Friday Education And Speakers

Each year building enclosure industry professionals from across North America and abroad gather at the IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show for education covering the latest techniques and technologies in building enclosure design, repair, and maintenance.

IIBEC Continuing Educational Credit
All registered attendees will receive Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) based on hourly attendance at educational programs and the trade show.

AIA Continuing Educational Credit
AIA Credit has been submitted by IIBEC to AIA for approval.

Trade Show Continuing Educational Credit
Attendees will earn 2.0 CEHs for spending up to four hours on the trade show floor. Attendees who spend more than four hours at the trade show will receive 3.0 CEHs.

Listed below are the sessions that will be presented at the 2023 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show.

Presentation Classification Codes:

  • Air Barriers: AB
  • Building Commissioning: BECxP
  • Building Enclosure: BE
  • Building Enclosure Technology: BET
  • Business/Professional Development: BPD
  • Codes & Standards: C&S
  • Exterior Wall: EW
  • Leak Detection: LD
  • Restoration: RS
  • Roofing: R
  • Waterproofing: WP
  • Wind: W
  • Safety: S
  • Sustainability: SUS

Friday, March 3 – Auxiliary Seminars

Additional fees apply. Learn more here.

Use of UAS and Reality Capture Technology in Transforming the Future of Enclosure Assessment (3 sessions)

(Additional fees apply. Learn more here.)

Session 1 of 3: Drone-based 3-D Photogrammetry in Building Enclosure Consulting Practice

7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.




This course has been approved for 1.5 IIBEC Continuing Education Hours.

Session Description

Recommendations for the use of drone-based 3-D photogrammetry modeling in building enclosure consulting practice will be provided. Discussion includes the different types of drones, drone program requirements, and recommendations, as well as the photogrammetry processing software and computer requirements. Demonstrations of example workflows and case projects will be shown to further enhance the learners’ experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Review initial drone program recommendations and relevant FAA part 107 requirements.
  • Explore types of drones and photogrammetry processing software in the building enclosure industry.
  • Review and discuss photogrammetry workflows and example deliverables.
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of drone-based 3-D photogrammetry


Jenn Boelter
Building Envelope Professionals Group LLC |Oregon, WI

Jenn Boelter is the director of virtual modeling and chief pilot for Building Envelope Professionals Group LLC (BEPG). Boelter provides oversight and management of the BEPG drone program. Boelter routinely conducts 3-D photogrammetry data acquisition and modeling and continues to lead BEPG’s “drone to BIM” workflow development. She also provides laser scanning, point cloud development, and the integration of laser scanning and photogrammetry 3-D meshes.

Thomas Gernetzke, F–IIBEC, RBEC
Building Envelope Professionals Group LLC |Oregon, WI

Thomas Gernetzke, F–IIBEC, RBEC, is the principal consultant for Building Envelope Professionals Group LLC. Gernetzke is a past-president of IIBEC, was influential in the creation of the IIBEC Emerging Professionals Committee, and helped initiate the RCI–IIBEC Foundation Convention Scholarship program. He is currently serving as the chairman of the IIBEC Advocacy Committee and is a member of the IIBEC Jury of Fellows.

Session 2 of 3: Introduction to LiDAR and Its Uses in Building Enclosure and Beyond

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.




This course has been approved for 1.5 IIBEC Continuing Education Hours.

Session Description

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a remote sensing method that allows for the creation of accurate and detailed three-dimensional models of objects or spaces. LiDAR has the ability to resolve variations in the millimeter scale, collect millions of data points in a single scan, and be quickly collected from a number of platforms. This technology has been utilized in a variety of industries and continues to grow in use with new applications.

In this seminar, an introduction to LiDAR technology and its uses in the facility engineering realm is presented. A brief discussion on the concept of LiDAR, its field methods, and current uses within the industry will be followed by several project examples where LiDAR was used successfully. These examples have applications in the building enclosure discipline. In addition, other example projects where LiDAR has been used, including where it has been integrated with geophysical data, will be discussed to provide a complete overview of its current use and to facilitate discussion of other potential applications.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the concept of LiDAR and its applications within the facility engineering field.
  • Discuss and provide examples of LiDAR and the different types of data collection.
  • Outline the different uses of LiDAR within the BEC science field.
  • Identify when it is appropriate to use LiDAR within the industry.


Robert Hendricks, PhD
Terracon | Dallas, TX

Robert Hendricks, PhD is the senior staff geophysicist for the facilities group in Terracon’s Dallas office. During the course of his research, Hendricks has made use of multiple geophysical and 3-D modeling technologies, including light detection and ranging, or LiDAR. Since Hendricks joined Terracon in 2017, he has been leading an initiative to integrate LiDAR technology into Terracon’s repertoire. He has conducted numerous building enclosure works (both with and without geophysical and LiDAR technologies) as well as a cornucopia of LiDAR-based analysis projects.

Session 3 of 3: Eye in the Sky: Mitigating Facade Access Risks Through Unmanned Aircraft System Aerial Imagery

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.




This course has been approved for 1.5 IIBEC Continuing Education Hours.

Session Description

Facade access has always been a high-risk endeavor for engineers, architects, consultants, and contractors. While regulation has reduced risks associated with facade access through the requirements associated with intermediate support anchors and tracks, many existing buildings have not had their facade access and fall arrest systems updated since their original construction under pre-existing code.

Walter P Moore & Associates has utilized drone imagery and data collection to capture facade information on a variety of projects to mitigate risks to their engineers. These efforts have reduced the amount of time spent on suspended and mobile scaffolds while still using traditional access methods to review areas of the building at arm’s length. Systematic drone aerial imagery capture also allows for reduced time on site, as imagery of the building can be captured in a measure of hours rather than days. Working in tandem with arm’s-length reviews, this methodology provides engineers with the ability to perform limited up-close assessments of the most critical areas of the building while reducing the amount of time required to be suspended on scaffolding.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify hazards that are present on an existing building facade.
  • Assess access methods used to review the conditions safely and informatively on a facade.
  • Describe data capture mechanisms and methods for proper documentation of drone imagery.
  • Discuss updated workflows for received data and the development of automated systems.


Michael Cobb
Walter P Moore & Associates | Houston, TX

Michael Cobb is an engineer in Walter P Moore’s Diagnostics Group. His experience focuses on the field of building enclosure consulting and restoration engineering. Cobb’s expertise includes evaluating and designing repairs for distress related to precast facades, concrete structures, and roofing systems. He is a certified Part 107 drone pilot. He has also developed work scopes, repair details, repair procedures, and technical specifications for waterproofing and structural restoration and rehabilitation projects.

Kimani Augustine, PE
Walter P Moore & Associates | Houston, TX

Kimani Augustine is a senior project manager and principal in Walter P Moore’s Diagnostics Group. He has been in the industry since 2004 and has experience in diversified aspects of enclosure diagnostics, including conducting field visits and assessments of existing structures requiring retrofit or renovation. Augustine has led efforts on many building enclosure and parking restoration projects. He has taken the lead on several significant roof renovations, including project scopes that involve the assessment and repair of multiple roofing systems.

Fall Protection for Roof Consultants – Hazards, Solutions, and the Law

8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.



This course has been approved for 2.5 IIBEC Continuing Education Hours.

This course is capped at a maximum of 30 people.

** This auxiliary seminar will take place at the 3M facility in Pasadena, Texas where the learner will be able to incorporate the training they receive in the classroom into hands-on training. Additional Fees apply. Learn more here.

Buses leave at 7:45 a.m. and return after 11:30 a.m.

This auxiliary seminar will take place at the 3M facility in Pasadena, Texas so the learner can incorporate the training they receive in the classroom into hands-on training.

Roof Consultants who understand fall protection regulations and products that create compliance can be a resource for building owners. Roof Consultants conduct site visits every day and understanding fall protection can give them a significant competitive advantage. Understanding the most common fall hazards and the ways to mitigate them not only protects workers and reduces preventable death in the workplace but it also reduces exposure to building owners and employers. Knowing the law helps everyone involved.  While compliance may seem costly, non-compliance is potentially incalculable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and explain five significant changes required by the 2017 OSHA 1910 Subpart D update.
  • Discuss three significant terminology updates created by this regulatory change and revisions to the relevant consensus standard.
  • Examine the Rooftop Hazard Assessment using the APRONS method.
  • Review common areas of non-compliance in the rooftop environment and place them into the APRONS methodology.
  • Outline each regulatory change and common area of non-compliance and identify and explain multiple solutions that create compliance.
  • Demonstrate a routine Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) inspection and identify improperly attached or damaged devices.


Cody Atkinson

Cody Atkinson began his career in the fall protection industry nine years ago with Rooftop Anchor Inc. He is currently the vice president of the Mountain Division for Diversified Fall Protection and is devoted to helping clients make their rooftops safe. He has worked with numerous general contractors, roofing contractors, architects, roof consultants, safety managers, facility managers, and property managers over the course of his career.

Kevin Kelpe

Dustin Schneider

Eric Thill

Kynan Wynne

Prior to entering the fall protection industry, Wynne owned an Arizona-based high-rise window cleaning company for 20 years. During this time, he served on the board and was president of the International Window Cleaning Association, and he spent five years on the ANSI I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standard Committee. Wynne worked as a consultant in the fall protection industry from 2000–2009. In 2009, he and his partners launched Rooftop Anchor Inc., where he serves as the president. His company is a voting member of the ANSI Z-359 Fall Protection Standard, with Wynne personally involved in two of the Z-359 subgroups.