IIBEC offers various courses and seminars which provide valuable continuing education hours that are applied towards maintaining good standing with the association.  These courses are provided throughout the year in Canada and the U.S. covering every aspect of building envelope systems.

In addition to those offered nationally in the U.S. and Canada, the Canadian Prairies Chapter of IIBEC will host courses and seminars locally.  These educational opportunities and the ability to register for them will be posted below along with information for local chapter meetings, and fun events for chapter members to get to know one another in a more social environment.


Courses, seminars, trade shows, and other events that do not appear on our calendar of events can be found at the main IIBEC site.


Mar 19, 2020

March 2020 Lunch 'n Learn - Warm vs. Cold Parapets

UPDATE 13 March 2020: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, IIBEC has suggested that any near term planned events be postponed, or cancelled.  IIBEC has cancelled the 2020 International Convention and Trade Show in Houston, Texas that was scheduled for the end of this month.

The Canadian Prairies Chapter will be taking a similar route by postponing this Lunch 'n Learn until a later date when it has been deemed acceptable to do so. 


If you have pre-paid for this event, we can issue a refund or apply the payment as credit towards the next talk.  In the event that you wish to receive a refund for this talk, please send us an email at and we will make arrangements.

Thursday March 19th, 2019 from 12:00-13:00 @ 2725 - 12 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J2

IIBEC - Canadian Prairies is hosting a Lunch 'n Learn talk on "Warm vs. Cold Parapets" at the Calgary Construction Association.  In this presentation we will review the differences and advantages of warm and cold parapet assemblies.  Some of the objectives of this talk will include:

  • What is a Cold Parapet?

  • What is a Warm Parapet?

  • Describe the decision making process when selecting either of these, per project.


This talk is being presented by Heather Elliot, P.Eng., LEED® Green Associate. This Lunch 'n Learn is good for 1 CEH.


About the presenter:


Heather has been involved in various aspects of building envelope consulting, including new construction and remediation.  She believes in finding practical solutions to ensure the lifespan and performance of new infrastructure.  Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, with a minor in Structural Engineering.  She is a member of APEGA, ABEC, and CaGBC.

Jul 24, 2020

IIBEC - Canadian Prairies Chapter Educational Program

Rooftop Quality Assurance

Rooftop Quality Assurance is a one-day course for professionals interested in performing observation to help assure that roof installation is consistent with construction documents.  The program covers the diverse and challenging aspects of roofing as encountered in the field and is ideal for roofing material manufacturers, general contractors, quality assurance observers and field inspectors.  Course participants will receive objective and detailed information regarding the duties of the roof quality observer.

Instructors cover fundamentals of quality assurance, component assembly and quality practice guidelines for a variety of roofing systems, including: role of the roof observer, construction contract documents, daily reports, low-slope roofing, spray applied foam, steep-slope roofing, ethics and codes.

Although not a preparatory course for the Registered Roof Observer (RRO)® exam, this course provides useful information for the individual who is preparing for RRO registration

This course is $300 CAD for members of IIBEC; $400 CAD for non-members.

This course is worth 8 Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) from IIBEC, 8 Learning Units from the American Institute of Architects, and is approved for Health and Safety Welfare credit.

Doughnuts and coffee will be provided prior to the start of the seminar, with a hot lunch provided at noon.

This event will be held at the Hotel Blackfoot at 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5.  The hotel has given us a room rate of $145 + tax.  For reservations call 1 (800) 661-1151 under the group name: "International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants".

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