will be Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap, Polyfresko G SA, and PolyFlash 1C.

Polyglass experts will be featuring Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap at the virtual booth. Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap are low-temperature membranes designed for cold weather applications in temperatures that are between 25°F – 60°F (4°C – 16°C). They are designed with unique qualities that improve efficiency and performance. Elastoflex SA V Polar Base is fiberglass-reinforced for excellent dimensional stability, and is finished with laylines for ease of application. Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap has a UV-stabilized granule surface and is polyester-reinforced for exceptional puncture and tear resistance. It also features SEALLap Ultra and FASTLap for immediate and more effective bonding of side and end lap seams, saving time and labor costs.

Also to be showcased is the Polyfresko G SA; a highly reflective, self-adhered granular surfaced APP modified bitumen roofing membrane. The membrane performs to ENERGY STAR standards for reflectivity, is a California Title 24 compliant membrane, achieves Class A fire rating, and has been tested to ensure long-term performance in the most extreme environments. Polyfresko G SA membrane is listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 96.

PolyFlash1C is a one-component, state-of-the-art, silane modified polyurethane flashing compound designed for sealing and waterproofing roofing details, flashings, and penetrations on a wide variety of roofing systems. PolyFlash 1C has the unique ability to be applied as an immediate, but temporary emergency leak repair over wet or damp surfaces. When combined with PolyBrite reinforcing polyester fabric this product can permanently solve typical and challenging flashing needs. 

For more information, visit https://polyglass.ca/ or speak with Polyglass experts at the IIBEC 2020 Virtual Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium.

IIBEC Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium Virtual Event Launches September 22-24

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) announced that the 2020 Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium will be held September 22-24, 2020. The virtual will include six technical presentations and designated trade show hours. Attendees can earn continuing education hours from their home or office. After the Symposium concludes live, the technical presentations will be available for attendees for 31 days on IIBEC’s online event website.

For more information about the online platform or to register, click here. For more information about IIBEC, visit https://iibec.org

IIBEC Virtual Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium Kicks Off September 22-24

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) announced that the 2020 Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium will be a virtual event. The Virtual Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium will be held September 22-24, 2020. Over the course of the three days, there will be six technical presentations and designated trade show hours. Attendees can earn continuing education hours from their home or office. After the Symposium concludes live, the technical presentations will be available for attendees for 31 days on IIBEC’s online event website.

For more information about the online platform, click here. For more information about IIBEC, visit https://iibec.org.

Polyglass to Showcase Self-Adhered Membranes at IIBEC 2020 Virtual Convention and Tradeshow

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., announced it will be highlighting its modified bitumen membranes, commercial roofing systems, and roof coatings at the IIBEC 2020 Virtual Convention and Tradeshow, taking place June 12-14, 2020. On virtual display will be Elastoflex SA V Plus FR, Polyfresko G SA self-adhered roofing products, and the Velociflex High Wind Resistant Roof Assembly.

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants Virtual Convention and Trade Show, or IIBEC 2020, will bring together a wide range of professionals specializing in roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall specification and design. The Polyglass virtual booth will include not only product information but also interactive elements, such as a webinar highlighting ADES) dual-compound self-adhered membranes technology. Visitors will be able to chat live with Polyglass experts and download content relevant to their needs.

Polyglass experts will be featuring the Elastoflex SA V Plus FR self-adhered, elastomeric base ply low-slope roofing product for IIBEC virtual booth visitors. The Elastoflex SA V Plus FR membrane is built with ADESO self-adhered technology and a superior reinforced fiberglass mat to ensure strength and excellent dimensional stability to the product, providing a robust membrane that resists natural forces and other factors on the rooftop. When used in conjunction with Elastoflex SA P or other approved Polyglass self-adhered cap sheet, Elastoflex SA V Plus FR provides cleaner application, improved application speed, and removes the need for torches, hot asphalt or bonding adhesives on the jobsite.

Also to be showcased is the Polyfresko G SA; a highly reflective, self-adhered granular surfaced atactic polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing membrane. The Polyfresko G SA membrane performs to ENERGY STAR standards for reflectivity, is a California Title 24 compliant membrane, achieves Class A fire rating, and has been tested to ensure long-term performance in the most extreme environments. Polyfresko G SA membrane is listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 96.

The Velociflex high wind-resistant roof assembly system provides for high speed wind protection up to 270 psf (pounds / square foot). The core of Velociflex is two or three plies of reinforced modified bitumen membranes. Suitable for new or re-roofing projects, this multi-ply system comprises of a mechanically fastened base sheet, optional interply, and a heat-welded or cold-applied cap sheet. Velociflex is ideal for both steel and concrete decks.

For more information, visit https://polyglass.us/ or speak with Polyglass experts at the IIBEC 2020 Virtual Convention and Tradeshow.

IIBEC Pivots to Virtual 2020 International Convention and Trade Show June 12-14

Building enclosure professionals across North America will participate in the first-ever Virtual IIBEC Convention and Trade Show this coming June 12-14. The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) has pivoted to present the unprecedented virtual meeting as a response to the postponement of their annual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All 24 previously planned cutting-edge educational sessions, an opening session, and a virtual trade show will be provided. All attendees previously registered for the annual convention in March 2020 will automatically be registered for the live virtual event June 12-14, 2020. Attendees will have access to the virtual education and trade show until July 15, 2020, to allow extended time to view every education session offered during the virtual event.

Instead of catching a few of the previously scheduled concurrent sessions, participants will be able to attend each of the sessions and all of the trade show booths from the comfort of their own homes and offices. Exhibitors can connect directly with their customers through live chat. Outside of the designated trade show hours, the live chat feature will turn into an email that goes directly to the exhibitor. Full registrants will also receive digital proceedings including papers from all of the educational sessions.

Registration is also open for new attendees and exhibitors. Register here https://iibec.org/education/international-convention-2020/#ts20register.

“This is very exciting for us,” said Convention Chair and IIBEC First Vice President Ted Sheridan, RBEC, PEng. “We are thrilled to be offering this unique education opportunity in which to learn about new products and techniques, and for providing a new way of connecting.”

In addition to the upcoming virtual convention and trade show, IIBEC is announcing the IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium+ (BES+), to be held November 20-22, 2020 at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Texas. At that event, a dozen educational sessions by imminent industry professionals will be presented. The BES+ trade show will also be expanded to provide exhibitors an opportunity to interact face to face with attendees. Other events not included in the June virtual meeting, such as the annual awards luncheon to honor IIBEC volunteers, will be incorporated into the BES+.

“The pandemic has made IIBEC more resilient and innovative,” said IIBEC President Scott Hinesely, RRC, PE. “The virtual convention and trade show will highlight that. And the building envelope consulting community can look forward to interacting face to face at the BES+ in the fall.”

“We look forward to seeing you virtually in June and in person at the BES+ in November in Houston,” concluded IIBEC CEO and EVP Brian Pallasch.For more information, visit https://iibec.org

IIBEC Announces 2020 Board of Directors

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) conducted its first-ever “virtual” Annual Meeting of the Members on March 30, 2020. The organization has been holding this meeting every year for nearly 40 years at their Annual Convention and Trade Show, but this year’s meeting was unprecedented.

First, because of restrictions on travel and gathering as a result of the COVID-19 virus and the concomitant postponement of the association’s convention, 2020 marked IIBEC’s first-ever “virtual” Meeting of the Members. Presenters spoke from their respective homes and offices, connected only by the Internet, communicating through sound and pixels. Members were able to type questions into a chat box, allowing them to interact for the traditional question-and-answer portion of the meeting.

Second, this meeting boasted the largest attendance—by far—of any IIBEC Meeting of the Members, with 481 total participants.

Finally, the first female was elected to the Executive Committee, in the person of Amy Peevey, who is this year’s Secretary/Treasurer. This comes on the heels of the first-ever female Board member, Jennifer Hogan, who was elected as Region VII director in 2019.

Immediate Past President Bob Card voiced his appreciation for the continued participation of IIBEC members. “Still trying to come to terms with this strange season, I am amazed at the turnout for the somewhat unorthodox meeting of the members and grateful for the many encouraging comments from members.”

First Vice President Ted Sheridan said, “We have received a fresh shot of adrenaline from our new Board members, Amy Peevey and Burt Carver. They are both energetic IIBEC veterans with an ear to the needs of our members and a history of IIBEC involvement.”

Second Vice President Chris Giffin echoed and expounded on this sentiment, stating, “I am looking forward to working with the first female IIBEC EC member and President Hinesley during these awkward and difficult times, and feel assured that their leadership will allow us to come out on the other side of this better than when we started.”

New IIBEC President Scott Hinesley expressed excitement about his new role. “With new CEO Brian Pallasch at the helm of the amazing IIBEC team and new team members on the Board, I am looking forward to leading the charge that will see our association emerge stronger on the other side of these significant challenges.”

The full board is as follows:

  • President – Scott M. Hinesley, RRC, PE, of REI Engineers
  • First Vice President – Edward A. Sheridan, RBEC, RRC, REWC, RWC, PEng, of Fishburn Sheridan & Associates Ltd.
  • Second Vice President – Christopher Giffin, RRC, AIA, of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Amy Peevey, RRO, REWC, PE, CDT, of DeSimone Consulting Engineers
  • Immediate Past President – Robert Card, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, REWO, of Wetherholt and Associates, Inc.
  • Region I Director – Michael Violette, RRC, PE, of Violette Engineering
  • Region II Director – Chris Dawkins, PE, of Beech Consulting Inc.
  • Region III Director – Gene Keeton, of KDENT Inc.
  • Region IV Director – Neal Johnson, RRO, AIA, of Neal Johnson, LLC
  • Region V Director – Szymon Zienkiewicz, RRC, RRO, PE, of Larsen Zienkiewicz, Inc.
  • Region VI Director – Burt Carver, RRC, RRO, of Apex Building Sciences Inc.
  • Region VII Director – Jennifer Hogan, RRO, LEED AP, CPHC, of Pretium Engineering, Inc.

For more information, visit https://iibec.org

IIBEC Extends Deadline for ICBEST Abstracts Until December 6

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) announced that the deadline for abstracts for the 2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST) has been extended. Abstracts must now be submitted by December 6. 

ICBEST 2020 will be held in Vancouver August 31-September 2. The event, co-hosted by IIBEC and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), provides a worldwide forum for the exchange of information and discussion of recent developments in, and applications of building envelope engineering. ICBEST’s scope is to bring together engineers, architects, scientists, and practitioners with a common interest to promote new knowledge and practice of building envelope systems and technologies.

According to IIBEC, abstracts of each paper (200 words) should be filled out digitally on the form on the ICBEST 2020 website. The deadline for abstract submissions is December 6, 2019. Notification of acceptance/regret will be made December 17-20, 2019, and final papers are due to IIBEC on April 3, 2020.

For more information, visit https://icbest2020.com