An Affiliated Chapter of IIBEC www.rci-online.org    IIBEC ( formerly RCI, Inc.) is an international association of building envelope consultants. Members specialize in design, investigation, repair, and management of roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing systems.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, August 26, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Ranch at Las Colinas
    Register

    Durability of Water-Resistive Barriers as a Factor in Litigation

    Problems with manufacturing, design, and construction cause countless premature failures of water-resistive barriers; therefore, durability is a central factor in construction litigation. This presentation will synthesize a practical understanding of durability based on theoretical behavior, observations from failure case studies, and research and test results from The Durability Lab, a research establishment at The University of Texas at Austin. The durability concepts that support an allegation of “premature failure” will be explained. Improving durability is also closely related to sustainability; preventing premature failure keeps building materials out of the landfill longer.

    The Durability Lab has tested dozens of air barriers and accessory products, including hundreds of combinations of adhesion testing of one product to another, fastener sealability, crack-bridging ability, coverage rate on sheathing, UV resistance, and water resistance. New findings will be presented on these subjects, including remarkable findings regarding durability behind cladding. Some products re-emulsified and washed away behind cladding, and others fused to the cladding so that it could not be removed.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the factors that affect initial performance of air barriers, including coverage rate on different sheathings and fastener sealability.
    2. Understand the factors that affect durability of air barriers before cladding, including UV resistance and crack bridging.
    3. Understand the factors that continue to affect durability of air barriers after cladding, including heat resistance, water resistance, and long-term adhesion of tapes and accessories.
    4. Understand different ways of testing tapes and self-adhered flashing products, and why the industry-adopted pull-off method is the least predictive of durability.

    Speaker: David H. Nicastro, P.E., F.ASTM

    Speaker Bio: David H. Nicastro, P.E., F.ASTM, is a licensed professional engineer specializing in durability and failure causation theory. He analyzes existing buildings and designs remedies. He is the founder of Building Diagnostics and Engineering Diagnostics, which grew to be an Inc. 500 firm by 2000. He also founded The Durability Lab, a testing center housed at The University of Texas at Austin to study the durability of building components, identifying factors causing premature failure. Mr. Nicastro is the past chairman of ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants, and has published over 50 articles and books on durability and failure of building materials.


    Meeting Location:      The Ranch at Las Colinas

    Meeting Address:       857 W. John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, Texas 75039

    Registration start time:   11:30 am. 

    Presentation begins:       12:00 pm. 

    (please arrive before noon so the servers can take your order prior to the start of the presentation)

    ​Member/Friend of the Chapter Cost:         $15 online or $20 at the door
    Non-Member/Guest Cost:                            $25 online or $30 at the door

       


    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Ranch at Las Colinas

    TBD

    TBD

    Learning Objectives:

    • TBD

    Speaker: TBD

    Speaker Bio: TBD

    Meeting Location:      The Ranch at Las Colinas

    Meeting Address:       857 W. John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, Texas 75039

    Registration start time:   11:30 am. 

    Presentation begins:       12:00 pm. 

    (please arrive before noon so the servers can take your order prior to the start of the presentation)

    ​Member/Friend of the Chapter Cost:         $15 online or $20 at the door
    Non-Member/Guest Cost:                            $25 online or $30 at the door

       


    • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 1600 Fairway Dr., Grapevine, Texas 76051
    Register

    The North Texas Chapter of IIBEC invites you to the 10th annual NTC-IIBEC Golf Tournament!

    The event will be held at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas.

    Visit our event page for more details

    Tournament Registration Details:

    • Early Bird special available. Early registration deadline is Friday October 18, 2018.
    • Registration includes Green Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls, GPS.
    • Registration includes: Breakfast buffet before golf, lunch buffet after, all snacks, and on course food plus non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tournament.
    • Lunch buffet will be provided following the tournament along with an Awards Ceremony and Raffle.
    • Incomplete teams or individuals are welcome and will be grouped to make 4 person teams, if possible.
    • Mulligan's are limited to 3 per person and cost $10 each or 3 for $25. Mulligan's can be bought on the day of the tournament, or can be included in team's registration fee.


    Sponsorship Opportunities:

    Beverage Cart Sponsor: $1,000.00

    Breakfast Sponsor: $500.00

    Lunch Sponsor: $500.00

    Door Prizes: $500.00

    Awards: $1,000.00

    Scorecard: $1,000.00

    Bloody Mary Bar: $1,000.00

    4 Longest Drive Holes: $250.00

    4 Closest to the Pin: $250.00

    Hole Sponsor with Signage: $200.00


    For additional information contact:

    Nathan Rockwell at (214) 649-9616, nrockwell@siplast.com

    David Johnson at (214) 215-0209, deejatlas@aol.com


    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Ranch at Las Colinas

    TBD

    TBD

    Learning Objectives:

    • TBD

    Speaker: TBD

    Speaker Bio: TBD

    Meeting Location:      The Ranch at Las Colinas

    Meeting Address:       857 W. John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, Texas 75039

    Registration start time:   11:30 am. 

    Presentation begins:       12:00 pm. 

    (please arrive before noon so the servers can take your order prior to the start of the presentation)

    ​Member/Friend of the Chapter Cost:         $15 online or $20 at the door
    Non-Member/Guest Cost:                            $25 online or $30 at the door

       


Past events

Monday, July 22, 2019 Lunch and Learn - July 2019
Monday, June 24, 2019 Lunch and Learn - June 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019 NTC-IIBEC and Dallas-BEC Top Golf Event
Monday, April 22, 2019 Lunch and Learn - April 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019 Lunch and Learn - March 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019 Lunch and Learn - January 2019
Monday, November 19, 2018 Lunch and Learn - November
Friday, November 16, 2018 2018 RCI Building Envelope & Technology Symposium
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9th Annual NTCRCI Golf Tournament
Monday, September 24, 2018 Lunch and Learn - September
Monday, August 27, 2018 Lunch and Learn - August
Monday, July 23, 2018 Lunch and Learn - July
Thursday, May 24, 2018 5th Annual NTCRCI Top Golf Event
Monday, April 23, 2018 Lunch and Learn - April
Thursday, March 22, 2018 2018 RCI International Convention & Trade Show
Monday, March 19, 2018 Lunch and Learn - March
Monday, February 26, 2018 Lunch and Learn - February
Monday, January 22, 2018 Lunch and Learn - January
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