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This presentation was initially provided at the 2021 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona Adhered masonry veneer (often referred to as manufactured stone veneer, or MSV) has been growing in popularity and use throughout North America over the past 20 years. MSV offers the beauty of masonry with the cost efficiency and reduced weight of stucco. In addition to specific manufacturers’ instructions, current codes and industry standards that govern its design and installation include ICC-promulgated model building codes, masonry codes (TMS 402 and TMS 602), ASTM standards, and Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA) publications. Simply referencing these published code and industry-standard documents in drawing notes, project manuals, or contracts is often insufficient, leading to improper design and installation techniques that ultimately result in failure. This paper presents some of the common design and installation pitfalls associated with MSV to help designers and installers enjoy a more successful, durable application. This presentation is targeted at an intermediate audience of designers, installers, and building owners. Patricia Aguirre, REWC, PE, CDT Bristow, VA Patricia Aguirre is a building enclosure consultant in northern Virginia. Her work focuses on forensic field and laboratory investigations; façade and building enclosure investigations; structural inspection, analysis, and design; architectural retrofit and repair; and development of design documents and repair recommendations. Aguirre is an active member of IIBEC, serving on the REWC Exam Committee and teaching several exterior wall-related courses. She also serves on ASTM C11 committee on Gypsum and Related Building Materials. Matthew Innocenzi, RBEC, PE Nick Innocenzi & Sons Consulting Engineers and Associates, LLC | Warrenton, VA Matthew Innocenzi is the principal of his firm. He has over 20 years of experience as an engineering consultant, with a focus on litigation support and expert testimony for building enclosure systems, particularly light-gauge metal framing, Portland cement stucco, brick veneer systems, steep-slope roofing materials, and waterproofing. Innocenzi is also an active member of ASTM C11 and D08 committees on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems and Roofing and Waterproofing, serving as chair and technical contact for ASTM C926, Standard Specification for Application of Portland Cement-Based Plaster and ASTM C1860, Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Tensile Strength or Bond Strength of Portland Cement-Based Plaster by Direct Tension task groups. Read More

This course will explore how to use a structural standing seam system in re-cover applications on an existing building with a sloped roof. The course will cover 12 ways to do a metal-over-metal re-cover, how to put metal over single-ply or modified bitumen roofs, as well as metal-over-shingle applications. We will cover the advantages and pit falls in each application, when it is best to just do a tear off, and the sustainable attributes of leaving the existing roof in place. Charlie Smith McElroy Metal Inc. | Bossier City, LA Throughout Charlie Smith’s career in the metal roofing industry he has been on a passionate mission to expand the use of metal roofing in non-conventional methods. Smith has the unique ability to problem solve, turning napkin sketches into viable metal roofing solutions. His efforts have made him one of the industry’s foremost authorities on re-cover systems utilizing metal roofing. He holds several patents in the re-cover field including both metal-over-metal and metal-over-shingle solutions. Smith also co-wrote the IIBEC (RCI) Metal Roofing course and in 2018 was honored to be given the Outstanding Educator Award at the RCI Convention in Houston. Read More

This course was initially presented at the 2021 International Convention and Tradeshow. Effective communication—both written and verbal—is essential in our industry. Often our written reports are a large product of our services, and many times the only deliverable our clients see from us. Reports must be clear, articulate, and accurate regarding the facts reported. Standards, such as the IIBEC Manual of Practice and ASTM D7186, provide guidelines for accurate reporting. We will review formatting, creative and liberal use of adverbs, providing facts, and maintaining third-party impartiality. While on project sites, communication between contractors, architects/engineers, and owners utilize different vernacular and methods of communication to effectively relate to each party. We will discuss real-life situations where communication in the field is modified relative to the party engaged in the discussion, while still communicating consistent information to all parties. The role of an expert witness causes IIBEC members to communicate differently when discussing litigious items with an attorney, client, jury, or judge. Depositions and testimony are stressful with opposing members attempting to discredit and undermine experts’ findings, with each side advocating for their client. Experts must remain impartial, confident in their findings, and composed, regardless of the accusations.   Aaron Nelson, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO Aaron Nelson is the president of Roofing Technical Services. He started in the roofing industry just after graduating from high school by working as a sheet metal fabricator/installer. Working his way into the office of a commercial roofing contractor in Seattle, Nelson worked as an estimator/project manager for 10 years. In 2004, he joined the consulting side of roofing and started working on projects across the nation. Nelson and the team at RTS provide consulting and quality assurance observations for clients on projects throughout the nation, working with various code and climate conditions that make each project unique. Read More

These Sessions were presented at the 2020 IIBEC Virtual Building Enclosure Symposium. Each session in this bundle qualifies for 1 IIBEC CEH and 1 AIA LU/HSW, therefore a total of 3 IIBEC CEHs and 3 AIA LU/HSWs credits may be earned upon completing the bundle.  Bundle includes: Buildings Move, Buildings Leak: Revisiting the Critical Link Between Engineering Mechanics and Enclosure Performance Achieving Building Enclosure Continuity Across Building Movement Joints Resilient and Adaptable Roof System Design Read More

These Sessions were presented at the 2020 IIBEC Virtual Building Enclosure Symposium. Each session in this bundle qualifies for 1 IIBEC CEH and 1 AIA LU/HSW, therefore a total of 3 IIBEC CEHs and 3 AIA LU/HSWs credits may be earned upon completing the bundle.  Bundle includes the following courses: Precast Concrete Panel Exterior Wall Systems – Detailing Challenges, Best Practices and Lessons Learned A Burning Question: Performance of Spray Foam Insulation on the Interior Face of Metal Back Pans Nightmares on the Edge: Lawsuits about Concrete Slab Tolerance and Deflection Related to Windows and Curtainwalls Read More

These Sessions were presented at the 2020 IIBEC Virtual Building Enclosure Symposium. Each session in this bundle qualifies for 1 IIBEC CEH and 1 AIA LU/HSW, therefore a total of 3 IIBEC CEHs and 3 AIA LU/HSWs credits may be earned upon completing the bundle.  Bundle includes the following courses: A Modern Makeover – A Failed, Tired Masonry Façade Gets a New High-Performance Look  Restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright Residence Three Failures and a Save Read More

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