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International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC)

International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) is an international nonprofit association of professionals who specialize in roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall specification and design. 

From sprayed polyurethane foam to cedar shakes, from parking garages to air barriers, IIBEC has a member expert for every type of roof, exterior wall, or waterproofing issue in the world today.

Mission Statement: The mission of IIBEC is to advance the profession of building enclosure (roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall) consultants.

Since 1983, IIBEC’s, formerly RCI, Inc., Consultant members have offered unbiased design, repair planning, quality assurance observance, legal testimony, and general roofing and other building enclosure management services. IIBEC’s Consultant members adhere to a strict code of ethics that offers unprejudiced service without affiliation with any product or manufacturer. Current membership is over 3,600. IIBEC boasts an international constituency residing across the United States, Canada, Australia, the West Indies, Europe, and Asia.

The association presents educational programs, in-person and online, designed to demystify and explain the practical application of roofing and waterproofing technology and sound building enclosure theory. A monthly journal (Interface), a monthly newsletter (IIBEC Newsfeed), and international, regional, and chapter events provide interactive forums for information exchange and networking.

The Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®), Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®), Registered Roof Observer (RRO®), and  Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider (CBECxP®) coming in Spring 2020 programs distinguish professionals with proven standards of education, experience, and ethics. Individuals with all three consultant accreditations (RRC®, RWC®, and REWC®) may apply to be Registered Building Envelope Consultants (RBEC®). The RCI-IIBEC Foundation (U.S.) and the RCI Foundation Canada are tax-exempt entities, organizationally independent of the association, and support research and educational efforts of the industry.
The IIBEC mission is realized by a professional staff headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and through the efforts of a volunteer board of directors, numerous committees and its individual members across the globe.

We invite you to discover more about IIBEC and the professional path of its members. Whether you are a current IIBEC member, a nonmember professional, or a building owner or manager seeking a qualified referral, please browse our website or contact IIBEC headquarters at 919-859-0742 or 800-828-1902.


Soar in 2024: IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show

Expand your knowledge with four days of education and also satisfy your annual CEH requirements in one event. The Convention Committee has selected educational programs that provide an impressive lineup of speakers and subjects. The variety of topics will appeal to any interest. Be sure to join us for the networking events as well. All education sessions except the auxiliary seminar will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center. The auxiliary seminar will take place at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.

Please check the following links for the schedule of events for each day. Schedule subject to change:

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IIBEC abstract submission 2024Call for 2024 IIBEC/OBEC BES Abstracts

Deadline: March 15, 2024

In partnership, IIBEC and OBEC are seeking technical articles and presentations for consideration for the 2024 IIBEC/OBEC BES.

Put your skills, knowledge, and talent to work for your profession! The 2024 BES is taking place September 30 through October 1, 2024, at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites Ontario, Canada. Join us as a presenter at the premier event for roofing, waterproofing, exterior wall, and building enclosure commissioning professionals.

Please take note of the following Dates and Deadlines:

  • Submission for Abstract closes: Friday, March 15, 2024
  • Notices of Acceptances and declines: April 2024
  • Speaker Meeting: April 2024
  • Draft Article Due: June 3, 2024
  • Final Articles, Draft Presentations, and Draft Assessment Questions due: July 22, 2024
  • Final Presentations and Assessment Questions due: September 3, 2024

Submit Your Abstract Here.


2023 Year in Review!IIBEC 2023 in review

2023 was a year of celebration and innovation as IIBEC reached the milestone of four decades of building enclosure expertise and excellence. Rolling out a new strategic plan, a new awards program, and new education offerings, IIBEC put in place the building blocks to ensure its next 40 years are strong and sturdy.

Download the full year in review.

 

 


Join Us for the IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium: Sept. 29 – 30, 2023

Take advantage of early registration rates and save $100 when you register by September 6.

Featuring cutting-edge presentations on artificial intelligence, design, construction, maintenance and repair of modern and older building enclosures, BES presentations offer relevant solutions to building enclosure challenges through real-world examples and specific case histories.

  • 12 Concurrent Sessions and 4 General Sessions
  • 12 Hours of Education
  • 2 Receptions
  • 30 Exhibitors
  • 1 Golf Tournament

Register today!


Project Excel

Are you passionate about helping others achieve their goals? Are you looking for a way to give back? IIBEC’s new mentoring program, Project Excel, is currently accepting applications for mentors to help guide and support other members who may be starting their journey on a path you’ve already taken. If you can dedicate a minimum of one hour a month during our 6-month program, we hope you’ll join us. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, we welcome all backgrounds and experiences. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today to become a mentor and make a difference in someone's life!

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C-PACE Financing: An Innovative Tool for Commercial Roof Improvements

When: December 5, 2023 @1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

C-PACE – or Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy – is a financing solution that connects building owners with 100% financing for project costs related to existing building energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.The financing is secured by the building with long-term repayment plans, up to 30-year terms, which are added to the property’s tax bill. C-PACE financing programs are now active in over 30 states and the District of Columbia with additional jurisdictions expected to adopt authorizing legislation or launch programs soon.

As C-PACE programs continue to gain familiarity across the country, the innovative financing solution has been used increasingly to underwrite roof improvement projects on commercial buildings. These projects include both energy efficiency improvements as well as rooftop solar installations. Join C-PACE program administration experts to learn more about this attractive financing tool and how building owners and roofing professionals have deployed its benefits to improve building performance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how C-PACE financing works and why its 100% long-term benefits are a compelling solution when coupled with roofing projects.
  2. Identify which states and jurisdictions currently operate C-PACE programs and where new programs are under development.
  3. Explain how C-PACE financing can be used to underwrite roof improvement projects on commercial buildings.
  4. Learn how to increase your knowledge on C-PACE financing and how to stay current on program developments in the areas you do business.

Presenters:

  • Brian McCarter, CEO, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions (leading C-PACE program administrator)
  • Tracy Phillips, Director, Colorado C-PACE Program

Register Here.


IIBEC Honors

IIBEC proudly recognizes the exceptional efforts of its members annually though awards presented at our International Convention and Trade Show.

All members, regardless of membership classification are welcome to nominate their peers for an IIBEC honor through the official portal, from August 1st through the end of November.

IIBEC proudly recognizes the exceptional efforts of our members through various honors awarded at the discretion of the IIBEC President, various committees, or through the IIBEC Jury of Fellows.

IIBEC is proud to recognize the exception efforts of our members through various honors or structured competitions highlighting the best of the best in our industry.

Learn More and Nominate Here!


The Hub: Member Resources, Publications, Technical Articles

Check out IIBEC's premier technical library and find member documents, past IIBEC Interface publications and technical articles.

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eBooks

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IIBEC Releases New Manual of Practice

The Manual of Practice is intended to provide a peer-reviewed structure for the practice of consulting in the construction of the building enclosure. In simple terms, it describes what a professional consultant does and how the consultant does it. It is recognized that consultants may utilize professional judgment as the ...
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Latest Awards

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Nominations for IIBEC Honors & Awards Open August 1

As we enter into the second half of 2023, we reflect not only on what IIBEC has accomplished as an organization, but also on the service, support, and expertise that our members continually provide, driving our association forward. On August 1, we are proud to debut a newly formed awards competition, ...
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Latest Spanish Content

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Don’t Get Blindsided by Below-Grade Leaks

Expansion joints are specified for specialized projects in which common sealants would not be successful. When expansion joints are used, the designer or consultant must understand and correctly calculate the anticipated movement of the joint where it is installed. This course explains several items related to expansion-joint specification such as ...
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Creating a Watertight Seal: Sealant Design and Performance

Successful sealant specification, design, and installation requires consideration of the unique characteristics of different sealants. Generic sealant treatment will likely lead to sealant failure and loss of building tightness. This presentation will show the student the importance of proper sealant joint design, including factors that cause joint failure, such as ...
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Latest International Content

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Trade Association Coalition Announces Q3 Findings From Market Index Survey for Reroofing

A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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Latest Canada Content

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Trade Association Coalition Announces Q3 Findings From Market Index Survey for Reroofing

A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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Latest Podcasts

Brian Pallasch - Continue to Build With IIBEC’s 2024 International Convention and Tradeshow

Brian Pallasch - Continue to Build With IIBEC’s 2024 International Convention and Tradeshow

S6:E12 In this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, join Megan Ellsworth as she sits with IIBEC’s CEO Brian Pallasch to discuss the latest and greatest at this year’s IIBEC International Convention and Tradeshow. The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) is an international association of professionals who specialize in roofing, ...
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Brian Pallasch - IIBEC’s leadership in Understanding Roofing Drainage

S3:E50 In this Roofing Road Trip, Heidi J. Ellsworth meets with Brian T. Pallasch, CAE, CEO/EVP of IIBEC. In a follow-up to the Stephen Patterson, RRC, PE and Dr. Madan Mehta, PE, PHD Roofing Road Trip Podcast about their new publication on Roof Drainage – Second Edition, this book was ...
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IIBEC - Stephen Patterson and Madan Mehta - Unprecedented change in roof drainage design

Stephen Patterson and Madan Mehta - Unprecedented Change in Roof Drainage Design

S3:E46 In this Roofing Road Trip, Heidi J. Ellsworth meets with Stephen Patterson, RRC, PE and Dr. Madan Mehta, PE, PHD about the unprecedented change in roof drainage design. A new publication on Roof Drainage – Second Edition, this book was funded by the CI-IIBEC Foundation. They will share ...
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IIBEC offers a robust on-demand education catalog for professionals in the building enclosure industry. Engage in IIBEC education courses at your convenience. Now through December 31, 2023, IIBEC members can purchase education content for 40% off; nonmembers get 25% off! IIBEC Members: Use code 23EOYMem at checkout. Nonmembers: Use the code 23EOYNonmem ...
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IIBEC - IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium

Not able to join us in Orlando for the 2023 IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium? Catch up on the presentations by purchasing the proceedings in print. The print edition of the 2023 IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium Proceedings includes these 9 articles in a full-color, perfect-bound, print-on-demand book: Fenestration Replacement: Identifying Design Solutions for ...
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This course is designed for those intending to become more professional as rooftop quality assurance observers. Although not a preparation course for taking the Registered Roof Observer (RRO) exam, this course provides useful information for the observer who is studying for this registration. The program covers the diverse and challenging ...
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Latest Videos

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Episode 12 - Heidi's at Clemson, Women's History Month, and Preparing for Roofing Day!

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear what they have to say about all the happenings within the roofing industry. The twelfth episode of our Weekly Blend series is here! Join President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for another exciting episode of this RoofersCoffeeShop® (RCS) original ...
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