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

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Professional Building Consulting

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020
  • 7:30 AM
  • Thursday, November 05, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Live! by Loews Hotel - Arlington, Texas
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  • Member of IIBEC National Organization
  • Anyone who is not a member of IIBEC National Organization
  • IIBEC member who will be attending virtually
  • Non IIBEC Member who will be attending virtually

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Professional Building Consulting

In-person and Virtual Options available!

This two-day course is a classroom extension of the RCI Manual of Practice. It provides an overview of consultant roles that are unique to the roofing, exterior walls, and waterproofing industry. The course also identifies the consultant practices that are common to these three broad disciplines. The course examines building enclosure consultants and discusses what they do and how they do it and is a recommended foundation course for becoming more specialized.

We will be providing either an in-person or virtual attendance option. Our venue has plenty of room to make the in-person option safe and socially distant with everyone getting their own desk, prepackaged lunches, etc. Virtual attendance will also be provide for those that would prefer that option.

  • 16 IIBEC Continuing Educational Hours
  • 16 AIA Learning Units and HSW credit

Date: November 4th & 5th

Nov. 4th Schedule:

  • 7:30 Registration Check In Open
  • 8:00 Course Presentation Begins
  • 10:00 Break
  • 12:00 Lunch Provided
  • 3:00 Break
  • 5:00 Dismissal
  • Happy hour immediately following 

Nov. 5th Schedule:

  • 7:30 Registration Check In Open
  • 8:00 Course Presentation Begins
  • 10:00 Break
  • 12:00 Lunch Provided
  • 3:00 Break
  • 5:00 Dismissal
  • 5:45 Tour of Globe Life Field (New Stadium of Texas Rangers) - Open to attendees and their families 

Location: Live! by Loews Hotel

Stadium Room

1600 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011

Hotel Parking: Valet Parking available $28.00+tax per day, $41.00 (tax included) for overnight parking

Off Site Parking: Parking is free at Texas Live UNLESS Globe Life Field is hosting an event. Regular event rates would then apply.

Room Reservations: Enter code “catering” for 20% discount Book here.

Cost: Member $525, Nonmember $675


Virtual Cost: Member $475, Nonmember $600

Sponsorships Available (includes both days):

  • Refreshments Sponsor: $300
  • Lunch Sponsor: $300
  • Table Top Sponsor (4 available): $500 each

Contact Amy Aubuchon for details:

Presenters: Michael Blanchette and Warren R. French

Michael Blanchette Bio:

Mr. Michael D. Blanchette has over 40 years of experience in the roof consulting field (began in 1977) and has the following credentials; RRO (Registered Roof Observer), RRC (Registered Roof Consultant), and FRCI (Fellow of the Roof Consultants Institute) – now called IIBEC.  He is currently Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Roof Consultants Institute Foundation.  He is a past board member of the Roof Consultants Institute and a past President (1998-99) and is a recipient of the Herbert W. Bushing Award (this award has only been presented to only 5 recipients). At last year’s RCI’s annual conference Blanchette was presented the Lifetime Achievement award which is one of the highest recognitions available in the Industry. He is also a recent Director on the Board of the Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI) and also has served on several task forces for that organization and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).  Formal education includes 3 years Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Mike is versed and familiar with all types of roof systems available in the current market place, including: Built-up, Modified Bitumen, Single Ply, Metal, Liquid Applied/Cold Process, Composition Shingles, Slate, Tile, and Sprayed in Place Polyurethane.

Mike is President of Pleasant Ridge Group, LLC, a newly formed LLC that allows him to pursue small property condition assessment projects and expert witness projects in North America.  Mike is also the Vice President of Amtech Solutions, Inc.  Although semi-retired, day-to-day duties include evaluations of existing roofs, acting as an expert witness, and performing non-destructive testing (infrared, nuclear and capacitance scans).   

Warren R. French Bio:

Warren R. French is President of French Engineering, LLC in Houston, Texas. Mr. French has over forty-seven years’ experience in design, engineering and construction of commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings for both domestic and international projects. Special experience and abilities include analysis, design, testing and inspection of all types of construction assemblies intended to resist moisture migration within buildings. Areas of expertise include all types of roofing systems, below-grade and plaza-type waterproofing, extensive and intensive “green roofs”, building sealants, wall cladding systems, plaster, EIFS and all types of curtain wall. Special emphasis has been given over the years to evaluating thermal and vapor flow properties for various materials and assemblies, and Warren is a certified WUFI® trainer through Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL).

Warren is a registered Professional Engineer (Civil/Structural) in twenty-one states/jurisdictions. Warren is also a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC), Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC), and Professional member and Fellow of the International Institute for Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) (formerly the Roof Consultants Institute, and RCI, Inc.). Because he concurrently holds all three registrations, he has earned the Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC) designation. In addition, Warren is a Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and professional member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) and the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).

Warren has been a speaker at numerous conferences, symposiums and national organization meetings, as well as presenting several in-house seminars for major corporations and design firms.

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