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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.


Jan 23, 2020

January 2020 Lunch 'n Learn - Metal Roof Design and Implementation

Thursday January 23rd, 2019 from 12:00-13:30 @ 2725 - 12 Street NE Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7J2​


IIBEC - Canadian Prairies is hosting a Lunch 'n Learn talk on "Metal Roof Design and Implementation" at the Calgary Construction Association. In this presentation we will review the process of metal roofing design and explain why many current specifications are inadequate and do not meet required design parameters.  Some of the objectives of this talk will include:

  • Explaining what slope requirements are required for different systems, and the limitations of the same.

  • Why numerous recent project designs are beginning to fail.

  • The difference between assemblies and their impact on the NECB requirements

  • Some solutions for meeting the new Energy Code requirements for new construction projects.

This talk is also a follow-up to Stephen Teal's January 2013 article in Interface.


This talk is being presented by Stephen Teal, GRP. This Lunch 'n Learn is good for 1.5 CEHs.


​About the presenters:


Stephen started in the Building Envelope construction industry in 1980. He has been twice President of the ARCA, Past President of the CRCA and is currently in his second term on the board of the NRCA. He is active with the NRCA in the Technical Committee and is part of the team developing the Wall Panel manual. He has worked on numerous design assist/design build total envelope projects including the West LRT, several building at COP and ATCO Campus. 
He helped develop the Accredited Green Roof Certification and has accreditation from VM Zinc and Kalzip Europe.

Mar 19, 2020

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

Thursday March 19th, 2019 from 12:00-13:00 @ TBD


IIBEC - Canadian Prairies is hosting a Lunch 'n Learn talk on "Warm vs. Cold Parapets".  More Information to come.

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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