IIBEC-Chicago hosted its Annual Meeting & Program for the 17th consecutive year, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The meeting was held at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois. Approximately 110 consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, and manufacturers participated in the one-day program that featured 4 technical presentations (6 CEH’s) and ample networking opportunities.
Table-top exhibitors included: Architectural Building Solutions, International Leak Detection, SJ Mallein & Associates, Tecta America, Siplast, Velux, Sika, Sarnafil, and Soprema.
Technical sessions included:
- “R-Value Optimization for Low-Slope Roofs” by James Kirby, GAF
- “Emerging Liability Issues for Failure to Adapt to Climate Change” by Josh Leavitt, Much Shelist, P.C.
- “Difficult Detailing and Specification Gaps” by Corey Zussman, Pepper Construction
- “Reroofing in the Sky– Special Considerations for High-rise Reroofing Projects” by Jason Wilen and Allysia Youngquist, Klein and Hoffman
Following the technical sessions, the chapter convened for a brief Chapter Business Meeting before proceeding to the CAC Building Envelope Foundation’s 5th Annual Cocktail Reception and presentation of Chapter Awards. IIBEC-Chicago presented Awards to Architectural Building Solutions as the Exhibitor of the Year, to Ms. Lurita Blank as the Presenter of the Year, and the Past Presidents Award to Mr. Charlie Sietmann.
As a continued tradition, IIBEC-Chicago coordinated efforts with the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) which held its 37th Annual Trade Show at the nearby Drury Lane Conference Center the two days following the IIBEC-Chicago Annual Meeting.
With 2020 now in full swing, the chapter is gearing up for spring programs and events. On April 24th, the chapter will sponsor the IIBEC Educational Program: Roof System Thermal Moisture and Design. A full calendar of chapter events can be found at the Calendar page.